Wedding Wednesday

Here’s the deal: For the next month, Marcus and I will be attending weekly group marriage classes arranged by the Conservative Synagogues in the area.

So in the spirit of that (and because of the fact that if I was busy before, now this stuff is REALLY starting to pick up and I don’t want to blog about it every single day), Wedding Wednesday is here to stay.

For reals.

Our registry is done.

I don’t plan on looking at it again until after the wedding.  To see what we still need.

Like honestly?  We already have a house.  With furniture.  And cookware.  And utensils.  And blankets.

I wouldn’t say “we’re set,” but it’s not like our registry is the deciding factor in whether or not we’ll have a bed to sleep in.

While I’m beyond excited to receive some of the things we registered for (it’s like a Christmas List…on crack!), mostly I have zero idea of how any of it will actually look in the house.  I mean hell, when we were picking out paint colors the first time around, almost half of them ended up being wrong.

So I’m just trusting in the process.  I mean, how broken can the system be?

Our save-the-dates have been mailed.

I mean, you already saw them, but the feedback we got on them was just wonderfully encouraging.

And the moment our mothers finished addressing them (cut a girl some slack…I was in D.C.), the only thing I was 100% certain about was that our guest list wasn’t perfect.

Truly, there was a point where I had to stop looking at the list because it was starting to drive me nuts.

We expect 400 people to attend The Wedding.

I know that if we and our families really wanted to invite anyone and everyone who is important to us, we’d probably settle in at a comfortable 550 or 600.

But we had to draw a line somewhere.

So we’re having a wedding.  Some people are coming.  And I know that we didn’t invite the wrong people.

So we’re doing pretty good…Right?

Our invitations guy has gone AWOL.

After spending two agonizing hours with him and getting the wrong proofs, one would assume that we would have made some progress by now.

You know, since the wedding is in three months.

We didn’t get the typesetter’s proofs until this afternoon.

At least I’m not marrying that hottie, Christopher, anymore.

But given the epic success of the Save-the-Dates, I’m now 100% confident that we could just Shutterfly the pants off of an invitation if needed.

It would not be cream-colored with a slightly different cream border.  But much like a Border Collie, it would get the job done.

At what point do you just relax and go with the flow?

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21 responses to “Wedding Wednesday

  1. It sounds like things are coming together! How exciting!
    Boo on that invitations guy. Hope everything gets sorted out.

  2. we didn’t get to register and we didn’t get any wedding gifts. but that’s what you get when you elope in Fji and nobody’s invited. (whoops. didn’t think that one through…)

    oh – i never relax OR go with the flow so haha..i’m the wrong person to ask. sorry. 😛

  3. What!! No sociopaths, No felons?? I guess I better start the list over.

  4. Oh how I wish every bride to be could fast forward five years to know which aspects of wedding planning were worth the energy. I had a frustrating experience with the invitations and wish I had made it a more simple process and cut out the socially awkward designer. I wish you well in your planning and preparations!

  5. I wish I had advice for you…but I eloped. Nevertheless, think of it as a pilgrimage. It’s supposed to be trying.

  6. I frequently think of your own words and giggle to myself…
    “Welcome to hell.”

    It will all be perfect.

  7. Planning a wedding sounds so stressful! It will be worth it in the end. If I ever get married, I am hiring you to plan it- I couldn’t imagine doing it myself 🙂

  8. Well, hrrmph, that invitations guy sounds like he needs a whack upside the head. It’ll sort itself out, though – things always do. 🙂

  9. gifts are awesome! and if you change your mind, just get store credit!! 🙂 gifts were one of our favorite parts of getting married, you know, besides the whole “committing our lives to each other” thing. Lol.

  10. Oh my … you are having a big wedding! Just relax and enjoy the process. (I know, easier said than done!)

  11. Wedding planning stresses me out…and I’m not even planning the weddings! I just get so overwhelmed when I hear about my friend’s dramas. Best of luck to you girl, it all works out in the end!

  12. Go with the flo? That is not something I’ve mastered.
    xoxo
    SC

  13. GIrl there was no relaxing for me! I planned our entire wedding without much outside help (except for my maid of honor and sister) so pretty much up to the day of the wedding I was making changes, adding things, and still figuring things out. Just make sure that on the day, you take EVERYTHING slowly. Because I swear it will go by so fast!

  14. So exciting! I loved planning my wedding, and I loved getting the feedback from guests as our save the dates and invites went out.

    Make a vow with Marcus that on the wedding day no matter what you’ll “just relax and go with the flow”- at that point its time to just take in the moments you’ll remember the rest of your lives!

  15. I am not looking forward to the wedding stage you are in. Try to make sure you get some time for you (running, doing your nails, reading magazines or blogs, etc.). Good luck, I am sure your wedding will be beautiful!!!

  16. Don’t worry. My hubby and I were only engaged for 13 weeks. The first few drafts of the invite had major mistakes (the best was when my parents last name Gubernick was hyphenated Guber- (next line) NICK. We got the invites out about 7 weeks prior to the wedding, and it all worked out as planned.

  17. Hi! I just found your blog. Congratulations on the engagement and accomplishing so many wedding planning details! I was engaged in 2009 but we broke up ( I was overwhelmed with everything to say the least) and I moved out,etc etc. We got back together last year and are talking about getting married… I’m basically planning without the stress of “actually” planning.

    I would love to get your opinion- I feel like no matter which venue /where we choose- there is something negative. i.e If we do destination, not everyone we want to be there will be able to go. If we do a wedding here, theres no beach like I had wanted. If we do get hitched at his parents lake home, we have to rent porta potties. How did you know where you wanted to have yours? What was your deciding factor?

  18. Wedding plan is stressful but you will get through it. You’re almost there! And man on man, you’re wedding is probably going to be such an awesome party with that many fabulous guests! I think we could count ours on two hands 🙂

  19. I totally agree with the other Kat. Hubby and I did all of the planning and leg work ourselves. Focus on what is *really* important. No one will remember your place cards or what kind of favors you had. They will remember the food and whether or not the DJ sucked. But whatever you do, slow down at the wedding and worry only about you & Marcus. Look into each others eyes. Sneak away to watch the party together. Enjoy the moment, because the mountain of planning is over in a heartbeat. 🙂

  20. I’m dreading the craziness of missing save-the-dates (how ironic), mis-spelled invitations, unpredictable timetables and color coordination.
    Hang in there, it’ll be fantastic when it all comes together 🙂

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