We signed the contract with the photographer this morning, so now all the major wedding things are done. The photography will be done by a friend/coworker of mine and her husband, who both do photography on a semi-professional basis. Mostly they sell fancy prints of their stuff and have shows in art galleries, but they are trying to get more into weddings- this is the second one they'll be doing- and they gave us a very very reasonable price. We are getting 3 hours of shooting,'internet quality' photos on a DVD, and then we can order individual high quality edited prints from her website. She also said she can put together smallish wedding albums (around 25 photos) for $50 each, which we haven't ordered yet but we probably will.
Also last week I got a haircut for the wedding and took my dress to a tailor to get it taken in. After I finish writing this I'm going to head downtown to go pick up the dress. I got the haircut 6 weeks in advance becuase every time I get a haircut they cut it too damn short- but this time they cut it just right, so hopefully it'll stay awesome looking until the wedding.
This weekend I made a bunch more center pieces- I have jars for about 6 more, but need more river rocks to go inside, so will probably need to make another trip to the crafty store (yay!)
And I got earrings! When I bought the necklace I'm wearing to the wedding, I told the person who made it that I am wearing it to my wedding- and she responded by making me a matching set of earrings that I got in the mail yesterday, totally free! The kindness of internet strangers is astounding sometimes (and now I don't have to worry about what earrings to wear!)
We are probably going to city hall to get our marriage license a week from Friday. Exciting!!
My to do list is almost done, and we still have 6 weeks to go. That's what I get for being hyperorganized...apart from some very small things, pretty much all that's left is waiting. It's nice that I won't have to stress out for the next 6 weeks (especially given that I've decided to go to a music festival with some of my hippie friends for my 'bacholorette party' the entire weekend before the wedding weekend, and I'll be in Detroit for a conference the weekend before that), but I want the wedding to be happening already dammit!! So excited!
In other news, my (non-religious) brother happened to be in Philly today so we hung out for a couple of hours. He is talking about moving in with his (non-Jewish) girlfriend "maybe at the end of the year" after he moves out of my parents house, and how they also went and looked at engagement rings. I wonder when that info comes out (thus far he has kept his girlfriend completely secret from my parents) if it'll make my parents reassess the way they have treated me and B...or if they will just stop talking to 2 out of 3 of their children.