24 days till our wedding day! Feels like just yesterday we were enjoying the views of Duluth, MN during our engagement weekend. But here we are, and all the details are coming together so I wanted to give you a few of my wedding ideas and tips we’ve learned over the past two months since my last His+Hers=Ours post.
Wedding dress alterations. I made an appointment with the boutique where I bought my wedding dress to get it altered nearly three months before our wedding date. When I got to my appointment, the seamstress came in and before doing anything I wanted an estimate of how much it would cost. She looked at it and priced it out at $500 for alterations!! I nearly fainted. I wasn’t sure how much alterations were supposed to cost, but $500 is not what I was expecting. I called my MOH and she advised me to leave the boutique. I did and my fiancé’s mom found a lady who makes wedding dresses that could do my alterations. I met with her and she is perfect. Tip: be sure to ask the cost before getting into anything & know your MOH is always there to help you
Response cards. Tip: When creating your wedding invitations and personalizing your ‘reply by’ date on your response cards, be sure to do it two weeks before you need to provide your number to your reception hall or caterer. This will give you enough time to call, text, email the guests who haven’t responded.
Personalizing our wedding. You could say the entire wedding is personalized, since Scott and I made all the decisions about how it would look, but I wanted to share more about us as a couple for the people who don’t know both of us. To add that touch we’re personalizing wedding napkins and wedding decorations from Pear Tree Greetings. We are using the Color Block Text Set of 3 wedding napkins and personalizing them with three different messages about us: my favorite date that Scott and I went on; Scott’s favorite date; and our top 10 moments from our engagement weekend. We think it’ll be fun for our guests to read a little bit about us during our social hour and before the dance starts. For the wedding decorations, we are personalizing the Signature Styles with Photos Table Decor Wedding Decorations and using photos from our engagement session, which will include photos of our pup, Lola (yes, the one who had a 1st birthday party). Tip: find ways to incorporate personalized details for your guests to enjoy throughout the day.
It has been lots of fun, and at times, stressful, planning our wedding. I can’t believe after a year and a half engagement we are days away from tying the knot! I’m excited to share with you the photos from our big day, so be sure to stop back soon to see how all the details came together for us on September 21st.
Read more from the His+Hers=Ours series:
He proposes. She screams.
The planning begins!
Five new wedding ideas
Wedding dress shopping
Engagement photo ideas
Save the date card ideas
3 months and counting…