Save the dates
Now that my Save the Dates are on their way to mailboxes, my mother in law, Marnee, and maid of honor, Melissa, are anxious to start planning the bridal showers they have graciously offered to host. I'm excited about the showers since I never had one before and it will be great to get together with my dear friends and family. I'm especially happy that Marnee has scheduled the shower she is hosting when my mom will be visiting. Melissa is being super secretive about her shower plans... and she knows how hard it is for me to not jump into the whole party planning because I love planning parties to begin with. Regardless, I know these amazing women will throw a memorable experience for me and cannot wait!
Initially we didn't plan on registering for gifts and opted to have a honeymoon registry instead. But since we have showers planned, my hostesses suggested that it might be a good idea to have a bridal registry available. We pretty much have everything we need, but we managed to build a registry with items we wouldn't mind replacing or upgrading to. That said, it was fun to work on our registry together. So we're pretty much done with our registries!Since our wedding is taking on a tropical theme to bring Hawaii to the Midwest, I attended the annual Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden earlier this month to get some ideas. There were so many gorgeous orchids and I loved the colorful varieties we got to see. After the show, I'm leaning towards getting either potted orchid plants or having tropical orchid arrangements in vases as centerpieces for our tables. One thing is for sure - there will be lots of tropical florals at our wedding and fresh Hawaiian leis made with Dendrobium orchids for each of our guests! At this point, I have already purchased vases and I'm thinking about getting these arrangements for our reception tables, which will be set on white linen lined tables, topped with a burlap runner and placed on fresh banana leaves:
Wedding Reception Flowers
Well that's it for this month's wedding tasks. Not too terribly busy - which is great! - but it boggles my mind how quickly our wedding day is approaching. Stay tuned for next month's update on how our wedding planning and preparations are coming along!