This weekend was pretty centered around all things wedding. Bryan and I went downtown to go to an event in Atlanta called Wedding Day Hooray: a wedding show that focuses on handmade, eco-friendly, and local vendors. I won the tickets to the show from going to the book talk for A Practical Wedding a few weeks ago. We went early to snag one of the 100 bags they give out to the first people to arrive, and spent an hour or two perusing the booths and chatting with people. They had a table decorating competition between the vendors, which was nice because it gave Bryan and I a chance to talk about what we liked/disliked about each of the styles. After walking around, having a popsicle, and buying some earrings, Bryan and I bought some tickets to enter a raffle hosted by the event before going on our merry way.
After a sushi lunch and a brief adventure into an indie bookstore, we made our way to the Hobby Lobby so I could talk flowers. My father and stepmother own an interior design store, so we have a way to get silk flowers for wholesale prices. I’m still deciding whether this is going to be cheaper/easier than using real ones, but one sticking point is Bryan’s dislike of fake flowers.What I figured out is that he doesn’t mind some of them, but doesn’t like being able to see the little plastic connecting pieces, etc. So we may do a mix of real and fake, again depending on prices. It was nice to figure a little bit more of it out though. While we were there I bought a paper-cutter in preparation for building invites.
On Sunday we were supposed to meet with our musician (a guitar player and singer/songwriter friend who I love) to go over the songs we’re requesting that he learn for the ceremony and 1st dance songs…but he didn’t show up. No call, no email. I’ve called and emailed him to try to schedule a new time, but so far I haven’t heard anything. It’s worrisome, to say the least. Still, some good came from our trip out: we stopped by Michael’s and got a whiteboard to put up in the apartment. Bryan has been swearing by the whiteboard he has at work as his golden ticket to productivity. We decided to try it at home for his wedding tasks, and I can already tell it’s going to be a life saver. It helps him see what he needs to get done, and it keeps us both honest: it’s very easy to tell if one of us has too much to handle.
The disappointment of not meeting with our musician was balanced by an amazing thing: I ended up winning one of the raffle prizes from Wedding Day Hooray! I won a Decorator Package from Wrennwood Design. This means I have someone to oversee the decorations for everything on the day of the wedding. Cue GIANT sigh of relief! I’ll write more on this once I know more about the details of it. If this teaches me anything, it’s that I need to be entering raffles more often!
My enormous running list of to do’s/deadlines leading up to the wedding is down to 1.5 pages long. I’m sure things will be added, but for now that’s really exciting for me, the neurotic make-of-lists.