Monday, February 20, 2006

Back in Business

Being sick took about 5 days out of my wedding planning time. And now we have 40 DAYS TO GO, people! I thought I was doing well, but I'm not sure anymore. Making all the big decisions early (reception, cake, attendants, etc.) feels good and makes you feel that you've accomplished a lot, but as time goes on I realize that the details will be the time-consuming, insane part of this. Things just float around in my head all the time -

Why can't I find the matching flower girl basket for the ring bearer pillow I bought? Will Hobby Lobby ever have it or will I have to pick out something else?

Will I be able to find enough guys to help move and set up all the chairs and tables at our house? What about setting up chairs at the church? Do people really want to help with stuff like this or are they just saying it to be nice?

Do the bridesmaids have to carry flowers? Do the groomsmen have to wear boutonnieres? What if I don't want either?

When am I going to take in the deposit for the cake?

Is it possible to find shoes that are cute, comfortable, and not over $50?

These are the few questions that currently popped into my head...I understand now why people hire wedding coordinators. Someone needs to know what they're doing, and I don't often feel like that someone is me. I do know that it will all work out - everyone I've asked to help with anything has been very kind and more than willing. I just have to figure out what needs to be done! :-) So, we're moving on past the sickness and getting on with life as a bride. By the way, I don't know if I actually lost weight from being sick, but things are fitting looser, which rocks. Seriously.


Natalie Joy said...

You crack me up. And once this whole shibang is over you will get to move on to life as a wife. That's when reality will really hit.

T said...

The only time it is ever worth it to be sick is when you lose weight!
I'm there for you Ang... let me know what you want me to do. I will make rice throwing things until 1am, move chairs at the 11th hour, and take your deposit for the cake in any time of the day.... you can count on me. hit me with your best shot!

T said...

oh yeah, but don't count on shawn unless he says so himself. i no longer volunteer anything for him. it's my new month resolution.

Rev60 said...

Omg you are toooooooooo much! I can't wait for April 1st to come.

shra said...

okay i read bill's comment with a huge valley girl accent, funny. I'm a loser fiance'! I haven't done anything except for feed my addiction to magazines :) Angela you're the queen!

iridium said...

Just realize that 50% of your guests, the groom's party, and even the pastor will most likely not notice nor care if the flower girl's basket matched the ring bearer's pillow which matches the pattern of socks worn by the third guy in the 17th row on the north side of the sanctuary.


We're guys!

Well, there may be some who would notice that...

But really, the more you stress about it, the more excited I get. That means it's gonna be good!

Adonai Jedi said...

Wow. I feel great. All I have to worry about is you worrying, our super-counseling, getting the house stuff done, and a bunch of other stuff that I've conveniently forgotten about!

Andrea said...

I didn't know this till after the fact, but the flowers for my wedding were messed up LOL. There weren't enough boutineers (however you spell it lol) and corsages for everyone. I guess my uncle ran to Hy Vee quick and had them make some up! What an awesome uncle!!! I had no clue the whole time.