Well, today was the day of final preparations for the wedding. We have a little bit to do on Friday morning, but we should be done with everything by lunchtime, and the fun begins!
After we got done breakfasting/blogging at Panera, we went up to get our marriage license! (I got sent back to the car to put my camera away. Note: courthouses are not blogger friendly!) Other than that, it was a pretty quick in-and-out kind of deal.
We did a quick bathroom mirror picture with the license. It’s (almost) official!
Then we went to pick up a last minute gift. We can never figure out what to get my mom, so we wound up getting her a nice-sized gift card to her favorite clothing store as her “thank you” gift. We are also getting both sets of parents wedding albums. It’s not the most personal or sentimental gift, but she likes shopping, and she’ll use it.
We also picked up Tim’s tuxedo!
We went up to my mom’s apartment (she’s a sorority house mom) next. She was in charge of the out-of-town boxes for our guests staying at hotels! Aren’t they cute?
Inside, they have the brochure we made with travel information, two small water bottles, two packets of trail mix, two granola bars, two packets of M&Ms, two packages of crackers, and some Advil. I love them!
Her room has also been taken over by wedding stuff. That’s her bed under there!
For lunch, we went to Potbelly’s for sandwiches. I love Potbelly’s, but they don’t have them in KC! Boo.
After lunch, we went back to her room and arranged our stuff in boxes—things to go to the church, things that go to the rehearsal dinner, and things that go to the reception site. This is the box of pictures for our family wedding photo table. I’m really excited to see this all set up!
At 3 o’clock, we went to meet the pastor and go over the details of our wedding ceremony before the rehearsal tomorrow.
This will be my view on Saturday.
I can never get over how beautiful our ceremony location is. Breathtaking. Of course, I can’t take a photo of it to save my life, but it’s incredible and I always just gaze around like an idiot. I love the stained glass and the lamps.
THEN, we made the long drive back to my mom’s house in rush hour traffic. We stopped at home for a bit, freshened up, and headed out to dinner with my bridesmaid (and bestie from when we were babies) Teresa and her husby, Marc. One of the things I miss the most in Kansas City is having “couple friends” to go out to dinner with, so this was definitely a much-needed relaxing evening.
After dinner…I had a minor freakout. You know when you can feel a zit coming on? I panicked, ran to the Walgreens across the corner, and went crazy in the skincare aisle.
Please pray for my face.
Then, we waited around until 11 o’clock or so for my aunt to drop off our favors. It’s a long story, but she picked them up for us.
In each bag is two chocolate turtles (pecan/caramel/chocolate) and two delicious caramels. YUM.
The plan for Friday? We are dropping off the rest of the out-of-town boxes at the hotel where we have rooms blocked, then we’re dropping off all of our decorative frippery for the reception at the reception venue, and then we’re having lunch with my other bridesmaid, Lindsey, and her husband, Ricky, who are in all the way from Boston! Then…rehearsal and rehearsal dinner time!
I’m not sure if I’ll be blogging tomorrow, so this may be my final post as a single woman! Hooray! See you on the other side!
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