There are only 2 month left until Wedding Day...where does time go??
My brother just got married on the 16th of July, so I made sure to take some notes. Here's what I learned:
1- People actually like dancing to slow songs so I need to include more of them than I thought. One of my favorite memories of my brother's wedding will be late in the reception, when everyone had just enough to drink to be nice and relaxed, and we ALL were on the dance floor belting out "I Will Always Love You". Seriously, who would have thought THAT would be the song where no one was sitting and everyone was on the dance floor?
2- I learned that things will definitely go wrong. There are so many moving parts to a wedding, and the likelihood of them all going perfectly is almost zero. The wrong song got played, the photographer was late, the table numbers were messed up, etc. But at the end of the day, we all had fun and it was a beautiful day celebrating love. So I need to chill. It will all be ok.
We got our engagement photos done at Fort Stanwix by the lovely Rebecca Sheets Photography. I love how the pics turned out, but I also learned a lot about posing- specifically which facial expressions I make that I DON'T like. I definitely advise any future couples to do engagement pics even if you think you don't need them- you learn A LOT.
The big project I've been working on for a few months is gathering my table settings. I decided I wanted mismatched china and goblets but every rental place I looked in to either was already booked or kind of dropped the ball when I inquired. (Btw, I've gone with my gut on every decision, any vendor that made me feel somewhat off I did not book with). So I decided to collect my own. I only needed about 40 place settings, so I visited several antique stores and thrift shops to find everything. I also enlisted the help of my mom and friends and even some of my clients (you know who you are!). Together, we found everything needed for a good mismatched setting. And I even happened to find my wedding band while goblet shopping at the Bouckville Antique Fest! (Shh... I only spent $30 on it, but it perfectly matches!) I can't wait to see how it all looks!
My last update is my invitations. Now, I had a little freak out when I started putting them together, convinced this was the dumbest idea I'd ever had.
Instead of matching invitations, I drew wildflower pictures on the backs and then hand wrote the insides as if they were letters. This was something that if I'd received as a guest I'd be incredibly touched by the personal thought behind it, but you never know if other people will "get" it. But once they all came together, I ended up being very happy with the result and I think my guests will be too.
So now the big thing is decor planning. Once again, I've enlisted the help of my mom who next week has the job of forcing me to buy stuff when we go shopping. I have a habit of browsing, filling my cart, and the putting everything back. It's crunch time- so I need to start committing!
I wish I could promise you another update before the wedding, but alas I probably won't! Time goes by so fast before I know it, it will be the big day. So I'll leave you with these update for now and the next blog post will likely be the actual Wedding!