1. Ask Bridesmaids/Maid of Honor to be in the wedding
2. Find a DJ
3. Work with venue to plan tastings with possible caterers
4. Schedule a few wedding dress shopping extravaganzas
Numbers 1 and 4 really go hand-in-hand because I want my girls to be there with me for advice and also so that we can find a bridesmaids dress as well! I have been researching like crazy and I wanted to ask: Does anyone have suggestions for bridal dress shopping venues? I am on a budget so I can't go too crazy, but I also want to find the perfect dress. I tried on a few styles at a David's Bridal out in Arizona and I have a good sense of what I want. I would love an a-line gown with a Sweetheart neckline. Like this one:
I have heard of Fifi's, Jasmine, 826, and a few others, but I need to narrow down the list. I want something in/near Chicago. Help!
I also have big plans for popping the "Will you be my bridesmaid/maid of honor?" question. However, I am still working on that and I don't want to ruin the surprise! I can't wait to show you what I've been doing, but we will have to wait for a future episode of Wedding Planning Wednesday!