On Thursday, Randy and I ate dinner at Bimini’s Steakhouse, swam in the pool and stayed the night at the Peppermill in the Tuscany Tower. Then, on Friday we enjoyed a couple’s massage and the use of their spa. Mom paid for all of this as her wedding present to us. Thanks Mom!
For even more pics, see my Facebook page. They wouldn’t all fit here. 🙂
Randy worked a half of a day, but I stayed home from work. I was glad I did. There was a lot to get done. I still had loose ends to tie up for the Ring Ceremony, plus I needed to get all of the laundry, dishes, cleaning, etc. done for the week because from here on out I knew it’d be too chaotic. We had the repairman for the internet coming that morning too. It was a busy day. Then, Randy came home and we played a little World of Warcraft together. When we logged in, the guild message of the day congratulated us. So Cute! I love my guidies. We got ready beginning around three o’clock and were fed, dressed, nail polished, makeuped, packed, etc by five. We had to be there at 5:45 p.m., so I wanted to leave at five, but mom showed up and got us all distracted. I was glad she did though, because while it made me stress about being late, without her we wouldn’t have gotten any before pics and it was nice to have her somehow involved in our sealing even if she couldn’t be there personally.
It’s snowing too much for me to go take my lunch break, so I thought I’d blog instead…
Brother and Sister Katich have a lot of decorations from their daughter’s recent wedding reception and after church on Sunday Sister Katich asked me if I’d like to use them and her decorating services! Oh yes I would! She has gray table runners to go with my white table cloths. She also has tons of white tissue puff balls in all different sizes to be hung from the ceiling with fishing line. Her daughter did cupcakes too, so she also has a cupcake stand we can borrow that will make the cupcakes look like a wedding cake.
My mom is making the cupcakes and she’s doing a gluten-free mini cake to go on top of the cupcake tower. This way we have a place to put the cake topper and I can eat our wedding cake. Mom’s making several different flavors of cupcakes too so everyone gets to pick his/her fav and not be subjected to my gluten-freeness.
Dad said he saw a nice white pen to use with the guest book Mom got.
Mom’s coming over tonight after work to see my dress. She hasn’t seen it yet. We’ll see what she says about the cleavage issue. My dress covers my garments; my bra doesn’t show or anything, but it’s still a little too boob happy for me to be entirely comfortable with it. Randy says it looks good and to wear it. We’ll see what Mom says.
Randy’s scheduling our interviews with the Bishop and Stake President and we’re going to get our marriage license this weekend. The marriage license department is having special hours this weekend for New Year’s and because of that Randy and I will both be able to appear for the paperwork process without either of us having to take a day off. How cool is that?
Almost there… Yay!
Another update on the tying up of loose ends process that is our chaos right now :):
- A guest book, white please. Thanks mom!
- Pen for guest book, white.
- Beads to go in the bottom of vases, also white please.
- Mints/other white candy to go inside of our favor boxes. Gluten-free if possible. Thanks mom!
- Tulle fabric for use as a garland, white.
- Arch or other sort of backdrop.
- Wedding photography services. Thanks Sister Katich!
- Music services.
- Hair and makeup services for Ashley. Thanks Brother Christensen!
- Cupcakes, enough for the party with one batch gluten-free (in lieu of wedding cake). Thanks mom!
- Cupcake tower to display the cupcakes. Thanks mom!
- Christmas trees (can we borrow your fake tree for the day?)
- Dry cleaning– Ashley wants to clean the second-hand dress before the big day.
- Dress alterations– the neckline is too low as-is. The skirt is full and made of tulle, the body is corseted. Ashley wants to add some white, gathered tulle to the top of the too low neckline. If you’ve seen Renaissance Fair dresses which have a corseted dress with a full skirt and a ruffle on the neckline… that’s what she’s going for.
- Suit alterations– Randy’s suit top fits him, but the pants are too big and too long.
So, our big day is fast approaching and we’re not ready!!! Mom has really stepped up and helped us out with some of the things on our list including a guest book, cupcakes and a way to display the cupcakes. She’s also collecting contributions towards a romantic get-away for us in lieu of wedding presents. We already have most of the things couples receive as wedding presents, including dishes, silverware and small appliances. Combining our silverware collections has actually forced us to start a second silverware drawer since Randy’s possessions arrived from Texas this fall. But as bountiful we are in silverware, we’re as barren in the ability to procure ourselves a short stay at a local hotel and a couple’s massage that we think would make a nice honeymoon. Thanks mom for helping us plan our big day and for ensuring we have a little bit of away time together to start the next phase of our lives off together.
To help us on this home-stretch of Ring Ceremony and Wedding Reception planning, we’ve set up an RSVP service. If you’re planning to attend, please let us know. We don’t want to make too many or too few cupcakes! The RSVP address is: http://andrews.eventbrite.com/.
Sister Clark emailed me back and let me know that she has received an amazing Christmas present from her hubby… a trip to Costa Rica!! Good for her, not so good for us. We’re back to needing a pianist. Let me know if you or someone you know can help us out with that!
Time is really flying by. 🙂 It’s almost here… OMG!