Sunday, March 12, 2006

If you need me...

When I went to meet a seamstress for alterations last week -a freakin' two-hour drive thanks to traffic- another bride stopped by to pick up her dress while I was finishing up. She was getting married this weekend (in Vegas) and was just a bundle of questions.

"When are you getting married?"
"How long have you been engaged?"
"What do you do?"
"What does your fiance do?"
"How are you going to wear your hair?"
"What kind of jewelry are you wearing?"
"What about shoes?"
"What size are you?"
"Wanna see my dress!?!?!?"

Don't get me wrong - I love talking about wedding stuff as much as the next bride, but the rapid-fire questions were a bit much. Amidst all the questions, I learned that her fiance's name is Brett. And then I learned that her name is Annette! Brett and Annette! A couple more N's and they'd be Brent and Nanette!

With 26 days left to the wedding, I've gotten tons done, but still have lots and lots to do!

My to-do list:
Oven rental for caterer
Decide on alcohol at reception
Brent's clothing (shoes, shirt and tie)
Ring engraving
Placecards (I can't decide what to do, and I can't really work on these until I get all the RSVPs back)
Seating chart (again, gotta wait until I know who's coming)
Table numbers (once more, gotta wait until I know how many people are coming)
Put dad's pic in locket (to be part of my bouquet)
Label butterflies with names (to honor deceased family members in our floral arch)
Finalize programs with Jenn
Provide "must play" and "do not play" lists to DJ
Finish writing vows
Review vows with Brent's dad, who is marrying us, and convince him NOT to cry. (Apparently he was crying after seeing action/adventure film, 16 Blocks, which didn't necessitate tears! Brent and I are screwed!)
Dress alterations/fittings (two more)
Final payments to vendors
Final meetings with vendors (florist, photographer, day-of coordinator, caterer)
Track down remaining RSVPs (We've only received about 70 of the 170-something we invited! Deadline is this Saturday!)
Marriage license (getting it this week)
Plan bridal luncheon
Guestbook (I can't decide what to do!)
Gifts for flower girls (I bought them some Bridal Barbies, but I want to make a little kit of things to keep them busy at the wedding - coloring books, paper dolls, etc.)
Gifts for groomsmen
Thank-you notes for gifts we've received (Lots of AWESOME stuff already, including the creme brulee set from Jen!)

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." - Germaine Greer


  1. I love your idea of labeling the butterflies in your floral arch!

  2. Sounds like your wedding will be awesome! You sure are putting a lot of work into will definitely pay off:)

  3. That is a humongous list! Good thing you are so organized :-)

  4. "Do not play list" - Bon Jovi.
    Oops, did I say that out loud??
    I'm kidding.

  5. Every time I read your blog as of late, I have massive deja vu. And I have to say, I am so glad I am past that part of getting married, all the small details. If you're not careful, you can drown in those details. Don't drown, and remember that all those teeny tiny things you're lamenting about now? They won't mean much because you'll be so caught up in the moment that is your wedding. It'll just be all about you and Brent!

    Glad you like the creme brulee stuff! I figured something quirky like that would be perfect from us foodie snobs! Enjoy!

  6. Oven rental!? Doesn't the caterer do that themselves? Sheesh. What a lot of work. Sorry.

  7. that is so funny with the name thing :)

  8. That's a whole lot of work, but I know you will handle it all with grace!

    Good luck!