Thursday, November 8, 2012


I'm not saying that it's time to panic,'s time to panic. Somehow, the past year has just strolled on by, and it didn't bother to stick around for long, because now I only have ONE MONTH to get it together and pull off a wedding.

At this point, everyone asks me if I have everything ready. I wish I could simply show them my to do list, so they could get a visual aid of an answer to their question. Despite my histrionics though, Matt and I have actually accomplished quite a bit these past couple of months. All that remains are a million tiny little details that I just cannot seem to complete to the point where I can scratch it off my to do list. However, instead of telling you everything that continues to worry me, I'm going to be positive in this post and tell you everything we no longer have to worry about.

1. Bridal party gifts have been purchased!
My ladies sure are going to love being enrolled in the Jelly of the Month Club. It's the gift that keeps on giving!

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2. Marriage License--check!
This process was way too easy. We filled out a very short form and submitted it online, then made a quick stop at the Clerk's office to get the official paperwork. However, I was able to complicate the process by spilling a glass of water all over the table during breakfast. Luckily, the important part was dry. Hey, better I spilled water on it than a bowl of sausage gravy.

3. Music
I don't want to ruin any surprises, but if you loved the polka band from the Home Alone movie, then you are going to be in for a real treat!

4. Cake
I will probably do a separate post on this topic alone (I know I've promised it before), but just know that there will be cake, it will be beautiful, and it will be delicious.

5. Ceremony Readings
There's no better way to bring to life some of the best readings from the Bible than through interpretive dance.

6. Decided on favors
I wasn't sure if I would have the time to craft a butter sculpture of myself and Matt for every guest, so we settled on hot chocolate favors instead.

7. Church Paperwork
This was probably one of the most difficult parts in the planning process. Should be easy, right? The catholic church just needed a few documents from each of us to give us the go ahead. Well, not so easy when you can't find your confirmation certificate from high school, only to find out your church didn't even record your class becoming confirmed. Sabotage, I tell you, sabotage! Big thanks to my pops who worked all summer on tracking down my confirmation certificate. Also, I think this could be a great premise for a rom com (unlucky-in-love girl is missing the papers she needs to get married, so she enlists the help of a young, attractive sunday school teacher to help...hilarity ensues, love prevails).

8. Matt's Ring
We ordered his ring several months ago, but then we had to wait for it to arrive, then we had to wait for the inscription, then we had to wait for the jeweler to fix the inscription. Now the ring is safe and sound, and ready for its big debut! (Matt is not allowed to look at it, because the inscription is a surprise.)

There you have it, a snapshot of some of the big ticket items we've managed to accomplish just over the past month. Now it's time to roll up our sleeves and put America back together! Oops, I mean it's time to finish up the to do list (still rolling up our sleeves, of course).

I'm still experiencing a little bit of shock that we only have one month to go. It seems like just yesterday I was giddy with excitement as we looked at engagement rings for the first time. One other question everyone seems to ask as TBD approaches is "are you ready?" I ready to marry my best friend, the man of my dreams, the love of my life?

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