Tuesday, December 11, 2012

getting married in 20 days!

I’ve procrastinated long enough that I think this will be the last  official “Wedding Update” post I have! We’re now mid-December and just 20 days out…aka, I need to get busy doing instead of busy writing. So here is everything we have gotten done in the last month or so!
Warning: this is long.

Ryan’s Ringü
we ordered this about a month ago and got to pick it up a couple weeks ago. I don’t have a picture of it yet but it’s pretty neat.

Rings sauteredü

We dropped off my ring last weekend to have it sautered, sized, and a diamond replaced. So I have been ringless for a week+ now :( but will get it back Friday!

I had ordered this a LONG time ago and it finally came in about a week ago. It is definitely my favorite accessory and I plan on wearing that baby alllllll night. I just love it and think it’s perfect and made for me.

I finally got this last week (earrings), but I still don’t have my bracelet. L

We had a final sit-down lunch with the people providing our alcohol (J&C’s) and got everything finalized. We ordered lots of different kinds of beer—even Miller Lite—WHO drinks Miller Lite?! And also lots of liquors; Jack, Captain, Jose, BV, a few vodka’s, etc. You know me though, we also had to get stuff to make my Sex on the Beaches, Bloody Mary’s, and margaritas too. How will I decide which to drink?! Just kidding, I actually don’t plan on drinking much, if any. But it’s there if I change my mind and there for everyone else.

Catering ü
I had another consultation with our caterer today also. We went over menu items again, touched base on tables/chair rentals, etc. She is really awesome and I totally trust her, which makes my life MUCH easier.

We (kind of) got this finalized just today. We had our last meeting with Father Mike about 2 weeks ago and were given lots of homework to take home and read. We ended up picking out our vows and readings during this time. Then today, we met with him again and got it all approved and went over ceremony order. The only real thing left to do for this is to talk to our organist and pick out music selections. What did you guys use?! Does anyone care to share?? I am clueless!
Dress alterationsü
I am in the middle of this as we speak! I think I’m on about my 5th one now—picky bride, I suppose. Or just smaller chested than I fake…however you want to look at it. J The seamstress has done wonderful though and every time I see it looks more beautiful than I remember.  I’m so excited to get my whole ensemble put together and on me—I hope it’s as pretty as I’m envisioning.

Rehearsal dinnerü
Today I finalized the menu (via email), gave a final headcount, and picked out table clothes and linens. I’ve been busy today, can you tell?!

ll the guys got sized and we sent in all the measurements last week.

Done, done, done. This was certainly a process! Listen, I know some girls know EXACTLY (ahem, Cassie) what kind of flowers they want but I seriously had no idea. Like I knew I wanted white and rhinestone accents, but that’s about all the more I knew.  I literally was just looking at books of flowers and asking what each kind was called and trying to picture them all in a bouquet in my head. Naturally, I liked THE most expensive one and it is the smallest…meaning it would take lots to fill my bouquet. I finally decided I wanted it anyway (just in smaller quantities) and just today she told me that they haven’t been blooming very nice this winter and I may not be able to use them. (ha!) I basically just said “Ok, pick something else for me!” She has been absolutely awesome in this whole process though and today when I went to check up on some things I was MORE than impressed, so I know my bouquet will be beautiful no matter what. I definitely made the right decision in florists.

I know I’ve mentioned this before, that I will be wearing my Grandma’s garter but I also bought 2 other ones…one that is a little more “me” but I ordered two of it. I figured I would want one to keep, and I also need one for Ryan to toss. So I’m three garters deep now. J I won’t be wearing all three at once though, obviously. I will wear mine and my grandmother’s during the ceremony, slip them off in the limo and slip on the toss one instead.

Marriage Licenseü
we applied for this today and it will be ready to go by the end of the week!

Hair trialü
I’m not sure when I last updated you on this but I had this awhile ago and absolutely loved it. No second trial needed.

Flower girl flowersü
I sent Ryan’s dad in search of these today…can you imagine?!  He literally called me 4 times to make sure he was getting the right thing and I think I made him a nervous wreck when I couldn’t decide between white and silver J (Ps-we can’t use real flowers in the church) 
Honeymoon Packingü
Ok, ok, call me crazy but we have already begun this. Mainly because our guest bedrooms are CONSUMED with wedding stuff and I was afraid our suitcases would get lost. Ok, thats a lie. But seriously because we have had to buy a few things (power adapter, water shoes, etc) and I have nowhere else to put them except a suitcase. And because, lezzbehonest, I'm not going to wear my swimsuits or sundresses anytime soon. And well...because I'm excited.

Here are a few things that needed to be done like yesterday still need done:
  • Round up the rest of our wedding party gifts
  • Get some small things for reception/decorations I've  yet to buy...specifically small frames. Minor, huh?
  • Pick up marriage license
  • Put together a picture list for photographer
  • Find rehearsal dinner outfits
  • Put together song list for DJ
  • Write and send in program information to be printed
  • Thank-you’s—I want to use a picture on these so there’s not much I can do with them yet except get the wording written but I'm having anxiety about not being able to work on them yet. What is wrong with me?!
  • Have my dress/veil pressed
  • Finish wedding party "How I Know's" for table at reception
  • Finish honeymoon packing/buying

So for now you can find me hustling and bustling around town, on the phone making phone calls, or with my head burried in a pillow because I can't believe this is all happening in the NEXT 20 DAYS. I-cannot-wait.

ps-I know this seems pretty detailed, long, and probably crazy, but seriously, this blog is for yours truly and I want to remember ALL the details of my crazy life and this crazy wedding planning. It's nice I can share it all with my readers and I know some people like reading it, but at the end of the day, it is for me. And that's why I put so much time and details into most posts.

Over and out. :)


shannon said...

2. i'm practically in love with you since you said WHO drinks miller lite. preach girl.

found you on the blog hop!

Kelsey Homolka said...

Eeeek! You're making me excited and I won't even be there! Congrats again early, just relax and enjoy it. Like all of my friends say, you anticipate it for months and then boom, in less than 8 hours it's all done and over. :D

Audrie Is... said...

haha it's true, isnt it?! :) Thanks for stopping by; have a great rest of the week!

Audrie Is... said...

I've heard that SO many times too..that is is all just a big blur! I'm certainly enjoying it and I'm actually not stressed out (now)..which is weird! Just way excited.

Have a good week missy!

Myka said...

Regarding music...
We chose some very non-traditional pieces for the ceremony itself. The processional was All I Ask of You from The Phantom of the Opera, You Raise Me Up for mid-ceremony, and the recessional was a triumphant march called Walking with Heroes. They were all instrumental arrangements.
However, for our before- and after-music, we had Morgan (VanKlavern) Henderson play a bunch of love songs out of a book. I honestly don't remember what they were, even though we had discussed them before, but you might ask her if she has suggestions.

Joan said...

Hey! Found your blog through the Blog Working Wednesdays blog hop! I'm a new follower...come check out my blog if you want :)


Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

How incredibly exciting!!! :)

Jade Sierra said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see picture from your big day!! :) You will be a stunning bride!

Andiepants said...

Woooooohoooooo those are some major accomplishments!!!!
I may still have my ceremony program file saved somewhere. I'll look for it since it has the songs.
I'm all smiles for you!

Audrie Is... said...

Thanks!! Exciting and nerve wracking at the same time! :)

Audrie Is... said...

awww!! Thank you so much--i can only hope :)

Audrie Is... said...

Hi Joan!! Thanks so much for stopping by--I am all over it!!

Audrie Is... said...

Hey missy!! Thanks so much for helping--don't worry about it though, we got it done Monday!!! I don't even remember the names of the pieces we picked out but they sounded good at the time!! Hope you're having a great week--almost break time!

Audrie Is... said...

Hi Myka, sorry i'm so late to respond on here! I cant reply via my phone so i have to actually do it on the computer, kinda weird. Anyway, we got the pieces picked out and honestly, I cant even remember what they were called. She played them for me and they sounded good so I said that's fine..simple girl, I guess :) Thanks so much! Hope youre having a good week!