At the Top of our To Do List:
- Decide on wording for our invitation RSVP cards
- Ensure our wedding rings are completed
- Write a comprehensive to do list, as I'm sure we're forgetting something that'll through wedding week into chaos
- Finished the 9 boxes that will hold flowers on our reception tables. The photo above was taken pre-sanding (by me) and staining (by BoyF). Making these, with a new dovetail joint machine-thingy, was something that Mike was committed too, even though the quarter of a millimetre preciseness required drove him slightly loopy. Lots of scrap wood created in the process!
- Made reservations for our honeymoon hotels. As Mike points out, if our wedding is 100 days away, the honeymoon is only 102. Now that the reservations are (so very close to) complete and applying for a Brazilian visa is our last real honeymoon planning task still to be done, I'm starting to consider that number with anticipation.
- Sent our wedding invitations off to the printer.
- Purchased glassine bags to hold confetti. (When you procrastinate so much on a simple item, it deserves to be on the list. Amazon will not ship these to Australia, shipping costs that are three times the cost of the purchase...oih.)
- Booked an appointment for Mike to get a suit custom made. He wanted something that seemed special, and it's likely to get more wear than my wedding dress. When we first visited the store, the stylist asked Mike if he was planning on changing body shape between now and then. We had a chuckle at the one.
- Received our cake topper. There is so many cute options available, but we're really pleased with the custom text we eventually decided on.
Last night we met with the chef to discuss the menu. He was lovely, relaxed and passionate about food. and the dishes he described sound amazing. We tasted a few of the options - he uses seasonal produce so we couldn't try everything - and to my amazement miso tofu will actually be served at our wedding. Tofu isn't something I've ever really eaten before (although heading to Japan, that might change) but it was delicious. The menu isn't finalised yet - the chef is going to come up with another couple of entree possibilities for us to considered, as I just couldn't settle on beef and chicken mains. Although the dishes sounded delicious, it just felt too cliqued. With canapes, a three course meal and wedding cake on offer, no one should be going home hungry.
We headed upstairs to see the balcony ceremony space too. It feels bigger than I remember, so I'm not so worried we'll be crazy squished. Actually, I think it will be amazing to walk in there and be surrounded by my favourite people in the world. That's something that I'm really looking forward to, and pretty guaranteed there will be some tears. (Anything less than sobbing mess and I'll be happy.) The dining hall doesn't have much extra space, we're fine for sitting but milling around and dancing will be tight, but I'm just crossing my fingers it'll just create a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Hopefully.
I find myself quote and referencing my favourite wedding blog, A Practical Wedding, more and more. Wedding zen has to be my favourite term. I haven't really loved looking at wedding magazines and pretty wedding blogs, feeling like it's almost an obligation, that I'm worried I'll miss something amazing if I don't look. Although, I did just find an inspiration image for the reception tables on one of those pretty blogs, so am now no longer concerned the tables will look bare and yesterday bought 14 candlesticks for said tables.
With 100 days until the wedding, I do feel reasonably calm. Maybe a touch too relaxed. I know the major items are under control, but there are still so many details to be organised and decided. I don't want to drive myself crazy in the last week trying to get everything done, or to abandon too many details because I've run out of time.
The other week Mum and I found the decorative horseshoes that my Nanna, Mum's Mum, had carried at her wedding. I will carry one of them, along with a horseshoe Nanna made before she died, set aside especially for my wedding one day. There can be magic in the details.
Did you have a special detail at your wedding?