Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Top 5

My family and I like to play a game where we come up with a category, and then think of our top 5 favorites in that category. Here is my top 5 favorite moments of my engagement to Jeff:

5. Jeff and I practicing our first dance.
4. Wedding gown shopping with my sister-in-law. Every time the saleslady put the veil on my head, I would get teary.
3. Announcing our engagement to our church family. They were so happy for us, and cheered when the announcement was made at the end of the worship service. Our elder Hayward told me that it did his heart good to see me so happy. I was giddy with laughter.
2. Calling my sister to tell her that we were engaged. She answered the phone and I didn't say a single word. I just started laughing. She started laughing too. Only a sister would know. God bless her.

And my most favorite moment:

1. Jeff asking me to be his wife.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wedding Update

In the past week and a half, I have:
  • Designed, printed, and mailed the rehearsal dinner invitations.
  • Made hotel reservations for Honeymoon #1 immediately following the wedding.
  • Finalized the flower order with the florist.
  • Sampled wedding cake... Yum!
  • Had the second fitting for my wedding gown.
  • Bought reception centerpiece and guest favors supplies.
  • Nagged a few people about getting their RSVP cards to me... he-he
  • Cleaned one of my spare bedrooms in preparation for selling my condo. boohoo... I will miss the first home that was my very own.
  • Written up a super, psycho-anal detailed schedule of events for the wedding day.
  • Written drafts one and two of wedding ceremony program.
  • Sent the reception dinner menu to the woman who will be printing something pretty for the reception... Thanks, Mary B.!
  • Asked my sister endless questions about bubbles, guest books, and cute little cake napkins. Bubbles - yes, guestbook - yes, cute little cake napkins - uh, NO!

A sampling of the To-Do list:

  • Assemble the bridesmaids' gift bags.
  • Order the wedding cake. I am thinking Chocolate Cake with chocolate fudge filling and another layer of White Cake with raspberry filling.
  • Finalize the wedding program. Purchase the pretty paper for the programs. Print the programs.
  • Purchase the last few items for the centerpieces.
  • Assemble the guest favors and tie pretty ribbons on the bubbles. Volunteers to help?
  • Make a CD of the ceremony music.
  • Nag more people about the RSVPs. ha-ha
  • Buy the guestbook, place cards, and candles for the unity candle.
  • Order the hors d'oeuvres for the small reception at the church building. Come up with decorations for the small reception at the church building.
  • Buy a swimsuit for Honeymoon #2 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico!
  • Check on the status of the pew bows.
  • Have the third fitting for my wedding gown.
  • Determine if we will provide child care during the ceremony.
  • Scramble to find someone to videotape the ceremony.
  • Meet with the DJ to finalize the music selections.
  • Give a huge amount of money to the reception hall along with the final guest count.
  • Clean my second spare bedroom in preparation for selling my condo.... sniff...
  • Write a million Thank You notes for gifts received.
  • Work on the seating chart for the reception.

I am tired...