- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
We’re getting married back home in Canada, but we live in the US. I think we’ve been very good at doing everything well ahead of time, staying organized, etc.
But here it is. There are a couple of things stressing me out. I really hope that this trend doesn’t continue as the wedding approaches.
1. Final dress fitting today, and my shoes have still not arrived. This is just annoying, not serious – I had the right shoes in the wrong colour at my last fitting. But still. I would have liked to have seen the whole look together.
2. Wedding favours. We spent a lot on them. One of our big wedding-related splurges. Our choice, but you know. We’re having them shipped here to save $, and our plan was to split them between us and a few friends, and carry them across the border by plane and car. Well, we ended up ordering them about a week later than we’d planned, and the estimated shipping date was a few days later than we expected, and so they WILL arrive AFTER I leave, and (shudder) most likely after FI leaves as well. So we’re having them shipped to a friend’s workplace, and he and a couple of other beautiful, beautiful angels will be checking extra luggage. We’ll reimburse them, and they’re competent people, but shit. Stress. Logistics. Stress.
3. Wedding party gifts. Another splurge item. This one WOULD NOT ship to Canada. Fine. But same deal – it’s going to take a lot of coordination splitting them up to get them to Canada, and there’s a small chance that they also will not arrive before I leave.
So hey – if anyone has practical advice, I’d love to hear it. Any experience taking duffel bags of gifts across the 49th parallel? Advice, cautions, horror stories, taxes, duties, customs, soothing words? I’d be grateful for your expertise.
Also, I just want a cookie. I am a stressed bride for the first time. Cookie.