Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Another grain of sand

...has passed through my wedding planning hour glass. And just like that our 6 month mark has come and passed.

I was looking for a picture of a calendar to illustrate, but came across this instead. Who could pass up the opportunity?

Most notably on my wedding to do timeline, the 6 month marker is when invitations should be ordered. Since I won mine (woohoo!!) I am limited on my selection (boo!!). I won a Weddingbee giveaway a few months ago and I will receive 100 invites and response cards for free (holla!) from the Cat Seto line with Wedding Paper Divas. I'm not sure which design to go with, I've narrowed it down to two and I know that they'll be pink, white with brown font. Here's what I have so far:

Rose Bloom

or Artsy Bloom

Why did I choose these two, because they are basically my only pink options (well technically not true because I can technically order any of them in any color I like. But I'm the kind of girl that has to at least SEE something before I buy it (or in this case order it and not pay for it, because I won it (woot!))).

I don't know what it is, but the further along I get into planning this wedding the more muddled my vision of our day is becoming. Deciding on colors that I like is becoming increasingly difficult, but I can for sure tell you what I don't want and don't like; which for someone who is passed the 6 month marker and still hasn't booked a florist, I better figure out what my vision looks like really quick and start making some decisions!

On a side note, this Thanksgiving was the best Thanksgiving I've ever had in my entire life. Generally the holidays are a major cause of stressing and fighting for me (mostly with my mom, sigh). But last year we had just our parents over for dinner the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (we cook food that is so un-Thanksgiving so we don't piss anyone who is cooking the next day off) and it was a blast. We did it again this year and it was so much fun! Then we did his family's the day of Thanksgiving and another Thanksgiving with my mom on Friday. Needless to say, we had turkey and gravy coming out of our eyes, but the food was excellent all three days and the company was even better. The best part, no fighting. Sadly, I can not remember the last holiday where my mom and I didn't have a blow out fight but it was so wonderful to not fight this Thanksgiving! Crossing my fingers (and hoping I haven't already jinxed myself) for Christmas to be equally awesome!

How was everyone else's holiday and which invite would you choose? Rose bloom or Artsy bloom?

14 comments:

Brittney said...

I'm voting for the rose blossom =)

Chocolate Lover said...

I too vote for the rose blossom! And I hear you about the indecision! I am like that too!

very married said...

personally, i'd go for the rose bloom.

also, i'm like, 3 weeks out from my wedding and i think you're totally fine as far picking a "vision" and stuff. those wedding countdowns are just stress inducing anyway!

PartyPlannerGal said...

I like the rose bloom too. Also, I feel your pain about family arguments, but luckily we also managed to avoid it this Thanksgiving. At Christmas, I am hoping that there will be less of an opportunity for fights, since I won't be spending as much time with the family due to an upcoming trial at work.

Miss Pug said...

Rose Bloom!!! DEFINITELY feels more aligned with what you've posted about your theme and ideas thus far. I LOVE IT!

Ghenet said...

I'll be the oddball who votes for the artsy bloom! I like how delicate it looks, almost like a watercolor painting. So pretty! But the rose bloom is also nice :o)

Bicoastal Bride said...

Love the rose bloom!

Alicia said...

I prefer the rose bloom as well. Woot for FREE invites!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

How awesome that you won your invites! I'm going to go out on a limb and say artsy bloom. I like the watercolor aspect though rose bloom is of course more formal.

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Though we are the minority I'm going to say definitely the artsy bloom. But let me preface that with the reason why: You know from my blog that I don't like anything that looks like what people have seen before when it comes to weddings. To me, though the 'typical' flowers on an invite are always beautiful and fail safe...they are in fact just that: safe. Give your guests something unexpected! :) But again, that's just me.

Btw, so glad you had a great holiday with the mom :)

Jennifer said...

Artsy bloom, all the way, in my opinion!

New Mexican Bride said...

I think they both are pretty but I like the first one best! SOOO cool they are free!

Jennifer said...

I like the rose bloom. you can do fun stuff with the border around the invite. so exciting...just a few more months.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

sorry..., just fell off my chair at that lovely man...

i will get to reading more in a minute after i have a sip of water!

lovely blog!!!!
-kelley

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