We met with all of the photopraphers and chose our favorite - major bonus for staying in budget on this! www.geneverege.com.
We met with the prospective officiant and have decided to use her - Robin Zucker. She also will do the Prepare program of marriage preparation with us which is great. Unfortunately she is $200 over what we had budgeted. Grrrr. She also wants us to consider live music for the ceremony and that adds both a cost and planning element I really don't want to deal with.
It turns out my Zumba instructor has a wedding makeup business on the side. She only charges $35 for the bride day of, (and $35 trial) with no minimum. She sets up a trial where she comes to my house, and uses my makeup --- if she finds that my makeup is not the correct colors or that I don't have something I should, we go together to buy it.
Hair, I know the look I want but haven't found anyone to do it. I think I might see if my hairstylist wants to give it a go .... but I would definitely need a trial first.
Dress - is being made by Maria at Sabella Couture. I am feeling better about not looking like a sausage in it now that I am in the boot camp class. I am not going to deal with jewelry until I have my dress fitting on April 9th. I do need to pick up a swatch of the dress to order the veil in the correct color.
Invites, have the diy invites from whiteaisle.com, bought the stamps, and decided on wording but have lost all desire to deal with finding a font and doing the printing. HATE.
Bouquets might be a game time decision. We are over budget the amount we had designated for our two bouquets. I am thinking of buying ribbon and pearl-tipped straight pins, then just getting a few fresh cut flowers on the day of.