A lot more got done

Picking out bridesmaids dresses was the most fun. On a thursday just Holly and I went to Rainbow Bridal in Hamilton to take a look and they had a lot of dresses we liked. The funny part was that in the change room next to us the ladies were also searching for bridesmaid dresses and everytime I came out to model a dress they loved it too and had to try it on after me. Since we were taking tonnes of pictures this worked out to our advantage because I could stand beside the very nice woman in a gown I liked and see how different gowns went together. How lucky is that? We narrowed it down to 5 after hours of discussion. The next Saturday Amy, Renata and Rick's mom Ela came out to try on the 5 we selected. Again after hours of discussing I picked one that I thought would look good on everyone and decided to alternate the colours. But which colour? On Sunday Holly went back with me to order her dress and I managed to get a swatch of the colour take it outside and look at it to be sure it was what I wanted. Yes I'm a perfectionist about this stuff and agonize over every detail.

Next came the flowers. I've never known an industry to have such conflicting information. Yes we can get tulips in September. No we can't get tulips in September. Yes we can get tulips but we can't say whether they will be fuchsia or pale pink. Hydrangeas will wilt for sure if they are not in a holder. Hydrangeas will wilt if they are not hand tied and kept in water. Hydrangeas will not wilt at all if they are high quality. Who am I suppose to believe? I'm still negotiating with the florist I chose. Who knew flowers would be the hardest part.

Rick had much better luck picking out the tuxes. He and all the guys are going to look very James Bond like. Now he just needs to find a bow tie (everything provided at the shop is clip on) and a shirt.

We've also had the Sheraton Hamilton set aside a block of rooms if anyone wants to stay the night. You can book rooms online by going to
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/drebenstedtrudy
 It was the most logical choice as it is directly (I'm talking linked with a bridge) across the street from the Art Gallery of Hamilton.  So you can just stagger across the street and up to your room hopefully without falling.....well the night will be open bar you know and we want everyone to have a blast.

Speaking of having a blast, Amy has booked my bachelorette party weekend at her family cottage! It's going to be so much fun! I've been going there every year since I was in my early twenties, it's awesome and Amy's family has been great in allowing me to rent it myself these past few years.

Right now I have to think about invites, guest lists, rings and other accessories. 

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