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Wedding Central

April 18, 2011

I’m sure you had (or have) one.

Mine just happens to be the living room.

Randy and I rent a small house with a total of five rooms – including the bathroom. Trust me when I tell you it’s nothing fancy (it’s very old and could stand a face lift); however, it serves its purpose. So many other people in this world don’t have somewhere to call “home,” so we’re quite fortunate.

Behold, Wedding Central:

That would be my bridal shower and wedding dresses hanging in the doorway. You also see two large storage containers with various items.

In this picture, you can see some wrapped presents,  and several boxes full of other random stuff (cardbox, jewelry, flower girl gifts, etc.). And one lonely plant. Haha! But, do you see that box all the way to the right? This one:

Organizing it was my midnight task Saturday while hyper on caffeine. It contains the beginnings of our guest boxes (separated by singles and couples), our stamps, invitations, recipe cards, table numbers and thank you stickers. All sections are separated by the flaps of cardboard boxes that were laying around the house.

I knew if I didn’t organize now – while the piles are manageable (HA!) – I would get overwhelmed as it got closer to the day. 🙂

What did you do to stay organized?



February 25, 2011

I created this little thing called a wedding website.

It was a PITA.

But I’m proud of it.

Right now, I think the only thing missing is the food choices. I’ll get to that eventually.

Check it out.

And, please, for the love of Grammar Gods, let me know if there are errors. One can only catch so many mistakes in her own writing. 😉

Oh yeah, sign our guest book if ya want. 🙂


I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I wrote my last check to our photographer. I have a check ready to send the florist as soon as my tax return is deposited. Randy has the money saved for the cake, ceremony musician … and something else. That escapes me at the moment. I’ve scheduled my first alterations appointment for May 5. I still have no idea where we’re going to have the rehearsal dinner, but I’m contemplating handing that task over to Randy (Eek!!). I’m finally finished my ceremony homework and am patiently waiting for him to finish his. I’ve contacted the calligrapher about shipping our envelopes.

The Human Countdown (aka Randy) tells me we only have 120 days to go.

But the light isn’t just for wedding stuff.

There are only three home WVU basketball games remaining. I like my part-time job, my co-workers and the extra money; however, I’m burnt out. The five-month hiatus until football can’t come soon enough! It’s well-deserved and needed.


Remember the hat I ordered Randy?

It’s here and safely tucked away.

There are some threads missing from the W on the front, but that’s okay.

It’s cute and will serve its purpose. And if I know Randy, being the sentimental guy that he is, it’ll become a dust-collecting keepsake after the wedding. 😉

With that said, however, I would not order from Crazy Custom Caps again.

First of all, they are based in Australia. There is NO mention of that on their website. Heck, there isn’t even an address listed. If I had known that prior to ordering, I would have looked elsewhere.

Second of all, their customer service stinks. The site states orders usually arrive in 4-10 business days. One can assume those are Australian-based orders, but how was I supposed to know that? On business day 10, I e-mailed to inquire about my order. The site states they’ll get back to you as soon as possible – usually within one hour.

I’m still waiting for a response.

I let several days pass and then opened a dispute through PayPal. Miraculously, I received an e-mail the following day saying my order had been completed and shipped. It arrived several days later.

Just a little warning for you!

That’s all the updates I have for now. Happy Friday! Mwah!


Do as I say, not as I do

February 13, 2011

I really, really dislike that phrase. For the most part, I think it’s a double standard.

There are, however, exceptions. And my briefly terrifying (and funny) experience today is one of them.

I’m not sure what came over me, but I decided to try on my wedding dress. It’s probably the same feelings of excitement and anxiousness that lead me to randomly try on my wedding band from time to time.

(As an aside, Randy has since hidden my ring. He says it’s bad luck to wear it before the big day. I, as you might guess, don’t believe in such nonsense.)

I wasn’t sure how I would put it on alone.

I wasn’t even sure how I would zip it up.

Before I knew it, though, I was standing in my unmentionables and pulling the dress out of it’s garment bag. Knowing I’d never be able to put it on over my head, I decided to step into it.

As I gently tugged on the zipper, I hear riiiiiiipppppppp.

You can imagine the thoughts that ran through my mind …

Holy ^&%$!

What the hell just ripped?

I knew I’d gained a few pounds, but not that much!

Maybe it was the tag.

I finally got up the courage to turn the dress around (yes, while it was still on my body) and survey the damage.

And I let out a sigh of relief.

It was just a thread holding a gather in place at the base of the zipper. There are two more just like it – both with a well-worn look. It was just a matter of time before it ripped.

I’m actually glad it happened today because I’ll be able to point it out to the alterations person. Hopefully he/she can use stronger thread to fix it.