I am actually pretty impressed with how much of the wedding planning I have done already - and it hasn't even been a week and a half!
This is a beautiful image of the wedding dress I chose. It is handmade by Erin of Bridal Bliss Designs on Etsy. I knew I wanted a handmade wedding dress, that was something that was important to me and the second I saw this dress I knew it was perfect! I can't wait until it's made and I can try it on!
We also have our venue booked. We went with a place called Occasions by the Bay located nearby. They are wonderful. Everything is included -- setup, cleanup, ceremony held outside, reception inside, 3 course dinner, late night snacks, 5 hour bar service. It was such a beautiful place, and completely budget friendly compared to other venue quotes I have received in the last couple of weeks!
Other things that are done: bridesmaid dresses were chosen and ordered, flowers (not including centerpieces), officiant, photographer, invitations, veil, shoes.
One thing I need to get settled this week is the DJ. That is one thing that I didn't realize how expensive it would be to our wedding budget. I've received a few quotes, but I'm waiting to meet with people to figure it all out.
The problem is, that we live in a fairly small city -- the closest major cities are just over 2 hours on each side, so there aren't a lot of options for different services around here!
Anyway, I am having the time of my life planning everything and cannot wait until our big day. Just thinking about spending the rest of my life with my best friend makes me smile!
Edited to Add: I didn't mention, we had to change the wedding date due to our chosen venue being booked. We are now having our wedding on April 20th, 2013 instead of May 11th, 2013!