I had mad cravings for Panera this weekend. I'm not sure if it was the snow or my intense need for tomato soup and asiago sourdough but either way we needed to fix that pronto. We went to the mall on Sunday because 1. there is a Panera 2. I needed to get a gift for a friend and 3. because Belk department store was hosting another engagement registry event. I went to one last fall with my mom and we had such a good time this was an opportunity for R to join in.
I would recommend any engaged girl in the south register for wedding gifts at belk - the customer service is great and they place a lot of emphasis on the individuality of each couple. This event featured a "passport" and each couple had to meet with each vendor before turning it in for the chance at a big prize. We enjoyed demos from Nespresso, Mikasa, Villroy and Bock, Cuisinart, Clinique, Carol Lee, and several local dessert shops, caterers, and florists. They also had a DJ playing and some delicious snacks available.
This was our take home bag - there were several pamphlets for each vendor and a gift card for belk.
They gave out a great groom's gift. R received a new tie, cologne sample, black moleskin notebook and a tear away note pad.
I received a couple of bridal magazines, perfume sample, makeup bag, heart shape cookie cutter, and ink pen.
I won a prize at the raffle! We didn't stay at the event long so we ventured around the mall afterward and they called me to let me know I had a prize waiting for me. This is a tall vase courtesy of Mikasa - I love it! I plan to fill it with lemons and use it as my dining table centerpiece.
R and I registered a while back but we enjoyed visiting our china pattern. We received a belk gift card as one of our shower gifts and we were able to think about what we wanted to use it for. After our mall trip we went to our FINAL meeting with the preacher to review our wedding ceremony. I'm so glad we can send our program to the printer and reading our final ceremony layout with our names in the vows made this whole process very real and very exciting.