duties call. Engaged daughter and I spent the better part of the weekend doing wedding related stuff. At a bridal tea yesterday, hosted by my Mother-in-law, I um, had a few too many mimosas, came home, took a nap and felt groggy for the rest of the night. No writing at all this weekend. I miss my story!
The wedding is like19 days away and I have so many lose ends to take care of I’m really beginning to feel the pressure. The kids finally booked their Hawaiian honeymoon yesterday. They went back and forth on exactly which island and for how long, but they are both happy, so the MOB (mother of the bride) is happy. And what really made me happy was finding the perfect shoes Saturday to go with my bee-u-tee-ful dress. Of course, I need to get fitted for it tomorrow, and would rather not, but whatev.
We meet tomorrow with the event coordinator at the country club to finalize the reception details. There I’m in great ands. Not only is this person the best EC I know, but she is a family friend and she adores my daughter so I know when we walk into that room after the ceremony it’s going to be picture perfect. Everyone I have worked with: photographer, florist, baker, linen, DJ, dress shops, and the church have been incredible. I feel very fortunate that we are in such good hands. And, they all want this event to come off without one glitch. I know that on their end all will be perfect. I told my daughter and son-in-law the other day after some drama not of their doing showed up at their doorstep, “Look, at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that you two show up in the church and the priest is there to marry you. Nothing and no one else matters.” And I meant it. Sure, I want this wedding to be beautiful, elegant, and memorable, but at the end of the day it’s about two people who love each other, and who want to spend the rest of their lives together pledging that promise before god.
I know issues are going to pop up, but like I told my kid, “Think of the worse case scenario, then ask yourself, does it really matter so long as you get married?”
It’s going to be my mantra for the next 2 and a half weeks.
Okay, so, does anyone have any OMG! wedding moments they’d like to share?
Oh, and PS, hop on over to Murder She Writes. All week, we’re giving away prezzies to the commenters who guess who the five new lethal ladies will be.