Tuesday, January 26, 2010

And They're Off!

The invites are on their way! Here are two "fancy photographs".


I had gotten a Martha Stewart kit from the Michael's store and got some green stamping ink with a stamp that had cute birds on a branch. We wanted something simple and not too expensive. We didn't want to spend a lot of money on something that was going to be tossed in the recycling bin soon anyways!

Did you go the cheap route for your invitations?

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Back Up Plan

The last time Mr. Ferret went to the reception hall to give in the deposit he spoke to the owner about the decorations. In our contract it said we have the decorations included, but it wasn't exactly specified. Well, Mr. Ferret found out that the decorations on the walls (paintings and such) are indeed included, but if we want centerpieces they only supply fake flowers. Fake flowers feel really...well tacky and dollarama-like to me. So until we meet up with the owner again in February or March I have to make a back-up plan just in case. With my anxieties slowly creeping up on me as much as the wedding date is I have to plan so I can sleep at night. I stress out over silly little details!

I really like the concept of using fruit as centerpieces with candles. It's so fresh!

Imagine these with Baby's breath instead of the yellow flowers?

 Picture saved on computer
Maybe we could use daffodils?

Another picture I had saved on my computer for ages...

Do you have any interesting back up plans for your centerpieces?

My Florist ROCKS!

I went to see the florist on Monday with MOH C and BM P and we were pleasantly surprised by what she offered and the prices. Oh the prices!!!

I'm a bargain hunter at heart and I desperately needed a good deal on flowers. I absolutely did not want to pay a fortune for flowers that will wilt and die the next day. My good friend Robyn had fabulous flowers on her wedding day a couple of years ago and she got them at  Boutique Fleuriste Coin Vert. 

These are the flowers that I chose:

We have my bridal bouquet, my toss bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 4 bracelets, 1 corsage, 7 boutonnieres, 1/2 a bunch of baby's breath (for the church deco) for 299.12$ tax included.

Holy moly! Seriously. This florist rocks. She even gave us pointers on how to preserve my bridal bouquet.

I might change the 4 bracelets to one and get a total of 4 corsages instead. Eh. Doesn't really matter since I got a heck of a deal and I am thrilled to bits!

Did you get a good deal for you florist?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Silly me I Forgot Something

I'm going to check out the florist this afternoon! As I was making my list of questions to ask the florist, I completely forgot to think of boutonniers/bouts for the guys and some close relatives. OI. I am such a goofball!

Picture I had saved on my computer for a year...don't know where it's from! Imagine this in yellow?

 Another picture I had saved on my computer

Something simple and not over the top. I'll update after the florist visit from this afternoon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

*DUN DUN DUN* The Dreaded "To Do" List

So I have finally put everything I can think of wedding wise on paper and there is still so much left to do! We have 3 months left to go and I seriously have to get my butt into gear to get everything done on time.

Hopefully I didn't miss anything...

Wedding Things To Do List
January 7 2010

Mr. Ferret
Schedule tux/suit appointment
Call D, S, V, Dad for appointment details
Call Le Baron Royal for info on centerpieces
Get copy of baptism/confirmation certificate

Mrs. Ferret
Schedule hair trial app.
Schedule hair app. For wedding day
Schedule hair app. For wedding day (girls)
Make necklaces for the girls
Make 20 tulle poms for church pews
Make appointment for dress alterations ASAP!
Buy aodai for reception
Make “date calendar” thingy for cocktail hour
Make monogrammed J&D for church doors
Make time-line sheet for day-of events
Make seating chart
Make table “numbers”

Buy tea for favors
Label tea for favors
Add ribbon for favors
Add ribbon for bubble wands
Book hotel room for night of wedding close to reception hall
Book honeymoon
Label envelopes
Stamp envelopes
Check out florist
Ask prices for bouquets, boutonnieres, & baby’s breath flowers
Make list of “do not play” list for DJ
Make list for entrance songs for couples @ reception for DJ
Fill form for the DJ
Buy wedding bands
Make wedding cake
Find a way to transport the cake to the reception hall
Buy flowers for wedding day!
Make/print ceremony booklets

Make/print menu for reception hall

Wow. This is a lot. And I know I'm forgetting something...

Did you put everything on paper to know what's left to do on your list?

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Resolutions - > DDR

I am back and ready to blog! With all of the holiday fever finally over, I have some time to do what I've been slacking off. --> getting into shape.

You see, back when I was in college I used to hit the arcades a little too often instead of going to class. I got hooked on Dance Dance Revolution and I got my daily exercise that way. I finished college a few years ago so I don't play as often. Also, a lot of arcades have closed down in my area -_-.

I am by no means an expert, so I generally play on standard and heavy mode. I used to play with MOH C back in the day. It has been ages since we've played together! I need to dust off my DDR mat from the closet and start playing again at home.

Here are some of my favorite songs to dance to:

Heavy Mode

I really miss this one! They didn't have it long at the arcades.

Are you a DDR fan? Do you use DDR or the Wii fit to get you into shape?