Wow, 8 weeks to go. That’s gone quickly. It feels like just yesterday I started this blog and shared this post about getting engaged and sulked about not having my ring. And what a ride it’s been. I’ve never felt such a mixture of stress and excitement – it’s a lot for my little heart to take!
8 weeks to go seems to be a pretty important milestone. We had to go for our planning meeting to finalise food choices and get our final invoice, we had to chase all of our RSVPs and give an almost final number to our venue, and everything just seems that bit more real. But actually, I’m less stressed now than I have been. Mostly because the main things are done and it’s just the finished touches remaining. Dress is being altered and bridesmaids will follow soon, flowers are sorted, cake is sorted, centrepieces are almost there. I’ve even prepared our flip flop basket, baskets for the bathrooms and all of the sweets for the sweetie table are ready to be sorted into jars.
I’m also less stressed because a few weeks ago I was Maid of Honour for my best friend Zara (who married my future husband’s twin brother so we’re about to become sisters, yay!), and that really opened my eyes to everything. I’ve watched Zara flawlessly plan the entire day, and then walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life before partying the night away. It was the best day ever, and in the end none of the little stresses mattered. Not that she was stressed – she’s an inspiration – I certainly won’t managed to be as composed as she was.
Macro wedding number one helped me stop worrying about the little things and focus on the bigger picture, which is that everyone’s going to have a great time and probably won’t notice the tiny touches that I’m stressing over. As long as they see how happy me and Ryan are, I’m sure they’ll be happy themselves too. And it’s nice to know that because everyone loved Bradley and Zara’s wedding so much they’re getting extra excited about doing it all again for Macro wedding two.
All that’s left to do now is finalise a few more favours and decorations, sort out the timings for the day and decide on my hair and makeup (which is proving very difficult). I’m also looking for some jewellery and need to get a few more gifts for bridesmaids and mums. My ring needs dipping nearer the day, and we need to sort out the music situation – the first dance is causing us all sorts of headaches, and we’re still no nearer to choosing a song! (Help?)
It’s pretty mad that a year and a half of planning (and thousands of pounds too!) end in one amazing day that flies by. But I know it will be amazing and as long as I get to declare my love in front of all of my friends and family I’ll be happy.🙂
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