Kath's Wedding Plans
I have so many things going on that I needed one place to keep my links and thoughts. Feel free to help out. If you have any suggestions about things I have forgotten, PLEASE send me an e-mail! There's a link at the bottom of the page so that you won't cheat and not read it all. ;-)
|OUR WEBSITES (besides this one)|
|Our page on The Knot||This is the first website we put up. Ok, I put up. I wasn't too happy with some of the features, so I kept looking around.|
|Our page on The Wedding Channel||This has the same basic information for guests, but the features they have for me to keep track of things are much better. The also have a much better registry link so that guests can just go to this page to see all the places we've registered. The Knot only links to their own registry. Sneaky buggers.|
|DEPOSITS PAID & CONTRACTS SIGNED|
|Larry Stanley's Main Page||This is our photographer.|
|Larry Stanley's Online Portfolio||This is another site with his work. It has more than just wedding photos.|
|Chico Hot Springs Resort||This is where the wedding and reception will be. They accept dogs, have a variety of room styles and rates, and are close enough to Yellowstone Park that our guests could easily make a vacation of their trip. It also means that I don't have to pick a caterer or a bakery for our cake as they will handle this. Not only have the menus for the Welcome Lunch and the Saturday Brunch been decided, but we have picked our cake flavor and how we want it frosted.|
Chico Hot Springs Resort
Premises Map (my version)
|This is a map they faxed me. I added labels to show where events will be happening. We are sending out an annotated map like this in our Save-the-Date cards.|
|MISCELLANEOUS DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE|
These are the papers I've bought to make
the Save-the-Dates and the Invitations.
This file is 798 x 1310 x 16 million colors,
Both will be printed on the cream paper and will have sage green envelopes. The maps we will include with the Save-the-Dates will be on the sky blue, and the eggplant will be the backing for the Invitations.
If you can't clearly see the texture in the paper after clicking the link, your browser has shrunk the photo for you. Mine does that too. If you point at it (you may have to point away first) a little box will appear in the bottom right. That box has arrows expanding out at its corners. Click on the box and the photo will blow back up to it's actual size.
This is what our Save-the-Dates look like (minus
the phone numbers & the date in case there
are strangers reading this page). This
file is 1190 x 1537 x 16 million colors, 360.3KB.
Again, if you can't clearly see the fonts and the texture in the paper after clicking the link, your browser has shrunk it for you. Point at the photo, click on the little box in the bottom right corner and the photo will blow back up to it's actual size.
|My Dress||This is being sewn from my specs now. No photos before the big day! I have my shoes now, as well, thanks to Amy and an enlightening trip to DSW in SF.|
|Officiant||We have an officiant! Yea! I didn't put this up in the "Deposits Paid and Contracts Signed" area because she doesn't want a deposit. She's a Justice of the Peace in Livingston. She's not only done weddings with interpreters before, but she's married a deaf couple. I was concerned that we would run into logistic problems between the officant and the interpreters, but it seems that won't be a problem.|
|This is what our Cootie Catcher favors look like empty and open. The cream ones are for Saturday's brunch and the blue ones are for the Welcoming Lunch on Friday.|
This is what our Cootie Catcher favors look
like filled and closed. The cream ones will
actually have chocolates, not candy corn.
The blue ones will have Bride and Groom
trivia inside to help people complete the
crosswords we will hand out at the lunch.
I'm still not exactly sure how we'll work it, but I'm going to have the crosswords tie into the name tags, too. We plan on making name tags for everyone that has their name AND how they know us. An example would be "Brian Cook, cousin of the Bride on her mother's side." Nice and complicated so that people will be entertained reading them.
|FINALLY GOT HANDLED!|
|Lighting||Our florist suggested that glow sticks might be a flame-free way to have soft lighting at our ceremony. It was a fantastic idea that worked great! I ordered 3 boxes of 4" glow sticks from Premier Glow. They are a great company; decent prices and fast, friendly service. Check them out.|
I only had my bouquet, just as I had planned. We ended up
tying some of the glow sticks onto it so that the photographer
would be able to focus. It was beautiful. I didn't want to
do the whole "toss the bouquet" thing, so after our brunch
the next day we drove to the cemetery and I left it on my
grandparents' grave. That way I included them and it wasn't
too weird for the guests.
My only disappointment was that I wasn't able to grow my own lavender for my bouquet. I had to have it drop-shipped from a wholesaler, 2G Roses, to my florist in Bozeman, Paradise Custom Weddings (aka The Floral Gallery). Both were wonderful to deal with and reasonably priced. I highly recommend them both.
|A Bunch of Other Stuff||
I'm going to make a page that lists our music, including the lyrics to the processional because they were meaningful and I forgot to do that for my cousins. Sorry, Julie, Marcy and Brian.
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