Monday, March 24, 2014

The 2 Month Countdown

Today marks the 2 month countdown to our wedding day!  It has been a relatively stress-free experience, fortunately.  I think helping my best friends plan their weddings before mine was really useful.  I knew generally what needed to be done and in what order, got a good book for a To Do List to follow, and then Mr. Lock and I just made appointments as necessary and took it all one step at a time.  Our RSVP cards are coming back, and each day its great fun to open them up and see who has replied.  We're actually getting them back really quickly which is awesome, I think we are only waiting to hear from about 70 more guests (out of the 157 we invited).

We've been for our food tasting, and we've been to the bakery to order our cake.  We haven't made final decisions on the cake yet, but at least our preferred bakery is booked.  My first dress fitting was a couple of weeks ago, and I go back on April 2nd to try it on again after the alteration -- it only needed to be shortened, so that's pretty great.  The guys are going for their tux measurements, we picked out their formal wear over March Break so they're good to go for measurements any time.  I have an appointment with my florist on April 5th to make the decision about my bouquets -- Mr. Lock's mom is making our centre pieces herself, which I'm quite happy about!

There are some bridal showers coming up.  My bridesmaids are hosting one on April 13th, and then my dad's cousin wanted to host one on March 30th for their side of the family.  My great-aunt is quite ill, so her and my great-uncle won't be able to attend the wedding.  I think having a shower in their home is my dad's cousin's way of including her parents in the wedding festivities.  I grew up very close to my great-aunts and great-uncles on my dad's side, his cousins were much like aunts and uncles to us growing up.  It's great how weddings bring everyone together again and we can have a few events to enjoy each other's company.

All in all, things are going really smoothly.  Now that the RSVPs are on their way in, we're beginning to consider table placements.  I'm hoping the seating plan won't be too much of a headache, I think we'll be able to sort it out without too many issues.  There are escort cards on Etsy that I'm going to purchase the template of so that Mr. Lock and I can make them ourselves once we know which table number each guest will be sitting at.

Two months and I'm a Mrs.!  What an exciting time of life!

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