Oh right… Wedding Wednesday is supposed to be on a Wednesday… My bad! Actually it’s funny to me how much time it is taking to readjust to being back in the real world after our honeymoon. First of all, people were so generous with gifts and all kinds of decorating help, and so our house is still full of wedding related items. I’ve been trying to go through them, but at the same time, both of C’s parents’ birthdays are this week, his brother and sister-in-law just bought a new house, and I’ve had a ton of doctors appointments to catch up on.
But that’s not why you’re here! Today I want to talk to you about some of the things that went on the week prior to the wedding. We had so much to do the actual day before the wedding, but I was lucky enough to have the Monday off of my wedding week because of a government holiday, and I took off the Thursday and Friday before our wedding as well. And it’s a good thing I did! As much as I thought we had already accomplished, there was still so much to do!
First of all, the favors had to be assembled. We gave away mugs that said “Happily Ever After” and inside of them were packets of cappuccino and biscotti. Each of these needed to be wrapped up in cellophane and tied with a bow–this meant that I needed a crack team together who would be willing to go through an assembly line process in order to get all 200 of these compiled as quickly as possible! Because they wouldn’t fit back in the box after we compile them, we had to just put them all over the house. It’s funny, because I’m still finding mugs in places that I had hidden them from the dogs!
We had two types of centerpieces on our tables. One of them was flowers with in a white lantern that we got from the florist. The others were flowers inside of white pumpkins. Thank you Pinterest! This meant that we needed to hollow out 12 white pumpkins. Actually, first it meant that we had to find 12 white pumpkins! Luckily, living in a rural community, there was a farm down the street from us that had 12 sizable white pumpkins that we could use for centerpieces. So, my new family rallied together and carved out all the pumpkins! And didn’t they look beautiful?
There are so many other things that we accomplish that week, but these were a couple of my favorites! I can’t wait to keep telling you more details about the wedding as the weeks go on!