Wedding Blog: The Month of Final Details

After all of the big decisions we made for our wedding, we needed to etch out every last detail to ensure everything will happen smoothly on Sunday. Just knowing the wedding is so close is quite the scary yet exciting thought.

Sounds to GoConfirming the Major Details

The last month has been all about meetings and confirmations with our major vendors. The one I remember most is meeting our DJ at Sounds to Go since:

  1. Their business card changed.
  2. My house and new wave music choices got vetoed. I sneaked a song or two I really wanted on there though.
  3. He seemed like a nice guy.

We also coordinated with him about the order people are entering in, as we coordinated with Love & Light Photographs about the photography schedule for the day that included buying an extra hour because we just have too much time in the whole process.

Then, there was the final meeting at Galloping Hill Golf Course, which was nice to see everything coming to fruition and not having a lot of “wedding crap” in my living room. And arranging the favors at a separate location, which I’m not spoiling.

There’s also First Class Limousines who were pretty curt to my fiancee in confirming the time since they insist on trying to drive people to the venue so early, bringing the centerpieces & other “wedding crap” to River Dell Flowers, Beth picking up the wedding paper (new term I learned) from Holland Designs & Beth trying on her wedding dress several times at Bijou Bridal in Paramus NJ.

The bridesmaids also received their dresses from Here Comes the Bridesmaid and they used the wrong size chart for their dresses. That means that they didn’t fit right, even to the extent where one girl had to get a refund & rush order a new dress from elsewhere. Good thing I got my suit months ago. For another wedding.

Bijou Bridal Paramus NJ Here Comes the Bridesmaid

Good thing I got my suit months ago. For another wedding.

Getting the Gifts

This was a pretty straightforward process throughout. We knew what we wanted to get people, but I’m not spoiling it here. We did a variety of things for our wedding party, ranging from going out & buying things at a retailer to ordering things online (ex. Embroidery by Linda on Etsy) & getting things custom made (ex. Things Remembered in Edison NJ).

Embroidery by Linda Things Remembered Edison NJ

Rock Your Hair StudiosGroom’s Haircut

Yes, this counts folks. I wanted to ensure my hair looked perfect for the wedding. Instead of going to some second-rate chain that I only use because I get coupons in the mail, I decided to go to a more upscale location.

I chose Rock Your Hair Studios LLC, which is right by my job. I got my haircut last week since I wanted to get over the first week hair shock I experience. Lauren was quite helpful in doing my hair the way I wanted to.

She was skeptical at first and then understood as my hair got buzzed and scissored off. She made sure it would look good for the big day. I think it was worth the extra money to make sure it was right and not put to chance by the stylist working that night at the places I usually go.

Iannelli DiamondsWedding Band Field Trip

We went into the city a while ago to pick out our wedding bands at the same place where I got the engagement ring: Iannelli Diamonds. Unfortunately, the wedding band did not fit properly due to fingers swelling up in the heat (we shopped for bans in like March).

The solution: we had to drive into Manhattan & have them use a machine to stretch it a bit. It now works, so crisis adverted (for now).

ButtonwilloeCake Topper

We wanted a special cake topper and we saw one we really liked that was created by Buttonwilloe. We honestly forgot about this until the last minute, so we were a bit panicked when we realized that we didn’t order this important detail yet.

Thankfully, Buttonwilloe came through and got us our cake topper in very little time.

Pink Blossom Goods????????????

This whole wedding has me so stressed out, I don’t remember what exactly we used Pink Blossom Goods for. I don’t feel like asking my fiancee, but I’m not sure if it’s a gift or other wedding paper (there’s my expanding vocabulary again).

Either way, we got the business card in the mail, so I added it to my collection.

**Update** Pink Blossom Goods made the customized door hangers I wanted for our hotel guests. They turned out great!

Tell me about your final month wedding happy or horror stories in the comments below or on Twitter @ChrisKeuling!

Business Card Count: 30,504


  1. Hi, found your blog and interesting collection of business cards! Mine is the unknown — Pink Blossom Goods. I made paper door hangers for you and Beth to give your out-of-town wedding guests: Hope this helps, and hope your wedding was an amazing experience!

    • Yes, now I remember. It was such a stressful time and oddly enough, I was the one who was animate about getting door hangers! Thanks for your help & my wedding was an amazing experience.

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