Only three months to go!  It seems like this was the magic number to really start wrapping up the wedding planning.  It’s really not so much planning any more as executing ideas.  Eric and I had planned on going camping the other weekend, but the weather didn’t feel like cooperating so we ended up staying inside and finishing a few projects.

Where we should have been…

We got most of the invitations addressed, I got all of the bunting cut out and I made the cake toppers and flower girl wands.  We also got most of the ceremony and reception songs picked out.  Thank God for bad weather because we’re not going to want to stay inside when it gets nice out!

We still have to finalize the guys’ outfits and the ceremony wording.  Fortunately, I think those are the biggest things right now.  I took a look at my to-do list and it’s still pretty large, but it’s composed mostly of tasks like “get boarding reservations for the dog”, and “finalize wedding day timeline”.  It’s a good thing, too, because my brain is no longer capable of making big wedding decisions.  I found it’s limit a while ago.

In a perfect world, we will get everything done by the beginning of July so the only thing we’ll have to do that month is put out any fires that pop up, which they WON’T (fingers crossed).   We’ll get the invitations out at the end of this month, and hopefully it’s smooth sailing from there.  Don’t laugh.  It could happen…

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I can’t believe it’s almost Easter!  I hope everyone’s spring has been as warm as ours!  It’s so refreshing and unnerving at the same time to be outside without a coat in March.  That just doesn’t happen here.  This weekend we took the dogs for a few walks by the river and they all came back with ticks which, again, doesn’t happen in March.  I’ve never had to put tick meds on the dogs before May.  Despite the ticks, they were full of doggie joy since they were able to run around the trail and go swimming in the river. 

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(The picture is from last summer, but you get the idea – Happy dogs.)

The other fun thing that happened this weekend was that we bought Eric’s wedding band!  He loves wearing it so much he hates taking it off.  I suggested a “man-gagement” ring, but I don’t think that idea sat well with him.  I thought it was a good idea…  It’s a rising trend, according to all the ring manufacturers who want to sell more rings.  Gotta keep up with the times, Eric! 🙂  

Detail work has started with the wedding.  We took a couple trips to Bozeman in the last few weeks to figure out details like bouquets and table placement – really exciting things.  I’m wrestling with some decisions about accessories for my dress (long veil, short veil, two veils?  Too many options!) and Eric is figuring out his tux.  We’re about to wrap up our pre-marital classes at church, and we need to get together with our officiant soon to figure out the ceremony details.  Just checking off the list!

 

It’s Leap Year!  Leap Day?  Leap Year Day?!?  I don’t know.  Either way, we’re making up for lost time.  I hope everyone has spectacular plans for their extra day.   For me?  Work and spinning class.  So no, my plans don’t wow, either.  Oh, well.

I haven’t been blogging much lately because, frankly, I don’t know what to blog about.  There have been lots of little things going on with the wedding but little things don’t really make for interesting reading; it’s more like reading through someone’s to-do list.  I really don’t know how to not bore everyone at this point.  But, I said I would update people with our wedding info on this blog, so here goes:

My dress came in the other week so I got to go in and try it on for the first time.  It was pretty big on me, which was kind of a nice feeling, but it made it hard to picture myself in a well-fitting dress.  It shouldn’t be a problem to take in, though, so that’s comforting.

Not me, but I can pretend, right?

We have met with a music group to do the ceremony music, and we’re pretty sure we’ll go with them.   That was the part that was making me worry because it seemed like everyone I called last month was booked.  Not a good feeling.

We’re close to getting all of our babysitters for the wedding.  We just need one more girl.  The other two girls we have babysitting have worked in the church nursery or with Awana for years and have plenty of experience.   If our guests decide they want to bring their children, we know they won’t have anything whatsoever to worry about when leaving their kids in the care of these girls!

Everything else that has been happening are little things (purchasing a cake serving set, figuring out music, etc…)  Not anything people are thrilled to read about 🙂  I hope everyone else has been having a great start to their 2012!

I’ve been crazy busy the last three weeks;  I’ve had to move and travel to Helena & DC for work  so there’s just been no time to post anything lately.   I’ll have to do a quick update of what’s been happening.  My dress came in the other day!  I’ll go into the dress shop Friday to try it on.  I’m a little nervous because it’s a mix of two dresses and I’ve never seen the final product on before.  The ladies at the shop said it’s gorgeous on the hanger, so I’ll have to take their word for it for now.  I’m not going to be posting pictures of it, so really this post is more informative than fun.  Sorry!

We’re also in the process of finding ceremony musicians, which is turning out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be.  It’s not time to panic yet, but I’m starting to sweat it.  Hopefully we’ll find someone good soon.

We’re only 6 months away from the wedding, so things are starting to get rolling.  We’ve received the invitations and they look fabulous! Those will get sent out in a few months.  The guys’ suits are all picked out, but we’ll have to go in and put something together for our dads.  We have an appointment with the flower lady in a few weeks, and after that I think most of the wedding planning will be in the details (figuring out the timeline, picking out songs, confirming addresses, etc…).  Super exciting, huh?   I hope August gets here quickly!

So wedding planning has slowed down to a crawl.  We’ve taken care of the venue, the food, the music, and the photographer.  We’re figuring out the colors and the attire.  Turns out there’s just not much to do at this point.  As much as I would like to figure out the specifics of the decor, I’ve already changed my mind at least five times (ok, ten) so it’s probably not worth my time to put a lot of effort into it with eleven months still to go.  So for now, we’re just trying to take advantage of the summer weather while it’s still here (pictures to follow…eventually).

   Despite this, I have had a growing obsession with Pinterest.  Has anybody else experienced this?  It started with pinning pictures that inspired ideas for our wedding, and has grown into a bucket list, a dream home layout, and recipe must-makes.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it would behoove you to move on and pretend like you never saw this post.  It’s addicting!  But in my defense, it’s a really great way of keeping things I like in one easy-to-access place.  Basically it’s the electronic equivalent of cutting pictures/articles/etc… that you like out of magazines and newspapers and filing them away.  So if you’re looking for an easier way of bookmarking things you like on the internet, this might be a helpful site for you.  But please don’t hold it against me if I have contributed to your new addiction 🙂

Anyway, hopefully I’ll be able to update everyone on some more interesting wedding stuff sooner than later.  I suppose I should enjoy this lull while it lasts.   Hope everyone is having a great end-of-summer!