I’m really starting to get excited for all of the events that will take place leading up to the big day!
Jerad’s mom is planning to make the trip from Colorado for a wedding planning weekend here at the end of the month. Since she’s from out of state, she didn’t have the chance to go to any bridal shows or visit venues with us when we picked where to hold our reception. She also hasn’t had the opportunity to meet any of my family yet. So, I’m working on arrangements for both me and my mom to take some time away from work and make the most of a long weekend. I’m thinking we’ll go to St. Mary’s to take a look at the church, set up some time for us to meet with Holiday Inn to start working out the details for the reception, maybe do a cake tasting, and finalize my dress pick.
At the end of October, one of my very best friends (and Matron-of-Honor) is planning my bachelorette weekend in New Orleans – my tickets are booked and the countdown is on! The Jazz Half Marathon will be one of the main events for the weekend, but the heart of it will be just some good-ol-fashioned girl time! This is the same race I did last year during a trip Jerad *almost* proposed on. I’m not a competitive runner by any means, but I think the training for this will provide a good stress management outlet for me in the midst of all of the wedding preparation, plus it will be some good bonding time with the girls. So far, I know my Maid-of-Honor and a couple of other friends will be making the trip, too. As if New Orleans wasn’t a crazy-fun place on it’s own, it will also be Halloween weekend. I cannot wait! There’s been talk about some wedding-themed running attire… tutus? A veil? Matching shirts that say something like “One last run before the FUN!”? To be determined… 🙂
178 days to go!