Sunday, January 29, 2012

54 vases yet only 5 dresses later....

I'm kind of thinking you'll all be tired of the wedding planning in a bit under 7 months...

I'll try to keep it down to just a post or two a month... everything is moving full steam ahead.  Many decisions have been made... and of course, many dollars have been spent... but this little decision is an inexpensive one. The tables for dinner will have 3 to 5 bud vases... some of my large collection of milk glass.  A collection that got just a wee bit bigger this past Friday.

My mom scored an additional 20 vases... for FREE!  With my recent 3 and the ones I already have we're now up to 54.  A few more to go since we'll have 18 or 19 tables to "top".  I'll be hunting down a few more... I'm picky... I won't pay more than $.49 to $.79 cents a piece.  Our local Goodwill is WAY over priced on these babies, they're asking over $2 or $3 a piece!  Another savings is that with the bud vases we figure we'll be able to keep flowers to a minimum... many home grown and from Pike Place Market in Seattle.... their prices and selection are amazing!

And the dress shopping yesterday in Seattle?  Well number 5 was the lucky number of the day.... and a lifetime!  Of course, there is a bit of sparkle.... and froth.  And I must say,  I cannot believe that she found "the dress" in such a short time!  And on budget too!

It was a fabulous day that we shared with her future mother-in-law and sister-in-law.  The staff at the bridal shop were wonderful and so knowledgeable!  I'm not allowed to share any pictures yet... so you just get a couple of close ups of some details... and I caught one of the ring too!  The setting is new but the diamond is from a ring from the fiance's grandfather.

And a final, fleeting glimpse of the princess dress, for a princess kind of girl.

And now I'm off to recount my vases... to be sure I'm working with an accurate count...

And maybe rest my weary shopping feet too,

16 comments:

  1. I bet it will be a wonderful wedding! I don't mind hearing about it as often as you want to talk about it. Your blog friend from Oregon.. Teresa

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  2. This is all so exciting, please keep us up to date...I want to hear all about it!! I will never forget the joy of our daughters wedding, the planning and all of the details...and then the big event, it is all so wonderful. xo

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  3. Oh, don't worry about posting too much about the wedding plans! I love wedding posts!!!
    I gave away about 30 vases like that before Christmas...wish I still had them to send to you :(
    More peeks please!
    xo, misha

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  4. You can go on all you like to me - email me if you want to. I'm in the very same place as you - awash in a sea of wedding stationary, white taffeta, peacock blue silk, bakery flyers, etc etc. 'W' day is May 26th and approaching rapidly!

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  5. i agree with Misha ... i love wedding posts. would love to hear more. definitely keep us up to date. how exciting. what fun!! i sure hope you find what you need. wonder why some places are so pricey ... it's just ridiculous!!! (:

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  6. So exciting . . . the part I love the most . . . the coming up with ideas, creating, pulling it all together. I love your idea for the tables. Keep sharing, I am living vicariously . . .

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  7. How wonderful that you are preparing for a wedding. We hope you enjoy every minute of it up until the big day itself:) Congratulations!

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  8. Things look like they are coming along wonderfully! The tables will be beautiful with the vases and I am loving what I am seeing on her dress, I had tulle on mine as well, in fact the whole bottom was tulle.
    You can talk about wedding all you like, I love hearing about it.
    xoxo

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  9. Exciting times! I can already see glimpses of how beautiful this wedding will be. I love the little snippets of the dress... She is going to be gorgeous! How many vases do you need? What else are you looking for? Would love to keep an eye out for you!

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  10. What an exciting time for your family. Good luck on the hunt for the milk glass vases. I love them too and they will look so pretty with cut flowers.

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  11. How exciting! I want ALL the details! Enjoy every minute of the planning!

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  12. What fun! Can't wait to see that dress in it's entirety!

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  13. Gonna be beautiful I can tell!!!! Milk glass makes everything beautiful :)

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  14. Oh man! I ran across about 40 of these this past summer at an estate sale. If only I'd known then. I won't even tell you how much they were. It would be sad to see you cry before the wedding. But....rest assured.....I will be on the lookout for them if you want. You can post all you want about the wedding plans. I look forward to every one of them. (You'll help me plan for Baby Bee's in about 15 years.)

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  16. Fun, fun, fun! I think the milk glass will look great. And from what I can see of the dress, it will, too.

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