Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wedding Wednesday!

Little Bit of Class Little Bit of Sass
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Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time to link up with me and Kristyn from Chits & Giggles!

Be forewarned: this post has a lot of exclamation points. (!!!!!)

This week is the week where a whirlwind of super fun wedding events start!
  • July 28: missing a shower in Detroit, but attending another shower in the Chicago suburbs
  • August 3: bachelorette in Chicago
  • August 4: helping the bachelorette do her crafting!
  • August 10: another fun bachelorette in Chicago!
  • August 17: wedding in Chicago!
  • August 24: bachelorette in Cincy!
  • Labor Day weekend: OK no wedding stuff, but fun is in store!
  • September 6: wedding in Columbus!
  • September 7: missing the wedding in Chicago (so so so sad about this!) - but for good reason: I'm helping to plan my high school 10-year reunion in my hometown! We're also meeting our photographer that weekend!

I am SO ready for this!

One more thing! On July 26 we hit a new milestone: 9 months away from our Big Day!!!!!
According to online check lists we have quite a bit to do this month:
  • Get in wedding day shape - working out 4-5 days a week and doing Weight Watchers!
  • Plan reception menu - will do this with the venue at our visit this October
  • Create wedding website - almost finished! I made it myself (with a little help from my friends)! :)
  • Make a list of family wedding customs to possibly incorporate - we will see what our church will allow, but there is a very special and amazing tradition that I would love to do!
  • Finalize wedding guest list - this keeps me up at night...
  • Envision invitations and stationery - I've envisioned, shopped, toyed with doing them myself, etc.
  • Set up florist appointments to discuss options - oh I've discussed. I've discussed at length. I even made not one, but two, documents outlining what we/I want. I'm such a freak. Oh well, we will decide on a florist very soon!
  • Plan ceremony with officiant - will do this with the priest at our visit this October
  • Start registry - started! Can't wait to continue!
  • Search for ceremony musician - oh I already know who I must have performing that day! 
Wow we have some work to do, but this is so fun!

OK, all exclamation points aside, I have to finish this long post with one thought. It's so easy to get wrapped up in all of this fun planning. I know I shouldn't care what all of you think about me, but please rest assured that I make sure every day to take a step back and remember why we're doing this fun planning in the first place: Andrew and I are vowing to be together for the rest of our lives. Yes I'm really excited to celebrate and yes I'm pumped for a honeymoon and to wear my ridiculously amazing gown, but the best part is that after all of this is over, and our wedding is a memory for everyone, I get to look at Andrew as my husband and lifelong partner. God help him. ;)

(I have to end with exclamation points!)


Kristyn said...

Oh my gosh...I am tired just reading everything you are doing coming up. Good.ness!

And you are working out so much more than I am! I need to start getting on the bandwagon. It isn't going to get any easier! Sigh!

Meghan at Champagne & Suburbs said...

You have the busiest schedule coming up! It sounds incredibly fun though. I am currently in talks about our reception menu. It's been kind of difficult to decide what to serve. Good luck with your menu planning!

Olivia said...

I look forward to this post every week! And yay for knocking things out on the to do ya!

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

Oh my goodness!! You're so amazingly busy!!!

I need to get on our wedding website / the guest list keeps me up at night too. What if people stop being friends or I get really close to someone in the next few months? AHHHH.

In all seriousness, I should probably look at my online checklist and get on a few more things.

Thanks for the reminder - and have an amazing time!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Love this! Love how excited you are about not just your own wedding but everyone else's! And I like that you're taking that step back everyday and keeping your eye on the prize (yep, Andrew = prize haha). That's a good perspective to have!


Xenia Olivia said...

Thanks for recommending your link up! :)



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Betsy Transatlantically said...

girl, you TOTALLY deserve all those exclamation points! thanks for reminding me about the link-up - can't wait to go meet these girls :)