**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?