Category: - Planning for our big day
Planning for our big day

I slacked on ordering flowers, so last minute I contact fifty flowers about an order I would need for this Saturday.  They were really nice over the phone and explained to me that I would need 4-5 days for the flowers to open correctly.  They overnighted the flowers to me for free!!  I recieved them in the very early morning the next day.  I plan on making submerged centerpieces with them. Oh, they are azailia hot pink orchid

Day one.  They looked a little dead and were in need of water!

Day three.  They are starting to open up and actually look pink :) I cut the stems and fed them plant food on th second day

My mockups ( I wish I took more pictures the day of!!!)


So I ordered my E invite from vistaprint (100 postcards for free) and here is the winner: (and thank all you knotties for your comments and ideas!)

I also ran to Dollar Tree Direct and picked up my vases for my centerpieces.  Here is a mockup (using fake flowers..I'm going to use real ones) and they have tealights (they didn't have the bigger floating candles), but you get the idea...I think they came out good!

I also ordered free business cards from vistaprint with this monogram & will cut them to size to use for favor tags.

And last, I ordered the free car magnet with this picture (thanks to Joanna aka tommysbride1 for the idea!)


Today me and Kal booked our engagement party at Arianas catering hall (  We checked it out last week and loved the room, but wanted to check out the food and service first.  We luckily had a Christening party there today and was very happy with everything so we booked...So below are some pictures of the room we are having the party in...

I'm going to have something like this for the tables.  I can get the vases at the dollar store and whatever cheap flower is in season. 

I want to have an edible favor.  I dont want to spend alot on a favor and didn't want to go the candle/shot glass favor route.  These are chocolate dipped oreos and they would have our name and engagement party date on them.

I also purchased my cardstock from for the backing of my invites.  I got 25sheets for $7.50 which I will cut to make 50 invites.  I'm going to create my own invite in photoshop and get them printed free with  So $7.50 for invites...not a bad deal (Although I still have to get envelopes)