This was probably the most stressful wedding-related weekend yet. I can only hope that the next 39 days won't get too nuts. (I know, I know - that's just crazy talk!)
First, my future in-laws decided to butt heads with us about our honeymoon registry. All I'm gonna say is that Brent and I pacified them by taking it off our wedding website, but he and I were really upset by their approach to the situation.
Second, I took my wedding dress in for alterations and they quoted me a price for alterations that's not that much less than what I paid for my dress! I have some calls and e-mails out to get estimates from other tailors, but I do need extensive work done because my dress is at least two sizes too big and may end up having to pay the high costs. Apparently weight loss has its drawbacks.
Third, I was working on our wedding program and came across this poem.
Lovingly Remembered, Sadly Missed…
If Roses Grow in Heaven
Lord please pick a bunch for me
Place them in my Father's arms
And tell him they're from me.
Tell him I love him and miss him,
And when he turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon his cheek
And hold him for awhile.
Because remembering him is easy,
I do it every day,
But there's an ache within my heart
Because I'm missing him today.
I'm not religious and am not going to use this in the program as I've had to carefully choose how I can honor my deceased father without putting a damper on a celebratory day. Having said that, coming across the beautiful poem jarred me a bit and reminded me how our big day won't be the same without him there.
On the lighter side of wedding plans, we saw our centerpiece sample on Sunday and it was absolutely stunning - better than I had imagined! We also figured out what we're doing for table numbers, although now my plans for placecards aren't going to work. We're also working on our vows.
And my mother? Oh, my mother. She's probably the most clueless mother of the bride ever, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I've had to call her so many times to remind her to book a hotel room for her trip to LA this weekend as well as the room for the nights around my wedding. And I asked her if she knew where we were registered. Her response? "Um, Target?" Actually, as much as I love Target, we didn't register there. (I've heard so many horror stories about their registry.) "Uh, Bed Bath & Beyond?" Yup. I also added Crate and Barrel. "We don't have those here!" (in my hometown). "People can order online," I reminded her. "Ohhhhhh." I told her after we got engaged that she only has two duties related to our wedding - make sure my brother doesn't embarass me (by doing/wearing something stupid at/to the wedding) and to know where we're registered in case people ask. I better send her a JCrew catalog to pick out an outfit for my brother.
Have I mentioned that our bridal party has been amazing? They've been so supportive, thoughtful and fun! I can't wait for my shower (a tea party) and bachelorette party (bowling, dinner and singing at a piano bar) this weekend! Brent is having his bachelor party on Saturday night, too. No strippers for either of us. Eeeewwww.....
So, in closing, I'm sorry about all the wedding-related talk, but that's all I got right now. I'll be on the lookout for better blogging fodder, I promise!
Maebe: Do you guys know where I could get one of those gold T-shaped pendants?
Michael: That's a cross.
Maebe: Across from where?
- Arrested Development