Ok I'll admit it, I haven't been focusing a whole lot on wedding plans lately.
A couple of weeks ago I went to a near-by bridal boutique here in Tallahassee and looked at some bridesmaid dresses with Lindsey. I was mainly looking at which designer/line carried a color that was close to what I wanted. There is a color by Alfred Angelo called pool that looked about right. I looked at the different styles of dresses carried by Alfred Angelo as well. Lindsey was my model and tried on all of them for me. She was such a trooper :)
Last weekend when Jacob was here we went to Men's Warehouse and picked out the tuxes for the groomsmen. We are doing 3-button jackets with just a tie, no vest. Men's Warehouse of course didn't carry a tie in the color that I wanted, so I will have to search for those on my own after I settle on my bridesmaid dresses. Right now Jacob and I are trying to do all of the things for the wedding that he needs to be involved in because he is leaving for deployment in January, and that date is coming fast.
I still need to choose MY dress. I'm trying to find time to go to Orlando to look at dresses, but with work and school its hard. I think once I graduate in December I will really be able to get into planning full force.
So far I have my venue, my caterer, my florist, and an idea of which dress I want. I think that's pretty good for 10 months out. Hopefully soon I can start filling in details!

Update!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sorry it's been a couple of weeks since my last update!
I received the swatch that I had requested from Ariadress, and the color is what I had hoped for! After much thought, and listening to the opinions of family and friends, I think I'm going to put all of my bridesmaids in the same dress. I think it will look more put together that way and photograph better. I have yet to decide on a dress though, and will definitely be getting some input from my bridesmaids.

I had a phone meeting with my caterer, Kurt Beadell, of Vibrant Table Catering last Wednesday. I met with him back in June when I visited Oregon to begin looking at venues. I explained to him my ideas for the wedding, and he promptly e-mailed me a proposal along with floor plans for both the reception and ceremony.
So far it is looking like an evening wedding, with the ceremony starting at 5pm. About an hour or so of cocktails and hours d'oeuvres following the ceremony, and a plated dinner of salmon. The timeline estimate Kurt gave me had the reception ending at about 11pm. Perfect!
We have another meeting this Wednesday to discuss the plans he had sent me.
I feel like things are starting to fall together! I finally have somewhat of an "outline" of the wedding.