Monday, July 03, 2006

Wedding Updates

I know, I know. I've mildly (ahem) flaked on updates. But I've been busy, things have been hectic...excuses, excuses. Unfortunately even this post isn't going to be much of an update, but I've been feeling a little guilty about neglecting my blog so I thought I'd do a little picture posting to make myself feel better.

I had a practice make-up go-round a few Fridays ago, my final dress fitting last Wednesday, and a practice hair appointment this past Friday, so things are getting down to the wire. I myself can't quite believe the wedding is just a month away. I keep thinking how far away it seemed when Matt was gone and now I can make the statement that our wedding is next month. Holy cripes!! If only time had flown by this quickly while Matt was deployed - I would've shrugged it off with some nonchalance like Matt being gone was no-big-deal. After all, it sure went by fast (uh-huh....).

Anyway, my last few weeks have been filled to the brim with last minute details. The wedding coordinator at the casino we're having our reception at just up and quit - no email, no warning, no nothing - so we had to get in contact with her replacement to pester and make sure that everything was okay in the contract and set to go off as planned. Getting all Matt's groomsmen (who are scattered throughout the western United States) to get into a Men's Wearhouse to be fitted has been a project all its own. We had a handful of guys who were hurt that they weren't Matt's groomsmen (I know, I thought that was more of a girl thing, too), so we gave them small duties and put them in tuxes for the sake of feeling important. We have 13 (!!!) people in tuxes, which will end up amounting to about 10% of the guests. I find it humorous when Matt makes references to its similarity to prom when he's the one who decided to make a penguin of nearly all our friends. Regardless, I wouldn't care if we were picking up bums off the street to wear tuxes at our wedding so long as they went in to the store to be fitted in time.

Apart from the expected glitches and minor obstacles, planning has moved forward relatively smoothly. Nerves have started to set in mostly because I have very little faith in people's ability to do things that are asked of them and to do them in time (yeah, I'm one of those people who would just rather do everything herself, but unfortunately I lack the capacity to become another person and go into the Men's Wearhouse to be fitted for their tux for them). Well, I'm sure everything will go just fine, and if not, what're ya gonna do? Best to just smile and shrug it off rather than ruin your day, right? To wrap up the post, I have a few pictures of all of the fun "getting ready" things I've been doing these past few weeks - make up, hair, dress fitting (yes, there's dress pictures!). You can check them out here. I'll try to be better about updating, but no promises as I have a feeling time is going to be tied up primarily in the wedding for the next 33 days (and then the honeymoon).

10 Comments:

Blogger Courtney said...

Oh my gosh! I love the make up, I love the dress and I love the hair! You are going to be a beautiful bride. I have been bit by the wedding bug lately. It has been all I think about. I have less than 1 year to go. About 11 months but hey it is still less. I am glad things are going ok. Just remember that there are always problems in a wedding. People keep telling me that because I am expecting perfection and as of now, problems are an abstract thought but I guess I will keep it in the back of my mind so when those problems occur I won't be completely shocked. I hope the rest of your planning goes well. Good luck.

7/04/2006 8:07 AM

 
Anonymous Christy said...

The dress is SO PRETTY! And the hair and the makeup! You will look like a princess! I absolutely love it!

I miss you girl! I'm sorry I've not been around as much, but I think of you often! Love ya!

7/04/2006 7:40 PM

 
Blogger Blaez said...

Is the Groom-to-be wearing his Military Dress or a Tux? Just curious... I know most wear the Military (that i've seen)

*gettin excited for you* yay, its so close :)

threaten to beat the tux-fitting-evaders... might help??

7/04/2006 11:42 PM

 
Blogger Karen said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I just LOVE your dress, you look like a princess!! I can't wait for your wedding either, you'd think we're all going by how exciting the blogging world is for you. LOL

7/05/2006 4:58 AM

 
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Oh, pretty pretty princess!

7/05/2006 4:25 PM

 
Anonymous Liz said...

Matt is going to die when he sees you in that dress, you look so incredible. Yay!

I'm glad you are doing okay; crazy busy is still okay! Good luck with the planning these last few days. I'm wishing you luck!

7/06/2006 6:26 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

You will look so beautiful!! Congrats!!

7/06/2006 7:43 AM

 
Blogger CaliValleyGirl said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! This has been so exciting watching you prepare for the wedding...and man, I can remember when that counter counting down the days to your wedding was in the 400s...amazing how ime flies when we are having fun!

Take care!

7/11/2006 2:44 AM

 
Anonymous Laura said...

I was just reading the comment above and realized that I remember when your countdown was in the 500's. And now its under 20! I'm so excited for you!

7/18/2006 11:38 AM

 
Blogger Karen said...

17 days!!! How are you holding up??

7/19/2006 7:43 AM

 

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