We bought the Mister's ring on Saturday. Our jeweler called us late last week to say that they had gotten some samples in from the manufacturer of the rings the Mister was considering so we swung by to check them out. They had samples of two out of the three rings we were debating over. Unfortunately, the one I liked the most was the one that was missing. But as it turns out, the ring I hated before actually is really nice in person! I liked it way more than the other ring we were considering that they had a sample of. So we bought the ring I originally hated! Honestly, I really do like it now. In case you forgot, here's what it looks like.
While we were out and about on Saturday, we browsed around some nurseries and garden centers for succulents for our centerpieces. Long story short - large succulents are mad expensive. Realizing we didn't want to drop that kind of coin for plants that would most likely get thrown away after the reception, I considered my options and decided to make tissue paper flowers instead. No, they're not as nice as real flowers, but they're cheap and can be made ahead and don't wilt. My adventures with tissue paper flowers deserves a post of its own, because the initial results were comical, to say the least.
We also bought two sets of patio furniture for the lounge area we want to set up near the dance floor at our venue. We went with this set from Wal-Mart (I know, I know...but it was affordable and goes with our colors and had free shipping).
(The Delahey 4 piece conversation set. Picture from walmart.com)
Yesterday, we checked a biggie off of our to-do list: we got our marriage license! A good blogger would have pictures of this event, but seriously, standing in a crowded waiting room at the County Recorder's office doesn't exactly make me think "oh, I need a picture!"
I also scheduled a makeup trial for Friday afternoon. I'm doing my own makeup, so I'm just going to bring my inspiration photos into Sephora so they can help me figure out what products I need and show me how to execute the look. I took the day off from work on Friday because...
IT'S MY 30TH BIRTHDAY!!!
I'm getting my makeup did just in time for the party the Mister is throwing for me Friday night. Then Saturday morning we're heading up to Vegas to hang out with some friends of ours who live there. So with that, I'll check back in with y'all on Monday, a year older and hopefully a little more relaxed.