Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Getting Ready for the Do You Takes


This coming Saturday is my cousin's big wedding. All four of us are in the wedding. So, yes, things have been a little crazy trying to get everything ready. I've been making sure the boys were fitted, picking up their tuxes and making sure they have the right socks and shoes. AP and I have been fitted and refitted and finally have our dresses steamed and ready to wear. We have the right shoes and AP has just the right tights. We all have rehearsal dinner outfits planned, even down to a new matching bow :) (for AP not me). Wedding gift has been purchased, but not wrapped. Hair appts have been made. My mom and sis and their crews will be here late Thursday night so I am trying to tie up loose ends before then.


Today was spent on a search for winter dress shoes for C. His foot is THREE sizes bigger than it was last fall/winter. I went to NINE stores today and left empty handed. I couldn't find a decent winter dress shoe in a size 13 to save my life. I got a few suggestions from my Facebook friends and will try that tomorrow. I also still need to figure out what to do with AP's hair in the wedding. She is the flower girl and has a flower halo to wear. The problem is that her hair is so fine that I have no idea how I am going to attach the flowers. There is no way bobby pins would stay. Any suggestions? Maria, I thought about trying sponge rollers like you did with Ellie.

3 comments:

amberlee said...

For my cousins wedding, my niece was the flower girl- her hair is fine and about the same length as AP's (maybe a little longer. We curled it with a spiral curling iron all the way around and then braided two small pieces from the front and pulled them back. The braids were actually covered by the flower wreath once we put it on, but then we had something for the bobby pins to grab ahold of (the braids). Maybe something like that would work for AP.... ??

Maria said...

I like the braids idea, but I wonder with how fine her hair is if it will stay -- maybe if it's done wet it would. The sponge rollers worked great for us. Do a "test run" beforehand so you can get a feel for how many you'll need. Best price on them was at Deals where I got them 6 (or 8??) for $1. Keep them in until right before so the curl won't fall out. Can't wait to see you guys on Friday (and all your fam too!!).

Lori said...

I know it sounds barbaric, but years ago when my niece was in a wedding and her hair was fine, we used pieces of velcro. Yep, velcro. With AP's hair color, you could eaisly get some black velcro, cut little strips for the top of the halo and the underside and keep it in. It didn't hurt my niece's hair (unless she pulled) and it kept her crown on for most of the night...