Friday, February 4, 2011

The Two Digit Freakout

Hive, today is a big day. A big ohmygoshI'mgoingtofreakout day. It is officially 99 days until our wedding.

Oh, I'm sorry, did you miss that? I said 99 days!

We've been engaged since October 2008, so you all can image that I never thought this day would be here. Mr. Giraffe and I have plenty of time to do things. . . or not! Ahhh! We've been counting down in three digits for a long time now, and I never thought that would change.

Also, coupled with this two-digit-crazziness, is the fact that something completely unexpected happened to me. I swear, I never thought I'd be this person, never in a million years. You see. . . I'm kind of over wedding planning. I hate to say it, but now that we're so close and the day is getting closer, my priorities have kind of shifted. I still want to do a whole bunch of DIY madness before the big day, but now I'm starting to look more and more towards my future life with Mr. Giraffe. The idea of actually being a wife is kind of exciting and scary.

Right, where was I? Oh yes, wife=awesome, but there still is a ton to do! For realises! (And I still have a toooooon of things I want to share with you all). Blogging about this makes me feel like I can be held accountable for getting things done, so I'm going to lay it out there for you all. (source)

Hive, I have to admit I'm a little embarrassed there's so much to do. Don't think any less of this ol' Giraffe, okay?
  • Start designing Invitation Suite (firstly - decided on a design/style/inspiration/something).
  • Book transportation.
  • Order Mr. Giraffes & guys tuxes/suit/something for them to wear
  • Pay Feb amount due for honeymoon (Second/Last payment due in March).
  • DIY Tissue packs for ceremony.
  • Decided on music.
  • Hire Musician.
  • Meet with pastor.
  • Fill out info sheet for church
  • Design/Print/Assemble programs.
  • Buy paper for said programs.
  • Parent gifts?
  • Groom gift?
  • Wrap wedding party gifts (photograph for blog first).
  • Seating Chart?
  • Escort Cards
  • Cocktail hour entertainment
  • Signs for Photobooth
  • Meet with Country Club over table/linens/Set up
  • Food tasting/Decide on a Menu
  • Find/Buy scandalous honeymoon attire
  • Make a doctor's appt to get on birth control or muster up the courage to buy some over the counter at the store
  • Photos of use - order and print e photos to display
  • Spray paint frames for photos
  • Send florist $$ and photos of centerpiece mock up
  • DIY tip envelopes for vendors
  • Decide on/Buy/Create wedding favors
  • Table numbers? Start/figure out what to do with them
  • Final $$ to photog, videographers, reception, church, and other people I can't think of
  • Shoes - find super glittery danceable gym shoes for reception
  • Finalize menu/$$$$/take care of rehearsal dinner
  • Find/buy/steal new dresses for shower & rehearsal dinner
  • blog about all above topics
  • Quit job to wedding plan full time for the next 99 days (who really needs health insurance?)
Oh man, if making the list makes me tired, then I am in for a few long days, I think.

So, hive, what do you think? Is it possible to get even some of these things done?