Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wedding Wednesday!

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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!

Whew!
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. ;)

Yay!!!
(I have to end with exclamation points!)

7 comments:

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 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 list...love ya!

Raewyn Smith 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!!!!!!!

Maureen Strobel 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 Lau said...

Thanks for recommending your link up! :)

xx

Olivia

Olivia's Choice

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 :)