This past weekend Brian (with a bit of coaxing) and I spent Saturday morning tackling a “wedding to do list” that has been burning a hole in my purse. Seriously every time I glance at it tucked away in my day planner, I have to pop a xanax. It just keeps growing! I’m also terribly aware of how quickly the next 3 1/2 months are going to fly by so in my mind every weekend counts. Brian on the other would be completely comfortable picking out his groomsmen’s suits two weeks before the big day, as well as decide what our vows should be the night before. This both fascinates me and infuriates me. I mean, like really? So as you can imagine getting him to happily set aside a sunny morning in July to talk about what our flower girls should wear in November was a challenge. But I got him to agree to it and he we actually had some fun in the process! Although we both can’t wait until we are married and on our honeymoon.
the list in no particular order…
– flower girl dresses
– order invitations
– book honeymoon
– ring bearer outfit
– bachelorette weekend
– bridal shower invite list
– wedding rings
– set up mock-up meeting with floral
– booze quote
– chalkboard for menu
– wood platter for cake
– groomsmen suits
– order last two bridesmaid dresses
– make up trial
– hotel for wedding weekend
– set up first dress fitting
– wedding insurance
– cake cutting knives
Next to “Cake cutting knives” Brian secretly wrote “YAY!”- Can you see what I’m up against here? After four hours in our pajamas on the couch with a puppy biting at our feet, we crossed 5 items off the list.
1. We picked out our invitations but didn’t actually order them because when it came to filling in “what time” our wedding was, we both looked at each other and said “Do you know what time we are getting married?”
2. wrote emails to the valet and booze companies for final quotes. baby steps
3. ordered engraved cake knives (clearly, I ordered these while Brian pretended to be busy “researching”, does he not know I can see ESPN pulled up on his computer screen?)
4. I set up my first dress fitting
5. we talked about Madagascar and Belize as honeymoon locations. Weighing the pros and cons of both while we flipped through travel books. This is definitely one of my favorite activities.
6. and booked a hotel room for the weekend of our wedding. Brian actually took the lead on this one. Bravo!
We didn’t make as much of a dent in the list as I had hoped. I haven’t broken the news yet to Brian that we will be spending this Saturday afternoon back at it. Hopefully, he’s reading this! Hi, Bri!
“What counts in making a happy marriage is not how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.” – Leo Tolstoy