Wednesday, January 30, 2008

This is what it's all about

Today and tonight were milestones for me. This is because I finally started to understand what planning this wedding was all about and why it's all so important that things be just so in certain ways that they ought to be.

All kinds of things were scheduled for today that which included the FINAL fitting and picking up of my dress and figuring out and finalizing the ceremony plans with our pastor. We were also supposed to get information ready to send out invitations to the Dave & Buster's event the night before The Big Day as well and try and find a reasonable place to hold a farewell brunch on Sunday. There are packages that should be picked up ASAP at the post office and the local UPS hub as well.

The good news is that I picked up my dress and (barely) fit into it and it's hanging in the guest room (wedding) closet alongside all of the other wedding items that we are quickly amassing. Our pastor had to cancel our meeting because he has a nasty stomach virus but he emailed us a PDF of a tentative ceremony that he has designed expressly for us and he was nice enough to put it into a format that we can easily just print off right onto programs (another thing that will be able to be taken care of!).

And then all the other stuff. It's coming along. It's the tedium that we can't escape and we are drudging through it. But that's now what I was talking about when I started this post.

I had to go to AC Moore for some last minute items that I need to complete the DIY-projects that I am currently in the throes of completing. I rushed in after collecting my dress and then proceeded to rush around the store like a mad-woman. And then I stopped. And I forced myself to slow down. And I just took my time walking around and looking at this and stuff that wasn't even wedding related! And somehow I ended up in front of this display of items when I was struck with brilliance of what I am going to do for my husband2be for his "traditional" wedding day gift that we both had agreed we wouldn't do. *I can't discuss it here because he might read about it but I will tell you about it after the fact and hopefully have some nifty pictures from our photographers to help illustrate!* It was truly a thrilling moment to get everything I needed together for his gift and the more I think about it (now) the more excited I get for The Big Day.

And then after AC Moore I went to "Five and below" (just down the way) for various sundry items. And while I was there I found the socks that I shall wear (my something new!) for The Big Day that seemed like they were just waiting for me to find them. And for reasons that I will explain in another posting, they just about made me cry in the middle of the store because finding them was like another stroke of brilliance that made me feel like our wedding - no matter the mishaps - was really going to happen and everything was really going to be wonderful and okay.

I don't know why I'm posting this all. It's hardly wedding planning related but I feel like it's relevant just the same. I guess I just wanted to say that it's easy to get caught up in the fluff of the planning and if you can help yourself - even if you have to FORCE yourself - don't forget to slow down a little so that you can actually enjoy yourself and what getting married and having a wedding is really all about. Yeah - you wear the big pouffy dress and there's a big party and it's this big deal. But it's also about the other little stuff too that most people would never care to know about because they don't see it. It's about the stuff that YOU alone see and plan because it matters to you.

It is just one day.

But it can also be one of the BEST. DAYS! of your whole life if you don't let everything else spoil it. Seriously. ;-)


Blogger Mrs. NearlyWed said...

This is SO VERY wedding related. that's the key to all of this, can you step outside of the man made, self imposed drama of crafting the perfect production and find the beauty and joy that comes from giving yourself to the one you've deemed most eligible to receive.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 10:23:00 AM  

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