Tuesday, June 04, 2019
So, the kids are out on summer break now. This is the first full week of summer vacay. So far nothing exciting has happened but it's nice to have a more leisurely schedule. I started keto(see previous blog if interested) because my wedding dress fitting is in August and I'd like to make some decent progress. It will save me some money if I can fit into it. lol. I've lost probably 7-10 pounds since I purchased the dress but its still to small to zip closed. I have the dress here at home so it's helpful and fun to try it on occasionally. My wedding ring is gorgeous but it's to small to fit onto my finger also. We are waiting till close to the wedding to have it sized because it surrounds my engagement ring (diamond solitaire) and they will be fused together. It's seriously gorgeous! But how cool would it be to need my engagement ring made smaller rather than my wedding band made larger. Very cool. I just hope I don't lose my boobs. lol.
So, with the wedding planning we have accomplished a lot but still have a few things to figure out. We have our venue booked and partially paid for, I have my dress and veil, my mom is growing the flowers(she has a business), my daugher in law and her mother are arranging the flowers(they have skills), we have our rings, we have our honeymoon booked and partially paid for, we have our invitations, rsvp, and thank you cards and envelopes, we know who we are having cater the food but they don't book out this far so we still have to lock that in, the wedding party is going to be us and our boys. My two sons will be my 'bridesmaids' and his two sons will be his best men. lol. Mine are my best men also but I tease them. It just seems perfect to me because we both have two boys and we are joining our famiies. Only fair that they all get to stand up with us.
The things we still need to do: Buy the men's outfits, have my dress and ring sized(August and September respectively), figure out who to have make our wedding cake(this has been an issue because I can't have gluten and neither can a few of the guests-but Im fine with having a regluar cake and just having a small gluten free cake for those of us who don't eat gluten), send out invitations(July), have hair extensions put in(week before or days before), nails, toes, beautifying. Figure out what type of reception we want. We have the venue and there is no alcohol allowed which is fine with me, it's a very small wedding of older people mainly. Not sure about a band or a dj or just making a playlist and having quality speakers(which we already have). I'm not a big partier but everett wants to dance with me. lol. we will probably tromple each others toes. I"m a bit stressed about my dad being rude to me and not coming. Thats why I'm sending the rsvp cards out a couple months in advance. If he blows me off like he did my first wedding (I'm a widow) it will hurt me again and I will need a bit of time to recover from that. lol. He probably will hurt me but maybe not. If he does't just blow it off then I will have to worry about him hurting me on the actual day and I really don't want that to happen so I'd have people warned in advance to keep him away from me till after the ceremony. And, yes, it sucks that it is this way but that is how it is and always has been. If he doesn't come then Everetts dad is going to walk me down the aisle. He said he would be honored and wouldn't miss it for the world. So very different than what I am used to. But, I could write a book about that relationship so we shall move on.
I"m not to concerned about any other drama, aside from one of my aunts kicking up fuss because cousins aren't invited. But, we can only fit 50 people in our venue, max. And, we are at that limit without cousins. So, hopefully they will understand and not be confrontational about it. We're talking grown cousins..not kids. The grown cousins have lots of kids and there are a lot of them. haha. Would send us over the 100 person mark if we invited both sides of cousins.