My mom came into town last weekend and spent a glorious 24 hours with me. Seriously, it was heavenly. I don't realize how much I miss being around my mom until she's here with me. Mom, want to move to Houston??
The main purpose of her visit was my first dress fitting! EEEKKK! But along we way we managed to hammer out a few other wedding things as well.
ribbons for guest bags
guest book table decor
|Sorry, you won't get to see more than this until the big day! via IG|
Sort of. And wrong, too. Turns out there are so many things I didn't foresee that really can only be handled in the last few months and that's where I am now. According to our website, we have 53 days left. And because lists makes me feel more at ease and more stressed all at once, let's see what's left to do, shall we?
get in all RSVPs come on, people! this waiting game is torture and I really don't want to harass you
figure out final numbers for booze
find an officiant this is all on me, I know!
create seating arrangement
order wedding programs
print and frame family wedding pictures
figure out a guest book
confirm block of rooms at second hotel currently playing phone tag
order rehearsal dinner menus
dancefloor lighting options
find a new babysitting for receptions ours canceled
wedding card receptacle? birdcage? suitcase?
5 weeks prior (February 1-2nd)
give final counts for hair/makeup Feb. 1st
figure out timeline for day of - how/when are we getting to venue? Feb. 1st
final run through meeting with coordinator Feb.1st
finalize cake designs with cake lady Feb. 2nd
decide on bridesmaid jewelry Feb. 7th
arrange transportation with hotel Feb.8th
rehearsal dinner dress
3 weeks prior (February 15th)
edit photo list for photographer
finalize alcohol order
2 weeks prior (February 22nd)
give bar menu to venue for chalkboard
freshen up hair cut & color
10 days out (February 26th)
give caterer final count
1 week out (March 1st)
give seating arrangement to venue
finalize music for ceremony/cocktail hour/reception
week of (March 5-7th)
stuff and deliver guest bags to hotels
send in final payments
prepare tips for vendors
So how am I handling all of this?
Currently, I'm sipping on some Starbucks and snuggling with my pups to alleviate some of this stress. I'm reminding myself that I like being busy. That having a plan will help me work through these things on the list. I keep a little notebook in my bag which is where I write all my weddings things - phone calls I made, vendors I spoke with, checklists to do, ideas, and more. In just 53 days, I will be getting married to the man of my dreams. If the seating chart is wrong or we run out of vodka it will not be the end of the world. It won't even ruin my day. The people we love will be there to see us begin this crazy journey together. That is what really matters, and the rest? It's just icing on the yet-to-be-designed cake.
PS - If you can think of anything major that is missing off this list, please tell me!