we’re officially in the wedding homestretch! exactly 5 weeks from today, we’ll be on our honeymoon, sunning ourselves on the beaches of st. kitts + nevis, rum punch in our (wedding banded) hands.
as some of you know, we’re having our engagement party (which will basically serve as our reception), family brunch, + wedding over three consecutive days, then immediately leaving for our honeymoon. while i love that we get to celebrate for 10 days straight, it does mean that a lot is happening (which entails a lot of planning) over a short period of time.
i had my first pre-wedding panic on sunday. it happened as i was doing, of all things, dinner planning. as i planned dinners for the upcoming month, i realized that by the time we enjoyed 20ish homecooked meals, 10 leftovers dinners, + a few nights dining out, our wedding would be here?! this struck me as dauntingly soon, + i started to worry whether all of the final details could be perfectly planned in time.
rather than let stress win the battle, i ceased planning anything for the rest of the day. honey poured me a glass of wine, picked up takeout, + demanded that i do nothing but relax. it did the trick! i woke up monday morning feeling mostly returned to my normal relaxed + in-control self (thank goodness)!
as i was writing this post, i thought how nice it would be to have a collection of words of wisdom that i can look back on should stress strike me again in these upcoming weeks. so, i’d love to hear any sanity-saving tips you have as our big day approaches. i know they’ll be a great reassurance to read if i’m feeling a little overwhelmed over the next weeks. thank you!
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