Most folks that read my blog know that my baby girl, Pamela, is getting married this May. We are in the midst of planning a “…cheap, but expensive” wedding (quote from the movie “Sabrina”). It is one of the bright spots of my very busy life right now, this search for beautiful, yet affordable appointments to make my baby girl’s wedding what she’s always dreamed of. And I’ll admit to wanting some of the things I’ve dreamed for my daughters weddings, too! I’m being careful to let it be Pamela’s wedding, not mine – Emily lets me know if I get too pushy; I told her to!! But I am having so much fun doing all this GIRLY stuff!
We go to David’s Bridal often. We’ve all tried on what seems like hundreds of dresses. Pam made her choices last summer while she was home, so bridesmaids are to order by the end of this month. Dannye, Melody, and Kakie have ordered theirs. We aren’t sure if the others have yet, but hopefully it will be done in a timely manner.
I, on the other hand, have not found my dress. I know the color I want, but not sure of the style. I also want to wait until I lose more weight before I purchase a dress, which is chancy if I end up needing to order one. So the search goes on.
We had a meeting yesterday with the caterer. She is one of my dear friends at church, and she has done MANY events, so I’m excited she offered to do ours. She wants to do it as a wedding gift to Pamela & Will – what an unbelievable blessing!
The meeting went so well, and she let us express our ideas, gave us some pointers & alternative suggestions, but let us make up our own minds. Some of her suggestions were great money-saving tips, which Pamela & I were delighted to embrace. Then my friend told me she did not want to see me in the kitchen at all until after the wedding – she would take care of helpers, shopping & purchasing, designating a clean-up crew, just everything dealing with the food!!! I was so elated – I felt as though the weight of the world had been lifted from my shoulders! There is so much more I have to do, but having that done is HUGE!!
Today I am searching for good prices on table cloth rentals. I will purchase them if I find a good price, but so far renting is about half what purchase price is. I’m discovering that some websites are just NOT user-friendly!! Some don’t have prices listed, either. Don’t tell me to contact you for prices…why do you have a website if you aren’t publishing prices?? If prices in the Linens world fluctuate that much, we’re in trouble!!
Well, I’ve typed more than usual since I got this confounded cast, and I’m tired! If you haven’t seen my grandbaby’s photos on Dannye’s site, you need to see them! She is just too cute, and the photography is BEAUTIFUL!!
God bless your day!!