Wedding To-Do's

With only 23 days until the wedding, I am beginning to feel the pressure to get things done! Seriously, someone should come and give me a swift kick in the butt because I feel as if I am just not being productive enough right now. Unfortunately, I have a job..

Okay, that's not unfortunate. But being at my work desk 8 hours a day doesn't leave much time in the evenings to run wedding errands. Here and there I can make a phone call relating to the wedding or pick something up real quick, but, most of the time, I have to sit at my desk while biting my nails and watching the clock simply waiting for the 5 o'clock hour to strike so I can rush out of here and accomplish some of those wedding duties looming over my head.

Yesterday, I finally had time to go and get my dress fitted. That felt good. However, afterwards I did end up getting lost somewhere in downtown Kent. So, an errand that I expected to take 30 minutes ended up taking 2 hours! Yep. Obviously my navigational skills are lacking...

Luckily, Steven and I have most of the after the wedding details figured out, such as changing my name, insurance policies, etc. That boring stuff. But as for the wedding itself, important details are still missing. For example,
  • Steven still hasn't gotten his suit back. He sent it in to get alterations done like FOREVER ago. Seriously people! Get him his suit!
  • I haven't purchased our wedding flowers. Because....well...I don't have the money too! HA! Okay, it's really not funny but I'm choosing to laugh instead of cry.
  • Wedding favors. There was a bit of an issue with the printing company. Basically, they messed up royally and I don't think we have the time to wait for them to correct their mistake. *Crossing my fingers though it gets resolved! And soon!*
  • Purchase bridesmaids gifts. I know what I'm getting my girlies. I just need to find the time to go out and get it! 
  • Find Steven's birth certificate. Yeah, we kinda need that to get our marriage license. Oh birth certificate, where oh where are youuuu????
  • Go through some old photos of Steven growing up with his mom to have a little timeline strung with twine at the wedding. {This one will be fun!} 
I'm sure there are a lot of to-do's left off this list. Those are just the ones on the forefront of my mind. Between our busy work schedules and other daily responsibilities it has been a struggle..this whole planning thing...kinda a bummer. But I know in the end being together and married is truly all that matters, right?

How did you deal with the stress of wedding planning? Were there any details on your big day that simply had to be left undone due to time or money? I'd love to hear about it all!


Michelle Nelson said...

I remember feeling the same way, sitting at my desk, needing to do wedding things! What a fun time though, crazy that your wedding is coming up so fast, excited for you!

Joey said...

Good luck, sweet girl! All these things are so normal. And in 24 days, it'll all be done and you'll be a married lady!! Try to take a second just to enjoy this season of your life :-D Praying that everything goes smoothly for you!

Anne @ Cup of Caffeine said...

Oh deep breaths! I remember the feeling all to well. Go ahead and ask for the help. I was too proud to do that and when I did get help I was relieved and kicked myself for my letting people help me earlier!
I let a lot of "fun" projects/decorations go on the back burner at the end and didn't miss them. These were things like a monogram wall hanging, programs, a Mr and Mrs banner etc. They were small details that weren't missed.
Good luck!

Mrs Independent said...

Don't feel bad, when I was in Kent a few weeks ago house-hunting I def got lost a FEW times. Hang in there, everything will iron itself out and you'll be able to enjoy your big day!!

Lauren said...

I hated wedding planning!! I told myself everyday that as long as I was married at the end of that day it was perfect!! And if your stressed now how are you going to enjoy the last bit of time leading up to your wedding. Just count on the Lord to bring it all together. He is faithful, always!

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

I know it's easier said than done {Ive been there} but just try to stay calm and collected! Regardless of all the little "mess ups" and "Frustrations" these things don't make your actual day! And coming from experience I know first hand! So just take a breather and relax and focus on all the good things and know that NO MATTER what happens you are marrying the love of your life and that is ALL that MATTERS :) Wishing you so much luck and praying that these little mishaps will be corrected before your day!!! Also, if something is left undone, your guests arent going to notice!!! I PROMISE you, take my word for that! xoxoxo!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Girl, I had a hurricane the wind of my wedding! Stress? I didn't let it get to me. I was getting married and that's all that mattered. ;)

It IS all that matters.