I have how many weeks?

**UPDATE** February 14/08 – many things crossed off, invitations sent. This thing may just happen the way it’s supposed to after all!

According to the calendar (and all the wedding-based emails I’ve signed up for over the past year), there are screaming notices everywhere that this past weekend I just cruised through the 8 weeks before the wedding mark.

I’ve been so busy that I’m not particularly ready to acknowledge this, so instead of doing anything about it, I will instead present a list of things that I’m completely in denial about, instead preferring to tell myself that “I still have oodles of time for this:”

Starting the process of fittings for my dress
Buying underwear for said dress
Finding jewelery to go with that dress A friend lent me a lovely necklace (something borrowed!), so now I just need earrings
Picking out a tuxedo to match aforementioned dress Delegated to Neil. Notch Collared 2 or 3 button jacket, flat front pants, Red or Pewter vest for him (definitely red for his best man), no paisley. I think he can handle it.
Having my veil made out of fabric from my mom’s old veil
Getting a marriage license
Delegated to Neil – God help him if this doesn’t happen!
– Booking enough accommodation for Neil & myself pre-wedding
– Writing our ceremony/vows
– Selecting wine pairings for the reception dinner
– Developing program content
Finding and reserving rentals for things like table numbers, chair covers, etc.
Putting together our guest book Mostly done, I just need a couple more pieces
– Confirming anything with the Florist
Procuring thank-you cards (our shower is next weekend, so oodles of time really doesn’t apply for this one) Card were bought, shower was lovely, cards have been sent!
– Arranging babysitting for any kids at the wedding
Figuring out how exactly Neil and I are going to get to and from the wedding
Figuring out a rehearsal and rehearsal dinner schedule and venue Delegated to Neil
– Shopping at all for things we need for the honeymoon (we won’t have any time between it and the wedding)
– Booking transportation between Marrakech and Malaga, and a car while in Spain

And I’m sure there’s more, but I’m getting depressed thinking about it all. What I really want is a nap.

This is supposed to be an exciting time – and it is, I’m thrilled and having a lot of fun with everything, but I’m seriously suffering from a huge dose of procrastination.

If I never make a decision on any of these things, nothing can go wrong with them, right? (yes, I am fully and completely aware of what a load of bullshit that is.)

In the meantime, anyone want to go buy some Thank You cards for me? Or tell me where to find some pretty ones?

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12 thoughts on “I have how many weeks?

  1. donna

    Just because I’m curious as to what other people do with their pets when they leave town… where’s Sasha going while you’re on your honeymoon? 🙂

  2. peechie Post author

    Heh, yet another thing I haven’t dealt with! We’re lucky enough to have some friends who are usually very, very happy to take her (and would gladly adopt her I think). If they can’t do all 3 weeks, Neil’s mom has already said we can leave the dog with them – though we’d have to go retrieve her after coming home (they live 6h away).

  3. Helen

    I’m not sure how set you are on guestbooks, but it seems a bit…oldschool no? Some ideas I’ve heard/seen: from a wedding I went to this summer: The couple had a picture of themselves with huge white borders and a bunch of sharpies so you could write in the borders, that way they could look at the comments all the time. The other idea I’ve heard of was to have pebbles and gold/silver markers and each guest gets to write on a stone and you can use those stones for aquariums/candles/on your fireplace(if you have one).

  4. Riann

    How fancy do you want the thank you cards to be? I can pick some pretty but generic ones up at Shoppers and bring them on Sunday. However, I would expect a thank you card for the effort . . . 😉

  5. Yvonne

    That is one daunting list!
    What does Neil’s list look like? Maybe you need to delegate/share. 😉

  6. Jean

    Wow, you need to get a wriggle on girl! My Stepdaughter gets married in April and she seems to be in panic mode already!! I’m with the above comment, you need to delegate. Unfortunately my SD appears to delegate…to me

  7. April

    I agree with Jean, you definitely need to delegate. I just went through all this with my brother’s wedding in October..I wasn’t maid of honor but the maid of honor was kind of useless so a lot of things got delegated to me, the bridesmaid. This was a good thing because my brother’s wife also procrastinates and she ended up having an almost nervous breakdown a week or two before the wedding.
    A great idea for a guestbook I saw at a wedding once was they put out those little joycam polariod cameras and markers and the guests took thier picture and put it into the guestbook and wrote something nice underneath.

  8. donna

    If you find yourself stuck (and don’t want to drive 6 hours!) I currently have a massive fenced backyard and lots of people who are frequently home… and my dog is only insane with other dogs when she’s on a leash. 🙂 I would, of course, have to check with the parents, but I doubt there’d be a problem. Dogs are good. 🙂

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