Mine was kinda a “horror story” feel to it, but I’m pretty sure mine is the exception. Honestly, it felt like I was doing everything! We only had a 3 month engagement, 1.5 of those I was traveling for work and another 2 weeks I was working at a camp or visiting friends in CO. Not much time to pull things together.
Sunday: Found out the girl who was going to do my hair broke up with my cousin and was no longer coming to the wedding. Had to find a new stylist (found another friend’s girlfriend who was willing to do mine and a couple Bridesmaid or Best Man for free and she’s a professional!)
Monday: ran around town and finished the parent/BM gifts, bought the hair and makeup stuff I needed. Did a trial run on makeup. Finished random decorations and put finishing touches on our scrapbook.
Tuesday: woke up sick (panic moment!), did the shopping for the reception food (we catered it ourselves) and chose our first dance song. Also found out the tents we were using for our reception had been blown down in a windstorm the weekend before and were torn. Had to make backup plans in case the repair guy didn’t come through in time. Made a icicle light chandelier for the dance floor.
Wednesday: hung out with my mom all day working on on wedding stuff.
Thursday: finished designing programs, finished the video for the wedding, tried on dress one more time, wrapped gifts, started making food. Ordered electric fans for the reception because my Mother-In-Law was worried about it being too warm for people to handle, did one last family night with my siblings and parents.
Friday: woke up to POURING rain, spent the morning competely changing reception plans. Venue, layout, timeline, photo location all had to change (we were doing an outdoor reception. We had rain plans in place, but it wouldn’t have worked with the deluge of rain we got that day!) Ran around like a crazy person ALL day! My Bridesmaid or Best Man were supposed to be there by 12, didn’t show up until 3. My Darling Husband had to work that day until 3:30, my Maid/Matron of Honor until 6. Painted our card box, rented more tablecloths, picked up cupcakes, wrapped Thank You gifts, finished rehearsal dinner speech, printed and folded programs, decorated reception tables, framed pictures, worked on cooking food for reception, packed for wedding night, finished playlist for reception with our DJ and had the rehearsal. After the late rehearsal (supposed to start at 6:30, I didn’t even get to the church until 7!) we ran back to my parents house for fireworks (best part of the day!) and then went back to the church to arrange the flowers, decorate sanctuary, got the dressing rooms decorated, put the programs out, finished the thumbprint tree.
It was an insane week and nothing like I had planned. the only thing that went the way I thought it would was the day with my mom which was awesome. But, in the end, it was all worth it. I got to marry my best friend and we’re so happy. My friends and family were AMAZING and did everything I asked them to and more. There’s no way I could have done it without them!