Adventures of a Bride-to-Be

Wow! We’re less than two months away from getting married and as I type that thought out, I can feel the anxiety working its way through me. Then again, the anxious feeling may be due to the four lattes’ I’ve had today.

Surprisingly, I’ve been pretty relaxed through the wedding planning process, even being dubbed the anti-bridezilla on more than one occasion. My relaxed attitude has caused quite a bit of stress for those involved in our wedding, as they are concerned with making the day perfect. I never imagined I’d be so stress-free, but so far everything has fallen into place perfectly, thus giving me no reason to worry. I ordered my dress with plenty of time to spare in my opinion, though the sales lady was concerned I wouldn’t be able to take it home until a few days before our wedding. My thought was, “Perfect. I won’t have to be troubled with where to put that giant closet hog.” We haven’t met with our DJ yet but I’ve been to weddings he’s worked, so I’m not the least bit concerned with his abilities. He knows what he’s doing, right?

My vendors all think I’m nuts. And so do some of my friends and family. It’s possible that working in the Special Events industry has jaded me. I get that the vendors I’ve hired are professionals and do not need me to babysit them. I have let them know that I trust them in their field of expertise and they have the freedom to be creative with my basic concepts. I feel that if I limit them with the exact look I want, I might miss out on something potentially more exciting that they would come up with. I’m sure they would appreciate if I got back to them in a timelier manner though. I guess the comment, “Don’t worry. It’ll be fine,” is not always reassuring when our wedding is only a month and a half away. None the less, we look forward to how everything will come together, from the décor, to the dining experience.

BTW, does anyone have a crash diet plan for someone with no self control? It’s quite possible my dress is two sizes too small. Now there’s something to stress about! Wish me luck.

{Picture of my bridesmaid, Rachel, and me at Ponte picking out wines}

With love,


Becca said...

I love this! I'm glad that I'm not the only one - we've even gone so far as to say to people "what do you like to cook/bake/etc?" and take their suggestions. Nothing more wasteful than paying a Mediterranean food expert to cook Japanese food for the first time at your wedding!

Because of my gargantuan puffball of silk - bought off the peg, so no leaving it with the shop for me! - we had to take a trip to Ikea and buy a new wardrobe. Fiancé is now squarely banned from our spare bedroom, where his original wardrobe is now full of Kirstie Kelly gorgeousness.

On the diet front - I did some serious calorie restriction for a few weeks and let's just say that if I'd carried on being that grumpy, my lovely boy might have started to wonder if he was making the right decision!

I highly recommend lymphatic drainage massage. It's a great excuse for a spa day, knocked 5lbs off me overnight, and will relax you as well. Hurrah!

Koru Kate said...

Best wishes! Enjoy these last two months as an engaged woman!!

I love this post because I get the same exact comments & I feel the same way. I'm a wedding planner & I know things will get done whether I stress about them or enjoy the process. & whatever falls by the wayside is okay too. I say continue to ENJOY!

P.S. If you find a great diet, please share!!

a thousand mason jars said...

just celebrated our 1 year anno & your post brought back so many memories.

i think you've got a great attitude about the process and, heck, if you keep the expectations low, you've only got loads to be impressed & surprised with!! : )

the last thing you want to do is starve yourself & get all cranky before the wedding.

perhaps you could try cutting out soda (if you drink it) and switch those coffees for green teas. green tea helps cut fat in the tummy area and speeds up your metabolism. and perhaps, gasp, cut out alcohol or reduce intake for the next couple of weeks! ; )

great blog btw!

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