Post # 1
Just one of the thoughts going through my head as the day draws ever nearer (only 38 days to go!)… I am planning my Canada wedding from Chicago, and our BMs and GMs are all over the place. So basically I’ve done most of the planning/purchasing/coordinating myself. I have tried to think about a lot of details and how things will go together – dresses, colors, shoes, flowers, etc. etc. But it is just dawning on me that the first time I will see how most of these things work together is when I’m knee-deep in it, walking down the aisle. The same kind of goes for our venue – I know it from childhood, and we’ve had a number of planning visits, but only when we’ve been able to go home – like at Christmas and during one trip during the summer.
I am pretty confident in my style and the choices I’ve made, but it’s still a bit daunting isn’t it? It’s *kind of* exciting, because I won’t be bored when I see it all come together but it’s also scary – what if I don’t like how things turn out? I know, I know, everyone keeps telling me that things will go wrong and it won’t be PERFECT, so I’m prepared for that. I guess I’ll just have to trust my gut and all the thought and effort I’ve put in so far, and hope that it all falls into place 🙂 It’s really too late to stress about it now!
Anyone else in the same sort of situation?
Post # 3
I’m planning a local wedding but I am wondering how the groomsmen tuxes will be arranged because all of the groomsmen are in Canada and Mr. JCM and I are in California–where the wedding will be held.
I’m only worried that it won’t fit right a few days before and we’ll be really screwed?
You will be so into looking at your new DH while down the aisle that you may not notice all the other details. 🙂
Post # 4
Yup. I feel you! We’re getting married in about 2 weeks in Jamaica. So everything is done. Now I can sit back and think and think some more about all the choices we’ve made over the past year. And yes, I’ve been wondering about the color choices I made for the flowers, the decor at the reception, etc. All the decisions I made trying to envision the wedding, but not being there to see it in person. Anyway, I think JCM is right. I think that day, I’ll barely notice those tiny details. Or at least not worry about them…
Post # 5
We’re getting married in 4 weeks in the Bahamas (EEEK), and our bridal party is also all over the place, so I know exactly what you’re talking about. We did a planning trip a year ago, but I switched ceremony locations later, and I won’t see the location until a couple of days before the wedding. Most things have been planned by me sending pictures, and them saying sure, so it will be interesting to see how all those pictures look when it’s all put together.
LM – 2 weeks left and you’re sitting back….I hope that I am there in 2 weeks, but it’s not looking good. I’ll likely be in panic mode until my feet are in the sand.
Post # 6
It is definitely weird that you spend all of this time pulling together all the details, but you don’t ever have a "dress rehearsal" and never see it all pulled together before the actual day of the wedding!
You just have to trust your gut, and trust your vendors to execute your vision. I planned every aspect of my wedding, but turned the timeline over to my DOC at the rehearsal.
I was so in the zone after that, didn’t worry about a thing. Everything turned out perfectly. There were definitely some small issues here and there, but overall, it was awesome. And what did I care? Heck, I was marrying my dream man, and all the people I cared about were there with me.
It’ll be great. Enjoy it!
Post # 7
It’s funny how even when you think you know a venue inside and out, you see different things when you’re planning a wedding. We eat lunch or dinner at our club a couple of times a month, and next time I’m bringing my camera – because for the life of me I can’t remember exactly what stuff looks like when I start trying to figure out table linen colors. I’m thinking about putting together the flip side of the inspiration board – sort of a story board of all my actual choices, all together. Still, I don’t know if you ever know exactly what it will look like until it’s all together at once.
I bet you can get people up there (friends, or even your vendors) to email photos if you want to try to assemble a sort of collage of what it will be.
Post # 8
I know EXACTLY how you feel! I remember riding over to the facility and being so nervous, not about getting married or anything like that but how was it all going to come together. The wedding had literally been my baby for the prior 9 months. I’d put my heart and soul into it and had taken so much time trying to make sure the people who were helping me had the information they needed.
But like everyone says, it all came together and seeing all my ideas come to life was one of the most amazing things of my life!
I second suzanno on the collage idea. I totally did that with my stuff and found a few things that didn’t seem to jive. I was so glad that I saw the inconsistancies then and not the day of the wedding.
It’ll all work out! Good luck!!! And enjoy this last bit of time before the wedding. The day goes by so fast!!