Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wedding Planning Update- 4 months

September was a crazy month. Between our Disney Vacation, the Jewish holidays, and a death in the family, not much wedding planning (or blogging) got done. Here's what was accomplished in September:
  • Hired a florist.
  • Found suits for the guys.
    It's difficult to see in the picture but it's a charcoal suit with little tiny squares (I'm told that's called hammerhead, which means exactly ZERO to me) woven through. Up close it has a bit of texture. It's pretty snazzy. We got them from Jos A. Bank for $200 each (6 suits) and they are going to ship them for no cost to us to the local stores for each of our groomsmen (scattered in 4 different states- VA, MO, FL, and CO) which is nice.

  • All my bridesmaids have ordered their dresses. My sister's should be in any day! Good work ladies! Can't wait to have some of those pics to share with you.
  • Ordered our Ketubah
    A Ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract. Traditionally it's like a prenup which protected the bride from being destitute in case of divorce, since women had no prospects and no property in those days. It's actually extremely forward thinking for it's time. However, ours doesn't have the traditional legal language which is required for a wedding between two Jews, we chose instead an interfaith text that is basically a restatement of our vows. We will sign it during the ceremony, along with 2 witnesses. I'm preparing a whole post on our Ketubah, coming soon.
  • Approved our invitations
    The proofs came Friday. Not gonna give anything away there because I want it to be a surprise for our guests. But they are BEAUTIFUL!
  • Took Dan ring shopping.
    My ring was ordered custom to match my curvy engagement ring so that's checked off. But Dan is still looking, he wants some funky metal like Tungsten Carbide so we went around to different jewelry stores so he could try some on and see what's out there. No decisions made yet.
What's next? Well, there is still a ton to do! I need to order the jars for our favors, the bags for our hotel welcome kits, bridesmaids gifts, groomsmen gifts, tasting food, and more

I don't know if I mentioned, but I'm doing my own makeup. This is surprising- or perhaps completely unsurprising- if you know me, since I regularly wear no makeup. Literally on my face 99% of the time is untinted SPF 30 moisturizer. And that's it. If I get "dressed up" it's nude-ish shimmer eyeshadow, mascara, and perhaps lipstick.  So for that reason, I don't want too much makeup on during my wedding and doing my own gives me control over that. But... I don't really know much about doing makeup. So my plan is to go to Sephora and be like "make up my face for my wedding." Then buy some of the stuff they use and practice. And practice, practice, practice. Item #1, learn how to put on eyeliner. Seriously. It seems dangerous, pointy things next to your eye, and I've never done it. But I have heard its kinda a requirement for wedding makeup. So, now's the time to learn!


  1. I never wear makeup either, but I did wear some for our wedding. Mike hates makeup and was terrified that I was going to look different because of the makeup, but I told him I just needed a little bit for photos, and I did it myself -- just foundation, powder, blush, and mascara. It ended up great and you couldn't tell anything was different in the photos. Good luck!

    1. Oh I'm glad I'm not the only one! My fiance said "but I like your face" when I mentioned wedding makeup. Which is sweet... but the couple times I have worn makeup he hasn't even noticed until I point it out, so I doubt he will actually be able to tell the difference.