Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Monday night I came home to our centerpieces in the mail! We are using Manzanita branches for some of the centerpieces and I thought they would be bigger and fuller. I talked to the company and they gave me a pretty good deal on more branches. Now we just gotta figure out how to mount them to a base and bling them up!
Then came Tuesday, the worst day thus far in terms of wedding planning. My bridesmaids almost all got their dresses on Tuesday and 50% of them are messed up. Either too small (come to find out the dress runs small), the bottom of the dress was crooked, there was fringe hanging from the bottom of the dress, etc. I wasn't sure I wanted to blog about this but I started this blog so I could have memories of what went into planning the wedding so I couldn't leave this out. I should have known this was going to happen when I ordered the dresses from another country! The dress at stores was over $200 and I didn't want my bridesmaids spending that much so I googled the dress and found the cheapest place (still $150). So after emailing the company (remember I said they were in a different country so calling them is not an option since I am sleeping when they are at work), they have said they will do whatever needs to be done to fix the problem. So, we'll be ordering 3 whole new dresses and they will be giving us some money back for the other 3 that will need to be altered at the bottom. I might have had to go all bridezilla on them but at least they are fixing the issue. There is no way we could have gotten new dresses from a different place with this short of time!
We also decided this week to scratch the cake lady we had planned on using. She was going to charge $900 for our wedding cake and Derek and I decided there was no way we were willing to spend $900 on a cake! So a family friend of Derek's family does cakes and thankfully said she could make our exact same cake for way cheaper.
We have also been having issues with our reception venue. Menus keep changing, prices keep going up, and the wedding coordinator is all but helpful. We finally had to contact someone else there and finally today we have gotten what we want, for the price we want. Huge sigh of relief.
I swear I really am excited for the wedding. I'm just regretting not having a wedding planner who could help me with everything. My family and Derek have helped a ton but it would have been easier to have a non family member that I could just say "take care of this" to. But we're in the home stretch now and although I'm sure there will be a lot more bumps in the road, I know we can get through it and all that matters is that Derek, myself and the pastor show up at 4:00 on April 30th.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A....AGE; 24 but will be 25 in May (not going to lie, I had to stop and do the math to figure out how old I am)
B....Bed Size; Queen but I have been begging Derek to let us get a king. Both of our dogs sleep with us so a queen feels so small
C....Chore you dislike; um all of them! I wish I had the money to hire a house cleaner. But since I have to pick just one, toilets. I mean who really LIKES cleaning those? Gross!
D....Dogs; Two shih tzus who are freaking adorable and spoiled rotten
E....Essential start to your day; Well...first I pee. Doesn't everyone?? (right there with ya Abby)and then during the week I brush my teeth and shower but on the weekends I brush my teeth and go sit my butt on the couch
F....Favorite Color; I like to decorate with red but I like to wear black and gray (i'm boring like that)
G....Gold or Silver; Definitely silver
H....Height; Roughly 5'2'' give or take a few inches
I....Instrument you play; Never have, never will. I make fun of Derek because he used to play the drums. Geek :)
J....Job title; Nanny. Last day is April 15th and then who knows what. I have an interview next week for an assistant banquet coordinator at a golf course that I am super excited for!
K....Kids; Just our 2 dogs for now. We are hoping to add to our family later this year!
L....Live; Overland Park, KS. Never thought I would live in KC but I absolutely love it!
M....Mom's Name; Jana or my niece and nephews call her nana jana
N....Nick Names; Sarah Cynthia Stout (what my grandma and grandpa call me), 2 names I hate and refuse to say and I can't remember what else. I used to have a ton when I was little
O....Overnight Hospital Stays; Just once when I had an asthma attack. I think it was a couple nights but I wasn't very old and don't remember
P....Pet Peeves; Chewing loudly or with your mouth open
Q....Quote from a movie; "I like you, but your crazy" (Old School)
R....Righty or Lefty; Righty
S....Siblings; Tony is going to be 31, Amy is going to be 29 and Amber is 27. We are all 2 years apart. I usually have to think of how old one of them is to figure out how old I am.
T....Time you wake up; 7:15 if I get ready and 7:30 if I don't (I hang out with 1 year olds so half the time I come in pajamas)! I try my hardest but can't ever sleep past 7:30 on the weekends either
U....Underwear; 99% of the time I wear a thong
V....Vegetable you don't like; Broccoli and peas. I have just recently started liking green beans and asparagus.
W....What makes you run late; The dogs! I hate when I take them out and they decide they need to smell every inch of grass before they can pee. Or not being able to find something to wear but I rarely have this problem since I come to work in pajamas
X....X Rays you've had; I broke my left arm when I was in 1st grade. My brother did it (can you tell i'm the youngest and like to tattle)
Y....Yummy food you make; I usually leave the cooking up to Derek but i'm pretty good at macaroni and cheese and pigs in a blanket :)
Z...Zoo animal; Monkeys! Their so cute and funny