Yesterday we met with Tom Mailey of Stewarts and Amy who also works there. We discussed our thoughts on what we wanted and they showed us our budget. They will cater the reception with Stewart's food, which really isn't that bad. I'm sure the kids will enjoy the hotdogs! They gave us a $100 allowance toward flowers and an additional $100 toward a cake. I might have to supplement the flower allowance with some wildflowers as flowers are very expensive. I have a pretty good idea what look or theme I am going for. I am thinking a wildflower/butterfly type theme as the cake I want is decorated that way. Here is a PICTURE
of the one I want. 2nd page #229 Butterfly garden. I have never seen a cake so pretty. I am planning on going to David's bridal to get measured or else measure myself and get a dress off e-bay or craigslist or a clearance rack! I don't want a fancy wedding dress. Something simple but pretty. Rich wants to buy a suit or rent a tux. We also have to get one for his son. Travis has a suit he can wear. Karl will have to get a light gray one to match Travis or we are going to have a really mismatched wedding! Also for the best man. Sarah will get a dress with a similar color to my maid of honor. I am picking my friend Barbara. So I have alot of work to do and ordering to do!
Stewarts is going to set up a tent off to the side of the plaza we are getting married at. It is near the woods and very quiet. I guess a local newspaper and also a TV news channel has caught wind of this and may do stories! So we may be on TV getting married! The condo in Lake Placid sounds great. It is right upstairs from the Stewarts shop there and has 3 bedrooms, a huge family room etc... I guess we can sleep in a different room each night! I am so excited about this. Linda