The other day I said to Gill that there *really* needed to be invitation
samples in my mailbox when I got home. We had planned to send the
invitations this week, and sure enough, they were there. I wasn't to
thrilled with them, the ink had bled between the samples. She sent
different paper samples and it was hard to get an idea of what the
printing would look like on those. She also included a different style,
and surprisingly that was my favorite.
The girl doing the invitations called back today, and explained that the
samples she sent were printed in her studio, and it's really hard to print
on linen. She would have those sent to a printer, but couldn't send just
1 to the printer to make a sample. If we chose the other paper she could
print them herself. We have a few other minor changes to make. I just
can't wait for this part to be done!
Last night we drove up to New Jersey. We noticed on the way up, a sign
that said the Goethals bridge would be closed from midnight till 8 am.
This meant we wouldn't be able to drive to JFK in the morning and that
we'd have to take the train and the LIRR. Two days ago we bought tickets
to go up to Boston for the day to pick out our rings. The best man's
parents own a jewelery shop in
Boston, and Jason had long ago promised Jeff that he would go talk to his
parents when the time came.
We got there mid morning, Jeff's mom was very excited to see us. After
catching up, we got right to looking at rings. There were so many
choices! I really wanted something very, very comfortable, which to me
means very, very flat. Since I type all day, I have a tendancy to take
off anything that gets in the way. We really took our time, and Jeff's
mom was really patient with us. We narrowed it down to 3 choices for me
and 2 choices for Jason. Jason chose his ring, and then it came down to 2
choice for me. To match or not to match, that was the question. You'll
just have to wait till the wedding to see what we picked!
We spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out with friends. A good
friend of ours lives in Boston, and a few other friends had gotten in the
day before from the UK for a conference. We met up at the Barking Crab
for a bite to eat. Martin played tour guide as we took the ferry back to
I'm really glad we went up to Boston for the rings. We had stopped in a
few shops at home. Everywhere we went they wanted to make a custom ring
to fit around my engagement ring, despite my repeatedly saying I didn't
want that! We really got to take our time and pick something we like.
Jeff's mom made the experience enjoyable :)
Yay! I found a necklace at Hecht's that I think I am going to wear. We
decided not to rush down to Disney over labor day weekend to try and get
our Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot done before they start contstruction on the
castle. The giant frame is coming down Septembet 5th and a crane is going
up around September 15th. The crane will remain in place through January,
while they remove the 50th anniversary decorations and add an apartement
to the castle for the Disney Dreams celebration.
I had my first dress fitting tonight at 7. Lorrie, Leila and Lora met us
there. It was really neat to get to see my dress. I hadn't
noticed that it has a built in corset. There are a ton of hook and eye
loops, I'm so gonna need help getting into it! I looked at a lot of veils
and didn't really find anything I liked. Everytime they put one on, all I
could think was that I looked like a Barbie doll.
Jason and I went to Carolyn Allen's so Jason could look at tuxes. I think
we are going to go with vests to match the bridesmaids. We couldn't
decide what Jason would wear so we are thinking of ordering both vests and
deciding later! We met up with Alex for a little shopping. I was
thrilled to find Disney Fairytale Wedding flower girl baskets. They have
been discontinued and I haven't seen them on ebay.
Jill and I went looking for bridesmaids dresses, while Jason stayed at the
hotel on a call for work. The first place we went to didn't have air
conditioning! We didn't last very long. Then we headed to David's
Bridal, and had much better luck. We chose 3 dresses that we liked and
looked at shoes.
Back to the hotel to freshen up, and on to our reservation at the
California Grill. We stopped by the day before to ask if the chef could
make the dishes we will be serving at the reception. The California Grill
came through for us and was able to make dishes close to what would be
served. Jill had the salmon, I had the chicken, and Jason had his
favorite, the filet mignon. I tried a piece of Jill's salmon, and decided
it was really quite good. The chicken, was grilled chicken with a (barely
noticeable) mustard marinade/sauce. Jason's filet was perfect as always!
The California Grill is very accomodating.. please let us know if you have
any food allergies.
Jason and I went to wdw for our planning session on August 10th. We went
over every aspect of the wedding. Jill took the day off from work and
came along. We are so glad she did! The cake tasting was fabulous. We
met with the florist as well. We weren't sure what we wanted, but Laura
walked us through the entire process. Can't wait to see what she comes up
with.. all I can say is, there will be hidden Mickey's everywhere!