Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Calm Before the Storm

I've gotten so much done since the last time I actually blogged. Invitations have been sent out deposits have been paid and smaller decorating issues taken care of. In general things are swimming along. With the minor exception of my becoming a control freak throughout this process. Which is a little surprising because I am pretty laid back and in general I wasn't super opinionated about the wedding. However I am also bossy and as soon as a bossy person get the power to have people at their command it goes to their head. There is also the fact that I have been working on this wedding for almost a year now and when people come along wanting to change something I tend to get very defensive. Either way Kris mentioned changing the centerpieces and I responded poorly. Okay so not cool, but I'm working on it. He is now in charge of the centerpieces (under strict guidelines). He is also in charge of ordering the wedding favors. We now have a wedding website courtesy of Kris so you should all check that out at . It is a good one.
Things have slowed down a little bit as far as details go, but I know it is just the calm before the storm. My Bridal Shower is coming up which I am excited about and Kris' tool party. Graduation is also right around the corner. A multitude of changes are coming in the next few months and I hope I am prepared to deal with them as well as I think I am. You never really know until you get there. Pray for us.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


There are very few things about wedding planning that I have actually like. The majority of the things that I get excited about picking out is murdered by the number crunching that I am forced to do afterward. All of a sudden my heart rate increases, I start to sweat, and I can feel panicked tears threatening. The very small allotment of money that I have to use for my wedding is trickling away and I know that there are expenses that we haven't accounted for. Little things add up. It almost outweighs the benefits of a wedding. I know that I'm probably hurting people's feelings by saying that. It's just that all I really care about is being married and for the majority of my life I have avoided things that stress me out if I can. This whole wedding thing is something that in theory I could have avoided and instead I am this emotional ball of stress. I hate being in charge of events. I hate spending large amounts of money that we barely have. I know people are helping and I am so appreciative, but it doesn't help the fact that I am on the forefront of money allotment and I'm not equipped to deal with it appropriately. I will never plan anything like this again. A kids birthday party will be the extent of my planning. I'm sorry.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Your Money for Nothing and Your Chicks for Free

Registering for your wedding is like a wonderful dream except for the fact that you are tired and hungry and a little overwhelmed. I have heard horror stories about couples taking days to register and the even worse possibility of registering on your own either because your fiance isn't free or doesn't care enough to be bothered. I knew that at least the second nightmare would not belong to me. Kris and I had already made plans to take care of registering together. I am not very good at decisions so having Kris in attendance to help me along was fantastic. Outside of wedding dress shopping registering is probably my favorite wedding activity to date. I loved it! The whole thing was a magical process. With every click of the scanner I felt as if we were painting a picture of our life as husband and wife. These were the plates we were going to eat off of and those were the pans that I would bake our cakes in. I barely noticed the hours tick away. There is a certain euphoria associated with knowing that you are choosing items that you won't have to pay for yourself. However, I do think that we were very considerate and thoughtful when choosing our gifts. The one big splurge item for me was the Cusinart Grind and Brew Coffee Maker! Its the thing that I want the most (besides marrying Kris of course).
Kris was such a good sport about the whole thing. He was patient while I waffled over mixing bowls and he never let on that he was starving. Eventually we did break for lunch and then returned to finish everything up. We even had time to catch a movie that night. We saw The King's Speech which was a fantastic film. You should go see it. We are registered at Bed Bath and Beyond. Look us up :)