So much to do, so little time! Just a warning that this post may be all over the place as that is my current state of mind. After having 5 consecutive nights of wedding nightmares last week, I'm happy to report that I am temporarily free of nightmares (or at least not any that I remember after waking up). But the work and daytime stress has not subsided. This past week has been a whirlwind of projects and ideas. The following is a list of projects we need to complete (or scratch) by July 10!
1) Finish invitations. It seems like we'll never stop inviting more people! This is a major time sink...I will post about the full invitation suite later.
2) First Dance: We are planning on a Foxtrot dance routine to "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. My fiance and I are *not* dancers. We're very close to having 2 left feet. And yet we told our dance instructor to give us fancy moves please! At 4:19 long, we want lots and lots of variety to keep guests entertained. One bit that is really stressing me out though is not only are we having our band play this song, but we're also have 2 friends sing it, and none of us will be able to practice together beforehand! My fiance and I will be practicing to the original soundtrack and crossing our fingers that the band will play it to the dot, that our friends will be able to sing along, and that our feet, bodies, and mind will cooperate and not get thrown off.
3) Program Fans: Not only do I have to finish designing them, but I also need to learn how to use my crop-a-dile to connect the papers and make sure they can fan out! I received some sample eyelets and washers in the mail, and the sweet lady Ann at www.fairelady.com even included a little trial with 10 sheets of paper to show me the concept!
4) Table menus: We had wanted to go fancy with cutouts using our silhouette machine, but this might be toned down for time's sake.
5) Table pictures: We are ordering transparent crystal picture frames (you can see through the picture, how cool is that?). Going to have all the letters of the alphabet each represent something special in our relationship. 24 letters for 24 tables, and the remaining V and Y (our initials) for our sweetheart table. I've chosen most of the pictures already but need to finalize and order.
6) Table favors: We're giving away Kate Aspen mini photo albums with a cover. We'll put a picture representing the table letter in each album and place them on the napkin linens.
7) Placecard holders: We're using tinkerbells with a holder for a card. Might emboss little cow/fish/leaf to represent each person's meal choice, or might forego the embossing and just print if we run out of time.
8) Personalize my bridesmaids presents! I'm staying hush hush about this for now.
9) Ordering fiance's wedding band. We're thinking the fingerprint ring!
10) Folding a ton of ribbon fish to decorate our gazebo with strands of 3D fish! Details later.
11) I want to copy the photo album idea posted by Miss Buttons. Like this: http://www.kissthegroom.com/?p=2958
12) Finalize wedding schedule
13) Finalize mothers' gifts. This is mostly done. Also staying hush about this for now.
14) Finalize father daughter song lyrics. This is a surprise for my daddy!
15) Custom vows!!
16) 36" long sparklers for grand exit. I've already ordered these, just waiting for them to arrive. We better not forget them!
17) Plaque for table seating showing guests where the A-Z tables are
18) Plaque explaining photobooth and photo albums
19) Sample scrapbook sheets to show guests that we want their photos and messages
20) Wedding slideshow/video! (Fiance probably gets full reign of this one)
21) Table assignments
22) Facials. Went for my first one last weekend and spent $850 for a full package and some more. Need to go every 2 weeks or so.
23) I took my girls for dress alterations. Need to make sure everything works out fine.
24) Need to make jewelry for my girls using Swarovski crystal hearts that I bought. First, need to learn!
25) Dress alterations for myself. Went in for my first appointment this past weekend. Need to go back 3 more times.
26) Apply for marriage license.
I keep re-editing this post and adding more items! Is it normal to feel so overwhelmed less than 3 months before the wedding?