Tuesday, May 12, 2009

96 Days

As if my life weren't busy enough before, I have added full-time wedding planner to it. Because I'm not exaggerating when I say it's a full-time job.

Oh but good news! We finally figured out the date ... August 16.

Of 2009.

Yes, I'm serious. 96 days, people. I'm trying not to freak out. I have woken up in the middle of the night for three consecutive nights with a thousand things running through my head. I have to keep a notepad on the table beside my bed so I can get some sleep.

I am super excited about where we're getting married! I really wanted to hold it somewhere I'd never attended a wedding before, and living here so long, those places are few and far between. But this is the first and only place we looked at. We loved it.

We got our wedding rings a couple weeks ago. That was fun and
totally spontaneous. One day after church, instead of heading to my place like we normally do, Chris turned the truck the other way and drove to Jared's. Within 30 minutes, we had picked both of our rings. Mine is absolutely gorgeous and it made me even more excited to get married. (As if that's possible.)

My first foray into dress shopping will be this weekend. I've made appointments at four different places over the course of two days. I'm sure I'll have lots to share from that experience, based on my previous experiences doing this with sisters and friends.

Basically at this point we both eat, drink and breathe wedding stuff. 24/7. We actually have to purposely designate times not to talk about the wedding. Chris has been great with all this, especially considering the fact that he was not too crazy about the idea of fitting it all into three months. He hasn't said "I told you so" once, although I'm sure he's been tempted to. I'm hoping that things will slow down soon once we get a few more things figured out.

You know ... stuff like flowers, catering, band, vows, colors, cake, decorations, invitations, musicians, ceremony, wedding dress, attendant gifts.

Oh my gosh what the heck am I doing writing on this blog?

I have a wedding to plan.


Amber said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you. And you're doing quite admirably in making decisions--if your decisions on rings and venue are any indication, you'll do great!

You have the groom, the rest is gravy.

Ellie said...

We did our flowers wholesale and it was SOOOO much cheaper. A little more work, but saved a bload.

.: theChris :. said...

We did our flowers silk and they were cheaper and easier!

Also, I'd check out Something New Boutique. Are you going there. Mindi will totally help you out she's awesome. Tell her you're my sister. they've got a cool logo too ... http://somethingnewboutique.com/

Carolyn said...

What are you doing updating this blog??? FEEDING ME INFORMATION! I'm a gazillion miles away and I need to be fed regular wedding information or I will have a freak out. So please, dish girl, dish. I can't believe we're going to be there and be a part of it. We're so incredibly excited!!!

Jen Kent said...

Very very cool wedding venue!

Becky said...

Something New is the first place we're going. The signage totally sold it. :)

Thanks, Brother!

Anonymous said...

It'll all come together for you, Becky. We pulled our wedding off in 10 weeks. You were there...no major fiascos. It's a crazy ride, I know. You're going to need that honeymoon just to get some sleep. =:)

vanessa said...

ack! the dress!!! my favorite part! hope you have fun and find a good one...
august 16th--sounds like a perfect day to me! i'm glad you have a date now!

Annie said...

Yay for your wedding! Our florist is Gentry's downtown and our baker is Little London cake shoppe if you want to check em out. Although I can't give you good reviews yet because we aren't married yet!! :) But we went to a couple places and those are the ones we liked best/best value. We're also making boutonieres but buying bouquets. Good luck with wedding planning! Love you!

Anonymous said...

I'd highly recommend "Little London" cake shop as well. That's where we got our cake--so freakin' yummy!

blissfullykrissy said...

It's going to be awesome and you are going to be simply beautiful! The venue and rings are fantastic!!! Everything will work out just right in perfect timing. :)