Thursday, June 5, 2014

Nine days

Today’s the first day I woke up and sort of thought: Holy @*#$, I’m getting married next week. Next week! 

Our planning process has been blissfully low-key and stress-free. We’ve managed decisions and details pretty smoothly, giving everything thought but not overthinking or overdoing it. We're not doing a lot of the traditional stuff: we don't have limos and wedding parties, centerpieces or a sit-down dinner. We're just having a beautiful, free-form, intimate soirée. It’s been easy for the most part and, in these past couple of weeks in particular, with notes from guests, final meetings with vendors, doing a last walk-through of the space, I’ve just been excited.

But yes, now that the wedding is next weekend, not down the road, I think some stress is creeping in. I need to tend to last remaining details… ensure that I can zip! my! dress!... I want to know that my hair and makeup are going to make me feel like a million dollars. I'm getting nervous about seeing everyone together in one room (it's been 20 years since I've been with my mom and dad at the same time), and taking vows in front of them… I'm worried that I'm going to be a crying mess.

Nine days and counting. This is all about to happen! Any advice or words of wisdom??


  1. Wow! I knew you were engaged, but I didn't know when you'd be getting married! Next week! Congratulations! I hope everything goes smoothly and that you really enjoy the moment:)

  2. Take a deep breath. It's about the marriage, not about the wedding. It will go by in a nanosecond. (Although it will be nice to have everyone you love all together in one place.)

  3. You know what ... when it happens, it will go by too fast, all your worries will fly out the window and your memories will be fabulous and basically the One thing that will stand out from it all is Love .. all that Love for everyone and all that Love that will be coming your way.
    Every time you get butterflies or a worry floats past, rub your belly and talk to the baby. That will put everything else into perspective.
    The crying part I can't help you with, I am crying right now LOL
    love you

  4. Enjoy your day!!! Even though it is obviously a major event in your life, view it as an intimate gathering of friends and family...they are all there because they love you!
    And yes.. take a deep breath. All the best :)

  5. Enjoy your day. The day passes so quickly; just try to be present in your moments together. Congratulations...wishing you love and many continued blessings.


  6. 7 days :)

    Enjoy the day, isn't the weather spectacular ? !

  7. Ha ha - I know, now it's exactly a week! Every day counts...
    Thank you all for the notes. I know it's going to pass in an eye-blink and that it's the marriage we're signing up for that's truly important. Hopefully this week will be smooth and easy and the wedding weekend full of memories that stay with us forever. Eeeee!