Real Life Bride: Week 22

Monday, April 5, 2010

Saying "yes" to my dress was definitely easy. Saying yes to a mother of the bride outfit, groom's suit and suits/ties for the groomsmen? Not so easy. Let's start with my mom. Back in my week 12 post I shared that her quest had begun for just the right outfit. It's about 10 weeks later and still no outfit! We did end up going to a bridal store that carries Watters, a brand with a couple looks she was interested, but after deciding on an adorable skirt and jacket combo, we found out that they no longer carry the color that she wanted! We aren't sure if it's completely discontinued or just a seasonal switch-up. My mom was about to just settle on a second choice, but her friend and I convinced her that we still have plenty of time to find something that is exactly what she wants. I think what we need to do is get on the phone with Watters and find out the story on the fabric she's interested in.

As for the menswear, we had loosely decided on grey (and actually based the entire color palette around it!), so of course Ryan recently announced that he thinks he actually wants to wear black. Go figure. Black works, and we will be able to tie in the color palette through the ties, but I can't seem to find any ties that we like! We've looked both online and in stores, but have been unsuccessful thus far. Ryan keeps trying to tell me to "let it to him" - yeah right! If it were left to him, we'd be looking for suits and ties the week of the wedding! I regularly follow Style Me Pretty and have actually started asking where ties that I like came from - so if you are reading this and had success with colorful ties, let me know where!

We are coming up to six months out, and we've actually booked all of our vendors! They are:

Venue - Saddlerock Ranch
Caterer - The Food Matters
Invitations/Calligraphy - Laura Hooper Calligraphy (of course!)
Cake - Susiecakes
Photographer - Steve Steinhardt
Videographer - Aquavivus
Florist - Holly Flora
Bride's stylist - Fiore Beauty
BM's & Moms - Beauty by Grace
Rentals - Town & Country
DJ - Dash Entertainment
Ceremony Musicians - Ace of Hearts
Rehearsal Dinner - Wine Cellar at Westlake Village Inn

And MOST importantly is the team at Beth Helmstetter Events pulling them all together! Now that we have the outline, I'm looking forward to figuring all of the details leading up to the big day.

1 comment:

steph said...

Check if you can find a style/color you like the price is super awesome and the quality is great!