Besides, my dad is flying in from San Diego, (with a bunch of goodies that I have begged for) and both he and I have worked many weddings together. He knows his stuff and is great in the kitchen! I trust his opinion on this sort of thing 100%
So here are the main planning details/ideas!
Dress: I just ordered my dress online and it should be here in 3-4 weeks. I know buying online may seem sketchy but this website has been a big hit with brides in Norway and everyone has been pleased, plus you can give them your own custom sizes and they'll make it to your size for an extra 20 bucks. Cheap, fast delivery and beautiful! This is the one I got but in white, not cream/tan like in the pic:
Isn't it beautiful!!! The price I mean! $169.00!!! The cheapest dresses in Norway run for about 12,000 nok, which is around $1,800. AND....they're mostly all strapless which is no fun for big busted women. So that's why I fell in love with this one. its classy, beautiful and well priced! And its customized to fit ME!!
I will have a tiara, a simple one from ebay, and my hair will be up as well. (Just scheduled my hair and makeup appointment). I'm ordering a veil as well, but not sure if it'll be too much with the tiara and all. I'll try it on, and if it seems "not me" then I'll go without it.
|This is the tiara from ebay|
|Hopefully the tiara will look good with this hairstyle|
Bouquet: My two colors are lime green and turquoise, so its only right that my bouquet be those colors too!
As far as the tables go, I want blue table covers, and green napkins which I still need to buy. There is this hardware store that is close to home that sell table covers but they are only open on Thursdays, so I will go tomorrow and see what options I have, but these are my place cards.
Flowers are really expensive here, so I won't have flower centerpieces instead I will have these:
My amazing and great friend Jenna is making my wedding cake, she is an amazing baker! She even has her own blog called Shove it in your face!
As far as flavors go, I don't want the typical strawberry, or rasberry filling. I want something fresh and subtle and goes good with buttercream yum!!!. So Jenna helped me decide on peach!
This is what I want the cake to look like, except I will add different colored flowers and it will only be a 3 tiered cake instead of 4.
Food: We will have what is known as koldtbord; literally translated it mean cold table. Which is cold food, like cold pastas, hams, roast beef, salads...etc. And we will also have Mexican food. Something simple and yummy like fajitas, and make some red mexican rice, and we will also have Norwegian stew for those not brave enough to try the fajitas.
We plan on getting a dj, also giving him a list of mexican songs that should be played and fun to dance too!
I am making 2 maybe 3 piñatas as well! I think it'd be different for the Norwegian folk who are coming to try something fun like hitting a piñata!
I have many things to do and to figure out still. I got the main things down but there are always the small details that make a big difference that need to be planned. I also need to make a schedule and back up plans, such as where we will go to take our pictures. Bergen, is known for its rain, so you can never be too sure, not even in the summer.
I am super excited, mainly since it's me planning it all by myself! Who needs wedding planners?! pfft!