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Oh my goodness...where has this week gone?!
In this last week, I have made great progress. :) The florist came to me on Monday out of courtesy and told me that they had just had a busy weekend: two brides looking to book May 29th, which is our wedding date. Since they had been working with me for a couple months, fine-tuning our needs, they wanted to make certain I wanted to go with them by giving me first right of refusal; if so, I would need to secure the date with a deposit. (I highly recommend Bella Flora for your floral and decor needs because of their professionalism just shown me. :) I jumped on that by placing a deposit down with them, knowing that I can change our order well up until two weeks before the wedding. So, that is now finally checked off my list.
I didn't have the same great experience with our DJ service I was getting ready to book. I was waiting for the DJ to get back with me on a question I had; I had been working with this company for about a month. Instead of giving me the same courtesy shown by the florist, I was simply told, "Sorry, your date is now booked." I was so upset, especially seeing I had to go back to the drawing board. But all is good now, because I found someone even better and have booked their services. I guess this was actually a blessing in disguise.
The flower girl dress came in and her mom sent me pictures of her daughter in the dress. I am so pleased; it turned out how I hoped. So now, if only I could get my Bridesmaids to order their dresses, I can get that stress relieved and checked off my list.
Monday, I go to try on my wedding dress with a few Bridesmaids and my Mom there with me. The first go round, the dress I ordered didn't fit at all, even though I had lost an inch and a half from the time they last measured me and ordered the dress off those measurements. I am looking forward to actually lacing up, zipping and buttoning the dress for the very first time, and then getting it over to the alterations lady by the 2nd to 3rd week of April. In that amount of time, I hope to continue to lose this baby weight that I am carrying only in my lower belly area. Well that and toning up my arms some more, as well. ;)
What I will work on in this next week is finals for my college class and stitching on hair combs to my two veils...one cathedral length for the ceremony and one fingertip length for the reception. Oh and we are adding an 8th Bridesmaid, 8th Groomsmen and two more Ushers, making it now a total of 14 Ushers.