Wedding update!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My poor blog has been kicked to the curb lately due to the fact that I haven't even come up for air. A typical day for me... wake up at 6:00am, eat breakfast and study until 7:45, class from 8:00-4:30, work out if I'm lucky, but usually straight home to study from 5:00-11:00 (with dinner in between) then wake up the next day and do it all over again. School is my life lately, and I'm ok with that because this is what I signed up for. However, time has passed by SO FAST that I haven't even been able to savor these last few months before the wedding. It's NOVEMBER already?! Holy cow. Anyways, I have accomplished wedding stuff here and there thanks to my mom. And in the midst of the craziness the first wedding disaster happened: the bridesmaid's dresses didn't fit. Yep. Mom went and picked them up out of town and I tried one on that should have fit me and it was FAR from zipping. Needless to say, I freaked out and got them to the girls immediately. 4 fit and 4 were too small. The seamstress said they could let it out about 1 inch, which worked for 2 girls. The other 2 we considered ordering fabric to add to the sides but we ended up just buying new dresses.  Yes, we had to order 2 new bridesmaid's dresses that aren't going to ship until DECEMBER 18... meaning they won't get here until probably 5 days before the wedding [insert panic attack]. On a bright note, I am OBSESSED with the dresses. They are exactly what I imagined and perfect for our Winter wedding. Also, we just sent invitations out today! Finally!! They looked BEAUTIFUL, I am so happy with how they turned out... simple, elegant, timeless. Check out AMGDesignCo on Etsy. Anne Marie is one of our friends and she is SO talented!

Set a date
Book ceremony venue
Book reception venue
Book photographer
Book DJ
Book florist
Ask bridal party to be in wedding
Book caterer & bar
Create wedding website
Buy wedding dress
Book ceremony musicians
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groom & groomsmen attire
Purchase veil
Purchase wedding jewelry
Purchase garter (might borrow my sister's)
Buy wedding shoesBook cake baker
Order save the dates (not doing them)
Finalize guest list (whew... this is a task in itself)
Order guest book (doing something unique for our guest book)
Hotel room blocks
Engagement announcement local newspapers
MOB dress shopping
Book makeup artist & hair stylist
Menu tasting
Take bridal portraits (not doing them... too busy with school)
Hair trial (on Friday!)
Make up trial
1st dress fitting 
2nd dress fitting
Create ceremony program (AMG is doing all our paper products... so excited!)
Order invitations
Mail invitations
Book rehearsal diner venue
Book rehearsal dinner music
Buy rehearsal dinner dress
Order koozies
Book transportation from ceremony to reception for bridal party
Buy bridal party gifts
Bachelorette party
Bridal shower
Purchase wedding bands
Premarital counseling
Put together picture list for photographer
Put together play list for DJ
Get marriage license
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon 
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Rehearsal dinner groom’s cake
Book wedding night hotel room (FIRST NIGHT IN OUR NEW HOUSE!)
Order thank you notes
Wedding announcement in local newspapers
Walk down the aisle & say I do!

I cannot believe it is just a month and a half away! We have our last wedding shower this weekend hosted by Garrett's amazing aunts. Then it's wedding time! I cannot wait to marry my best friend, better half, life mate. 53 days and counting!

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