wedding update

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hello, everyone! It's been awhile since I've done a wedding update! We have gotten a lot done in the past few months so I wanted to share with you what all has been checked off the list. We are now officially less than eight months to go!


Dress: I said "Yes to the Dress" back in June! I am keeping my dress a secret. That is partly by choice and partly because the store I bought from won't let you take pictures of the dress until it is yours! At first, this kind of made me upset. However, now I like it because I don't have to worry about Tyler accidentally stumbling across a picture of it on my phone! The one thing I will say is this: keep an open mind. The store that I ended up having a top 3 from was the last store we went too. I did not really want to go there, because my sister looked there and had a rude consultant. I ended up making an appointment there, figuring we could cancel it if I found a dress earlier on in the shopping day. I ended up having the best time, worked with most amazing consultant, and found the perfect dress! 

Cake: Cake testing, pictured above, is honestly one of the best parts of wedding planning. Many places don't even charge you to sample cake, so I highly recommend going to as many places as possible! We went to three places before selecting our cake. Honestly, not much is different in taste, so for us it was all about price. I was shocked to hear how much cake could cost. One place quoted us at over $800! We have chosen our cake, but will meet with the vendor closer to the day to go over the design. I had not really thought much about it prior to the meeting so we just chose something then based off pictures!

Bridesmaid Dress: I have already done a full post about this, so if you want to read it click here. I chose dresses from Weddington Way and had a very positive experience!

Table Settings: One thing I like about our venue is that we get to choose our china, napkin colors, other things like that. I went to an appointment with my mom back in July and finalized all of those decisions. It was very fun!

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This weekend we are tacking flowers. I am hoping the florists we meet with have good ideas because I am not a flower person! I love flowers, but I do not have a favorite flower (and could probably only name like 6 different types). In September we are taking our engagement pictures so I am busy pinning lots of poses I like! 

Also, stay tuned to Instagram because a fun giveaway will be announced later today!



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33 thoughts

  1. I am very curious to your dress and I can't wait to see it! I hope your wedding will be a blast!

    x Angela // www.thebouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  2. It sounds like you are prepared ... that is awesome that you are having a good experience with all your plans so far... I am sure it will all come together beautifully Darcy :)

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  3. So exiting my best friend is getting married this week.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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  4. Mmmm cake tasting definitely seems like a fantastic planning perk - can't wait to hear which one you selected!

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  5. Cake tasting is totally the best part!! So glad you are checking things off (I remember how good that felt) and enjoying it.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  6. Congratulations! I'm excited for you! Especially cake tasting!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  7. Wonderful post, congratulations! :)

    http://dreamland1234.blogspot.com/

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  8. I have purchased quite a few of my bridesmaid dresses from Weddington Way the past few years and have had great experiences every time. Sounds like you have crossed a lot of things off of that wedding list of yours!

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  9. Your wedding will be wonderful. Yum, cake tasting would definitely be my favorite part of planning.

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks like everything is coming along so well, and most major things have been crossed out, good luck with the flowers :)

    Natalia

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  11. Everything sounds great Darcy! I am so happy for you two. You gave yourself plenty of time and can accomplish things accordingly. Have fun at the florist.

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  12. OMG I am so excited for you DArcy.....more power!!! BTW I am already following u at Instagram, would be great if you follow back!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  13. Yay for checking off wedding to-do's! So excited for you.
    Happy Tuesday, babe!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  14. So much to do but such an exciting time!!!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  15. Sounds like it's going to be an amazing day! So glad you've been having great experiences!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  16. Cannot wait to see your wedding! :) So exciting! I am actually off to meet our wedding planner now :)
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  17. So excited for you!! Can't wait to see the pictures.

    Kreyola Jounerys

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  18. Wedding planning is so much fun! Can't wait to see your dress
    -Mel

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  19. The dress and cake are the best parts of planning! And yes the cost is unreal - anything with the words wedding in front of it is so expensive. The time will go so fast! Enjoy it!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  20. That's great, Darcy! I think you're having a fun time planning your wedding! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  21. I bet cake tasting is so much fun, I would definitely be guilty of overindulging!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  22. OMG so exciting!! I miss planning a wedding haha! Yes cake tasting is definitely the best part! Can't wait to see your dress!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  23. the cake and food tasting was pretty much the best part of the whole planning for me because food... yummmm...

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  24. Andrew hates cake soooooooooo that means I get to make ALL of the cake decisions and I am THRILLED!

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  25. I love wedding planning! I wish I could do it again! Enjoy it! It goes fast!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  26. So exciting! You've gotten so many great things checked off your list! Way to go, girl!!

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  27. It sounds like so many big decisions have been made, but I'm sure there's so many small ones too. I've always said that if I'm lucky enough to get married, the best part would be finding a dress and tasting the food!!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  28. Looks like you're getting close to ready to tie that knot! So exciting! And I would totally go to multiple places to taste cake as well...might as well get all the free stuff you can before you shell out a bunch for the actual cake!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  29. I can't wait to see pictures from your wedding! I'm sure everything will be beautiful!

    xo
    Alexis
    http://thosethreads.com

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  30. Seems like everything is coming along wonderfully for you! I can totally imagine cake testing being such a fun part hehe. Can't wait to see the wedding dress!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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  31. love hearing how the planning is going--i am so clueless when it comes to wedding stuff, but loveeee hearing all the details.

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  32. Love hearing about all the wedding planning!! I absolutely LOVE weddings :) So happy you are getting a lot of stuff done

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  33. So excited that you said yes to the dress! I will never understand why cakes are expensive! I cant believe that you only have 8 months! Time is zooming by! I cant wait to see more! :)

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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