Mom's Planning Update

11:05 AM

There's definitely something to be said for having a small wedding. I wouldn't change our wedding day at all; I loved being able to share it with all of our family and friends, but it's a much more stressful process. A small wedding, like mom and Dale are having, is just so much easier. With a guest list under 30 (immediate family only), everything seems just a little bit easier.

There are 75 days until the wedding and we already have most of the big things knocked out. Everything is definitely falling into place and mom and Dale are getting excited for their special day!

Things that we've done:
-Booked photographer, Kellie Kano (so happy about this!)
-Found mom's wedding dress
-Ordered my MOH dress
-Ordered Dale and my brother's suits
-Order wedding bands
-Met with the florist, Tre Bella (so excited to work with Becky again!)
-Met with Melissa at The Carolina Inn
-Finalized the lunch menu
-Decided on linen rentals (silver caprice)
-Mom and Dale met with their officiant, Barbara Lodge 
-Ordered and received the invitations from Paper Please (they're amazing!)
-Booked hair and makeup with Ginger Mullins
-Order straws for lemonade
-Order marriage certificate guestbook from Paper Please
-Send addresses to calligrapher, Brown Fox Calligraphy
-Order jam stickers with wedding monogram from Paper Please
-Order wreaths for the back of bride and groom chairs
-Order garland to for cake table
-Order vintage postage stamps for invitations
-Meet with the cake baker, Sweet Memories

Left to do:
-Mail invitations
-Finalize ceremony order
-Order ceremony programs from Paper Please
-Make strawberry jam for favors
-Make tinsel drink stirrers for mimosas
-Finalize seating chart and order place cards
-Put together hotel baskets
-Dress alterations
-Find shoes and hair clip
-Get marriage license

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  1. Sounds like y'all got a lot of it finished. Do you make the strawberry jam yourself? I have been trying to find a recipe that is easy.

    1. We do! We actually used it as favors for our wedding and it was such a big hit, that we've had requests to make more. We'll do the 4 oz. quilted Ball jars again for mom's wedding, but we're also planning on making more in 8 oz. jars to give to family and friends as housewarming, holiday, etc. gifts. We used the Pioneer Woman's instructions and it worked great for us.

    2. Thanks! I planted strawberries so I am def going to try it. I love the Pioneer Woman, she makes stuff so easy and yummy.

  2. Oh Kelsey, I can't wait to see this wedding! I know this has been yet another labor of love for you and it's going to be wonderful!!!

    1. Thanks J! I'm really excited to see it all come together!



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