Friday, August 28, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Crazy Wedding Planner Continued.....!!

So, the thing is, you (or maybe it's just me) really don't realize all of the details that go into planning a wedding, until you are in the midst of it. There are sooooo many things/details to think about and decide upon.

I guess I was clueless on wedding planning because a lot of things came to me as a surprise, like choosing a song to cut the cake to, or a song to do the "dollar dances" to, or whether or not to introduce the bride and grooms parent's before the reception begins, at dinner, or before the bridal party dance (which by the way, you are supposed to pick a song for too)!

You know what has really stressed me out though!? RSVP's. Oh yeah. I have a whole new appreciation for RSVP's. Oh, I sent out the invitations, along with an RSVP card and the RSVP cards had stamps too, so they could be returned without a hassle (so I thought). Apparently, it is very difficult to put a stamped post card in the mail to let someone know you are or are not attending their event! OK. So, I have probably been one of THOSE people before, so I understand, but it still sucks! So, here I am making up pretend numbers for my caterer and baker because I have no REAL number... I just have to assume THOSE people are coming because I cannot have my guests starving and I want them all to be able to EAT CAKE (the very delicious, scrumptious, yummy cake that we picked out for them to enjoy on our beautiful wedding day)!

Well, I feel better now. So, really, no hard feelings to the anti-RSVP people out there, or those who lost their invitation along with the RSVP amidst their stack of mail on the table (I am guilty of the piles of mail on my dining table), their dog ate it, their kids painted all over it, or those that simply forgot because life gets busy and sometimes people forget. : )

Crazy Wedding Planner!!

I have been going crazy planning this wedding! The stress has provided me with some "lovely" heart burn for months; hopefully it will not stick around after the wedding. The wedding is in less than two weeks! OMG! I have been contacting every vendor that we have hired to coordinate times, last minute details, etc.

Monday morning I met with my decorator, Annet to go over the final details for the decorations. She put together one of my centerpieces for me to see and it was awesome. My wedding colors are pool blue and royal blue. My centerpieces are going to be fish bowl shaped vases with pool blue and royal blue gems layered in the bottom, with sparkly water/gel, several white and blue lights in the bottom and a pool blue gerbera daisy floating on the top. Annet, is going to be putting together a backdrop for the bridal party table, all the lighting underneath the table skirts and drapery. She is very talented and really puts her heart into her work, so I know that she will make my wedding reception beautiful.

After my meeting with Annet, D.J. and I went to apply for our marriage license. (No, not "last minute" at all.)

Don't get me wrong, there have been many fun parts about planning this wedding. I loved choosing the flowers, choosing the decorator and the decorations, finding the PERFECT wedding gown... but these last few weeks have been really stressful. I just want everything to come together and for the day to be fun and stress free.

I am so excited! I am getting MARRIED! I can't wait for OUR day to be here!