Four Month Update


Crazy that in 4 months it will be August and 4 months from today, Cobalt and I will be married for one day! That means we have a little over 3 months left to prepare. So I thought I would discuss some of the things we have been working on lately. Most of the big things are out of the way so it’s just on to the little details. THERE ARE SO MANY DETAILS. Just letting you know in case you didn’t already know.

Details (in no apparent order):

  1. Where/when to have the bachelor/bachelorette parties
    Our wedding is pretty much a destination wedding for most of the guests, excluding anyone who actually lives in my home town, so we thought it would be mean to have a separate weekend/location for parties. We’ve currently planned to frolic in San Francisco with our guests at our respective parties (we have yet to determine whether they will meet up) a few days before the wedding. That way everyone (including Cobalt and me) only has to travel once. As for the details of the parties… eh… not so much yet. We just wanted to nail down a day at least so our guests could start to book their plane tickets/hotel reservations.
  2. Where Cobalt and I are staying the night of our wedding
    Yeah… we really should figure that one out…
  3. Registry
    This one is almost done. In fact, I even posted our registries on the wedding website… though we are still updating one of them as we remember more things. Whew. Thanks Lauren for suggesting Myregistry.com to us! :)
  4. Rings
    Are still driving us crazy. We have decided to get matching titanium rings from Minter and Richter but we have had a hard time deciding exactly which rings we want and an even harder time getting sized for them. Since they are titanium, they can’t really be resized (but they will make you a new ring for 50% off if you need to change your size) so we really want to have the rings fit (well duh…). Back in February when we were visiting Cobalt’s family, we went and got our fingers sized at the local jewelers. Then a few weeks ago, we went to a jewelers here because someone (me) forgot their size (sorrrrrrry). They measured both of our fingers again and the sizes were completely different than the ones we got earlier. So yeah… Mysterious. Minter and Richter actually sell a ring sizer. I think it’s time we buy that guy!
  5. Ceremony
    Actually is outlined! We have a good idea of how we want it to run and we have two offiants (cuz we’re special like that. ;)). Now we just need to figure out the details (sooooo many…) like vow-writing, songs we want, what to do about music (live vs. recorded), etc. Woot.
  6. Flowers
    Cobalt and I are getting married in a garden (see above picture – that’s what it looks like in August… and why we pretty much fell in love with the place instantly) so we are not investing too much time and energy into flowers. I have contacted a florist about the availability and pricing of the flowers I want in my bouquet (anemones) and the flowers I want my bridesmaids to hold (Stargazer lilies) but they are not responding… So I think I should probably get on that…
  7. Gifts
    Cobalt has ordered his groomsmen their gifts but I am still having issues finding the perfect gift(s) for my girls. I just want to get something both special and meaningful but also useful/something that they will actually wear/use, you know? Blahhhhh… Back to the searching. Sorry I can’t talk much about it but I know that some of our groomsmen and bridesmaids actually read this blog (hi! and Thanks for reading!). We also need to put our heads together about gifts for our families. Ooooo…
  8. Centerpieces, favors, etc
    Still thinking fortune cookies for the favors but they will probably be felt instead of crochet because then Cobalt can actually help me make them. Centerpieces… BLAHHHHHHHH… yeah… that goes into the category of things that we should think about… also table numbers and seating charts. Everything table related, really…
  9. Wedding Showers
    I have two lined up. One in my home town and one in Cobalt’s home town. Getting to Cobalt’s home town is drivable so we actually have a date set for that one. Need to set a date for the other one but I’ve been kind of waiting for an airline sale so I can actually get to it… >_<
  10. Honeymoon
    Cobalt and I are too poor to afford a honeymoon after this crazy wedding. We hope that one day we can go to France and also New York City (in the same trip preferably) but for now, we are thinking about chilling for a few days around my home town and maybe going ziplining through the redwoods. Oooooo…

What was your favorite detail to plan for your wedding? Or if you’re not married, what are you the most excited about planning? Anyone want to finish planning our wedding?! :D Do you have anything you’d like us to talk about in future wedding Wednesday posts? Any questions about how we did something or how far along we are with planning something?

PS – Garden update: now we have THREE lemon cucumber sprouts and one spinach sprout!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D (be happy I didn’t postpone the Wedding Wednesday post another day with more pictures of baby plants…)

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5 thoughts on “Four Month Update

  1. My favorite parts of the wedding planning have been coming up with our nerdy recessional and making the table number canvases. Those are the only parts that were really totally on my terms, and it was nice to finally take something from the planning at my own pace and really make it completely what I wanted.

    We’re waiting til January to take a honeymoon. We figure we’ll just keep saving the money we’d saved every month for the wedding after we get married since we’re used to not having it at our disposal. That should give us enough time to save enough for a decent honeymoon, with the bonus that we can enjoy a warm beach in the middle of a Michigan winter!

  2. Sounds like your plans are coming along quite well. I’ve been enjoying coming up with all of the geeky references for our wedding. I’m also having fun making sheet music flowers. If you want another option for titanium rings, try http://robandlean.etsy.com. They make beautiful rings and they’re a bit cheaper than the ones you were looking at. My fiance and I are getting the blue box elder wood inlaid rings from them, because it’s like having a chunk of the Tardis on our fingers.

  3. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you to help with the planning. We need to set a date for your shower, too! And, I will also need a list of who you want invited.

    I think my favorite part of planning the wedding was the flowers. John planned and wrote the music as a gift to me. That was incredibly special.

  4. I am so very thrilled for you and your special guy getting married! I hope you guys have an amazing future filled with endless love and endless adventures! I would love to get together with you (if you ever visit). I totally miss you and hope you are not stressing out too much about the wedding! You can always call me if you need anything. Let’s stay in touch! Again, Congrats and I wish you nothing but happiness. You are an amazing person! message me on FB if you need my number. Also, my phone was wiped of its memory so I no longer have your info :( Have a great day!

  5. My favorite things to plan were lots of the little details, like helping my mom pick out teenie weenie Calla lilies for the flower girl to wear in her hair, or making sure the waterfall was running in the baptistery during the ceremony. :) Lots of the big stuff came out… um, not quite how I wanted it, but honestly I ran out of time!

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