i'm not gonna lie. it's been fun. but it's tough. not being near my parents, bridesmaids, girlfriends, pat's family during this whole process is somewhat...sad sometimes!
i rely on emails/texts and sporadic phone calls with my parents. this means i have to read between the lines on the emails/texts, and sometimes the wording might mean one thing but i read it as another. and vice versa. for example, the beautful idea of burlap table runners in my head was vetoed via email. because i live so far away (my company moved me to SF, i'm from the east coast), i feel like i am missing out on this special time with my family and everytime i come home i CRAM every possible thing in to a weekend so i can make sure things got knocked off my list. and it's stressful! when you're discussing your guest list (holy crap that's a story in itself), weekend events, decor, etc. via email/phone, it all kind of starts to take a toll on you and you really need to learn to take a step back!
then there's the weekend itself - we come in on the redeye flight, arriving thursday morning before the wedding. then we proceed to: pick up my dress in hoboken, pick up his tux in orange, ct., head to guilford, pick up decorations/last minute stuff for the wedding, run errands, get stuff done, manis, pedis, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, rehearsal dinner dance party :), DECORATE THE VENUE THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING, makeup, hair, get dressed, make a few stops on the way to the church, i do, i do, let's party!, brunch, brunch, drive to NJ, fly back to SF, fly to hawaii.... all in 4 days. it's totally overwhelming!! i just want to make sure to be able to spend time with everyone without leaving my wedding dress behind in a cloud of dust.
want me to call the waaaaahmbulance? maybe tomorrow :)
end of rant :)