Well, my wedding planning is coming along. I think. Well, I have my dress
ordered, it should be done and shipped the end of this month. I'm still looking for a tiara like this
but I haven't ordered it yet. My bridesmaids both like this dress
, which is different than the one I had previously posted on here. It would have to be in green of course.
I bought Scottie's ring
already, I just have to wait until it comes in. I had to change my address so here's hoping it comes in alright.
Scottie has bought three swords (locally, so I don't have a link) but they are all Aragorn's swords, one for him and one each for the groomsmen. He wants to get them engraved for both of them (his best friend and his brother). I don't have the bridesmaid gifts yet. I know that Carrie likes stuff from Bath and Body Works, and Krissy likes organic lotions and stuff like that, so I could get something for Carrie from B&BW and I could get Krissy a Burt's Bees bag and a bunch of stuff for it. But should I get something else for them? Neither of them are that into the type of stuff my wedding is about... Carrie does like the LOTR movies though she isn't obsessive and Krissy doesn't like the LOTR movies and isn't really into that sort of stuff... so I dunno.
Scottie is looking at this shirt
for the groomsmen. Maybe even for himself as well. He was going to make all the stuff for him and his men, however, doing it this way would save time. He was also looking at pants, sword belts, boots, and cloaks for him and the guys from there. (If you want to look, I'm sure it'd be pretty easy to find them, that's just a lot of stuff to link to!) He already has a pattern and the fabric to make his outfit though. He was thinking that he will try and make his outfit, but if it doesn't work out he'll order his stuff from there instead.
Me and Scottie have found what appears to be a good resource for the ceromony for opening words and our vows and such. It was from the Unitarian Universalist religion, which is an alright religion from what I have seen so far. Apparently you don't even have to be a Christian to be in it and it pulls from all sorts of religions- even pagan I guess. The vows aren't churchy at all, they are just nice. Scottie knows more about it than I do. We wanted to have one of Scottie's friends come and perform the ceremony for us, him and his wife are pagan. I don't think they were wiccan but I can't remember exactly atm. Anyway, it was hard because we were going to try and fly him and his wife out to us in MI from CO. Well, if his wife was coming we'd fly them to Minneapolis and get them a car rental to drive the rest of the way. But if his wife couldn't come we were going to have to fly him to MI from CO which is really expensive because we'd have to fly him to Hancock which is a tiny little airport. Really expensive to fly to that silly little airport. But that is because he doesn't have a drivers license. It looked like his wife wouldn't be able to make the trip, but we were still trying to make it work. But we have recently let him know that we don't think we're going to be able to afford to fly him out to us. If we can swing it we'll let him know, or if he can afford it we'd love to have him there, but I don't think that we're going to be able to afford to fly him out. We're leaving my current job earlier than expected (more on that later) and we still have to get our own tickets to and from MI. We'll prolly fly to Minneapolis and drive the rest of the way, but that also involves a rental car as well. We still have other stuff to pay for as well.
While we didn't want a christian ceremony, me and Scottie are alright with having a universilist unitarian minister/pastor/??? do the ceremony for us. So that is a very good plan B. We're going to try and contact whoever is in the area to see if they can do that for us.
The ceremony will be held at my gramma's 'camp'. As has been said many times, my gramma's camp isn't really a camp. It's a large area with a 3 car garage, a 2 story sauna, various little sheds, and a very nice house overlooking Lake Superior. All of this stuff was built by my grampa with help of my gramma and some help from my mom when she was a teen. Anyway, this is the best way that I can have my gramma at my wedding. I wanted an outdoor wedding and I wanted my gramma there, but she really can't be outside to see it. For one thing, the UP is a buggy place, and she's allergic to blackfly bites. If you spend any amount of time outside at the wrong time, you can be swarmed by those things. It should be fine because of where we are at the lake, but if we were somewhere else in the UP more away from the lake in the woods there would prolly be more of a problem. We should be early enough but late enough in the season that bugs should be not too bad. Since we're having our wedding outside at my grammas she can just look outside thru the big sliding glass doors and see us from the comfort of her home. This way there isn't any transport, no problems with temperature, no running out of oxygen, no bugs, etc. Plus I love it down there and it is very pretty.
The date of my wedding is June 9th.
My mom has a new job as night auditor at a hotel in Calumet, the AmericInn (or something like that), so she could get us a discount on the nicest room in the house for our wedding night. She said that was our wedding gift, which is nice. It'll have a jaccuzzi in the room, which after the wedding I think will be soooo nice.
Because of this job she can also book the pool room or the meeting hall for the reception at a discount. I'm not sure if she gets a discount but I'm assuming she can. Anyway, this was her idea. She said that she could get us the pool room to have a pool party after the wedding and she could get pizza and a wedding cake. But she also suggested that we could do the meeting room. She said it was nice and they just redid the place. Now me and Scottie like the idea of a pool party and pizza, however, it would prolly be more appropriate for the wedding to use the meeting hall right? Me and Scottie were thinking about having a 'grand feast', a couple of chickens, maybe a ham or something plus sides. Now I'm not sure if we should get that catered or if my family could whip that up. My gramma always used to cook like she was trying to cook for an army. Now gramma only directs my grampa to cook, but perhaps my mom and grampa/gramma could make the foodstuffs. I don't think that would be too expensive...
We aren't going to do the honeymoon right after the wedding, for one thing it would just be stressful to try and save that money plus wedding and road trip money. We'll prolly do it sometime next year. We were thinking of taking a cruise or something.
So anyway, I have the date, wedding bands are just about in order, place for the ceremony, stuff for the ceremony, Plan A and B for someone to perform the ceremony, a room for the wedding night, a place for the reception, tenetive dinner plans for said reception, future honeymoon plans, bridesmaids and their dresses picked out, groomsmen and their clothes picked out, a somewhat vague but small budjet...
What I don't have are invitations sent out, but we were thinking of using the message in a bottle things. Everyone who is important knows the date of the wedding, they just haven't been formally invited yet.
We don't have a wedding registry, and we have a vague but not complete guest list. My list is small, but Scottie isn't sure who he should invite but I don't think it should take him to long to figure out. He doesn't want his mom there but he feels he should invite her anyway. I just hope that she doesn't show up and expect us to pay for everything for her like his uncle had to do when she came to his wedding. We can't afford to be paying for her food and lodging, but she is the kind of person that feels entitled to a lot of things.
Anyway, I think I will wrap up this very long(!!!) wedding entry. Does my current planning have any major flaws that anyone can see? Anyone have any suggestions? n.n;