In the craziness of the move, I had to get one very important wedding-related task completed: mailing out our wedding invites! I ended up using Minted, the same site I used to design our Save the Date photos.
I wanted something that was rustic but had a romantic touch, and found these. I thought they were perfect for the vision we were going for, and what is so great about Minted is that once you personalize your invite on their website, they have a designer perfect it, and then send you a proof to approve. So the designer was able to change some little touches (like some of the font) which was awesome. We went with the matching RSVP cards, but did some custom design when it came to the color so that they would match better– I loved the idea of doing them in a blush pink to match our wedding colors!
Well, a lot has happened since I last updated this, so I really have some catching up to do!
First of all, yesterday marked two months until our wedding day, so we are officially on the countdown now! We spent the day doing one very important wedding-related task: picking out my wedding band! We just sent out our invites about a week ago, and have already gotten some RSVP’s returned back to us, which is exciting. I will share our invites in another post because I am so in love with how they came out!
The other big change since I have last blogged (and it’s a BIG one!) is that Sheraz and I have moved to a new apartment!
We are still on the Upper East Side, but we actually moved south 14 blocks, into a place that is 1388357504684545 times better than the crappy little apartment we were in. Let’s just say we seriously upgraded and it was REALLY needed. I can’t say that we have more space in the new place, but we have better utilized space, and NEW space. Our building is brand new, and it is a dreeeeam coming from a place where there were roaches, things never got fixed, and the appliances were so old they had to be considered a safety hazard.
It has been over a month since I’ve last posted, and I definitely have some things to catch up on! The past few weeks have been hectic, not just because I went back to my old job, but also because Sheraz and I decided that, on top of wedding planning, now would also be a good time to move. Yes, we are crazy.
Honestly, in the past month we haven’t done a whole lot of wedding planning because we’ve been focused on other things. But we did decide to add an extra half hour to our time at the venue, so now our ceremony will be at 4:30, and the reception will be a full 5 hours from 5pm-10pm. I’m glad we won’t have to rush the ceremony and the reception in a 5 hour window–it was stressing me out whether we’d have enough time! Also, I did get to check one big thing off the list: picking out bridesmaid dresses!
This weekend was so much fun that it flew by and I needed the first part of the week to recover, haha! Now that I am, I wanted to share our wedding tasting from this weekend. We had our tasting at our caterer, Cloud Nine, on Saturday afternoon. Going into it, we weren’t really sure what to expect, although we had to provide them with our tasting options from their (incredibly extensive) menu in advance. We had to choose one of everything that we’ll get for the wedding day: our stationary table option, 4 hors d’oeuvres, one soup or salad, two protein entrees, one veg entree, one starch side, one veggie side, and dessert. There’s a little bit of pressure because if you don’t like something, you won’t get to try what you swap it out for (or you have to pay to do a second tasting because only one is included for free).
Luckily, we LOVED everything we tried! And they served us wine along with our food, which made it even better!
Now that I’ve found my wedding dress (it still makes me so excited to say that!), I’ve started to look for other accessories I’ll need for the day, as well as my shoes! From what I’ve seen so far, the majority of bridal shoes are not particularly flattering. For some reason, most of them look like they were designed for women my grandmother’s age, and I want a pair that is pretty enough to show off! While I would love to rock a pair of Valentino’s (I can dream), those are way out of my price range. But I’ve found some options that don’t break the bank, and that are cute enough to possibly re-wear if an occasion ever came up (ya know, like if I ever get invited to a red carpet event haha). Betsey Johnson makes a really cute bridal line, Blue, and I’ve featured a bunch of those shoes here, in addition to some others I came across:
Before I get started, I just have to say that none of the dresses pictured here are my actual dress! I’m keeping that a secret from my fiance, although my mom, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and grandma have seen it or pics of it!
This past weekend was a big weekend: I went wedding dress shopping AND picked out my dress! Going in I had a very clear vision of what style, fabric, cut, and look I wanted, and I have to say I ended up with pretty much what I had in mind! 🙂 Considering I’m the most indecisive person ever, this was a pretty big deal. Even when regular clothes shopping, I have difficulty making decisions and will think over my purchases long before I actually swipe my credit card. My fiance actually said he was worried I wouldn’t find anything–he knows me too well!
This was the last dress I tried at the first store, and the best option I had tried up to that point. It felt very bridal (the poofiness) and I absolutely loved the back of it (I’m obsessed with the backs of dresses!), however, I don’t know that it was very “me.” Luckily, I kept searching! 🙂
Soo..I’ve been waiting and waiting to share my engagement photos but wanted to make sure everyone received our Save the Dates first, since we used a bunch of these pics on them! 🙂 We were originally supposed to take our photos on the day of the blizzard, but we had to postpone until the weekend after. And I’m so glad we did because we had beautiful, sunny weather in Central Park, and it felt warm enough for me to be outside in a skirt and no coat (don’t get me wrong it was still maybe 40-something degrees, but that felt warm!).
Our photographer was Sheraz’s friend and while photography is an avid hobby of hers, she had never really photographed people before. But we couldn’t be more thrilled with how they came out, and all our friends and family love them!