over the weekend, Matt and I had several hours in the car to discuss our wedding plans. We’ve decided that the time for frivolous brainstorming is officially over, and now it is time to make real decisions (though we realize they’ll still be a bit tentative). We’ve got to put together a schedule for completing the handmade details, so that they can be done well in advance, so the last few months won’t be crazy stressful. I’d like to start making things by the summer, so we need to get cracking on the timeline. There will be more directed and decisive brainstorming going on in this blog from now on, and I would love some opinions.
A few things we decided:
- We probably won’t paint the branches red on the tables, but we may end up using driftwood instead
- We’re going to have two flower girls, since our nieces will be 2 and 5 by then.
- Save-the-dates will go out this summer, to allow for people to make reservations for accommodations on the Island. Most places don’t take reservations until 1 year in advance, but summer weekends fill up quickly. If you’re not local to Seattle or Western Washington, it’ll be good to get your hotel/cottage/B&B booked early.
- Above mentioned save-the-dates will have a “ship-to-shore” telegram/radiogram theme – unless that doesn’t really make sense with our sailing theme. (UPDATE: Yes! Ship to Shore radiographs were successful starting in 1898 – well within our theme time period range.)
- Below are some ideas for the wee dresses that Teagan and Natalie would wear. (I forget if we’ve formally asked their parents for them to be in the wedding yet, but hopefully it’s ok! We’ll talk details soon!)
This one’s by my favorite children’s clothing maker/blogger, Grosgrain:
Or we could go with something a little more simple….like this Jean-Paul Gaultier dress (which we’d NOT buy, but make from jersey fabric):
Or still keep it simple, but mix it up a bit:
The above dresses are for adults, but it wouldn’t be difficult to make something simple like these.
Anyway….if you have opinions or ideas (beware, a google search for “sailor dress” comes up with a TON of stripper costumes) please let me know! (Oh, and FYI, both of the girls have blond hair and blue eyes – the dress doesn’t have to be navy/white, either any combo of the wedding colors will work fine. We just want relatively simple, comfortable dresses for them, that don’t cost a fortune to make or buy, so that WHEN (not ‘if’) they spill all over themselves, it’ll be minimal drama.