Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Countdown to the Big Day


Planning Progress:
Even though i'm accomplishing things every day, it still feels like my to-do list is growing instead of shrinking. My fear is that i'm forgetting something big... kinda like when you're packing for a vacation and you forget something important like underwear (or your passports).
  • Bought vases for centrepieces through craigslist. Normally retailing for about $2-$3/pc, i got them for 50 cents each! 
  • Found the silver glitter wedding shoes i've been looking for. They are similar to this Christian Louboutin pair that I originally wanted except it costed $50 instead of $3,695
  • Applied for our marriage license. I'm not sure I understand why it costs $100 to later declare that we are officially married. -_-
  • Best part of all... POCKY is going to be incorporated in our wedding. Ohhhhh yeaaaaahhhhh.
Feelings: 
  • I've come to terms with the fact that though it is our wedding, we won't get everything we want because we have to accommodate requests from certain family members. 
  • Planning can definitely get stressful. We've been tempted several times to just drop the planning, head to city hall and get it done and over with! 
  • I tried on my wedding dress today. It's heavy and I wasn't really sure whether I was to "enter" from the top or the bottom... I went from the bottom and it was very awkward trying to search for the top opening through all that material!
46 days left!
for my new readers...
you can read our engagement story here!


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41 comments:

shirley said...

how exciting :) you are seriously going to be such a beautiful bride! i love the look of the glittery pumps, it makes a statement and still says i'm fun! vases for $.50 is the shit, i use to work at a flower shop and know how expensive floral arrangements and materials can run up! don't give up, even if it is frustrating it will all come together, plus think of even though you two aren't going to get everything you want now, but one day when you celebrate a big anniversary you can throw a party of your dreams ;) oh and POCKY is the shiet!! Congrats, your wedding details as you describe them sound so beautiful!!

p.s. one tip i learned from my boss, if you don't have as much flower but want your floral arrangments to be fuller utilize colored/wilk flower fillers, it give it fullness and still looks like flowers. if all else fails you can always tape the vase opening in a criss cross shape with florist clear skinny tape and place flowers in the slots, it fills faster and remains in place better. can't wait to read more on your planning!

Mica ^_^ said...

omg! congrats on ur impending wedding! u'll definitely make a very pretty bride-2-be:) will be nice to get a glimpse of ur wedding gown! what's the style like? did u opt for the simple type or the more elaborate designs? o my did u blog abt how ur proposal happened? if so, send me the link! haha i know im asking alot of qns, hope it doesnt bother u much :)

also, its interesting that pocky's gona be incorporated into ur wedding! i'm a huge fan of pocky^_^

Tiffo said...

Wow! How exciting! (: I can imagine planning the perfect wedding would take so much time & work, but it'll be worth it. Congratulations! & I wish you lots of luck. (: You can do it.

C. said...

Vera Wang says to step into your dress, whatever you do. Because it's the last thing you do after hair and makeup and you don't want to take the chance of getting makeup on your dress. Hope this advice helps! So excited for the both of you. Hopefully the planning process hasn't been too bad and you've been able to enjoy some tender moments.

Carrie

Little Miss Tiara said...

oh gosh, the image of someone asking me "will you marry me?" question is even still too surreal for me, let alone all the wedding preparations. I can't be any luckier to be able watching you do it step by step, really... your post about how your bf proposed to you is still fresh in mind and suddenly there's only 46 days left??? :D Looking back through your blog archives must be really fun, no? :D

wow! You're doing super good finding things! Especially the shoes! :D hahah, and POCKY??? :O it's gonna be an uber cute marriage, I can't wait for it!

And I can't wait to see you in your wedding dress! I bet you'll be realllllllyyy pweeeettyyyy x) how does it feel? wearing a wedding dress? Oh my, that must be superbbb :d

cogratulations to you kymmieee!!! :D

Nashe^ said...

Oh gosh Kym I'm so excited for you. Like, THIS excited. Such a milestone, I wish I could be at the wedding! After 46 days I will call you...Ate Kym. :D


(WHAT "requests from certain family members"??!! haha jk... That's one of the reasons why I plan to just elope and live far away. Not a fan of planning and WEDDING planning will just kill me!)

Nic Nic said...

how exciting! I m looking forward seeing you in your pretty shoes and how the pocky theme will come about!

everytime I tried on a wedding dress, I had to step.. so that is a safe bet!

FleurLapin said...

Those shoes are HOT HOT HOT!!!! I have a coworker who is wearing glitter shoes for her wedding but in orange because she really loves orange. Her wedding is in October so it's very fitting. LoL. How exciting! Can't wait for the lovely wedding photos!

shirley said...

Hi Kym :)!
so the whole idea purchasing from Costco is actually quiet smart, many brides are on a really big DIY hype too so you might want to look into that and surf the web and look at designs that may appeal to you, also keep in mind certain flowers specifically colors may vary based on season. Also, I would usually recommend the flower market if you knew someone because they also do bulk and have more variety, but Costco should be able to meet your needs :). Another tip to make your centerpieces more personal, you could always include pictures of yourself and your soon to be husband like of you two throughout your relationship :), it lets the guest kinda see you outside of the wedding look. Oh yeah, another wonderful idea I saw a customer utilize is name the tables based on places the couple has traveled together and to include a picture from that place, it's another way to showcase who you two are as a couple :). Those are just some random tips, I don't know if they will be helpful but thought it would be nice.

best of luck and if you need any help i can try to help however i can, i can help you with breaking down the construction of your corsage and boutonniere if you need :).

Gessyl Enchanted said...

im so excited for you kym! cant wait for the wedding photos.:) you are gonna be so beautiful for sure!

mimi said...

OMG!!~ Congratulations!!~ >< I'm so excited for you!! (: I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL wedding! Can't wait to see pictures from the wedding too!~ I love those~ hehe~ But really, I hope your big day is perfect!!~ ^^ & pocky makes everything so much better!! (:

Sorry for a billion exclamation marks ><

// krissy ♥ said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAH ETO NA TALAGA KYMMM! I am sooo excited for you!

And seriously, I didn't cry after I got mugged yesterday, but this post made me cry =,) Joys of tears, of course, because I just feel so happy and grateful I got the chance to meet the loveliest friends online, and you are one of them =,) Can't wait to hug you and share dessertsss! Love yah! =)

Khlaren said...

So you're already married!!! Congrats hahaha! But can't wait to see the pictures of your actual wedding :> Laughed at the vases you bought only for 50 cents! What a bargain!! I know how hard it is to get inside a gown (although I've not tried wearing a wedding gown, I've worn a lot of gown made with heavy materials)! I'm happy for you!! It's so soon already!! :)

alice san said...

wow!!!!! CONGRATULATION!!!! I'm happy for you and wish the best for you both. i soo exited to see you wedding dresssss.:)

Hazel☺ said...

yeah planning could get sooo stressful... but goodluck on your big day. :) yay, sneak peek on your wedding shoes... ah-mazing ;) and good bargain too!

MissA* said...

I'm so excited for you!!! Around last year this time, I was counting down to my wedding day in summer. Now I can't wait to see your wedding photos :D

LiezyL said...

oh my god, i also feel the jitters with you. just remember to have fun though!

GretchTM said...

That's super exciting! I wish you all the best. I'm sure it will be a wonderful, beautiful wedding. :)

My dashboard is still acting up. Booooooo!

Charlene said...

Ahhhhh weddings are so exciting/stressful!! LOL 46 days is super close! Reading marriage stuff always makes me want to get married again - just to feel how special i did on that day LOL

ANyhoooo congrats!! :D

Pop Champagne said...

$50 instead of $3000 that is a good deal! lol. and 46 days, must be exciting, yeah seems like wedding is more for the family than yourself sometimes huh!

k said...

HOW EXCITING!

And I love pocky (strawberry for me)...ohhh yeahhh! hehe

xx THE CHEAP

www.thecheapblog.com

mizzsandychau said...

i just read your engagement story! It was so cute!
I love hearing about weddings, it's such a happy thing, hope you keep us posted with tonss of pics and details=)
Pocky at your wedding? That is genius!

ochikeron said...

Wow!!! Time flies!!! only 46 days!!!

I can't wait to see photos :D

Very interesting you need $100 haha.

Wedding dress-up is stressful but fun at the same time. The heavy dresses remind me of that day... (I posted the dresses I wore on FB album. hehe) I wish I could have my wedding again.

Lei said...

So exciting!!! Seriously!! I love the silver glitter wedding shoes! :)

S and O said...

So exciting!
I hope everything turns our great :D
Xoxo
Sarah

Yeri said...

Yay!! I'm intrigued to see how Pocky will be incorporated into the wedding. A Pocky bouquet toss? A Pocky wedding cake? Ha!

PS: I think you're supposed to step "into" the dress. So top first?

REINA said...

- congratulations kym!

- i really like your japanese theme! and that pocky is a very creative concept to add.

- 46 days! wow! so near.

- just relax and be the most beautiful bride :)

Nikolett said...

Oh my gosh, it's coming up so soon! 'Tis a shame that you won't be able to do everything you want, but having Pocky in it means that it'll be an awesome wedding! :D And I know you said Monday after 4pm would work but turns out we're mostly staying in Squamish. I'll be free either around noon on Monday in Vancouver or anytime on Tuesday 'til the evening (about 8pm), let me know if Tuesday works OK with you, sorry for switching this on you!!

girlheartfood said...

Hello, thanks for your comment on my blog :)
Your shoes look lovely and sparkly, hope your wedding planning is going smoothly and not too stressful. Are you marrying in your country or abroad?

Meream said...

WOOHOOOO! EGGZAYTING!!!

Okay, remember to do breathing exercises every now and then. ;-)

Dirt On The Rocks said...

OMG I'm so excited for you!!! So far from your planning everything looks like it's falling into place. I'm sure it's stressy and it's going to be hectic up until D-Day. lol. I think you're going to be a beautiful bride to walking down the isle! I'm super duper excited for you and it looks like you're definitely budgeting nicely.

Steph said...

OMG 46 days, so soon =D

but it sounds like you have a lot done already, don't stress ^^ i think everything will fall right into place on the day of ~

fashioneggpplant said...

this is soooo exciting!!! good luck :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

How exciting! And so sweet of you to share your journey with us. =D You get two thumbs up for incorporating POCKY!!

Hello Naka said...

i hope u don't get too stressed! congratulations agian i think i keep saying it in most of ur posts sorry if its annoying XD

and yes pocky!

Jo said...

Happy planning for your wedding. The whole process can be stressful but remember to enjoy every bit of it so as not to become a bridezilla. I’ll be looking fwd to more sharing about your wedding in time to come.

PS: I tot i was the only silly one who tried to wear the gown from the bottom. I felt really silly when the coordinator told me to leave the gown on the floor and stepped in from the top. Oops! No intention to imply you’re silly but I just felt relieved I’m not the only one.

scrumptious said...

pocky in the wedding? =O That sounds neat! I want to know more about it haha. I hope everything goes smoothly with the planning :)

Riz said...

I'm so glad for you to have stopped by cause I am in love with your blog. I literally dug through your archives and read every post. and congrats on your wedding! I know it's been one heck of a journey planning and organizing things, but it's almost here! You must be so excited.

p.s. can't wait to see the dress!!

Maeve Rachel said...

Love the shoes!! So pretty =) oh pocky! I want! XP I hope you're going to show us some pics of the big day when it happens! I can't wait to see the dress! =D

Sarah said...

wow i can't wait to see pics of your big day! hahaha i feel like it's been working up and working up :D i'm sure it's going to be amazing. hang in there!

ko0ty said...

Almost the big day!! Are you bridezilla-ing it? ;)