February 28, 2009

Bridal Beauty

Bridal beauty tips from theKnot.com

Shoes

DanceShoes4U.com $99.95 free shipping

Wedding Favors

Custom Labels from Beau-Coup.com

Green wedding favors, personalized seed packets, bulbs, tree seedlings





Cherry blossom fans also from Beau-Coup



Engagement Guest Book


We were fortunate to have terrific photographer friends who took our engagement pictures around the Capital Region. We designed and oryered our book from Blurb.com which offers free book creation software. The hardcover book was beautiful and professionally made and the software is also easy to use. You can also use code (NEWBLURB) for 20% off your entire order.

Some other options for engagment guest books:

Apple Photobook, $29.95 for hardcover book, have to buy the iPhoto software first

Shutterfly leather $39.95, suede or cloth $29.95

Snapfish



February 11, 2009

Remaining Items to do

  • Book Florist - in progress
  • Book hair and makeup - in progress
  • Buy/make veil and tiara
  • Decide on location for getting ready - need to know from hair/makeup
  • Get engagement pictures - round 1 tentatively 3/7/09
  • Make guest book from engagement pictures
  • Assemble and send invitations - in progress
  • Finalize ceremony procedures
  • Make programs
  • Get flower girl and attire and accessories
  • Get ring boy and attire and accessories
  • Get or make gift card box or bird cage
  • Book videographer
  • Make or get favors -
  • Reserve or design and make centerpieces
  • Create website - Paul in progress
  • Identify ceremony coordinator - Joy Chen, Nuo Sheng
  • Decide on decorations for church and reception hall, how to incorporate Chinese traditions
  • Buy QiPao
  • Choose song for first dance, start rehearsing - At Last, Etta James
  • Choose playlist for reception music
  • Buy dress for first dance and reception
  • Buy ballroom dance shoes
  • Have engagement party
  • Buy wedding bands
  • Get marriage certificate
  • Buy gifts for attendants, parents, and each other
  • Send Corey list of vendors for church reception

Photography

We've signed the contract with our photographer! They are a husband and wife team, located in Clifton Park, NY. Check out their website: Imagine Portrait Studio.

We chose them because they were fun to talk to which helped us relax.

We also finalized the invitations. We'll keep them a surprise for now, but thanks to Grace and Maggie for making bows!

February 4, 2009

Calendar of Events

To keep track of what we are up to, visit our Google calendar called "PCJZ wedding planning". If you don't have access, please let us know and we will add you!

Veils



February 3, 2009

Tiaras




Invitation Wording

Here are a few wording choices for our wedding invitation, including the one we picked: 

Choice 1:
Together with their parents

Jennifer Zhao
and
Paul Chen
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the sixth of June
Two thousand and nine
at three o'clock in the afternoon
First Reformed Church
8 North Church Street
Schenectady, New York

Choice 2:
How beautiful is the day
that is touched by love...
Together with our parents, we
Jennifer Zhao
and
Paul Chen
invite you to share with us a
celebration of our love
The ceremony will be held at
three o'clock in the afternoon
 Saturday, the sixth of June
Two thousand and nine
at three o'clock in the afternoon
First Reformed Church
8 North Church Street
Schenectady, New York

Choice 3:
Some things are meant to be..
The honor of your presence
is requested as
Jennifer Zhao
and
Paul Chen
are joined in marriage
Saturday, June sixth 
two thousand and nine
at three o'clock in the afternoon at
First Reformed Church
8 North Church Street
Schenectady, New York

Choice 4:
With joyful hearts
we request your presence
at the ceremony uniting
Jennifer Zhao
and
Paul Chen
on Saturday, the sixth of June
Two thousand and nine
at three o'clock in the afternoon
First Reformed Church
8 North Church Street
Schenectady, New York

(Picked) Choice 5:

God has led two lives
to take one path
Jennifer Zhao
and
Paul Chen
together with their families
invite you to share in the joy
of their marriage
on Saturday, the sixth of June
Two thousand and nine
at three o'clock in the afternoon
First Reformed Church
8 North Church Street
Schenectady, New York

Chinese Touch

More Chinese wedding items at China Bridal


Invitation wording in Chinese



謹訂於西曆_________
農曆________________(星期____)

()________()_________ ________________行結婚典禮並於是日下午_______時假座_____________________________酒樓敬備喜筵

恭候

____________時恭候

____________時入席

 

__________________(出喜帖人姓名)

__________________(出喜帖人姓名)

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