Thursday, March 13, 2014

72 Days

Oh hey. So I guess it's 2014, huh? And March. Yep, that happened.

I don't know where January and February went, but they sure flew by. I think all of my energy went to two things: feverishly watching the Olympics and trying to get over my second cold of 2014. I think it is a sign that I need to be in a warm weather climate. Because having one cold a month is simply unacceptable.

Oh, and wedding planning. That's happening.

Because, you see, we have less than 75 days to go. 72, in fact. Most common conversation right now is...

Someone: "I mean, you pretty much have all the big stuff done, right?"
Me: "Yeah, that doesn't really count any more."

Because while there are a number of things that we can't do yet, the planning has definitely picked up. And there are a number of little projects that we need to be doing now so that we don't get too far behind.

Some of our recent accomplishments include:
  • Picking out menswear. Not what I might call exciting, but I survived. And there will be some dapper dudes on May 25th. 
  • Ordering Chris' wedding band. I love what he picked out. Mine's next.
  • My first dress fitting! I'm thankful my dress doesn't need a ton of alterations. Just a little bit of hemming and a tighter strap. 
  • Completing our wedding registries. We decided that we don't need a lot of things, and focused on doing a honeymoon registry through Honeyfund. We do have smaller registries with Crate and Barrel and Kohl's too. But we are SO excited for our trip to London, Ireland and Wales, and appreciate our families and friends who want to share in the experience with us. 
  • Making a million appointments. It has been easier to schedule everything out. Each haircut between now and the wedding. A couple of massages to keep my stress down. Flowers. Food. All the things get their own appointment.
  • Spending monies. Let's be honest. That's a big piece of this whole part of the process. Swiping cards and writing checks. 
  • Planning our rehearsal dinner.
  • Assembling our invitations. This turned out to be one of my favorite projects because it was fun craft time with my friend Claudia. 
  • Buying stamps. Multiple times. Because I lost them. 
  • Setting up premarital counseling. For me, the marriage planning is just as much, if not more important than the wedding planning. More. Definitely more. 
  • Writing our ceremony and picking out readings.
As much as we have done, the To Do List just seems to get longer. And we keep chugging along. And we'll be married at the end, which is the important part. Right?! : )

Just 72 days...

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