Tuesday, August 20, 2013


So Dan and I are going to get all DIY up in here! Woo!

I found this great tutorial on how to cut a glass bottle cleanly and without a saw! Boom! Safe and easy!

This is the tutorial: http://makezine.com/2010/03/08/how-to-cut-a-wine-bottle-in-30-seco/
This is the glass scoring tool I bought on Amazon for $19: http://www.amazon.com/Generation-Green-g2-Bottle-Cutter/dp/B004ZRV3AU/ref=sr_1_1?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1377051614&sr=1-1 

This is why we want to cut wine bottles...

So I want to try it with a clear bottle and also a black/really dark one and see which one I like better.  Since my colors are gray and purple and the table clothes will be gray, I'm thinking it might look cool to  get a purple candle to go inside of a clear bottle.  We are going to do some testers so we shall see! :)

I'm excited! My ideas for the centerpieces are finally coming together.

I had a meeting with the venue event planner today and it went really well.  She seemed surprised (and a tad bit judge-y) at some of my answers regarding traditions that everyone does that we're not (i.e. garter toss, place cards, and cutting the cake).  Oh well, lady! It's my wedding! I'll do what I want!

So here are major to-do list items we have crossed off recently:
  • Find an officiant - We found a WONDERFUL one! We love him!! BONUS: He's an elementary band director! This is great because Dan and I met in band! It's fate!
  • Create a wedding website - Done! (I won't publish until we finish both registries).
  • Finish Honeyfund registry - Done!
  • Find dress - I GOT MY DRESS!! Wooohooo!! It's perfect and I didn't want to take it off! Yay!
Next to-do items:
  • Finish BBB registry - we are purposely keeping this small to encourage people to go to the honeyfund registry instead.  We have been living together for two years and we really don't want more house items.  We would rather have an amazing trip together!
  • Get hotel block and talk to hotel about room for me, bridesmaids and bridesman to get ready in.
  • Take Engagement Photos - We are doing this in the next two or three weeks in Ellicott City. 
  • Send out Save the Dates.
  • Start DIY projects - wine bottles and chalkboards.
  • Talk with a travel agent about honeymoon/shop around for deals
School started this week for staff.  Students come back next week.  I'm glad that I have the major vendor decisions taken care of for the wedding since I won't have a lot of extra time to do that during the school year.

:) Peace out!


breedwoman said...

you're doing great! Keep it up!

Just a thought... even though it's not a tradition that you don't like doesn't mean there's something wrong with it, it's not trashy or tacky, just not for you and Dan.

You're going to make the most beautiful bride! loved this past weekend!

Jess said...

Well I was expressing my personal opinion about it, not passing judgement on others- just saying that I feel that it's an uncomfortable tradition that we don't wish to have at our wedding (uncomfortable for both of us at least).

Jess said...

Glad you guys could come - it was fun and I'm glad I found the dress! :)