Friday, April 22, 2011

I heart zazzle

I lied. 1 more post before I leave town.

I just have to express my love for This is the website we used for our wedding invitations and I couldn't have been happier. It's kind of like an etsy where different sellers post their stuff. When I ordered the wrong size for our reception cards, they gave me a full refund, didn't make me ship them back, and mailed me new ones for FREE! I forgot to ever post a picture of our invitations. I'll include them in our wedding post in a couple weeks.

THEN I looked around on their website again for programs. I found one I liked but it was in purple and grey instead of yellow and grey. Emailed seller and with a snap of her fingers, she changed the purple to yellow. Ordered them, they were shipped and here super fast. Stupid me again, left someone off the program so contacted zazzle. Same thing again, refund, keep bad ones, new ones on their way for FREE.

So I ordered the new ones on the 20th and they say item ships the next day and allow 5-7 business days to arrive. I figured they should be here by next Friday at the latest. I didn't want to pay an extra $75 to expedite them so I decided I would pray they were here in time. Well I emailed them today cause they hadn't been shipped yet and I guess I didn't read the fine print and if the order is more then 50, to allow 2-3 days before being shipped. Well crap! But because they are awesome, they bumped them up to 2 day shipping for FREE and they will be here early next week.

If you need invitations, programs, pretty much anything, check them out. They sell clothes and everything imaginable. The more you order, the less you pay. I HEART ZAZZLE.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's that time

Tomorrow we head to Manhattan and I'll be a married woman when I come back to KC! Derek is only going to Manhattan for the weekend so we can meet with the pastor one last time and go to church on Sunday and then he is coming back to KC till (hopefully) Wednesday night, maybe Thursday night.

(this is what our cars look like right now)

Last Friday was my last day at work (I already miss the little boogers) so I have had this week off and have accomplished a lot. Ribbon wands are about done, centerpieces are almost done, pew decorations are almost done and I think all the last minute things have been purchased. I say everythings ALMOST done because I am saving some of it for next week. Everyone says I'll be busy next week but I'm thinking I'm gonna be pretty bored at my dads house all alone while he is at work..

I started packing yesterday and it's taking me 10 hours because I am trying to get all the wedding stuff packed, my bags packed for a week, getting last minute stuff for Zoe and Elsie's 2 week stay in Manhattan, AND digging out all my summer clothes so when we get back Sunday after the wedding, I don't have to try and find it all. We leave bright and early Monday morning for our honeymoon!!

And because I am doing a blog so I can remember all the stuff that went into planning the wedding, here are a few things that are giving me grey hairs :)

1. Got the 3 new bridesmaids dresses in and Amber's STILL does not fit. Stupid dress people don't freaking know how to make a dress. So she re ordered a new one and it will be here (hopefully) early next week. Nothing like getting a dress last minute! Her latest one fits ok and someone thinks they can make it work if worse comes to worse.

2. Got the programs in and I forgot to add put someones name on it (won't mention who's) so I re ordered them and I got the last ones in 5 days so I didn't want to pay the $75 to expedite them so we'll be getting those next week too. I have them being shipped to my dads and my fingers are crossed they get here by Wednesday. I have old ones if worse comes to worse but I will feel awful not having that person in the program!

3. We are STILL waiting on some of the branches for our centerpieces. Long story short, they had a bad snow storm where they were being shipped from so they were finally shipped March 25 (3 weeks late). I still hadn't received them last week so I emailed him and he apologized and said they must be lost in the mail so he is expedited new ones on Tuesday and they should have been here today but still nothing. I might die if they don't get here tomorrow.

4. Our computer crashed on Tuesday. It was going to cost $200 to fix it so we just went ahead a bought a new one for $400. Geek squad was able to transfer everything from the old computer to the new one but the wedding video that was 90% done, isn't showing up right on the new computer. Hopefully myself or the geek squad can get that figured out today because I might cry if I have to start over!

So there you go. Surprisingly, I think I have been staying pretty calm but if you talk to me next week and I blow up at you, don't take it personally :) And if you could all say a prayer, their saying mostly sunny and 75 for next Friday and Saturday. Lets hope it stays this way!

Farewell till after the wedding!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Showers 1 and 2

I have been lucky enough to have 2 wonderful showers. My first shower was in Derek's hometown on April 3. I don't have any pictures but I promise once I steal some from Derek's parents camera, I will upload them. About 20 people showed up and we got spoiled with a lot of great things. I made Derek go with me to this shower because I didn't know very many people. Derek's from a small town so pretty much the whole town was invited. I was slightly nervous but Derek and his sister Jaime both sat by me and whispered where the person who got me the gift was in the room :) The people in Derek's hometown are sssoo nice. Ladies who didn't even know me offered to put on the shower and they did a wonderful job.

My second shower was this past weekend in KC. My moms friend, Lisa put on the shower for me and she went above and beyond herself. She made and frosted wonderful cupcakes, had mini pigs in a blanket (my favorite food), fruit kabobs, ordered custom mints, had beautiful flowers and pictures of Derek and I framed, and just hosted a wonderful shower. I had about 15 people at this shower and once again, Derek and I were spoiled with gifts. I stole these pics from my sisters blog

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's that time again-wedding update!

Here we are, less then 1 month away from the big day!!! My butt has been in full wedding gear this past week. Where shall I begin...

    • Paid balance for our oh so talented photogrpaher: Bethany Meysenberg. Can't wait to see our engagement canvas she said is in and our guest sign in book/engagement pic book. I have a few fun props for the wedding day (1 includes the cool "something blue" Amber gave me) so I think we should be set for pictures

    • Sent in songs we want DJ to play and also paid off that balance. Everyone better bring their dancing shoes because my brother (former DJ of the year) will be sure to have the DJ play all the right tunes. Plus, it's the company my brother used to work for so the have promised me their best DJ!

    • Ceremony music has been selected. You should have seen me crying when I was listening to different music for the ceremony. I don't know what it is but wedding music always makes me cry...I'm gonna be a crying mess on my wedding day

    • Ordered our wedding bands. Actually picking mine up today! Derek's won't be in for another 6-8 days

    • Almost done with programs. Sent the draft to the pastor and Amy so they can both look over it. Pastor to make sure I have the ceremony in the right order and Amy because she has done this before so she knows how everything should be worded. Plus, i'm sure there's 1000 typos

    • Got 12/15 vases I need for centerpieces. I have been to 3 targets and cleared their shelves of these vases. These vases are just for half of the tables. Derek and I already robbed Hobby Lobby of 42 vases for the other half. No typ there...42 vases is correct (3 on each table)

    • Wedding dress should be complete! I was supposed to go for final dress fitting this week but Amber was busy and I need her to go with me so she can learn how to bustle my dress. Hopefully reschedule for next week

    • Honeymoon is paid and passports are being processed

    • Bridesmaids dresses are being fixed and 3 new ones should be here next week

    • Tuxes are all ordered

    • Meeting new cake lady this Saturday

    • Buffet food has been selected

    • Got marriage license

    I think that's all the stuff I have been up to lately. Still have a few things to purchase and make but everythings slowly coming together and I am getting very excited! My first wedding shower is this weekend back in Derek's home town. I'll try to remember and take pics and upload them next week. Have a great weekend!