Wedding Wednesday...Calm and Collected

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Choo Choo!! Our train is heading towards the end of our wedding planning excursion/tour and yesterday finally set some items in stone. We met with Mary Alice {overall wedding guru planner extraordinaire} and Laurie {our reception planner} to finalize everything for our wedding reception.Poor Jeff was a little intimidated as well sat in a circle with our itineraries in hand going over each and every little detail and he just smiled and said "I don't have anything to worry about--you've got this all under control!". Yes, that man knows me all too well ;)
So now I can breathe a HUGE sigh of relief as everyone is in the know of my "vision" and exactly just where and when certain reception aspects are to "go down". Check that one big ticket item off my list and I think my crazy bride can now be packed away never to return again.
Afterwards, Mom and I headed to J Alexander's for a relaxing dinner and to talk "game plan" for this weekend and all of our DIY and craft time. We loaded up anything and everything wedding-related and packed Mom's car up so we'd have everything at her house ready to go.
Here's the finalized list of action items to complete ASAP:
  • Work on table seating assignments, place cards, and escort card holder for rehearsal...which will be similar to some of these ideas:
  • Print pictures to have in frames at wedding reception
  • Finish purchasing and stuffing all items for out-of-town bags! See some of these which I used for my inspiration:
  • Get rehearsal dinner dress and a few honeymoon dresses altered
  • Get our marriage license next week!
  • Finish ceremony programs and direction cards
  • Final meeting with our pastor next week!
  • Order bridal portrait canvas and frame for display at the reception
  • Start packing for the honeymoon, which seems to be endless--ugh oh ;)
I can't believe we're almost there! I am calm, collected, and ready to marry my prince charming and start our happily ever after...we've got so many exciting things already to come in the next few months. We're ready to enjoy this time together and I know we're happy to finally start making traditions of our own...eeek this lady is grinning from ear to ear...Happy Hump Day!


  1. You are adorable. Can't believe the wedding is so close! I can't wait to see the final product. :)

  2. It's almost here. Love all of your picks!!! :)

  3. I am so excited for your upcoming wedding and just know it will be lovely, like you!

    Looks like you are on top of things with your list and I am loving your table seating assignments...I've been trying to figure out a cute way to do mine! Love that you are having pictures in frames at your wedding reception, I am too!

    Enjoy every moment, know you will be just beautiful and all of us can't wait to see your pictures and hear all about your special day!

    Liesl :)

  4. how exciting!
    I was pretty calm up until about 2 days before and then I started getting really anxious.
    It is all so exciting and the packing is never ending lol
    If you forget something -- it isn't the end of the world. =)
    Oh and remember flip flops for your honeymoon -- I forgot flipflops for our cruise haha -- oops!

  5. how exciting! i'm planning my wedding too! loooveee the gift bag ideas!

  6. Oh, that feeling that you get close to the end where you can almost sigh with relief when the big day is finally in sight...

    Soak it up! xoxo

  7. How exciting! Your at the home stretch! You and your mom are going to have such great memories of all the DIY projects!

  8. Natasha, is it crazy that I use your to-do list as my own? HAHA! Everytime you post on this topic I am GIDDY because I know it will jog my memory about something I need to do or add to my to-do list! Thanks girlie!

  9. I love the ideas for the out of town guest bags!