11 Month Countdown…

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I feel like the one year mark was just the other day, so yesterday being the 11 month countdown comes as a shock. Here is what we’ve been busy with…

We just got back from visiting CT to see our venue. The Barn looked amazing all glammed up for a summer Saturday night wedding. It was just the inspiration we were hoping for from our visit and certainly got us excited for our wedding. While visiting we scouted some places for our rehearsal dinner and really liked this one place – Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar. It had a lovely private function room and a delicious menu – both important for such a special intimate night with our family and closest friends.

Something about sending out the Save the Dates has me excited and anxious, it’s almost as if our wedding date just became official. We just ordered the Save the Dates from The Wedding Outlet which offers designs from Botantical Paperworks – one of my favorite vendors. I really love the concept behind plantable stationery. It’s a unique idea that is fun for the guests! Stay tuned – I’ll be sharing my designs soon.

We booked our Florist – Just for You Florist so I’ve created a Pinterest Board (typical bride move – right?) collecting all my centerpiece and bouquet ideas. I am really loving the look of wildflowers, peonies and succulents.

And lastly, the most exciting part of this month was finally finding “the dress”! After trying on many beautiful dresses I finally decided on the one. Party Dress Express was amazing to work especially Denise, she was so patience and helpful and it was her that suggested the dress I ultimately said yes to! I am so excited about this dress and can’t wait to share it – but you’ll have to wait!

On my agenda for this month…

Find a photographer – There are so many talented photographers available and so many types of packages that honestly I am a little overwhelmed by this decision. I’ve started to do my homework and visit blogs and websites so the list is coming along. Should I find a local photographer that travels or look for one in CT? Any helpful tips when selecting a photographer?

Finalize the Bridesmaid Dresses – I’ve decided on a mix and match theme and have my color shades selected but need to decide on a designer – Dessy, Alfred Angelo, Bill Levkoff and so many more to choose from.

Anything not on my list that should be?