Monday, October 24, 2011

Wedding Invitations

We have started handing out our message in a bottle save the dates and they have been a huge hit. I'm so happy how they turned out which makes me more excited for our invitations :)
My wedding invitation suitcases which will have all the information inside have arrived. I have started making all the different things to go in each suitcase and they are starting to come together. I decided to make a formal invitation that everyone will have that will sit on top and then the other info depending on each guest will go underneath. These might include, RSVP card and envelope, accommodation info, flight details, dayspa treatments, gold coast information, brochures, etc. I have put some things in envelopes and other things like brochures will go in loosely.
Its all on nice shimmery paper but photo's aren't crash hot.

 our formal invites


RSVP & return envelopes

accommodation & flight details for some guests

Dayspa treatment pack for some guests

All in the suitcase with formal invite on top

suitcase closed

A luggage tag with guest name will be attached, also might put some shells or coral and other decorative items inside. There's a few more things I have to collect like brochures, etc before they are complete but getting there :)

194 Days till "I DO"


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The time has come and gone again.

Ben's been home and is now off on his travels again. It doesn't get any easier each time he leaves us. If you had of asked me a couple years ago whether I could see myself dealing with the distance the answer would have been no. Sometimes I have great strength and other times I feel like I'm falling apart. I guess there's just great sacrifice for love and it's not everyday people can do it which makes me more proud of my determination to keep a great relationship that I do have, strong.

With all that said, Jayden started day care since the last time I blogged. Yesterday was his second day and I think he's enjoying it so far. He seems to be liking the new environment and playing with all the toys but its still hard to let him go when i drop him off. I wish I could get him in the same center Max is in but there are no spots available just yet.

It's Bens birthday soon and have no idea what to do. I normally have something up my sleeve but so lost for ideas :S

Wedding plans are coming along nicely, invitations are nearly all done just have to collect some information and brochures on our Dec pre wedding trip. I haven't even sent out all the save the dates yet but talk about being ahead with all the planning wow!!

Anyways it's getting late and I'm feeling drowsy! Night!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jupiters Casino!

So Ben arrived home a few days ago and we've been in Melb the last couple of days so it's been busy, busy!
It's so nice to have Ben home and the kids are loving every minute. 

It dawned on Ben and I that out of all the times we have caught flights since being together we have not actually been on a flight together which makes me more excited to go on our holiday in December. We have spent time away from Max for about 2 nights but it will be nice to spend time to ourselves for 5 nights without the kids, might be a little hard to leave Jayden for the first time for that long :s 

We previously booked the flights and car hire and have decided to book accommodation at Jupiters Casino. It's a 2 minute walk to the biggest shopping center in the southern hemisphere, shopping shopping shopping :) but it's also central to everything and we are staying there to see what it's like because we are thinking of booking it for the night before the wedding for the groom and best man. That way they have plenty of things they can do without having to worry bout going anywhere, in other words it'll be somewhat a bucks night; food, bars, gambling haha. It looks really nice so we'll see how we go.

Anyways not much else just enjoying Ben being home so might not hear from me for just a little bit haha


Monday, October 3, 2011

Bargain Bargain Bargain!!!

I am absolutely loving the bargain's we are finding for the wedding :) 
Today I found a lady who does bridal flowers, that will do what I want for $200 cheaper then what I was going to pay. 

I am having a Brides bouquet and maid of honour posy in various shades of pink, white, ivory, cream and lavender roses in 3 different sizes. A ivory rose and leaf for the grooms buttonhole and a light pink rose and leaf for the best man buttonhole. Plus some single flowers for my ceremony decor for only $200.00 WHAT A BARGAIN!!! 

216 Days Until we day 'I DO' 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friday Frenzy!!

Ben and I get emailed Jetstar's Friday frenzy deals and normally we just delete them before we open them but yesterday something possesed Ben to open it and he decided to point out to me that flights from Melbourne to the Gold Coast are going on sale from 4pm-6pm for $59 for travel dates in which our wedding falls in.. WHAT A BARGIN!!! Ben jumped on the computer at 4pm and booked flights for us, the kids and the bridal party.. we saved $715 so thrilled!!! Well was exciting since the flight we booked the other day for our December trip seemed so much more expensive compaired to the sale ones lol.

I just want the wedding to hurry up!! I am so excited and can't wait for the moment I marry my bestfriend. =)