Friday, July 23, 2010


We are getting the men's tuxes from Paulucci's, in downtown Lewiston. Originally I wanted just a nice plain black suit, or even a gray one, nothing fancy since, after all, my dress is pink and tea length, and the wedding is outdoors! but plain black suits START at $99, plus shoes. Paulucci's is running a special through mid-August on tux rentals, $69.99 each, which includes everything but the shoes, so tuxes it is..
We found a tie that corresponds perfectly to the bridesmaid dresses, and decided to skip renting coats because a) they don't fit Calvin and his dad very well without tailoring, which they won't do for rental suits, b) I know the coats would come off two minutes after the ceremony, forming a large pile under a table somewhere that we'd probably forget and have to race back the next day to pick up, and c) it's an outdoor wedding, casual-ish, and it will still be warm, so why make them sweat and look gross in the pictures (yes, pictures are my only concern, their wellbeing is not my problem. I kid, I kid, of course I'm concerned about their comfort, I'm just saying, it works out conveniently to where we all win!).
So we'll save $10 per set without the coat, which will cover the $8 cost of renting shoes. Overall, not bad. Plus, my dad and brother will be renting them as well, I just discovered, so we will do a total of 7 tuxes, and I think that may make Calvin's free, I have to double check. At any rate, YAY is what I'm thinking. Calvin's dad and brother, and my dad and brother will cover their own suits, so we just have to cover Calvins, and two of his groomsmen, for around $200. Not bad at all.

forever21 has my heart forever

I found the PERFECT hair accessories! The bridesmaids will be in aqua, to complement my pale pink dress, and these hair accessories come in the same colors! I was thrilled to see the pink, then I clicked on another color and gasped aloud when I saw the color of my bridesmaid's dresses! Basically, it will be that all of my accessories will be aqua, and all of their accessories will be pink, so we switch, you see?

And I haven't told you the greatest part! okay, so I'm the biggest cheapskate on some things. I HATE paying nickel-and-dime stuff, including shipping, fees to use debit cards, etc. It's a little pointless because I usually even it out driving around to a member bank to withdraw money so I don't have to see a $2 hit in my bank account. Anything that theoretically I could avoid by working a little harder (ie. driving up to SPOKANE to pick these up instead of paying $5.95 for something that weighs less than an ounce) drives me crazy, even if it could cost more. Thanks mom. So I googled Forever 21 free shipping code. And whaddaya know? The code SURVEY worked!! "You have qualified for free shipping" are the six words that MADE MY DAY. So I got two more sets of these, and it was STILL cheaper than it would have been with shipping! Score!


So the last time I posted corresponds pretty closely with the last time I had time (ie. didn't have a job). I work at the Lewiston Tribune now and I LOVE my job, but it is time-consuming. Plus, my computer broke for a while AND we don't have internet at Calvin's family's property.

is it of any surprise to you that my wedding plans are drastically different now, 4 months later?

Here's the for sure (no, really this time, like deposits are paid and done and gone)
What: A tiny 30-ish-person wedding
When: Sept. 11-12 (overnight, most will stay at the inn, but it is smaller so a few people may have to stay in hotel rooms in Orofino)
Where: The High Country Inn in Ahsahka (near Orofino, about an hour from Lewiston, Idaho)
Theme: a little bit country, with a little bit rock 'n' roll
Colors: variations on blue and pink, ranging from aqua and pale pink to bold blue and fuschia.
Flowers: Roses, various colors
Maid of Honor: Rachell
Matron of Honor: Stacy
Junior Bridesmaids: Lexi, Neesha, Hewekse (they are all MAYBE because I can't ever find them to try on their dresses!!)
Flower Girl: Dominique
Ring Bearer: Darius
Mini Flower Girl: Olivia
Mini Ring Bearer: Lewis

We will be serving a full dinner on Saturday after the ceremony, followed by roasting marshmallows, and then retiring to bed. Sunday morning, we will be treated to a delicious home-cooked meal from Jo, the proprietor of The High Country Inn.

A reception for people in Spokane (Lindsey's side of the equation) will take place Friday, Sept. 17 at the Spokane North Stake Center on Regina Ave. The theme will be Alice in Wonderland.

A barbecue will be held for Calvin's side the week after THAT, Sunday, Sept. 26.