Post # 1
I’m just having one of those days and really need to vent.
My wedding is in a week and a half (you read that right) and there’s still so much to do. I don’t have any jewelry worked out (I have no sense for those things and at this point I’m like “I don’t care, but I don’t want to look stupid either”), the menu is still undecided and I’m working a full-time job and struggling with fitting in all the appointments and errands I need to run in order to make sure this actually happens. I’m fairly sleep deprived because the stress of all this (and of my job) is getting to me and keeping me up at night.
I found out that my best friend from high school might not be able to make it to the wedding because of work–and if she DOES make it, she will basically only be able to be there for the wedding itself (not the bach party or rehearsal, etc.). I know this shouldn’t be a big deal, but she was the only friend from high school who I thought would make it, and I’m bummed.
I’m supposed to go in tomorrow for my second fitting on my dress–at this point, the seamstress is supposed to have taken the bodice in and hemmed the skirt, as per our timeline. So what happens today? I get a phone message from her saying “something’s wrong with the dress–please call me!” I call her and she says that she was unable to take the dress in (it needed to be taken in in the bodice quite a bit) because “there are no side seams on the dress.” Um, ok, fine…but didn’t you notice that two weeks ago during our first fitting? Isn’t this something that you could’ve told me, say, back when I had an inkling of a chance of finding another alterations person who might feel more up to the challenge?
So, I’m not exactly sure what’s going to happen with that. I’m going in tomorrow morning (before work) to see if she can take it in in the back. It’s silly, but the only wedding-related nightmares I had when I first started planning this thing were dress-related. I had dreams that I found myself dress-less the day before the wedding and had to wear a dress that I hated and didn’t fit me. Now, hey! Maybe I was psychic.
It’s just been a bitch of a day. Here’s hoping tomorrow’s better…
Post # 3
Ah, to add to the pity party, I’ve had a migraine for the past two hours. Does anybody have a tiny violin they’d be willing to play for me? It would be much appreciated.
Post # 4
Oh I am so sorry. Try to relax-deal with tomorrow things tomorrow-at least don’t make yourself sick over things tonight. (((HUGS)))
Post # 5
Ok, take a deep breath, you must be completely overwhelmed 🙂
The menu should be a fun/easy thing to take care of. Are you having a buffet? Feel free to post the options and I’m sure the bees will help you out.
As for jewelery, I’m totally dumb about styling accessories too, so I just went with the first piece of jewelery (heart pendant) my husband gave me, and the bracelet my grandma wore on her wedding day. Do you have something sentimental you could bring out, then it doesn’t matter what it looks like since you’ll always look back fondly.
That sucks about your friend, but hopefully she can at least make it to the wedding. I’m she’s doing everything possible to make it work.
and uh… the wedding dress… I dunno. Hope that works out!
Post # 6
@creativeplannertobee: Thank you! I got a full 8 hours of sleep last night and am feeling a bit more prepared to “face the day.” 🙂
@SapphireSun: Thanks for your kind words! I went in for the fitting today and it turns out it isn’t a huge deal (side note to seamstresses: don’t say there’s a “serious problem” with a wedding dress a week and a half before the wedding unless the dress is literally disintegrating in your hands). She’ll have to add side seams on the bodice where there weren’t seams, but ya know what? As long as it stays on and looks good, I don’t really care where she puts a seam :).
The problem with the food is that we’re using a “friendor” and we haven’t yet hammered out a menu. It turns out, he doesn’t really know many vegetarian dishes (we wanted to do an all vegetarian meal). But you know what? It’s not a huge deal. There will be food, and dancing, and gosh darnit I’ll have a dress to wear! The most important thing is that my fiance and I are there. The rest, when it comes down to it, is gravy.
Post # 7
Now THAT is the attitude you need to get through the next week and half without making yourself crazy! The MOST important things on the day WILL be perfect! Glad you’re feeling better!!! 🙂