22 Days

2011/07/14

Even writing that title out gives me anxiety. I am in full wedding panic mode. I suddenly realize why people have cookie cutter weddings in halls with caterers. Before embarking on the DIY route there were lots of volunteers, they have long since disappeared and now a few of us are scrambling to finish up the details. I’m not talking minor details here either, we still have 80%  of the reception dinner in limbo, no dessert, no rehearsal dinner.

As much as I am freaking out on the inside, there is also a creepy calmness battling back. I know it will work out. Maybe not the way I planned, maybe something will go wrong, but it’ll happen, we will get married and people will have an ok time. So in the mean time, I’m trying to ignore the dreams where I’m crying in a dirty robe asking my wedding coordinator to get McDonald’s for 200 people while a homeless man dressed in my gown starts to walk down the aisle.  22 more days…

Photograph: Lil Kerslake’s Animal Actors From The Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean via DoubleM2

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7 comments

  • Erin

    Oh no!! Everything always does work out. Maybe it’s magic, I don’t know but somehow it always does. I’m getting married in 51 days and I hear ya about feeling like you have zero help when it comes to all the DIY projects. In the end, when you see everything put together (even if it’s not perfect) you’ll be so proud that you did it yourself. Best of luck to you!

    Try to do some deep breathing exercises before bed – seems to work for me!

  • Lindsey

    i agree.. it will all come together. i’ve been having crazy dreams about it too, and its not even my wedding. we will have the time of our lives.

  • Holly

    I know that feeling and trust me, you will get it done! I found myself making decisions easier and getting less particular closer to my wedding date strictly for the reason that I had an eye twitch from stress and I couldn’t let everything matter as much as it did in the beginning of my planning. And people will have a blast because they know you are happy! Have a great time at your wedding and enjoy your boo! It’s a crazy enough time anyway trying to get used to such a big change. :) Good luck!

  • audrey

    for what it’s worth – i just got married about a month and a half ago and did most everything myself – the decorations, the invites, the placecards, the FOOD, for chrissakes. it can be done. i’d say 80% of it got done the week beforehand. it’s nerve-wracking but make a list, prioritize, and, you know what? if you don’t finish everything, if it isn’t exactly what you imagined, IT WILL STILL BE PERFECT because you’re marrying the man of your dreams. at the end of the day, that’s all that matters and no matter what goes wrong you’ll feel calm and happy once it’s over.

  • claire

    Thanks for the motivation & support ladies! Audrey, your wedding looked perfect & a ton of fun! Starting to feel a little bit more at ease everyday :)

  • Mrs. Kinne

    I just kept reminding myself that as long as we were legally married at the end of the day, we would be o.k. And, we were.

  • jamie // heyday event lab

    dude i’ll totally go to mickey d’s and score some chicken nugs for everybody. i’ve got you covered!

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