Sunday, October 05, 2008

6 days to go

Somehow, it is only 6 days until our wedding! Where did the time go? It seems like just a few months ago that John proposed and only a couple weeks since we moved. Summer just flew by and now it is definitely autumn. It is so hard to believe that I have been at my current job for 4 months!

Lately, we have been doing a lot of work for the wedding. Well, really John has been doing a lot of work for the wedding. Since he's home more, he has been doing the vast majority of the prep and has taken over corresponding with some of the vendors. We've gotten our attendants' presents (I have 30 rows left on the last shawl, though) and John even wrapped his! He made the card box. He made table name cards and place cards. We've gotten our program mostly done (the church is doing it for us!). He organized the rehearsal dinner. I took my ring to get polished and appraised (I should get it back tomorrow!). We meet with the hotel for a final meeting on Monday. John has gotten a hair cut as wedding prep, too. We also both went to the dentist for a cleaning. :)

I've done lots of beauty prep for the wedding. I've gotten facials. I've gotten my hair highlighted, my eyebrows waxed, and my eyelashes dyed! Last Saturday, I ended up in a spa and hair salon on the same day! I never thought I would say it, but after Friday, I don't want to be in a spa for a while. On Friday, I'm getting a manicure and a massage. After the week we've had, I am so looking forward to that massage.

I am starting to get nervous. I'm not nervous about how the day will go, I know that it will be beautiful. Even if things go wrong (which I'm sure they will), it doesn't matter. What matters is that John and I will be married. What I am nervous about is that we have 115 people coming to see us get married. That's a lot of people coming to see us. We have events planned all weekend and it will be good to see people. I'm excited, I just wish that the butterflies in my stomach would go away and that my brain would focus on work things since I have a lot to get done this week!

Bachelorette night

Saturday a week ago, John had his bachelor party and I had my bachelorette/hen night. We had dinner at a lovely restaurant that my friend A knows. It was a lovely meal with lovely ladies. A had chosen the menu and tried to pick things that I would like (and she did quite well I must say). She even had the menus printed and a personal cake. I was quite happy that it was all in good taste. :)

After dinner, four of us when to a karaoke bar and tried to sing some karaoke. We stayed a couple hours but our name didn't get called. While waiting, J took some random guy's hat and cigarette and sported them for a picture. Luckily, the guy was a good sport about it. As we were leaving, we ran into some guys going in and chatted with them for a while before going for breakfast food a couple blocks away. After breakfast, we took the train back up to A's car and then headed home. We got home about 3:30 AM!! We were home about 1 1/2 hours later than the bachelor night. :)

The next morning, J, A, and I were up for an 11:00 AM manicure and pedicure. It was lovely pampering. and I'm headed back to the spa on Friday for a manicure and massage.