Real Life Bride: Week 12

Monday, January 25, 2010

"Mother of the Bride" is such a special and important role, I thought I'd take some time to talk about my mom. I would imagine as the mother of two daughters she has been waiting for this for 28 years (since Laura was born, not me!). It did take a couple weeks for her to really get into the wedding planning, but now that it's all sunk in, the holidays are over, and her extensive kitchen remodel is complete, she is ready to plan and shop! My mom and I have a very similar taste and she isn't overbearing on any aspects of the wedding (EVEN the guest list), so I consider myself very lucky! It's great to have her to talk things over with and help with any decisions, particularly when it comes to registering; I have minimal domesticity skills and definitely minimal cooking skills!

The most entertaining "mom" thing so far, though, is the fact that she already purchased shoes for the wedding...and she doesn't even have a dress yet! Since we already got my dress, she has happily moved on to the search for her dress to match her perfect shoes. She has probably emailed me at least 10 outfit possibilities, but I think ultimately we'll take some time and visit a store to see what these all look like in person. Luckily we have plenty of time - let the search begin!

This week in planning, other than finalizing the details for the engagement party, we purchased wedding insurance. In addition to the liability insurance that the venue requires, my mom thought it was really important to get event insurance as well in case of any unforseen acts of nature that cause the wedding to be postponed. With our venue being outdoors and in the hills of Malibu (which have been known to be prone to fires), we thought we'd be better off purchasing the insurance and not having to worry - because I just know that if we said, "oh it'll be fine" it would for sure be a fire year! Better safe than sorry...

I don't think I've said it yet, but we are getting married at the gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. We will be exchanging vows at the lovely and intimate (100 guests maximum) Vineyard Setting.

Other than that we booked and sent deposits for the DJ and Valet. It is no joke that you can spend up to 50% of the wedding budget during the initial months of planning!

1 comment:

Laura said...

So THAT's where the wedding is happening!! love that photo of you. mom and her shoes crack me up...