Monday, May 28, 2007

Wedding Ups and Downs

Ups
(there are corresponding Downs below)
1. I bought a sample dress. I saved about $5,000 on my dream dress! It was the first dress I tried on and I still love it every time I look at it.
2. I had the test trials for my hair and makeup, both made me feel like a million dollars for my bridal portraits.
3. I found the most beautiful invitations to my bridesmaid luncheon and they came in early.
4. We had fans made for the wedding (remember I'm getting married in the South in an unairconditioned church). They turned out perfect!
5. I am doing the Martha Stewart cake in light pink with white hydrangeas and light pink ribbon. 6. My future mother-in-law said we could use all of her flowers from the rehearsal dinner and they would be in green and white!
7. My florist is amazing! She is reasonable and she is going to a great job. We are doing large balls of white hydrangeas that will hang from the ballroom ceiling.
8. My wedding matches and huggies arrived!
9. My fiance's family in Memphis is throwing us a dinner party in two weeks. It is going to be wonderful!
10. My bachlorette party is this upcoming weekend at my parent's beach house! My 21 year old sister is planning it. Watch out!
11. We sent out about 270 invitations. I LOVE getting the response cards in everyday. The notes people write on the back of them are so sweet. I am so honored that so many of our friends are going to make the trip to be with us on our special day.
12. I've lost about 12 lbs since January on Weight Watchers. I feel great!
13. We had my band made. It matches my engagement ring and has diamonds all around. I can't wait to see it.
14. I am homeless and unemployed and it is highly underrated!
15. I'm getting married in 5 weeks to the man of my dreams and I'm moving to Manhattan to start an amazing adventure!!!!!
16. I'm a very lucky girl and I just want to make sure there is one more up than down! =)


Downs
1. My sample dress had a small rip when I bought it. I had my seamstress try to repair the rip. We had to have the dry cleaned and the rip re-ripped. Now I have to figure out what to do. The small rip is at the base of the zipper and the material of my dress is silk organza. We are having a couple of seamstresses look at it to figure it out. My Mom suggested adding a bow...to my butt!
2. A bird shit on the same panel where the rip is during my bridal portraits (oh...yes...it did!!!)
3. My name was spelled wrong. Oops. AND, my Mom signed off on the proof. The lady that named me, spelled my name wrong. Oops! =) Love you Mom!
4. There are about 250 of them and we need to put them together (just somehow glue the stick to them...not sure what type of glue to use)
5. My baker said I need to find a special kind of ribbon that will not get "greased" by the butter cream frosting. Not sure where I find this said ribbon. Any ideas?
6. The green she has chosen is going to be a very bright lime green...does not go with other flowers so we can't use them.
7. Her shop is about an hour from my house and I spent about 3 1/2 hours there twice!
8. They sent them to my old house which is 4 hours north of my parent's house. The girl that bought my house gave them to a mutual friend of ours and she was supposed to bring them to me last week. Huggies are still M.I.A.
9. They spelled my name wrong too. (My name is really not that complicated!) Oh, well...they got it right on the envelope.
10. I have 12 bridesmaids and 4 of them can't make it because they live too far away. I'm going to miss them a lot. I wish they could be there with me.
11. To my Mom and Dad's dismay a lot more people are coming than we thought would come. But, there is still time for "Nos," the cards aren't supposed to be back to us until the 30th of this month. Isn't that sad that we get excited about Nos? I know anyone who has been a bride understands this daily ritual.
12. Most of my clothes don't fit because I dropped 2 dress sizes in some clothes! Guess I have to go shopping...too bad I don't have a job!
13. It was supposed to be ready a month ago and the guy STILL doesn't have it done. I should have it this week, I hope.
14. I miss having a schedule. I don't get as much done now that I don't have a job. I REALLY miss my house. It is complicated floating from my parent's house to wherever else we have to be. I can't wait to be settled.
15. I'm getting married in 5 weeks! Ahhh! Someone help me put the out of town bags together and the wedding weekend programs and the fans and the bridesmaid luncheon invites and the... Oh my God, I'm moving to NYC. I'm scared out of my mind! Saying goodbye to friends and family is really tough. Everything is so bitter sweet right now. =)

5 comments:

Britt said...

Oh good luck with everything!! I understand exactly what you mean about getting excited about "Nos" - Its an exciting and bittersweet time, but I'm just trying to focus on the fun of the wedding & honeymoon (trying despite my ridiculous to-do lists!)

sarah said...

We totally understand the part about getting nos. When we invited 576 people, my mom kept saying, well only 250 will come. I knew that she was dreaming. Everytime we get more Yes responses, I feel really bad for them! We are at 300+ and only 5 days to go! :)

sisters with style said...

Everything is going to be great! It will all come together and be just perfect--I know it! Good luck!

amanda said...

MMM, so funny. This could have been my list. I did a sample too-and my lace was a bit torn, should have been easy to repair, but not so much.

Your cake sound similar, but I didn't know I needed special ribbon. My baker didn't tell me this!

My bachelorette party is this weekend too! Two of my bridesmaids aren't coming. You're a much better sport about it than I am today.

It took us forever to get no responses and we were starting to panic, but they're finally coming in. No where near the 30% everyone assured us about though.

Something You! said...

Don't stress! Everything will work out, no worries. As far as the ribbon for the cake, our baker backed the ribbon with scotch tape to protect it from the icing staining it- a very easy solution that you can talk to your baker about. Keep Smiling!

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