Hi guys! I'm glad you enjoyed learning about Tina in the last post! Isn't she a pretty crazy inspiration? That may actually be an understatement. ;) Finally. Finally!!!!!
On Friday afternoon, Greg and I finalized our wedding venue deposit.
Have you guessed which venue we decided to go with?
*Drum roll please....*
The stairs that I get to walk up before the "big reveal" :P And it's under that roof where we say our vows
We chose the Menifee-Lakes Country Club, indeed! If you couldn't tell from that post just how ecstatic and happy I was, then let me tell you now that I am so grateful and relieved that God provided with the venue. Do I hear "phews" out there? :D Oh, maybe that's just my "phew".
So conclusively, we went with Menifee due to the amazing and affordable price, and you truly get your bang for the buck with this place. For a great buffet menu plus the rental fee of both the ceremony and reception, you pay less than $10,000.
I know that may seem like a hefty price to pay, but for an outdoor ceremony this isn't bad at all. For an outdoor wedding with so many amenities, it's nearly impossible to pay so "little" here in Cali. After all, everything is more expensive in these parts of the U.S.
Thank you Lord!
And before you click on that X up top and get information overload from me, let me share a few more exciting events.
Emily, me, Susan
My friends (and bridesmaid+MOH) and I went on a bridal gown hunt on Saturday. We were originally going to hit up two stores.
However, last minute I found out that one of the stores' gowns started at the price of $1,000. Of course, I wasn't too impressed with that factor because my budget was originally $800 or less.
We ended up at David's Bridal, and the whole experience was just so amazing! Not only did I find "THE DRESS" at DB, but the gal helping me there was just the most helpful and sweetest assistant ever. I find it to be very important for the bride to be comfortable with the sales associates, because it makes the fitting and dressing experience just that much easier and enjoyable. :D
Now...like I mentioned before, I'm not going to post the photo of the actual dress, but here are some I got to try on!
I promise I wasn't mad/sad wearing this one. I think I was just pensive!
This dress was the one that Lorae (sales associate) suggested for me to try, and we all fell in love with it! I really thought that this was going to be the one I would choose.
I have always liked simple yet elegant bridal dresses, and this definitely fit those qualities.
However, there was still a "but" about this dress, and there was another one that was $400 off $1300. This particular dress was surprisingly not my usual taste at all! It's a Vera Wang dress, and yes I feel so totally spoiled. I truly do not care about the designer, as long as the dress is pretty and comfortable. Surprisingly, this one really exceeded my former hopes and expectations.
When I wore this gown, I literally felt like a romantic+elegant girl running through a field of beautiful flowers. Hah! But then again, I always think of images like that because I'm such a dreamer. :)
All I can say is, what a blessing to even have this and experience it all.
Finding a dress on the second week is quite bittersweet because most brides would like to prolong and savor that dress fitting experience. But I say, if you find one that is flattering, affordable, and on SALE, go for it.
I highly suggest and recommend David's Bridal if you want to purchase an affordable and breath-taking dress because of their eclectic selection.
I hope you have a beautiful week, and that no matter where we may be in life, that we may see the beautiful in everything--from big things to the small things. Have a week filled with love and strength y'all.
"Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord Your God is with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9~
Thanks for keeping up and celebrating with me in these exciting times!
What was the highlight of your weekend?
If you're married, did you have a good dress shopping experience?
P.S.: Excuse me for my lack of profile picture on the homepage! I had one till a few days ago, but something kind of broke down and I'm still trying to figure out how to put it up there. Let me know if you have suggestions. :D