I mentioned this before a couple months ago, but in late December, I got engaged to my high school sweetheart! Now, even though we're about a year and a half out, the planning begins. I've been calling around to venues, thinking about places to go for our honeymoon, thinking about the guest list... that kind of thing. On top of that, I also went to the Twin Cities Bridal Fair with my sister, who is my Maid of Honor. While, there, I took some pictures...
The Bridal Fair had everything you could possibly want at a wedding, from bakeries, DJs, tuxes and dresses, and even a company that sold these band things so you look thin (basically a glorified corset). Frankly, I found the glorified corset people insulting... probably because I like cake a lot. So that's where we spent most of our time-- trying cake! A lot of the bakeries there had samples, which was smart, because that's their selling point. We found a delicious raspberry-flavored one. My sister, when we swung by this particular bakery's booth a second time, grabbed a second raspberry sample. Their chocolate was pretty good too!
At this point in the game, I already have my wedding dress. That was a fast process. I brought my mom with me the first time, ordered my dress at that point, then came back several weeks later with my sister and my fiance's two sisters to come pick it up with me and they also chose bridesmaid dresses that looked nice on all of them. They even match, which I wasn't really expecting to happen!
Any way, since we were at the Bridal Fair and even though I already had my dress, it was still fun to peek in on the fashion show going on. There were some great dresses out there. I think if I hadn't picked out my dress at this time, it would be overwhelming.
My sister wants me to get a bus limo thing... I'm not sure where she thinks I've tucked my money away. She'll probably get this for her wedding someday. It's not really my style. Shannon's a little more over-the-top than I am (sometimes).
Such a beautiful dress... the bottom part was surprisingly soft.
I think my biggest realization during the Bridal Fair was that there was so much to think about that I hadn't even thought to think about. I'd thought about the place where we could get married, I'd secured the Pastor, I had figured out what to wear the day-of, but I guess I hadn't really thought about what the reception afterwards would look like-- how to set up the tables, what kind of flowers... that kind of thing. I'm glad this is a team effort, or I might explode. Wedding planners deserve a special place in heaven.
So that was my experience at the Twin Cities Bridal Fair! I'm glad that I went, but holy cow... we've got some work to do.
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P.S. Happy Pi Day! 3.141592653 (3/14/15 at 9:26:53).