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Wedding planning has officially begun!

Getting married pregnant, maternity wedding dress

b2aabc35c35436455ab65997fc90e783 Well the time has finally come.  The time to start planning our wedding!  I never in a million years thought that I would be a pregnant bride but here I am, 7 months pregnant and going to marry the father of my children and the most wonderful man I’ve ever met.  We want to get married before the baby comes so we have set the date for next month, which means we have a little less than 4 weeks to plan!  I am a little nervous thinking about all of things that need to be done in such a short amount of time but I think we can do it.  We just sent in our deposit last week to secure the date and venue, and so far we have managed to get our guest list down and have also hired a photographer who is a great friend of ours and owns her own photography business.

 

We are going to keep it very small, just family and close friends since we are on a limited budget due to the baby coming and some home renovations we’re doing to prepare.  So I plan on getting crafty and doing some of the decor myself.  I want to customize some of our glasses that we will use will use for toasts for that evening, and maybe even my bouquet.

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My sister has offered to do my centerpieces.  And I will probably turn to Etsy for a personalized wedding cake topper.  I included some pictures of  things that I have seen so far that I will use for inspiration   I guess looking at all this it seems like we’re going for a more rustic look.

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I think due to the short notice we are going to skip traditional wedding invitations and just setup a wedding website for RSVP’s.  I have also seen some online registries for Wishing Wells, which we may consider since we already have most of everything we need right now in our home.  Any thoughts on this?

And finally to the dress.  I will need to find a find a maternity wedding dress!  Since the ceremony is going to take place outside I will most likely opt out for anything too traditional and keep it cool and summery.  Rick is still on the fence about his attire.  We will have to do some major  planning this week.

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Any tips or advice on planning a wedding in such a short amount of time?

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13 Comments

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    Happy Kids, Inc
    May 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I just wanted to take the time to say “thank you” for linking up on my Bloglovin Blog Hop. I was trying to find a link to your Bloglovin profile, but I didn’t see one on your blog.

    Take care,
    Meg

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    Mommy Melanie
    May 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Hi Meg! Thank you for stopping in! Sorry I must not have had my link up. Here it is, and thanks for following!

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    Lea
    May 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Stopping by to say thank you for your visit. One other thing, if you can, find someone to record the wedding. Even if it’s just a family friend. It will make a world of difference! The day goes by so quickly. I can’t remember half of mine and wish we did record it along with the pictures. Congratulations!!

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      Mommy Melanie
      May 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

      That’s a great tip Lea thanks! We do have a camcorder too, so thanks so much I didn’t really think of that 🙂 Thanks for stopping by I just checked out your blog and am following. Looking forward to reading!

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    alyssa waters
    May 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Congrats on your wedding, cant believe your going through the planning madness while 7months pregnant. I couldn’t imgin being pregnant while planning my wedding.

    Im stopping by from the Bloglovin hop

    Would love for you to stop by mom blog & even follow

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      Mommy Melanie
      May 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Following you Alyssa! Thanks for stopping in! I know, I am crazy, things are crazy right now and I’m exhausted all the time. I just know that if we don’t get married before the baby comes it will be delayed even longer! Hopefully things will calm down after the wedding and I will get at least a month to rest and prepare 🙂

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    Kelly
    May 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my FB page and blog. You are one BUSY lady! I am a wedding coordinator so let me know if you need anything (for free- one blogger to another). Check out some of my wedding ideas on my Pinerest and my planning tips on my blog!

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      Mommy Melanie
      May 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Hi Kelly! That is so awesome you being a wedding coordinator! I will def keep you in mind 🙂 I’m going to check your tips and pins right now!

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    Erika
    May 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Wow – planning a wedding is so exciting – congrats!! I think pregnant women look beautiful in wedding dresses, so I’m sure you will look great:) Thanks for stopping by my blog – I just have GFC as a follow option but I should probably add Bloglovin as it seems really popular these days!

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      Mommy Melanie
      May 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      Thanks Erika! I am hoping I find a dress that I like and fits well too. I saw that you do have a Pinterest so I am following you there 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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    Rachel G
    May 28, 2013 at 5:26 am

    We planned and executed our wedding in two months…so not quite a quickly as you guys are doing it, but still rather efficiently. My advice is that if any of your family or friends volunteers to help with some aspect, take their help! You can’t, and you don’t have to do it all and be in charge of it all. 🙂

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      Mommy Melanie
      May 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks Rachel! It seemed a little overwhelming at first doing it in such a short amount of time, but now that we got a few things already set things are looking better 🙂 Thanks for the advice!

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    Nelly
    June 20, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Many many congratulations for your marriage and I am definitely sure you will have a baby like an angel. That wedding dress of your is really super adorable. You made me remind of my wedding day.

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