Seven Months out and we're chugging along. I think we're making good progress. To be honest, been kind of lazy and slacking a little bit. Hoping to pick up the momentum next month, maybe the warmer weather will help!
- Catering Tasting
We had the most AMAZING tasting with our caterer, Bluewater Kitchen! They made the whole experience so wonderful. We met them at a bonquet hall, came in with a table set with candles and flowers. (Such intimidate dining!) Christina walked us through how the tasting will go and Michael cooked all the delicious food! Will keep the look of the food a secret for now! But wanted to share what we tasted! :]]]]
- Rentals (33% confirmed :PPPP )
To create the farm to table feel. So far we have booked chairs/tables/linens. Unfortunately, no bistro chairs on the East Coast. (WHYYYY?!) Next best thing, Bamboo chairs! Had mentioned before about possiblity to doing shared rentals with the Bride who is having a wedding the Friday before. Looking at the sharing Tent, lighting and dance floor.
- Send Save the Dates
Thank you so much for those who have been responding/voting on different chooses on Instagram stories! Love having it be an interactive experience. Sharing a little tease of all the choices that we made! Many many thanks to my talented sister Julie Ha Design!!! Hope you guys like! Will certainly do a blog post of process coming soon!
- Wedding Band Shopping
Purchased and delivered! We had a snowstorm come through and I was meeting Robert for dinner before it hit. While in the mall, decided to go to Blue Nile, where Robert originally got my engagement ring. We've been saying we would get this done. We went in picked them out and purchased. Robert got some diamond studs in his band. JJJJJ/KKKKKK.
- Wedding Website
About 95% done! Woohoo! Just putting some final touches! :]
- Find an officiant
Why is it so hard to find an officiant in Virginia?! Had probably put in 5+ inquiries, I think the most common response back is that Tuckahoe Plantation is too far. :/ We're tempted to find a friend that will be able to say a few words for us for the ceremony. But who?! :P
- Invitation Design
Had a lot of fun doing the save the dates. Now onto invitation suite. This one might have to have more thought put into it. More moving parts to it, shall we do more Instagram stories with some choices again?! What do you think we should include?
- Tux Selection
From styled shoots, have been using The Black Tux. I really love their services, the way they package everything to include return label and packaging tape. All you have to do is drop it off at a Fedex location. Making everything so convenient. I think this would be good for the guys cause they can just give their measurements, shirt/coat/pant size, shoe size to a representative and they just get it mailed.
- Cake Tasting
Don't really have a particular flavor in mind. Almost tempted to tell the baker, surprise us! HA. I know, want it to look simple, tier cake. Also thinking of a mini dessert bar?
Promised the our florist that would put together some inspiration photos! I love making mood boards so this should come easy right?! :P
How does our 7 month out compare to other couples?! Can you think of anything else we should be doing?!