Monday, February 25, 2013

Double Digit Countdown, Commence

Once again, it's been awhile since I posted last. That seems to have become my typical opener, but I haven't been very good at keeping up. We've been in a bit of a lull lately, believe it or not, considering how little time is left!

A lot of what has been happening but a lot of it is "out of my control" type of stuff. Sharon started working on our bridesmaids and groomsmen's flowers and they are looking wonderful.

Rob and I are both happy with how those are coming along. Myself, Rob, and our parents are getting real flowers. Sharon is also going to decorate the arch for us, aside from two real floral arrangements, and made us decorations for our aisle chairs.

So those will line the aisle, so it should be a pretty affair. Sharon is also going to do our centerpieces too, so those are next on her docket. Everything is getting done and making it feel more and more real. 

Rob, Andy, and I went to Men's Warehouse today too and picked out the tuxes. He and Andy got measured and the deposits for everything in regards to tux rentals is placed. I'm going to be making final jewelry selections next week, so hopefully I can convince myself to stop buying jewelry finally. On Wednesday my mom and I are going to New York Bride and Groom so she can hopefully pick a dress and I can try mine on with all my jewelry and finally decide and stop wasting money. Also, Rob's cousin's daughters who are our flower girls, their dresses are figured out by the looks of it too. So that's great!

We're currently trying to figure out ring bearer, ceremony, wedding rings (still), final meetings with vendors... I don't know. I have a lengthy list, but at the same time it's not too long. More checks and then open, gaping blanks next to most things. So that's good. 

My goal is to have nothing to do the week of except get my nails done and relax. And as of right now, we are on the mark to make that a reality. As much as it felt like sometimes we had so much to do and sometimes so little, it's all come together perfectly so far. I can't believe it. 

Bridal shower invitations went out. Actual invitations are going out in one week. I plan to have them in the mail the first week in March. Hopefully we'll come home from our mini vacation to Las Vegas to a mailbox full of "yes" RSVP's.   

Finally, only 96 days left. Yup, 96. Double Digits. We started at 531 days total and now we're down to 96 days. That's 3 months and 1 week to go. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tireless Details

So it's been a while since my last post. I've been pretty busy with life lately. 

I just spent a week in DC on a conference trip for work as well as being gone the weekend before and after. I got back late Sunday and had an 11 hour work day yesterday. Needless to say, I am pooped and very much so looking forward to a three day weekend.

On the wedding front, things are progressing, but not too much at the same time. Rob and his guys were supposed to go together to get fitted Saturday on their way back from their boys weekend in Potsdam, but they were a few minutes late to the store and couldn't get fitted. So when that gets done is up in the air now. 

We changed directions on centerpieces, again, and I have now committed by buying materials to make them. I need to purchase some more tiger lilies, but it looks like we have the idea nailed down by now. And speaking of centerpieces, I need to email our coordinator about votive candles. I don't remember if they provide them or not. 

My mom ordered us a bunch of stuff too. Favor bags, tulle, and some other decorations type things. We plan to order the favors soon too. And another thing I need my momma's help with will be steaming all the creases and wrinkles out of the linens then rerolling them so they won't crease back up. I also bought different jewelry. I found stuff I liked better for less money so I'm hoping I can maybe sell the jewelry on the Knot classifieds or something. 

Invitations are the next project. We hand delivered a few so far, like to our parents and a few of our attendants. I'm going to make putting together, stuffing and addressing invitations my project for next week so I can have them in the mail during the first week in March. 

But otherwise I think that's about it. Once we hit the three month mark I'll start making final meeting with all our vendors which will be really exciting.

Anyways, as of today there are only 109 days left. Getting dangerously close to the double digit count down now. That's three months, 2 weeks and 6 days left.