So this weekend was all about weddings...weddings...weddings.
On Saturday Mr. Honda and I made our way to the beautiful home of a custom wedding invitation designer. We spent over an hour pouring over sample invitations and luxurious papers with absolutely delicious textures. She had so many beautiful invites. Not to mention that she was extremely helpful. Before we met with her I felt completely wishy-washy about what I envisioned for our wedding invites. But now the vision is crystal clear! Not to mention she's willing to give us a discount if we self-assemble our invitation suites. I am double and triple crossing my fingers that we'll be able to afford to work with her. But even if not I am so grateful for all the time she spent working with us and helping us refine our vision of our invitations. I would definitely recommend her services to any brides-to-be in the bay area.
This morning we headed over to Crate and Barrel in the city for a special wedding registry event. The entire store was closed for the event and we and several other engaged couples were provided with a scanner and wandered around the store scanning to our hearts desire. To make things even better they provided us with complementary mimosas, cappuccinos, and freshly made eggs, sausage, and waffles. And as we finished up and turned in our scanners they gave us a gift bag too.
We then headed over to Union Square to relax a bit before our next registry appointment at Macy's. While we were there we saw this most adorable Yoda heart there. Much to Mr. Honda's pleasure he has made me into quite the geek.
We then made our way over to Macy's where we began our registry in search of some fine china and other such luxurious items. But much to our surprise the everyday dish and glassware was much more reasonably priced than at Crate and Barrel. So it seems that we may have to rethink some of our registry choices in order to help our guests get more bang for their buck. But we have quite a while to refine our registry, so it'll be nice to take the time to pick out the things that really suit us.
All in all it was a very productive weekend for wedding planning. And Mr. Honda was surprisingly patient throughout it all. I really am a lucky girl.
I'm excited to report that the wedding plans are coming along swimmingly. We booked our venue, photographer, and videographer.
Unfortunately we're still in search of a DJ/emcee and florist. The cost of DJs/emcees that we've looked at aren't too bad, but flowers...YIKES! I definitely did not expect flowers to cost so darn much. I am crossing my fingers that some family/friend connections can help us out in this department.