Wedding Wednesday #1

June 6, 2012

A lot of our thoughts right now are focused on planning our wedding rather than renovating our house, so I've decided that the first Wednesday of every month between now and the wedding will be deemed "Wedding Wednesday". For those of you who just don't give a damn, I don't blame you. But don't worry, there will only be 9 of these posts!

We're getting married on February 23rd, 2013 in Nanaimo, BC. We still have quite a bit of time to go, but every wedding planning guideline I've read clearly indicates that we're behind!

We've already...
  • booked the venue (The Coast Bastion Inn)
  • created our guest list
  • chosen our wedding party (we each have four attendants)
  • decided on a colour scheme (royal-ish blue)
  • sent out Save the Dates to guests coming from Ontario
  • bought my wedding dress (if you're interested in seeing which one, check out my Wedding board on Pinterest)
Things to do in June...
  • book officiant
  • book photographer
  • book DJ
    Apparently I was feeling crafty on the weekend, and I decided to start making little flags for the cupcakes that we'll have (in addition to a small cake). They're tedious, so I'm glad to be getting them done and out of the way super early, otherwise they wouldn't get done at all because more important things would take priority closer to the wedding. On one side I'll be writing our first initials - M + A. On the other side will be the date. I'm thinking of having a different flag for each flavour of cupcake.

    The overall feel of the day is turning out to be pretty fancy and formal, mostly due to the venue. I'm hoping to add little touches of hand made throughout the decor (the cupcake flags are part of that) to sort of balance it out.

    I'm having a broach (brooch?!) bouquet, and my bridesmaids will have small bouquets of white ranunculus...the same flower that will be in our centerpieces. I'm planning on having my bridesmaids pick their own style of dress, just in the same fabric and colour. I have no idea what the guys are going to wear.

    We're having our ceremony in the same place as our reception, so our guests will be sitting at their dinner tables for the ceremony. Neither one of us is religious, and it was turning out to be pretty difficult to find an indoor ceremony venue that would hold enough people. Here's a terrible not-to-scale representation of how the room could be laid out.

    The head table would be our backdrop, and we would walk up the center of the dance floor with our guests on either side.

    Soo...for those of you who have already gone through the craziness that is wedding planning...any tips!?

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