All day long I have been rotating between two jobs, cleaning the kitchen and doing dishes…………. and looking for the perfect reasonably priced $200-ish wedding venue. I think I just may have found it. I have called galleries, campgrounds, VFW, UAW & K of C Halls…………… e-mailed private homes, ski lodges, recording studios………….. and relief seems to be coming in the form of a small American Legion Hall in town. I think I’ll confirm the date tomorrow and get it set in stone.
As far as bands go, they seem to be coming together. We have one already lined up. Super excited. This band is one of my favorite local bands. I wear their t-shirt on a regular basis and see them at every opportunity. More details on that to follow……… I’ll let the suspense build a little bit. We are still looking for a good cover band that we can dance all night to. If you are in the Traverse City, MI area and know of one, give me a shout. I’d love to check them out.
Other wedding related nonsense…………..
I think I found my shoes. At least I ordered my shoes. Hopefully they will fit and everything will be good, so I won’t have to return them. Also, I had a coupon…………. so I saved $8! Here’s the shoes……
It was a strong tie between the turquoise and a pair with buckles on the toes in zebra print……………. but the turquoise pulled through because they matched the invites and will match the tux vests. (I’m getting matchy on this here occasion)
Good news, if I do have to return them I can return them in store. I ordered them from famous Footwear http://www.famousfootwear.com/ I found my $8 off coupon on this great website- retail me not. On-line coupon codes for over 50,000 stores. All you have to do is search by store name. Check it out, best of all, it’s free http://www.retailmenot.com/
Moving on to other great deals…………
I was on E-Bay the other day looking for a Russian veil, and I happened to find one, with feathers & flowers for cheap. So I bid on it. I was outbid, so I bid again. I won! I got my veil! It is on its way right now from Brighton, MI. I am so excited. This veil is exactaly what I was looking for. It had never been worn, and originally purchased for $125. I won the auction at $22. With out further ado………….. here are pics. Glorious pics.
Russian blusher veil................. some think they're tacky & dated...... THEY ARE! That's why I love them <3
Close up of feathers & flowers
I went and did a little shopping today, at one of my favorite on-line printers, Vista Print. I was able to pick up 100 save the date postcards, a big vynal banner, a 2 sided yard sign & stand, custom letterhead, custom notecards, a stamp with our name & address, 250 businesscards for Mike, magnets (large & even larger), and return address labels WITH shipping for under $40.
Here’s a peek at some of the stuff I was able to pick up……….. as long as you can pick out one of their pre-made designs to work with, they have a ton of free stuff. Want to use your own design or have them custom make one for you? They do that too for pretty cheap. These were all one of their presets though, and in our colors. I was happy.
Yard sign with stand
I have had them print business related stuff for me too, it always comes out nice. Check them out. http://www.vistaprint.com Be sure to sign up for their e-mail news so you get all of the free news sent to your e-mail box. They will send you all of the specials that you can’t always find on the website. You can also find coupons on the coupon site listed above.
Other than that, still waiting to hear back on the hall. The little art gallery that used to be a church ended up being out of our price range. Still more reasonable than many places we’ve checked out, but at $70 an hour for the entire place we can’t swing the length of reception we want there. So, the search continues.