Yesterday marked two months until our big day. It's also the day I got the news that my dress was in. So all in all, yesterday was a pretty good Monday.
Until about 3 p.m. when it dawned on me that MY WEDDING IS TWO MONTHS AWAY!
I am very excited to become the Mrs. But there is still so much to do. Please note the accompanying photo of my to-do list. I typed it out last week and have since added sticky notes and written in additions.
I'm in trouble.
I'm in need of tealights, a flower girl basket, picture frames, gifts for parents, not to mention the decisions. I have to choose music for the D.J., decide on dessert flavors and choose jewelry that compliments my dress.
I was pretty proud of what I had accomplished thus far, but I was obviously kidding myself.
If I could only go back a year and convince myself to hire a wedding planner. I remember thinking then, "Why would anyone want to pay someone else to do this stuff? I can do it myself."
The answer is of course most brides don't want to be bald on their wedding day from pulling their hair out in a stress-endused tantrum.
Now I'm not quite bald, but I am getting the occasional anxiety, which I seriously have never had in my life.
Many say to me, "Don't worry. It all falls into place. All that matters is that at the end of the day you are married."
You know who says things like that? Grooms - you know the ones who just have to show up at the alter that day. And brides who had wedding planners so the only stress they had two months before the big day was making sure they lost that last five pounds they promised themselves they would lose.
Of course all that matters in the end is that we are married.
But you can bet your bottom dollar we'll be getting married down a fully decorated aisle, led by a flower girl tossing rose petals and followed by a reception serving my fiance's favorite food and glowing with candles.
Why? Because we are getting married and we are only doing it once so it will be day full of joy, love and a lot of hard work. And it'll all be worth it.