Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It's Crunch Time!

Or How to Not Have a Breakdown When Your Wedding Day is Rapidly Approaching

Wow, I can't even believe that we have almost two weeks left until the big day! Luckily for me, yesterday was the last day of school, so I have lots of free time on my hands. It's a good thing, too, since I still have quite a few things to get done! Most of it will need to wait until the week before when I arrive in RI (can't wait!) since I can't exactly ship ten handmade cupcake stands. Being busy should keep me from getting too stressed out. Plus, we're already married, so it's not like we can get cold feet!

Instead of worrying about the people who have yet to RSVP, the random family dramas, or the possibility of thunderstorms, I've been:

Whipping up test cookies. My mother and I are making four kinds of cookies to serve as dessert along with the cake, so I've been trying out new recipes. In addition to a family favorite, we'll be making:
White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread



Outrageous Chocolate Cookies



Coconut Macaroons


Making the boutonnières. Actually, these were very simple, and didn't take me longer than an hour once I settled on a design. I've posted a tutorial here if you want to try your own! Plus, most of the materials were in my stash. The only new things I had to buy were the florals, and they only cost me a few dollars. I love cute and cheap!

Finishing the dress!
Actually the first dress has been finished for a while now. And no, I'm not going to show it to you. I did however have to wait for the second dress to come in, which finally happened this past week. Second dress, you say? Since my gown is long and doesn't bustle, I'm terrified that someone is going to step on my train and tear it off. The dress means a little too much to me for me to allow its destruction! This is where the second dress, or the "dancing all night/going away" dress comes in. I bought something short, but equally amazing (yes Ralphy, it's amazing!) for the evening. And no I'm not going to show it to you.

Making playlists, photo lists, lists of lists. I'm a list maker. Lists make me happy. You won't be surprised to know that I have sent a list of songs to the DJ, a list of must have photos to the photographer, made my cookie shopping list, crafts-still-to-do list, stuff-still-to-buy list, stuff-to-pack list, and so on. I don't want to forget anything!

I think the best thing to do to avoid pre-wedding breakdowns is to be organized and to be ready for curveballs. Considering our luck, I wouldn't be at all surprised if a drunk cousin falls into the cake, or if the gazebo gets hit by lightening. I'll just have to breathe and tell myself it will make for some awesome photos. And breathe some more. "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."

7 comments:

Jessica Gardner said...

Booo...I'm possibly one of the people causing you stress because I haven't RSVP'd! I keep forgetting to drop the card in the mail. For the record, it's just me (no Nick) and I'd like the vegetarian meal. I will still drop it in the mail, although it may arrive AFTER your wedding! :)
It all sounds amazing and I am soooo excited! Those cookies look faboo. Yum yum. I can't wait to see you - it's coming up so soon! Yay!

Joanna said...

No silly, I KNOW you are coming! It's the relatives we see once in ten years that haven't!

Kristin Hubick said...

Thanks for the blog comment Joanna! I enjoyed looking at your blog :).
Warm Regards,
Kristin

boutcrazy said...

Joanna,
I have a feeling that you may be really busy getting a wedding together, but you signed up for a giveaway on my blog, Deborah's Read It List, and you won!

When you get a chance, drop me an email with your address and I'll send the book to you.

Congratulations...on the wedding and the book.

mlebemle said...

Wow! Reading your blog because of your post on Flickr. Good luck with your big day! My husband and I just got married on April 26th. We did everything except the food ourselves! You should peek at my flickr stream and check it out, I just uploaded a bunch. Hooray! www.flickr.com/photos/mlebemle

Sew Bettie said...

Oh my gosh! I hope the wedding was a huge success!

Joanna said...

Thank you everyone!