Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shecky's Girls Night Out

I'm going to Shecky's tonight with a friend.  I'm hoping to get some bridesmaid gifts or maybe even some wedding jewelry for myself!  If nothing else, the gift bag should be good!

The Ceremony

My fiance and I are (hopefully) getting married outside by my uncle and I need to figure out what that ceremony is actually going to consist of since there will be no religious mass or anything.  Any ideas?  We plan to write our own vows, but beyond that, I have nothing!  In all honesty, I wish we could just be married and skip the whole walking down the aisle, being on display in front of everyone we know.  I don't like being the center of attention and every time I think of the ceremony I feel like vomiting.  Same goes for the first dance.  Yeah, can we skip it?  Ugh.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Less than two and half months to go!

The big day is fast approaching and I have to admit, I'm starting to feel the stress!  Here's a bit of what's left to do and what's to come (plus, it'll help me figure it out as I type).

I need to get my shoes dyed (I finally found a place that will do it today!)
I have to either make my veil or order one
I have to order the envelopes for my invitations like yesterday (I was not a fan of the white envelopes the invitations came with)
I need to order bags for the cookies (favors)
Order paper lanterns
Stickers for the cookie bags
Weddings bands (the fiance got his, but I swear he got the girl one by accident, it's super thin, so I'm working on getting him to exchange it)
I'm having some trouble figuring out what to get my bridesmaids as gifts, but I need to do this asap
Finish the direction/hotel info. inserts for the invitations
Address the response cards
Order a return address stamp for the invitations (this also needs to be done like yesterday)
I really need to finish anything to do with the invitations and MAIL THEM because the response card says to respond by September 1!
Figure out table numbers
Decide how to set up place cards
Order the tuxes
Decide on dinner place and spa for bachelorette
Get my skin to clear up
Lose 5 more pounds by Aug. 13 (1st alteration)

That's all I can think of right now.  Back to work!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I think I'm gonna do it!

I've been contemplating getting my personal training certification for awhile now.  And ISSA is running a promotion right now (which ends tomorrow) so the cost would be $100 less.  I've discussed it with Bradley and my mom and they both support me on it.  I'm just a little hesitant because the money could certainly be used towards the wedding.  But, at my current job, I have a lot of down time (read: bored out of my mind time) and I would love to use that to study for my exam, so I could be just about ready to be certified once we return from our honeymoon and start our new lives together.  I'm not a huge fan of my current job, it has nothing to do with what I went to school for or even have an interest in, and the pay is crap.  PT appeals to me because I have a definite interest in fitness (even if I might not always want to workout), I like the idea of setting my own hours, and I think it'll make me more of an expert when I want to freelance write for fitness magazines (I went to school for writing), plus the flexible hours will hopefully eventually put me in a better position to have more time to write.  I've never been excited about having the same office job, M-F, for the rest of my life.  I'd like to do something that gives me more room to work on many things at once.  I also think PT will pay better than my current job, which is important if Bradley  and I ever want to have a family.  Ick.  I need to make up my mind asap!  Why do I over think things all the time??