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Jul. 13th, 2007

photo: dee in pool

13 hours to go...

Posting from the Holiday Inn; just got back from the rehearsal dinner about half an hour ago.

I realized during the rehearsal -- I forgot the marriage license! It's currently sitting in our apartment, about 30 miles away. I actually said "Holy s*t," right in the middle of the church, when the minister asked for it. My brother, and his girlfriend (aka the Best Man and Director of Vegetarian Affairs) are on their way to Brooklyn to pick it up, along with Kevin's checkbook (need to pay the photog and the organist!). Then there was the argument over where people would meet, what time they'd get to the church, and how.

Oh, and my mother thought that since the wedding's at 11, I should walk down the aisle at 11:15. WTF? The minister and I had to shut that down pretty quickly. The invitations said 11:00, and that's when I plan on starting my walk down the aisle. I know in some cultures, an 11:00 wedding means the ceremony starts at 11:15, or even noon, but that's not my culture.

Other than that, I'm not stressing out too much. Even though one of my (fake) thumbnails just broke. I just put some white nail polish on the tip, and I'm hoping I'm the only one who notices.

*Sigh* Xanax is my friend tonight.

Jun. 23rd, 2007

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3 Weeks to go, and ridiculously huge hair site!

This site has over 1300 pictures of hairstyles. Even with my super-high-speed cable connection, it took a few minutes for all of the pictures to load.

Jun. 3rd, 2007

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"Bridesmaids' Contract"

This was a prank gone wrong that ended up on "Good Morning America"

*Bridesmaid’s Contract*
Hello my beautiful bridesmaids! Let me just say again how happy I am that you are going to be a part of my special day! Below are just a few guidelines for the wedding that I’d like you to review, please initial by each point, sign at the end and send back to me. Just want to make sure they’re aren’t any surprises! The planning bride is a happy bride!
Thanks a bunch! Love ya!

______ My hair will remain at the length it is now or longer.

______ I will not change my hair color without first consulting Katie and providing a sample photo or hair swatch for consideration.

______ I will use Sally Hansen’s “Maximum Growth-Daily Nail Growth program” every day for the 4 months before the wedding day.

______ I will not gain more than 4lbs from the weight I was when I was asked to be a bridesmaid.

______ I swear to attend all showers, (lingerie, bridal & bachelorette) to arrive in a timely manner and do everything in my power to support and “be there” for the bride.

______ I will purchase the David’s Bridal style # 81123 dress below in Latte/Champagne within 3 weeks of today.

______ I will NOT knowingly get pregnant without notifying Katie at least 4 months prior to the wedding so a suitable alternate can be found. I will also give my purchased bridesmaid dress to said alternate.

I do hereby swear that I will adhere to all of the above & other understood bridesmaid duties for the wedding on September 21, 2007
(sign, print and date)

Mar. 6th, 2007

photo: dee in pool

Cake idea

Lavender ribbon at the bottom of each tier, with some scattered roses/petals.

This one is really nice too, but a bit too complex for me to ask my mom and her friend to decorate.

Ooh! I wonder if this is too busy, with the butterflies and all.

Ooooh! More pretty cake!

Feb. 24th, 2007

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Bridesmaid dresses have been chosen

My Director of Vegetarian Affairs decided to guilt the FSILs into picking out their dresses by letting them all know what they're getting. It turns out that the FSILs have already decided on their dresses, and FMIL will be ordering them from a local shop.



Junior Bridesmaid and Director of Vegetarian Affairs' dresses:

Feb. 15th, 2007

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149 day recap

With the snowstorm and all that, I didn't get out my 5-month post yesterday.
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Jan. 25th, 2007

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Meeting with the Officiant

My mother and I met with the officiant yesterday (Kevin had to go to work). He seems really excited to be helping out with our wedding! (I don't think he gets to do many weddings, because there aren't many young'uns in his congregation.) He gave me a lot of handouts, including his general outline for weddings, which is pretty short and sweet. He doesn't do a sermon, and we basically have to pick out 2-3 scriptures from a list, and figure out who's going to read them. I'm still kinda hoping Kevin's grandma will want to do one, as she's a minister herself, but he doubts she'd want to, since she's retired.

Here are the scriptures we have to choose from:

One thing that was kinda strange was that Tom (the pastor) kept pushing the Unity Candle, which he calls the "marriage candle." In fact, even he noticed he was pushing it, and said he didn't know why. He did bring up a valid point, though; since the ceremony's so short already, it would seem really short without a unity candle lighting. I had initially nixed it in the name of the budget; the candle and the holders are just more things to spend money on.

We also have to figure out whether we want soloists, and what they should perform. My mom and Zen (MOH's mom) keep pushing MOH's sister, Christine, who is going to college for flute. I'm also thinking of Kevin's sister Tamara, who's a pretty good singer.

EDIT: Leaning toward Ecclesiastes and I John

Jan. 5th, 2007

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Random update

I'm leaning toward jewelry like this set from weddingaccents.com in lavender:

pearl and crystal jewelry set

Dec. 18th, 2006

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Bridesmaid Dresses

I finally decided to be just a little dictatorial about the bridesmaid dresses. I decided that they can go with Alfred Angelo, lavender, pink or tea rose. The styles are still completely up to them ("whatever looks good on you"), so they can use 2 colors if the style has trim.

MOH's going with this dress in lavender,

nell's bridesmaid gown

but she wants to try it on before ordering it. I'll talk to FSILs over Christmas, since I'll be at their house for a week. I have a feeling they'll go with lavender also, since it's the older FSIL's favorite color. The younger FSIL (aka the junior bridesmaid)'s favorite color is red, so she's SOL. She could still do a pink if she really wanted to. As I said before, they can have 3 totally different dresses and colors, since one's the MOH, one's a bridesmaid, and one's a junior bridesmaid. :)

Dec. 1st, 2006

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  • Just for kicks, here's an excerpt from a letter my 11-year-old FSIL wrote to FH:
    "I can't wait until the wedding comes!!! I want to be the second center of attention!! =)* Tell Dee that I can't wait for the wedding...."
    *she made a smiley out of the exclamation marks, but since I can't do that on a computer...)
  • In other news, I ordered the AA 1797 from Netbride, who quoted me a good $80 less than the cheapest price I found online. I'm hoping everything goes well with that.
  • My mom talked to one of her co-workers, who renewed her vows last year. My mom insists that her tiara must be made of fancy crystal, since it sparkled all day (I haven't seen it, but I'll take her word for it). She ended up getting said co-worker to offer to lend me the tiara. Score!
  • I also sent out the deposit for the photographer yesterday; I'm starting to get things done!
  • I also had a strange wedding-related dream the night before. Our reception venue (the church hall) has tables and chairs for 80 people. For now, we're going under the assumption that anything more than 80 will be too crowded, especially if people want to dance. However, I dreamt that my mother went and rented tables and chairs for 160, and I couldn't get her to see why this would be a problem. She started referring to having two receptions or something.

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