It’s been a while…

Hello world-

I’ve been terribly bad at blogging lately.

Last year all of my blogs were dedicated to the currently-in-a-name-change DearPowderRoom site (moving to the name TheOpenDish.com) and I’ve been writing, but sadly not posting to my 40 Year Challenge site. This year, I do hope to do better.

Apologies for not writing. And now I will apologize to any men who may read this blog.

As for the next few months, I’m betting this blog turns into a “wedding rants” blog. We are going to attempt to get married in 10 – yes 10 – weeks. Both of us have full time jobs that are just that – very time consuming. We don’t want to spend a ton of money. We want to keep our families happy. We also would rather elope, but we have been told not to do that. I’m still not sure why.

I did check one thing off the list – I got a dress. It’s beautiful, and was the first dress I tried on. I would post a pic, but after 40 something comments on Chris’s facebook page warning him to not see the dress, I will restrain my post of a pic…you’ll just have to take my word for it!

Here’s what I’m ranting about right now:

Why won’t potential vendors call back?

Why did all of the stuff I have to get for my dress and do to my dress cost more than my dress?

And can someone send me some delicious, inexpensive recipes for cocktails that involve limes, or lemons?

Work is getting in the way of my fabulous plans. Stay tuned.

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One response to “It’s been a while…

  1. As a pastor, I have seen so many weddings and I always thought, people just don’t know how to plan events. You will be fine. A wedding, while being a significant life-event, is still an event. A few things I have learned which you are probably already doing.

    1. Check-lists are your friend. Doing what you do, I am sure you know this, but most brides are crazy unorganized which is why I think it takes forever to plan a wedding.

    2. Create an outline for both the ceremony and reception. I have been the pastor at the wedding, the tech guy, and the DJ at the reception (not at the same wedding yet) and most brides haven’t actually thought about how the ceremony or reception should flow. Having this planned before hand will eliminate much stress.

    3. Find a friend who can act as wedding coordinator for the day of and few days preceeding the wedding. Most brides think this should be your maid of honor. I disagree. The maid of honor is for moral support and to share your wedding experience with you. Just because they are one of your best friends, doesn’t mean they have the ability to manage your wedding. The coordinator should be someone that understands and can execute your vision for your wedding without always needing your input. I have seen too many brides wrapped up in creating the perfect moment that they don’t actually get to enjoy the moment. A relative who is close enough to care about your wedding, but willing to miss some of the important highlight moments because they are busy making sure that the next thing will happen can also work as a wedding coordinator.

    I have always said I could plan a wedding in 2 weeks, but would have to give it 8 weeks so that family and friends could make arrangements to be there. You will do great. Hope some of these thoughts help.

    Congratulations, again! You are going to rock it.

    BTW, it is actually on my current to do list to call you soon.

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