Wedding planning has been a daily task these days. We are down to the last 2 months. Invitations are out. Venue is booked. Dresses are being made, suits are being rented, photographer is booked, and the D.J.’s ready to rock. We even chose the cake at a wonderfully, delicious cake tasting last night. I can’t tell you what it is because we want it to be a surprise. The above picture should give you a hint. And I have two words for you….YUM!
In light of all the tremendous progress we’ve made in planning, there still seems to be a million things left to do. Linens and chairs to rent, finalizing the food, taking candles over to the fire department to have them fire tested and approved for use, hiring security guards for the reception (what do they think we’re going to do for heaven’s sake?). And then there’s the flowers. We still have to get the flowers. And the decorations, and…oh dear…I still don’t have a dress. Friends, as well as my mother keep asking me, “What are you going to wear, Mary? Have you gone shopping for yourself yet? Whata ya mean you haven’t gotten a dress yet? You can’t wait till the last minute!” For goodness sake people…I haven’t had a chance to think about it. Who knows, maybe I’ll just pull my own wedding dress out of the box and wear that. It still looks good.
But in all seriousness. This truly has been an amazing experience. I already feel like I could write a book on what to do, and what not to do when planning your only daughters wedding…and I’m not even finished yet. The time I’ve spent with Natalie in the planning and preparation has been so precious. I treasure every moment. She won’t be here much longer; in our home that is. The very thought of that…well, I just can’t imagine it. How blessed I am to be so intricately involved in the planning of this glorious celebration. Stress and all…I wouldn’t change a thing.
Trying not to countdown to quickly,
The Mother Of The Bride