Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I Want Candy!!!!!!

One of the drawbacks of having a long engagement is having more time to add things you dont really need. When we first started planning I wanted a candy buffet, but after discovering that it would cost several hundred dollars to have one that didnt look skimpy, we decided to go with a late night buffet instead. But during an episode of Four Weddings that I forced my fiance to watch, the guests were going crazy over the candy buffet and he decided that he really wanted one. Who am I to crush his dreams?

While doing my research, I have come across several elements that make a good candy buffet:
  • coordinate the candy with the colors of your wedding
  • use smaller containers with stems, that give the illusion of being tall but take less candy to fill
  • use more than candy, add cookies or other treats
  • check with your venue since some dont allow outside food for liability reasons
  • dont forget a nice background

So now the search is on for purple, silver, and black candy and some cute containers. Luckily my DOC has some containers and scoops for rent at a reasonable price and she sets everything up so we have no worries. We know its something we dont need, but I'm really happy we are going to do it.

Are you splurging on any fun items for your wedding?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Getting Things Done

 We have really been getting things done this past week. Not only did I get a great new job (yay me!), but FI's parents gave our our wedding gift early. We decided to use part of this gift toward the wedding to get the more expensive photographer and videographer we wanted. It's such a relief to know that we can get the quality we want and not have to sacrifice the coverage we want due to budget constraints.
The  biggest news of the day is that I ordered my dress and the next post will cover how I finally made a decision and where I decided to buy.

All the big deposits are out, all we have left is lighting and chairs to put a deposit on. And I guess i have more work to do on my ever growing DIY to do list.

What things have you checked off your wedding to do list this week?