Thursday, September 12, 2013

Single Digits.

In nine days I'm getting married.  NINE DAYS. 

I'm getting really excited and also flipping out.  Did I mention that it's hotter than it's been all summer here?


Regardless of whether not I am going to slowly burn in the fires of hell, the wedding will go on.  I hope.

I'm just bummed that my beautiful, fall wedding is probably not going to happen.  Instead, I will be dealing with extreme flop sweat and shoes that probably slide of my feet in a puddle of rain.  WEEP. 

As much as I have unknowingly procrastinated, I'm pretty excited that things are starting to come together.  I put together a schedule for the DJ, and am finishing up an email to the photographer today. 

There are SO many things that I'm sure I'm forgetting.  However, I do know after showing up a week early for dress rehearsal, that my dentist appointment is today.

It's raining for the first time in multiple months, so plants are probably going to be all green and lush just in time for wedding photos.  RIGHT?!

Right.

NINE DAYS.  Holy shit, give me your best tips.  I need them.  Also, I need to lose 2 inches per arm in a week.  Doable, right?

Not.


STUFF TO BUY
  • Wedding Jewelry - Etsy pair has shipped, but I haven't made a final commitment. 
  • Garter - ain't got time.
  • Guest Book - still haven't decided on anything
  • Finalize Flower-Girl Dresses -second order's a charm!
  • Flower Girl Shoes - Target to the rescue...
  • DIY Toasting Flutes - I've got an idea....
  • Bridesmaids Gifts – all ordered, just need to assemble.
  • Rehearsal Dinner Dress - found one, now I just need some accessories and a cute jacket.
  • Cake Stand and Server - borrowing MOH's
  • Gifts for Parents - maybe just write them a sweet card?
PLANNING
  • Videographer.  My dreams are slowly going away here. 
  • Rehearsal Dinner - working on head count
  • Total up RSVPs - waiting on Mr. RH's stragglers.
  • Music List to DJ - maybe finished?  I should probably ask Mr. RH.
  • Rehearsal Dinner Activities
  • Find out if I passed the Natural Family Planning class
  • Update Wedding Website - I did a little work here...
  • Update Registry
  • Find a Makeup Artist -welll..... we're playing it loose and free here.
  • Hair Trial - Wednesday
  • Makeup Trial
  • Second Dress Fitting
  • Meet with Florist and Finalize Flowers, Centerpieces
  • Start to Create Centerpieces - just need to pack them up to be transported
  • Address and Mail Invitations
  • Photo Wish-List for Photographer
  • Bridal Party Transportation from Wedding to Reception - I give up.  No limos for us.  :(
  • Bridal Emergency Kit – put it together. 
PRE-WEDDING
  • Bachelorette Party
  • Bridal Shower 
  • Shower Thank-You-Notes
  • Moving Into Newlywed Apartment
  • Get Marriage License
  • Have Lace Bolero/Wrap (required by church) Tailored - I need to try this on NOW.
  • Order Engagement Photo Canvas - no idea if these will actually arrive on time.  I feel like the 1 day holiday is actually going to make them late
  • Confirm Rehearsal with Priest, Bridal Party
  • Wedding Day Itinerary and Schedule (for family and bridal party)
WEDDING
  • Choose Readings for Ceremony
  • Write personalized “intentions” for ceremony. 
  • Find Ceremony Readers, Gift Bearers
  • Pick Ceremony Musicians, Music - met with some musicians last night, waiting on a call back from one today.  
  • Ceremony Programs
  • Say “I Do”
  • Verify Getaway Car Transportation
RECEPTION
  • Candy Bar – find labels for jars
  • Tasting for Reception Venue
  • Head Count and Final Menu to Caterer 
  • Seating Chart, Escort Cards
  • Kid-Friendly Reception Entertainment
  • Make “Card Box” for Reception - ordered a mailbox to decorate... it's arriving today!
  • Order Sparklers for Sparkler Exit
  • Coordinate who will be responsible for gifts after wedding - MOH's parents, my dad
  • Tips for Staff
POST-WEDDING-LIFE
  • Honeymoon - booked plane tickets.... 
  • Need to Book a Car for the week...
  • Arrange for Tuxes to be Returned 
  • Thank You Notes


Welp, excuse me I'm drowning in busy.  GOTTA RUN.

xx

7 Classy Comments:

denise said...

Tip #1 make your plans then turn them over to someone trustworthy and enjoy!

Tip #2 remember things can and do go "wrong" but it will make the day more memorable--it's not really about a wedding but a marriage and waking up as husband and wife forever. The wedding is the sprinkles on top. Best of luck!

Caitlin said...

It's SO soon!!! I hope the weather cools down for you soon. This weekend is supposed to settle down a bit, so hopefully by next weekend you'll have more of a Fall wedding than you hoped!

EEEEEEEEEEEK

Meg @ write meg! said...

And I'm worried it's going to be too cold for an enjoyable fall wedding outdoors in November! Sigh.

Thinking of you and know that everything is going to go beautifully! Sounds like you have a great handle on things and, as I just told my sister, what doesn't get done just doesn't get done. At the end of the day, no matter what, you'll be married: and that's what really matters!

But really, everything will be great. :)

mangovino said...

This weather is just a freak thing - forecast is a LOT cooler so don't worry.

I'm soooooo glad you're doing the mailbox thing - it's so easy and mine turned out AMAZING! 9 days - eek!

Enjoy every last drop of craziness before the Big Day. It's going to be awesome!!

Leigh said...

9 days?! Getting so close! Can't wait to hear/read all about it

Sweet Simplicity said...

Ahhhh, it's so close! I can't wait to read all about it.

Jeanie said...

Your list is lookin' good!

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