As you read this, Daxter & I are likely high in the skies above, flying back home after spending a few days in Macon, GA with my sister and beautiful nieces, Mia & Kira.
Yeah, we met Elsa & Anna. No big deal. 😉
It was super nice, as always, to get away for a little bit and spend time with my family, but with us nearing the one-month mark for the wedding, plus with all the holiday stuff coming up, I can’t help feeling more anxious than not coming back into everything. My sister has been doing her best to help me tackle things one by one, prioritize, and not freak out, and I’m trying to follow her advice, but I seem to be incapable of de-stressing even as I am crossings things off of my ever-growing to-do list. Le sigh.
I mean, I know that we’re getting into the home stretch, and at this point even totally normal people who aren’t A) DIY-ing way so much crazy sh*t and B) already prone to being overly anxious, emotionally compromised stressballs are apt to reach their boiling point. I swear, I am trying to keep it all in perspective: I still have 5 – 6 weeks to get everything done, my sister’s coming up in a couple more weeks and will be staying for the entire month before the wedding, and my two other bridesmaids will be in town for the full week prior. But I’m in this weird limbo where I feel like I’m both doing too much and not doing enough, lol.
I do feel better after meeting with Caitlin, my awesome day-of coordinator. She’s really ending up as more of a month-of coordinator, and I am so, so glad that I have someone there to reassure me that everything will work out (that I’m not related to, that is), and who is there to specifically help me execute all of my ridonkulous ideas. It makes the fact that I’m putting all these man-hours into details that barely anyone will actually notice much less suicide-inducing, hahaha.
I also have a walkthrough with our caterer scheduled for next week, which I’m sure will also put me more at ease, since it’ll give me the opportunity to ask all of the zillion questions I have on how exactly everything’s going to work. #notabridezillaiswear
I mean, don’t get me wrong: it’s really not all bad. I mean, one of the things that I crossed off my list while in Macon was taste-testing specialty cocktails for the wedding!
And speaking of crossing things off my list… let’s take another look at that, shall we? (Are we super annoyed with this incessant list-updating yet?)
Hair Stylist: ☑
Save the Dates: ☑
Bridesmaid Dresses: ☑
Bridal Accessories: ☑
Wedding Rings: ☑
Groomsmen Tuxes: ☑
Dress Fittings: ☑
Hotel room blocks: ☑
Wedding-Day Transportation: ☑
Welcome Bags: ☐
Wedding Signage: ☑
Program & Menu: ☐
Seating Chart: ☐
Signature Cocktail: ☑
Centerpiece Bottles: ☑
Table Numbers: ☐
Ceremony Backdrop: ☐
Card Box: ☐
Popcorn Bar: ☐
Wedding-Day Surprise Element ;): ☐
Write Vows: ☐
Marriage License: ☐
Create Timeline: ☑
Order Thank You Cards: ☐
Select Ceremony Music: ☐
Wedding Week Beauty Appts – Hair: ☑ Brows: ☑ Nails: ☑
Book Honeymoon Excursions: ☐
Book Honeymoon Return Flight: ☐
I actually had to reneg and un-check the popcorn bar one, because I was getting a little ahead of myself. I have all the containers and whatnot, but haven’t placed an order for the actual popcorn yet, oops.
Still makin’ pretty good progress, but since this week is super busy for me work-wise, and the following week is, uh, Christmas week, I don’t really know how much I’ll get done until after Christmas… guess we’ll just have to see how the next couple of weeks go!
If I don’t make it back to update you guys before then, I hope you have the most amaaaaaaah-zing holiday season!