So I (the worst blogger on the planet) have had a very busy couple of months. The holidays were busy, work is off the wall crazy, I bought a car, the dogs became vegetarians, and still wedding planning marches on.
The DJ was such a struggle and in Nov. we thought we had found the perfect solution. DJ Skye seemed like the best fit for us and our event and was willing to sign off on the 'do not play' list. Unfortunately (depending on your perspective), DJ Skye will also be getting married and has hung up her headphones. I tried stalking her online, but with no luck. So, we will have DJ Gary. He's a really nice organized guy with a long career in radio and wonderfully soothing voice. After a long phone conversation, we were convinced and have put down the deposit.
Wedding dress shopping is progressing, but everything is fairly expensive. I found a very nice dress at Amy Kushel (they don't allow pictures, but here is the one from the website).
The dress is $1,700 which includes all alterations. However, I would still need a foundation garment.
At Dark Garden (THE place to go for corsets in the bay area) I had very nice discussion with the owner about my options. If they make me a corset to go under a wedding dress it will be $950. If they make me a corset that serves as the top of my outfit and a skirt it will be $2500-$3000.
Later on at Priscilla of Boston we found several lovely dresses. Some that were very similar to the one above and then some fun ones like the one below. I've actually started thinking about a short dress for the wedding. I have an official appointment with them next weekend (this visit was just an informal play date with wonderful friends Cat and Jared)
And finally I have a little news that may be distressing. We are having some troubles with our Ohio location. Nothing is wrong with the venue, but we may soon be discussing have the wedding in a very different location. I am not yet sure what will happen. Nothing to worry about and I am sure the whole situation will be resolved in the best way possible.
Lots of love from your often blog absent bride!