How in the world am I suppose to plan a wedding when I have work to do? Oh Lordy, insane! Work has gone crazy this week with interviews, training, employee relations conversations and just about everything else that can get sqeezed into the week before I get married. And then cake bakers, caterers, and other wedding vendors call to check in on things, ask a last minute question or verify plans. Holy headspin!
Carlos’ family starts arriving on Monday so he and I are going to spend this weekend doing a loooooonnnngggg list of things for around the house.
My 1st trial spray tan went well. I feel like it’s more of a I had another doctor appointment for my stomach and they said there was about a tablespoon of fluid, at most. I opted not get stuck with another needle again, because I hate needles and because my stomach is starting to bruise where the needles go in. I guess I’m getting sensitive in my old age? Leaving a little of the fluid isn’t a dangerous choice – most times, the fluid goes away on it’s own. I can’t tell it’s there, my stomach isn’t hard like it was when I first went in but….
The nurse told me I should take a few days off from working out. Eck. Let’s be honest, I want to work out every day between now and the wedding but I don’t need any more reason than someone telling me I shouldn’t, to not. The nurse said taking a few days off from working out will allow the pocket of fluid in my stomach to firm back up. She mentioned just like when I had my first surgery, movement takes away from the healing because every time I move, I pull and tug. My appointment was on Tuesday so I figure I’ll get back into the gym on Friday. (I didn’t work out Monday as well, so that would be Monday-Thursday which I think is good enough for a “few days.”)
I stopped Wednesday night at my sister, Heidi’s – she is helping me MAKE MY VEIL! I found one I absolutely loved while dress shopping but it was $200. No way was I going to spend that much on something I would only wear for a few hours, on my head. A few days later, I happened to be a Joann Fabrics and walked past the bridal fabrics and there was the exact same fabric w/ designs from the veil earlier!
I had a coupon on me for 40% off a yard of fabric, so I bought a yard of it and it was only $12.99. Heidi helped me hem the bottom of it and cinch the top part together. Tonight, I’ll hand sew it to a jeweled hair comb and voilà! I might go into a veil making business after this, it is so easy and much less expensive!
The only things I have left are:
- Final dress fitting (Friday)
- Print dinner seating cards (waiting until last minute because of last minute changes)
- Finish wedding favors (food related, waiting until last minute)
- Song sequence for ceremony (songs picked, just need to get them into a play list & queued up)
- Meet with photographer one last time (Saturday)
- Print directions from house to hotel, house to wedding, hotel to wedding
I think that’s it — anything else last minute I might forget?
Mentally, I’ve calmed down a lot. Much more calm compared to the end of July – oh man, I was just a mess!
After the wedding is done, Carlos really wants to get both he and I back into the gym into personal training. As much as I am looking forward to the wedding, saying I DO, and having so much family time the week of the wedding, I also look forward to settling into our new life together. This is goign to be the best forever after EVER!