State of the wedding, vol. 2


We’re into double-digit days now, friends. In 93 days, I’ll be floating (and hopefully not tripping?) down the aisle to meet Spencer on the other side.

As far as wedding-related progress goes, I have to admit to feeling pret-ty good. Everyone I chat with about the wedding (which, let’s face it, is just about everybody because my brain is full of wedding things) is impressed with what we’ve accomplished with three months to go, though I know better than to get too cocky now. So many projects are last-minute by pure necessity: seating charts, flowers, escort cards. There will be much to do, y’all. Much.

But I’m just feeling really excited about it all. The nerves I expected to feel — especially about throwing a 200-person party — just . . . aren’t there. My OCD-like tendencies, particularly when it comes to spreadsheets and all things Google Drive, have really served me well. I don’t feel overwhelmed because I keep fastidious lists, and Spence and I have basically treated the planning process like a part-time job. Except minus, you know, any form of salary.

We’re offering the payment, that’s for sure.

It’s not all envelopes and arrangements, though. More than anything, I’ve just really enjoyed talking about the future with my soon-to-be husband — and tackling countless projects together. I don’t feel like our dinnertime conversations veer to wedding-planning all that much, actually . . . and I don’t say that in a braggy “look at us, so calm and collected!” way; it’s more in astonishment, I guess. I feel like we’re taking care of things gradually and they’re getting done gradually, so there’s no panic and chaos.

The panic and chaos might come. But maybe not.

So what’s the state of the wedding? Well, tomorrow I’ll attend a joint bridal shower with my sister — and I am ridiculously excited! My future mother-in-law flew in last night, and so many of our friends and family members will be getting together tomorrow for food and fun. I chose my dress weeks ago and can’t wait to see everyone. We’ve been talking about it so long, I actually can’t believe it’s here. My awesome aunts are throwing the shindig and invitations went out in June — where did the time go? The summer has flown.

Today, Spencer and I will be taking his mom out on the town to tackle all kinds of projects — including mailing our invitations! We finished them with the help of my mom and sister last week, and I’ve had them boxed and patiently waiting to be mailed. We’re driving down to lovely Loveville, Md., today because they have a special cancellation stamp if invitations are sent from their post office! And you know how I am with mail. That special stamp must be procured.

My first wedding dress fitting is Sunday. Since shedding 30 lbs., my dress is now four sizes too big. I’m a little nervous about how it will go, but I’m sure the talented ladies will make it fit even better than before. Now that I have the right red shoes, I can try it on with the proper footwear. Yay!

We’re also meeting with our awesome wedding coordinator/friend today to go over venue-related details like linens, day-of schedules and more. Spencer’s mom hasn’t seen our venue yet, being out-of-town, so I’m so excited for her to check it out! Plus, she’ll get a better visual of how everything will look — and go.

It’s a four-day weekend for me, y’all, and I’m so pumped. Let the fun begin!

17 thoughts on “State of the wedding, vol. 2

  1. Man oh man, your blog makes me feel like the MOST SLACKER BRIDE…. and I swear I’m not!

    I’m just not on top of it like you are – and damn if my dang REAL JOB is sucking up my time like whoaa right now.

    My shower is next Sunday and I have no clue what to wear…. I’m trying to keep wedding-spending to a minimum but I JUST WANT A NEW DRESS.

    I know, I know, rough life I’ve got happening.

    Do you have a master list? Probably more like 20. Nevermind, I probably don’t want to see it 🙂


  2. Happy shower! Happy Double Digits until your wedding! Happy Friday!!

    You remind me of myself when I was wedding planning. 🙂 I also lost 40 pounds between buying my (second) dress (long story) and getting fitted. The seamstress was really confused as to why I had a dress that was approximately 6 sizes too large. I was worried that they wouldn’t be able to tailor it correctly, but it worked out PERFECTLY. Congrats on losing the weight too; that is a great accomplishment!

    I hope that you enjoy every minute of your shower and have a wonderful 93 days until your wedding!


  3. How exciting! I love that you will be wearing red shoes. I chose red shoes for my wedding day, too. I think mine were called ‘candy apple’ red. 😉


  4. Oh you are going to have so much fun this weekend! The OCD-list making types like you have got it all down pat. Lists are the answer to EVERYTHING! I’m just so excited for you. Please post pictures of the shower!


  5. I’m glad that your organization skills are paying off in your wedding planning. I am so happy and excited for you. It must feel great to see everything coming together!

    Also, I’m going to be definitely contacting you for advice/opinions when my boyfriend finally gets around to proposing!


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