October 7

Countdown to the Wedding

So… I’m getting married this weekend! To say we’ve been busy is an understatement. There have been lots of little details and decisions happening the past few weeks, and I’ll embellish on all of it in time. For now, here’s the final countdown.

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Three Weeks to Go

The last few weekends before our wedding were filled with lots of non-wedding fun, like concerts and parties. I would advise any bride to keep busy with things that remind them they’re a person and not just a girl in a white dress. Don’t let the wedding keep you from living your life.

I finally picked my wedding band. I opted for something without diamonds, surprisingly. It’s a simple and sculptural yellow gold band, and I love it to pieces. I may or may not have already began wearing it.

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We got our RSVPs back in record time, mainly because we have the best guests ever.

To thank the best guests ever, we’ve been hustling to fill up welcome bags for them to have in their hotel rooms. We’re making the bags Atlanta-themed and stuffing them with Coca Cola, Georgia peanuts, street maps and some local baby back rib-flavored potato chips.

Two Weeks to Go

October has been all about decisions. All those little things I’d told myself “we have plenty of time to deal with”? It was time to deal with them.

Heeding the advice of friends before us, we promptly got into the courthouse to get our marriage license. Good thing, too, because it took two visits thanks to long lines and mismatched work schedules.

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Apologies for the potato-quality photo. The best camera is the one you have on you, right?

I’m making final decisions on all the little projects I have left to do. My DIY plan for these last two weeks is to finish up our tablescapes (flowers and the like), pack our welcome bags and figure out exactly what I’m going to do for a ceremony backdrop.

We met with our day-of coordinator at our venue and planned the wedding timeline, deciding once and for all to skip having a cocktail hour and relieving ourselves of the embarrassment of a public garter dance. No cocktail hour, no bouquet toss and absolutely no garter-ing.

Roo is telling me he’s having wedding dreams. I told him it was about time, since I’ve been having wedding dreams about everything going wrong since, like, day two.

Ten Days to Go

I’m checking the forecast obsessively. We picked October 11th because it’s historically the driest month in Atlanta, and I hate rain. But guess what? There are thunderstorms passing through this weekend. Can you believe it? Rain on our wedding day. Isn’t it ironic? A little too ironic, if you ask me. It wouldn’t be a big deal, I mean, rain photos are beautiful… except for the teeny tiny fact that we have to serve food outside. That’s kind of how food trucks go. It might be time to stock up on umbrellas.

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Nine Days to Go

Yaasssss…. The forecast looks totally clear and perfect!

Eight Days to Go

Crap. It’s definitely going to rain.

One Week to Go

Our in-town friends have planned separate bachelor and bachelorette bashes for Roo and me. I had a really great time having dinner and dancing with the girls, and it made the wedding feel very real. The rest of the weekend after that was a blur. I don’t know whether to blame my “it’s really here” reality check, or the fact that I went to bed at 7:30 am Sunday morning.

Six… Five…

Paying for that late night with an inconsistent sleep schedule. This early part of our wedding week is all about getting back to normal for me. I’m trying to get my sleep back on track, and stay hydrated so I can look and feel my best on Saturday. I’m at work until Wednesday, so it’s time to wrap things up and get ready for the big day. And the honeymoon. Actually, I don’t know which one I’m more excited about.

How did you spend your last few days before the wedding? Any advice?

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