I’m back again after last week’s Wedding Wednesday failure! Tonight, I’m hoping to have better luck. I’ve been getting lots of ideas from the many wedding shows, bridal magazines, and online research I’ve done, so I’ll just start by sharing some of these ideas and cool things I’ve found… Here we go!
This past January, I attended my very first bridal show. It was so.much.fun! I’ve been to two more since then. There were all kinds of vendors set up with info about photographers, bakeries, venues, music, jewelry, flowers, a surprising number of weight loss programs (?), gowns, etc. I went with my Mom & my cousin Amanda (who will be a bridesmaid in my wedding!) and collected all sorts of brochures, business cards, samples, you name it! I have lots of info to share. Note that I still have to go over everything with Joshua, since his input is very important in our wedding planning and he wants to be involved!
So far, I can tell you we’re planning to have a military wedding. We’ve chosen our date, venue, colors, rings, my dress, his attire, bridal party, and some other things! But all that will come in future Wedding Wednesdays. For now, let’s start back at where I started in my wedding planning process.
My first choice of venue was the beautiful Sagamore resort on Lake George. I’d been wanting to get married there since I was young… of course, in reality it ended up being very pricey and very much out of our budget. I’m now considering having either the engagement party there or simply staying there the nights before/after the wedding. Maybe even having a photo session there? Still, you can daydream with me…
Next, I fell in love with these old fashioned cars that I think would be SO classy, although I’m not sure that Joshua and I will even need a car since the ceremony and reception are at the same location. I don’t know if people rent cars from the hotel to the ceremony? Either way, a cool idea!
I’m still not ruling out the idea of making my own wedding cake, crazy as it may be. I’ll have to see as the date gets closer. A cake is included in the wedding package at our venue, but I haven’t tasted it yet and I’m not yet sure what I want to do with that yet. Cake = important!