Firstly, thanks! to Steph C for using my LivingSocial link!! Okay, business:
I haven't had a chance to sit down and post for a few days, but this past weekend, we went back to our venue to have a menu tasting. Now, I have already kicked myself repeatedly for not bringing a camera, because the food was indeed pretty for wedding food. But no matter, I'm not going to spend too too much time on it anyway, so you're not missing anything.
Anywho... it was great! We were so pleasantly surprised! I mean, it wasn't gourmet 'I've died and gone to heaven' food, but it was much better than I expected. The salad was actually the highlight... who knew?! The veggies weren't too crisp or too soggy, the meat wasn't too tough or dry or too well done, I think we made good menu choices as everything was... not as stereotypical as one would expect of wedding food. Although, maybe chicken Chesapeake is kinda' stereotypical, but I love it, and so does Kyle, so get over it. Nothing was over- or under-seasoned, except for the au gratin potatoes, and so we changed that menu item, but that was the only thing we had to complain about! Which surprised me!! My parents went with us which was really nice because they know how to be honest without being mean or rolling over. I'm one or the other extreme; If I like something, I'll have a really hard time disagreeing with anything about it, but if I don't like or care about something, I will put it down very quickly and firmly, and kinda meanly... or so Kyle says.
Point is, we almost have our entire menu worked out, my parents and Kyle have encouraged me to cut a few hors d'oeuvres because we had five or something ridiculous like that; seeing as our coordinator Maureen served us only half portions of our meal and I was stuffed, I tend to agree with them.
On another note, my mom, Mia and I went dress shopping one. last. time. I will not dwell on this because I have spent sooooo much time on it in the past, but I just wanted to show my mom the David's Bridal Vera Wang dresses before I bought one. (Oh! side note, I mailed out a large box with my Vera Wang sample gown in it on Monday. It was just icing on the cake to be free of it! Yay!!) Now I am remembering why I was waiting to post: My mom took some nostalgia pictures of me in the Vera Wang Diana before it was mailed out, and Mia took some pictures of me in the new David's Bridal Vera gowns and neither of them have e-mailed me these pictures. Seeing as I've been busy this week, I am in no way scolding... but okay, now e-mail them to me... please... pretty please.
Until then, Kyle, go away, here are the two, the last two that I'm debating between:
Mia suggested I put it to a vote and while I'd love to hear any ideas, comments and/or suggestions, you should all know me by now enough to know I do not leave any decisions up to anyone else... ever. So I'm going to get the dress in two weeks (the earliest I can spare time for the drive). As in this decision will get made, no matter what! In two week's time!! And THEN, you'll never have to hear about it again, I promise.