Post # 1
Ladies we are CLOSE. Holy TOLEDO!!! I had my hair trial last night, the first two “do’s” I didn’t like but the third was the winner-winner-chicken-dinner! 🙂 All that’s left to do is programs, finish the seating chart and pay off balances. How did we get SO. CLOSE?!?! We’re riiiiight there. Wow.
Post # 3
I can’t believe we’re so close either! It’s so exciting! I have my hair trial next week which I am looking forward to. FI and I are finishing up our playlist this weekend and beginning work on the seating chart. We’re long distance and those things are just easier to do in person while he’s visiting instead of on the phone. I also have to finish the hot chocolate mix that I’m giving out as favors and do the paying off the balance thing.
Post # 4
Freaking out a bit, but most stuff is done. He’s in charge of getting his own accessories, which he still hasn’t done, but if he doesn’t have a tie, I’m not going to worry about it. The only thing that concerns me is staying healthy. He was exposed to whooping cough at work, but got a shot that is supposed to help stave it off. I think I’m coming down with a cold or some kind of allergy thing. Hopefully it will run its course before I leave.
Other than that, just need to be sure and get last minute appointments for hair, etc. And I want to get the wedding announcements addressed and ready to be mailed.
Post # 5
i have just over a week to go.
Today is my last day at work.
His parentals flew in two nights ago and are staying with us.
I’m picking up the ceremony programs this pm.
Everything is almost done but the nerves are kicking in
Post # 6
I’m so nervous! I keep having dreams that something is going to go wrong at the wedding. It’s 2 weeks from tomorrow! All I have to do is get my BM jewelry (I’ve already picked it out, just have to go get it) finish the bird seed bags, put the stickers on the favor boxes and I think that’s it! I’m just ready for the day to be here 🙂
Post # 7
It’s so crazy how fast the day is creeping up on us!! I have 3 weeks from today!!! But I have to finish the programs and print them (DIYing them), put the out of town guest bags together, put favors together, get candy for the favors and for the candy bar, place cards for head table and reserved tables, final fitting for me and my girls, make CD of ceremony music, finish putting together guest book and card box…. haha quite a bit overwhelmed! But SO excited!
Post # 8
@airythia: I just got done w/my seating chart Friday night. GOOD LUCK!! Seriously don’t put it off though, it took me HOURS to do.
@TexasGalah: don’t know that I’d leave my FI to his own devices on getting that taken care of, my fingers are crossed for you! 🙂 I’m glad you have such a relaxed view on it though, freaking out just wouldn’t get you very far!!
@aribari: I’m SO jealous you’re off work for the whole week! I only get the wed/thur/fri before and mon/tue after off 🙁 I started a new job in November and didn’t want to take off too much time and we don’t have the $$ or time for a honeymoon. Such is life, right?! 😛
@nurselindsey: Hi date twin! I’ve totally had dreams too, but everything will be great, I’m sure of it!!! We’ve had so much going on that this week was the first that I really got to focus on the wedding….and here we are almost done with it! WOAH!
@Ginger87: I’m dyi-ing programs too….mine is only 2 weeks away and they’re not even started. WHOOPS. I’m kind of at the point with planning where I’m thinking “Who REALLY cares?! I just want to be MARRIED!” 🙂
Post # 9
Hello January girls!!!
I’m almost done!! I just have to finish up the escort cards and make 1 more tiny sign. And of course, finish finalizing things with each vendor. Thats it!
I was telling my FI the other day that I am surprised with myself. Yes, I’m excited. But mostly… I’m just really calm about things. I thought that I would be a basket-case and incredibly stressed at this point. Nope. I’m just calm and happy. So weird.
Good luck to all of you in our finals days as single women!!!
Post # 10
It is really reassuring to know you all are at the same stages as me! Just doing the seating cards and organising the guest book. Did have a minor ‘OMG’ moment on Christmas eve as forgot how busy everything would be (duh) around the holidays and how on earth was I intending to fit all these jobs in!
I am staying with my parents for the holidays (as we are getting married in my hometown) and FI is working right up until Tuesday 11 Jan – and we are getting married on the 15th! Crazyness.
Wishing you all lots of luck and sending love and calm thoughts your way xxx
Post # 11
Hi, I have less than a week to go. I just finished my DIY parasol. People are still trying to come to the wedding (uninvited guests). I feel like I am forgetting something.
Post # 12
Hello ladies!!! I can’t believe December is just about over and our month is here!!! The last few months have literally flown by – I can’t believe it! I’m so ready for THE day!! I still have to finalize and print off my programs, order candy for the candy bar, buy alcohol, get cups, utensils, tablecloths, and napkins, get our 1st dance/mother-son dance song/father – daughter dance songs to the DJ, meet one last time with my flower lady, get my flower girl’s dress, buy bridesmaids gifts, start completing my centerpieces and some other things…eeek! I can’t wait! 🙂
Post # 13
@TaterTot26–Hey, date twin!!!!!
I’m so excited and getting so ready for the big day! This weekend I am finishing up all our decorations for the pews and the ribbon wands for our send off. I’m also going to finish up these wreaths that we are putting on the outside of the reception hall doors. My mom and I are going to go ahead and get the bows for the railings outside of the church done.
I’m also starting my lists of where everything needs to go– for instance, my black bag will hold extra wedding day schedules, my jewelry, the rings, the marriage license. My family will call it “the football” if anyone gets that reference. 🙂 I am also starting to get the stuff for the OOT bags and I’m going to get it to the planner so she can put them together and deliver the week of the wedding. We get our church/reception hall for the whole week before the wedding, so I can bring things there and store it without having to bring it all the day/night before. So, I”m trying to be organized and get things in large plastic totes, so the planner can put everything out the day of and I don’t have to worry about a thing.
I did get my rehearsal dinner outfit and I’ve started to pack for the honeymoon. In the midst of all this, I’m still working on cleaning out the house so my FI can move in and not just have a corner. 🙂 I tackled the garage one day last week and I need to finish it up later this week. We are going to take some of the money we got for Christmas and use it to purchase some closet systems and get organized. How grown-up for us!
I’m so excited for you 1-1-11 brides! I can’t wait to hear about the happiness of the day!!!!
Post # 14
I seriously got a knot in my stomach when someone asked me today “How are you feeling about next week?!” when I realized they were asking about my WEDDING. OMG. Soon I’ll be able to see the 10 day forecast. We’ve only had one snow for about 45 minutes–quite literally–so I’m a little nervous it will all unleash that day.
Post # 15
I am feeling eerily calm about…everything. I’ve been surprisingly calm about a lot of the wedding details throughout the process and honestly thought I would turn into bridezilla as the wedding got closer. But nope, still mellow yellow…which is pretty weird, for me. FI is off this whole week so I gave him a looooong list of wedding things we still needed to get done, and he finished the list! We still have what to do, but overall the to do list is getting smaller and smaller.
I almost feel embarrassed to say it, because I am really excited to get married…but is anyone else feeling nervous about actually getting married? Its not cold feet per se, but more a healthy nervousness about the unknown. I don’t know how to describe it, but it is a strange feeling for sure!
Post # 16
@rachaelrobin: Yep. I feel nervous about how the day will go, and if I will be as great a wife as my mother. I can’t believe I have 4 more days! I want to cry tears of happiness right now! My daddy almost cried when my mama tried on her dress for us the other day.