Wedding plans are moving along nicely. Save the date cards are going to be done via email. The DJ is booked (now to pick the major songs...), the florist is done, we may (fingers crossed!) have an officiant, and about half of the invitations have been purchased.
The florist is a lovely woman who makes really beautiful bouquets:
The bridesmaids are going to have white football mums bunched together in a tight, dome-like bouquet. Moms and Grandmas will have wrist corsages with white button mums. My bouquet will be white roses, white button mums, and pale blue hydrangeas. No flowers for the groom or groomsmen (that would be John's contribution).
The invitations are really great because they match the deep purple from the bridesmaid dresses. The whole invitation set comes with the invite card, envelopes, response card, response envelopes, and a pretty little ribbon to tie around the invitation. Each pack comes with 40 sets, so we still need to pick up a few more, but they're really high quality for a really low price. If you can believe it, they're from Michaels! On sale when we bought them, but we were only able to get about half as many as we need. So, worst case scenario, we grab their weekly coupons to get a few more in the next week.
Things are coming together! Suggestions on songs for the procession, recession, and reception are welcome.