Setting The Wedding: Part 7

We’re almost there! Our wedding is coming up so fast, I can’t even believe it! There will only be one more Setting the Wedding post after this one and then it’ll be here. Ahhh!! I’m constantly being reminded of how close it is now that we’re basically in the final stretch of things and although there’s still a ton of things that need to be done, it’s refreshing to see that my accomplished list is finally getting bigger than my to-do list! I feel like I’ve been planning this entire time, but I’ve always been a procrastinator my whole life so now I’m in turbo mode getting everything done and forcing myself to make decisions.
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One of the biggest things we had to deal with last month was fixing our honeymoon situation. If you remember from last month’s post, I said that Sandals had cancelled our honeymoon to their Grande Antigua resort because they abruptly shut down that location for a few months. We spent the next 24 hours searching their site for somewhere else to go. At the time we booked our stay back in April, they had everything available. Now everything was almost sold out! We ended up choosing the Montego Bay location, got an upgraded room, and kept our dates the same. Other than that, they didn’t really help us out very much at all. We actually had to go back and forth quite a few times with multiple different Sandals representatives to get it all squared away. So. Freaking. Stressful!
Once we got that out of the way, we were able to get back to the things we were supposed to be working on such as booking our hotel room for the wedding night. We got Jacob’s pocket square and belt that we had such a hard time finding, and were able to get his jacket tailored for a very affordable price at Men’s Wearhouse. I also had my fitting and I go back next week to try it on again. It was so crazy seeing everything she was going to do, it looked like a completely different dress! And speaking of dress, I finally found the dress I wanted for our rehearsal dinner.

We got our rings in the mail, which was something I was really looking forward to. I know it’s probably not the best thing to play with them, but I just couldn’t help it! They’re so beautiful! They both fit perfectly, although I could tell that Jacob’s will definitely take some getting used to for him. I’m not gonna lie though, I loved seeing a ring on that man’s finger. It made everything seem so real!
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We got all of the invites in the mail exactly when I wanted to, so I was super proud of myself for that. But now we’re having the struggle of getting people to actually send the rsvp cards back. I did everything possible to make it as easy as it could be for them and getting people to send those in is like pulling teeth. We’re gonna have many, many, many phone calls to make unfortunately. Seriously, though, what is so hard about dropping a pre-labeled, pre-stamped envelope in your mailbox?? I don’t get it.

On a brighter note, I had my second bridal shower last weekend with my Florida family and it was so much fun! Jacob came by afterwards, which I really enjoyed because I always love having him around and liked that he got to be part of the festivities. We also got all of the components for the favors, so we’ve been putting those together. We have everything for the centerpieces too, but have decided to put those together the day before so they’re easier to transport. Our napkins and cups just arrived in the mail last weekend. The design process for favors, napkins, and cups was quite a task. I wasn’t expecting it to be so complicated!
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Some of the things on our to-do list right now is to continue choosing songs, get our marriage license, my garters, and a cake cutting knife. We also need to be looking into some form of a guest book. I don’t want just a traditional sign-in book, but I’m also not too interested in one of those tree canvas displays either. We need to think of something different. We should be meeting with our officiant/deejay and photographer soon to go over more details so we can create a schedule of events for that weekend and the day of.

There are also a few things that we don’t have to worry about, such as having a final meeting with the florist and hairstylist. I’ve already met with both of them previously. So we know exactly what our flowers, bouquets, and boutonnieres will look like. And I already had my trial run for my hair early last month when I met the stylist.
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Things are really coming together now and it’s one of the most exciting things ever. It’s kinda hard, but I’m trying not to think about it too much because I don’t want to get nervous and overly anxious. As I check things off the list, I’m also trying to look as far in advance as possible to get as much done as I can to reduce the stress as it gets closer to the actual event. Now as long as I can get those rsvps back, we’ll be smooth sailing again.

~Mani Monday~
This week I’m wearing another one of my favorite light pastel colors. Of course it’s by Sinful Colors (as usual) and is the shade called Orange Cream. The name for this is perfect because it really does look like an orange cream smoothie or something. I love how soft the color is so it looks natural enough, but isn’t just your typical light pink. It’s a cream finish that applies very easily and has the slightest amount of gold shimmers in it.
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What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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