It's been a little while since I wrote about the back-breaking wedding planning going on in our newly created camp. Not only are the major things being checked off of our to-do list, but new things are added each and every day. Which makes this whole planning process a whole lot more than I feel I was bargaining for. Why isn't there a little warning label on the inside of an engagement ring case?
In chronological order, my (bridal?) groomsmen party headed into the city within the last six weeks and ordered/tried on/got sized up for our tuxedos. We are going to look good. That part is needless to say.
What is needed to be said is the fact that I almost convinced Jaclyn to change our entire colour scheme just to fit in Moores' incredibly sharp grey Vera Wang tuxedos. Absolutely stunning. I bet people would have been looking at me instead of the bride… erm — maybe I shouldn't go that far. I'll probably get in trouble for saying that. But they were really nice.
Jaclyn's bridal party, that same day, finished up their dress shopping. Thank goodness for that. Why don't bridal stores have some sort of method that is relative to the way mens suit shops are able to pump through customers. Our tuxedo shopping just seemed soooo much easier.
Another big decision over the last month has been the inclusion of wine for our reception. Of course, there are a thousand different types of wine out there and there are also a thousand different ways (and amounts) to pay for wine. We are going to bottle and cork our own wine, and we've even hired Collectif to design our wine labels. I can't wait to show off what they have created. They have real talent brewing there.
The last big push recently has been towards the social event which my sister is throwing for Jaclyn and I. The Morden Legion is going to be full of prizes on June 1 and we are super excited to see many of our friends and family that evening. But more so, we are incredibly grateful for all of the help our friends and family have given over the last few months. The support has been tremendous and I know we will forever be in debt to those people in our lives who have reached out there hands to help us through.
From here on in, the many little details will be taken care of (I hope) and the large portions of our wedding day will fall into place. My cousin's wedding two weeks ago really opened our eyes to the amount of work it will take over the next two months to have our day run smoothly. Their wedding was a fantastic experience for everyone in the building and I can only hope that ours will be the same.
The morsel of hope I hold onto through all of the little details over the next two months will be the fact that, realistically, if our wedding pleases the two of us, we win. Who cares what everyone else thinks? I bet the need to impress all of your wedding guests is the reason for the exorbitant amount of money being spent, on average, on weddings throughout North America.
In the end, its our day. Not their's.
Am I allowed to be selfish like that?