Probably no necklace, since there’s so much beading at the top of my dress. So, my guess would be some great earrings, probably all sparkly and fancy, maybe a bracelet, and that’s about it! Other than, you know, a wedding ring.
Not from scratch, no. I think we’re going to take bits and pieces from things we like and things we’ve found online and make them into our vows. Our vows, and our entire ceremony, will be full of equality and hope and love and fun, without a mention of anything religious.
We aren’t having an aisle, per se; we’re each walking out from the sides of a stage, with our ceremony taking place on the stage. But if we did have an aisle, I honestly don’t know what I would do. If anyone walked me down an aisle, it would be both my parents, not just my dad. But. I’m 34 years old, and it feels weird to me to think about having my parents walk me down the aisle, as if I’m still some really young woman that they’re “giving away,” even though I know that’s not how my parents would see it. Also, I really don’t like the idea of Mr. Rosie “waiting” at the altar for me, so to speak, so if we did have an aisle, he would walk down it, too. Maybe we would have walked down it together, who knows. However, we don’t have to worry about, which thrills me, and I love that we’re going to be “entering” the ceremony at the same time, from opposite sides, and meeting in the middle.
Not having a maid of honor; I’m having a man of honor. My brother will be standing up for me at my wedding, and Mr. Rosie’s brother will be standing up for him.
Not having any! It’s too complicated. Easier to have none than to have eight, IMO. But as mentioned earlier, there is a woman who will be helping us out in an usher-type role. We are thinking of calling her and her counterpart our “wedding hosts,” or our “production team.”
I don’t think we’re going to have the funds to go on a honeymoon right after our wedding. We are taking the following week off work from our respective jobs, regardless, just to have a breather. Maybe we’ll take a short trip somewhere affordable that week, who knows. It would be last-minute, but it’d probably be fine. If we could go on a “proper” honeymoon right away, we’d like to go to Disney World. So that’s where we’re aiming to go, whenever we get around to it.
Combining these because we are not having either a flower girl or ring bearer. So, that’s that!
I assume this means wedding cake topper? That’s what I’m going to go with. I’ve posted these before, but we have two cake toppers at the moment, and will probably get two more.
This one will be on our cake:
And this one will be on one of our three cupcake stands (we still need to get two more toppers for the other stands):
For our cakes, we’re doing cupcakes and a cake … a rice kripsies cake. I think we’ll have three or four flavors of cupcakes. We’re thinking red velvet, chocolate, vanilla and maybe one more. With the cake, we’re going to do square layers like this, but for one layer we’re going to use chocolate cereal to make it brown, and for the other layers either a berry cereal for red, or food coloring, and a light blue layer, likely with food coloring. We’re going to decorate it somehow … maybe with some chocolate drizzle, maybe something else. I can’t wait!
We’re DIYing everything about our invites except for the printing of part of them. I posted about our invites recently; you can see our DIY invite and RSVP postcard at this post. We just got them in the mail a couple days ago from VistaPrint, and they look great! We’re doing our invites somewhat differently than the “norm.” We are actually making a CD and sending that in the invite. Here’s how it’s breaking down:
- We bought these CD mailers from Associated Bag, and blank CDs and slim CD cases from Amazon. I think the total price for all that was about $75.
- Ordered our invites and RSVPs from VistaPrint; 100 of each for about $50 total.
- Purchased light blue shipping labels from … somewhere? I can’t remember which site we used! I think it was from Avery. The labels were $19, and we’ll be printing guests’ addresses and our address on them. They’re big labels, to cover the whole front of the CD mailer.
- Bought a cute stamp and inkpad from Michael’s for about $10 to stamp the back of the CD mailer. (Also used this stamp on our save-the-date envelopes.)
- We have a ton of white cardstock left from our DIY save-the-dates, which we will be using to print the accommodations/directions sheets. And we haven’t designed those yet.
- We also have a lot of light blue ribbon that I found on clearance at Michael’s for 40 cents a spool (I bought four spools), and we’ll probably use that in some way to tie everything together.
We’re including the CD in our invite to go along with our concert/music theme, and the CD is going to have a spoken intro (by us), as well as songs from various concerts that we’ve attended together. And yes, we are fully aware that a number of people are going to just toss these aside, but we don’t care. This is what we want, so it’s what we’re doing! The CD cover, which I made a while back, is really cool. I’ll post it sometime, along with a tutorial for it.
Overall, I think we’re making good progress on our invites. Once we get the detail inserts designed, we can start printing those and then assembling all the paper-aspects of the invites. Making the CDs is going to be time-consuming, but between the two of us we can probably get it done in a night or two. I think we’ll be looking at about $1.60 per invite, including the CD, when it’s said and done, not including postage. To save on postage, we will be hand-delivering the invites to everyone who lives in town, and mailing invites just to out-of-town guests. And we did the RSVP postcard to save a bit on postage that way. In my opinion we’re getting a pretty big bang for our buck on the invites. There are definitely ways we could have made them much cheaper, but we want the invite to set the tone, for our wedding. I think they’ll do just that!