I just can't seem to escape the drama. I was in tears this morning because I am so overwhelmed. I...
I’ve been pretty much M.I.A. these past few months... and I'm beginning to find that it's pretty common among brides who's wedding is right around the corner. But now that I'm 3 days away, and that my last update was 3 months ago, I feel like it's only fitting that I post something before our big day.
I really can’t believe how incredibly fast the last weeks have gone by. Everything is in order and I’m ready for walk down the aisle (except for that pesky speech we gotta give at the reception... still need to figure that one out!). The only real advice I have for you is don’t sweat the small stuff; and I've had a lot of small stuff to sweat over. I’ve had bridesmaid trouble, I found A LOT of bad reviews for my limousine provider, and for some reason my DJ doesn’t seem too keen on answering his emails (though I trust him because they’re an actual radio station here in Ottawa and they were the DJ at both my sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s weddings, and they were awesome), and the stupid weather channel keeps playing tricks on us by giving us storms on the day of one day, and a bright sun the next... but in the end, all that matters is that I walk down that aisle and marry the love of my life. That's it. If we can manage that much, the rest is just peanuts.
Speaking of peanuts, I developed this trick to calm myself whenever something frustrating happened. When I got engaged, my Dad told me that all I needed to do was to book my date, the reception venue, and get my dress. The rest of it was just peanuts. So now, when something happens, I just think about the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, and how she has ZERO control over her day, and then tell myself that all the small stuff, the bickering and the problems, are just peanuts if I can just marry FH. There really is a difference between looking forward to your wedding and then to your marriage. I can't wait for my marriage to start. I can't wait for the wedding planning to end. I'm ready to get married.
Basically all that’s left to do now is to attend our rehearsal this Thursday, then host our rehearsal dinner. Friday will be quite busy (I’ve taken the day off of work), since I’ll be bringing my favours and everything else to the reception venue for them to set up once the decorator is finished on Saturday. After that I'm heading straight to my parents house, where I will stay until the wedding =)
Also, just because I’ve been going a little crazy lately looking for different “big events” music for the reception and couldn’t find much, I’m going to share my picks with you girls. Maybe they’ll help one of you out!
Reception entrance for both the wedding party and the bride and groom:
Tonight, by Seether (it’s got a good beat to it and the lyrics are great)
Hanging by a moment (acoustic), by Lifehouse (always knew this was going to be our song)
Forever young, by Matthew Morrison (yes yes, this version of the song comes from Glee. But people who don't watch Glee won't know that, because it's all Matthew!)
Girls just want to have fun, by Cyndi Lauper (ok, yeah... not so different, but a classic!)
A little less conversation, Elvis Presley (JXL Remix) (FH Really surprised me with this one, and I think it’s awesome!)
So even though I didn’t post very often, and recently hardly had time to post on anyone else’s blog, I just wanted to say that I really appreciated this website and that sharing my wedding details with you might have kept me sane! It’s way too much info to keep to yourself for 2 years lol I hope you all have the best of luck with the rest of your wedding planning, and that you have the most beautiful wedding day ever! I’ll be sure to post some pictures when I get them!
Lots of love!