At this point, the wedding is a month away. As I tried on my dress yesterday at the seamstress shop, I was no longer just playing dress-up with a pretty dress wishing far into the future to the day I get to wear it for real. Now, the day I wear it for real is close. Super close. So close, in fact, that I am abandoning projects that aren't necessities, and drastically rethinking what needs to be done to pull off this wedding.
If the wedding was tomorrow, and I had no time left to complete a single project, there would still be a wedding.
We have a lovely ceremony written out.
We've gotten the necessary legal documents in order to actually get married.
There's a place for us to go, decorate, and celebrate in.
I have a fantastic dress to wear, complete with all the accessories.
There will be plenty of food for all of our guests.
We're sure to have fabulous photos of the whole event.
And, we get to spend time with many people we love.
Since I do have some time left, these remaining projects are pretty necessary:
It would be wonderful to complete the playlists, so people have something to dance to.
Finalizing a menu/plan for the rehearsal dinner would be nice, so we can feed the masses like we've promised.
David needs shoes - those are pretty important.
A run to Costco is necessary, so we can pick up the drinks.
And finally, there are some gifts for important players in the wedding that I would like to purchase.
Put that way, there's really not an unbearable amount of things left to do before out wedding becomes real. However, I would really also like to have:
Programs for the ceremony.
Bouquets for my bridesmaids and myself.
Matching shirts for the groomsmen.
Signs for the cake table.
Out of town / welcome bags.
Bathroom essentials basket.
Signs for the guestbook.
A seating arrangement and escort cards.
Our photo clothesline.
etc. etc. etc.
I know not all of this will get done, and that's okay. But, I do really hope to get in gear and do a lot of it. Anyone with me?