We’re actually a lot closer to 3 months at this point…
Its been about two months since my last post talking about wedding plans. I’m not sure I have too much to report back on but I also feel like if I don’t share a little bit about my current plans and feelings I’m gonna be kicking myself a year from now!
Right now we’re sitting at just under 100 days left until the big day. It’s definitely coming up fast. I can’t believe we’re in the double digit numbers already. I have a feeling the remaining days will go even faster.
Some big things…
I bought a dress! Well, actually I bought two dresses. One was definitely not the dress. It was a huge headache. I felt really awful – blah blah blah – but then I found THE dress. This dress is a dreeeeam! It’s 100% not what I was picturing myself in but the second I tried it on I knew it was the one. It’s a very ~me~ dress. I can’t wait to wear it. I wrote a whole big post on my dress fiasco but you’ll have to wait to read that until after the wedding.
I bought the perfect shoes! Shoes weren’t actually a huge deal to me. I figured I’d just get something cute + comfy. Then I found the absolute perfect pair that match my dress like a dream. Best of all, they’re from a small business so they feel really special. I still haven’t received them in the mail but I’m dying to try them on with the dress.
We found a photographer! Wooo! This was honestly my second biggest stress causing thing right after finding a dress. Photos are a huge deal to both of us. It took a while but we found someone who both agreed takes gorgeous photos and can definitely capture the vision we have for our wedding. It felt really good to pay that deposit and know that that was taken care of.
Some things I need to buy/do still…
A skirt for my dress. The dress I bought, while it is full length, doesn’t have a full enough skirt. I found a handful of folks who make exactly what I’m picturing. It’s really just a matter of choosing which maker to go with. I’m a little nervous here but fairly confident things will turn out more than perfect.
A bouquet. Remember, nontraditional wedding here so I only need a bouquet for myself. No other flowers. My original idea was to buy a variety of flowers from a store like Trader Joe’s and make my own bouquet. Ya know, something fun to do with all the ladies the night before the wedding while we hung out in the hotel. Then I got nervous that the flower selection might not be good enough. I ended up finding a florist about 20 minutes away from our hotel that I looooove! They make bouquets that are essentially exactly what I was picturing. Right now the plan is to contact them but who knows, I might change my mind and wing it! Once again, not something I’m super stressed about. Obviously it will feel really good to cross this off my to-do list though!
Figure out the aisle and altar situation. Long story short here, after finding the dress my whole idea for what our ‘altar’ would look like changed. Part of me feels like this doesn’t really matter and that we don’t need one at all because the location is cool enough. Then the other part of me feels like there has to be an easy, travel + budget friendly idea that my wedding won’t be complete without.
Some things stressing me out…
I still haven’t found someone to do my hair or make up! Gah! I know I’m overthinking this one but you guys it is so hard to make a decision that is essentially based on instagram photos. I’m positive that I want someone else to do my hair and make up but I also have a hard time letting that control go to a stranger. So far searches on wedding websites, on google, on instagram, and other random task websites have left me empty handed. I’m sure there is hidden gem out there, it’s just a matter of finding them. If you happen to be someone who does hair or make up in northern/central AZ or are willing to make a drive there, holler!
My to-do list is stressing me out… I guess? Just like that last time I talked about wedding plans and what was stressing me out, I can’t really pin point very many specific things. There are so many little things on my wedding to-do list and that bothers me. I hate knowing that I have something to do, I just like to get things done. I’m overjoyed that the wedding is coming up so quickly so that we can just get to the fun part. I most certainly don’t enjoy wedding planning. I can’t imagine being one of those people who plans one for years! A short engagement was definitely the right choice for us.
More exciting things…
▴ We’ve booked a few hotel stays including the most important room of our trip, ~the wedding night!~
▴ Almost all our friends and family have booked their rooms as well! Hearing that makes it all feel so much more real.
▴ I’ve spent some time on Google Street View and identified a few areas I really want to get photos. I’m getting married out west – obviously I want some wedding portraits with saguaros!
▴ I bought Jeff’s wedding band. I have never been so excited to spend money in my life.
▴ We asked my brother to get ordained so that he could officiate. He said yes! This was actually Jeff’s idea. The fact that he loves my family so much makes my heart feel like it’s gonna explode.
▴ I’M GETTING MARRIED!