how to plan a wedding in 6 months flat: week 9

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This week was my birthday and Christmas, so I didn’t spend all that much time on the wedding. Nevertheless, I am still plugging away. It always makes me feel better when I feel like I have done nothing, but somehow have some sort of accomplishment to type into the space below!

how to plan a wedding in 6 months flat: week 9

  • Pin invitations: get ideas! do you want formal? informal? rustic? elegant? simple? complicated? there are so many options! since we are getting married outdoors, we are going with a slightly more “rustic” invitation.
  • order wine from vineyard/venue (if applicable). our venue is a vineyard, and we had the option of choosing between four wines. we chose our favorite white and red. I wrote that check and we are ready to go!
  • begin researching rehearsal dinner spots: first go through your guest list and get a guesstimate as to how many friends and family might attend the dinner, then inquire and secure some quotes from different locations.
  • and last, but certainly not least… cake tasting! 

Cake tasting was by far my favorite thing we did this week! Seriously… what’s not to love? Free cake. In a massive selection of flavors. Not going to lie… I felt a bit sick afterwards! But it was totally worth it and so much fun.

We went to Susie Cakes in Calabasas for our first tasting. We are expecting around 200 guests and are thinking of doing their 3-tiered wedding cake with three flavors: marble (a delicious mixture of vanilla, chocolate, and chocolate chips), vanilla, and red velvet being the smallest top tier. All three tiers will be covered with their vanilla buttercream frosting with a certain texture I like.

Susie Cakes has the most delicious flourless chocolate cupcakes, so we are thinking of doing a bunch of those in addition to the cake with three different options for icing: vanilla buttercream, mocha, and peanut butter. Mmm. Cake.

We have one more tasting at the end of next week scheduled, but let’s just say they have a high standard to meet!

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