Wednesday, June 16, 2010


It's just shy of a year since I posted here last. In the meantime I actually, finally got engaged, so I guess this blog actually makes more sense now, so I shall make an effort to update it and start planning!

I suppose I should post a picture of the ring...I guess that's what people do...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

More Shoesies! ^__^

Ok, I'm pretty much sold on the shorter length dress, which means I have to have the CUTEST shoes of all time. I think I'll be going with the lemon theme, so it would be really sweet to have some kickass yellow sandals. I'm 5'1" and my bf is 6'3" so I should probably go with heels but the idea of a cute pair of flats is kind of tempting! (Click on the pics for retail sources - yes the Manolos are wayyyy out of my budget, but pretty inspiration!!)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Do me a Favor?

I have a feeling that finding the right wedding favors will be be an arduous process.

I saw these adorable 'Love Bird' salt and pepper shakers.. however they're $3.50 each, a really good price for porcelain, but with a ballpark figure of 90 guests that works out at $315 for favours, too much in my opinion...arghh they're so tasteful, I know people don't want some kitsch little thing with my name written on it hanging around their house forever so I love the idea of people having something practical and well designed.

Mayybeeee there's some way to fit them into the budget, I'll add them to my spreadsheet ;)

Fans could also be a nice idea, since Key West will be hot and balmy, these fans are $2.33 each, working out at $209.70 for 90 guests.

I then started looking for those Southern paddle-style fans, and found these cute ones for only 95c each! They also come in colours for $1 each (colours available are turquoise, coral, green, red, yellow, hot pink and brick. I personally prefer the natural colour - grand total of $85.50 for 90 guests!

As usual click on the pictures to be taken to the site offering the items.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Google Docs

I'm a big advocate of Google Docs, and, well, pretty much all things Google - I've decided to set up some spreadsheets to make my planning a little easier. The layout is simple, I can access them easily from my email and it's free!

First thing is a budget spreadsheet with a total sum formula so I can easily see what's pushing things over-budget and I can easily break things down into subcategories from there.

Second thing is a guest broken down into family, friends, etc., with a count formula so every time i add a name I can see the updated total guest count.

I assume most people are pretty computer literate but if anyone wants some help setting up spreadsheets like this, just let me know and I'll be happy to do so!

On the Hunt

On a disappointing and unfruitful hunt for cheap and tasteful paper plates I came across these cute bride and groom tissue packets. They're $1.59 per pack though, not sure how much people spend on favors but I want to spend as little as possible on something that will probably be discarded the next day.

Looking at some 'bride and groom' designs on different sites made me realise that interracial designs seem to be few and far between and those that are available tend to be more expensive than the white bride and groom sets, I know that comes down to production quantities but it still sucks. I did however come across interchangeable individual cake toppers at Things Festive . It's a nice idea but they work out at $36 for the two which is a little more than I want to spend (plus they're kind of uggo) but they may be of interest to someone else so I'm posting them up.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hair today...gone tomorrow!

No matter how many tiny insignificant details that I can dream up surrounding my imaginary wedding, I just can't get my head around what hairstyle I would like to wear (no pun intended). We ladies understand the importance of a good hairstyle, it's the ultimate accessory and takes any outfit to perfection. We also fear the calamity of a bad hair day - most wedding horror stories that I've heard revolve around the bride's hairstyle going horribly wrong the morning of the unthinkable disaster :/

I did see a cute chignon on Rosario Dawson while watching Seven Pounds the other night which got me to thinking about this subject. Should be disaster proof no?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wedding Shoes

It's been a little while since I made a post, I had to go out of town due to family circumstances but I wanted to make a quick post about wedding shoes.

I am an avid salsa dancer and one of my greatest role models as a dancer is Burju Hurturk, the leader of Hacha y Machete dance company, she is a visionary choreographer, a soulful social dancer and to top it all off she now makes her own line of shoes; including wedding shoes. Some styles are particularly original and beautiful and I thought you guys might be interested in taking a look.

Something Blue by Burju Shoes

Sunday Dress by Burju Shoes

The Bride by Burju Shoes