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Monday, June 21, 2010

Vow Writing

Garrett and I are writing our own vows. I've just always thought that it would be sweet thing to do, and kind of adds a personal touch to the ceremony. Thankfully, was here to help, and sent me a list of 20 things to consider putting into your vows. However, I am not having the problem of vow writing writers block. I'm having the opposite problem. I could go on for days about how much I love Garrett and how excited I am to be married to him. I could make a list 12 miles long full of things that I promise to do for the rest of our lives. How do I condense this into something that is a minute long? I want them to be funny ... because, let's face it, we are not serious people, but I want it to be sweet ... but not mushy. I don't want people to tear up because they are so sweet ... mostly because if other people start crying than so will I ... shoot ... I'll probably cry either way.
The Knot suggested mentioning how you knew that you loved the person you're marrying ... how your life has changed with them in it ... things you can't wait to experience with them ... and things that you promise to do. Yeah. The only one of those that won't take me 5 years to explain would be "when did you know you loved him?"
This is hard.

Friday, June 18, 2010


For every single person who questions my sanity when I tell them I have a best man ... here is my explanation. (Which ... according to poll results ... only 9 of you will read.)

Josh is my best friend. Well. Garrett is my best friend of course. But if he didn't exist, Josh would be my best friend. I met Josh freshman year at OC and we have been best friends ever since.
At first, my mom suggested the idea of making Josh my best man. She said it's a new wedding fad so people wouldn't think it was weird. (She was wrong.) Also - it's 2010! I can be untraditional. But ... I decided I was too much of a traditionalist.

First I asked Josh to usher. Changed my mind and asked him to stand at the guest book table. Decided that job was better for a girl. Changed my mind again and asked him to light candles. Decided that wasn't good enough either. Then I contemplated coming up with another bridesmaid and throwing Josh on Garrett's side. I couldn't come up with anyone else. So. That is why Josh is my best man.

Everyday someone questions this decision. I want to blow up in their faces and tell them that I'm already stressed enough planning a wedding on such a small budget, and not being able to have dancing (I've had my father/daughter dance song picked out since I was 8) ... so just leave me alone and let me have my best man. But I am not bridezilla so I haven't blown up at anyone yet.

I will just say that every time I doubt this decision and worry too much what other people think, that Josh reassures my decision every single time by showing me why he is my best friend, and why I can't wait to have him standing up on the stage with me when I marry Garrett and start a new chapter of my life. His support means the world to me.
I might be crazy, but I don't care.
The End.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Songs ... subject to change :)

If I don't write this down I will change my mind a million and six more times. I might do that anyway.

People getting ushered in: Pride and Prejudice soundtrack
Bridesmaids: Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Glee version
Bride walking down the aisle: Falling in Love in A Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg
Sand Ceremony: Better Together - Jack Johnson
Recessional: Best Friend - Queen

Friday, June 11, 2010


So far it's been a complete bust. 2 votes for one and 2 for another. People - this is not helping. But, it's comforting to know that 4 people read this thing.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I feel like we have finally reached the point where we don't have to think about the wedding every single second. Everyone has clothes to wear at the wedding, we know where we are getting the cake and the flowers, we have rings, suits, decorations, etc.
I don't know what else to do. We have to make programs eventually, but not yet.
It's nice not having to do wedding stuff everyday when I get off of work - but I'm bored.
I'm constantly thinking about how excited I am for the wedding, so I would like to be doing something for it while I'm thinking about it. But, on the other hand, it's nice to not have a list of 678 things to do. The next 72 days are going to be looonnngggg.

I am just ... SO EXCITED.
On Saturday I met with Meredeth and talked about wedding pictures. Mer makes me so excited to get married. She might be more excited than I am. Ok, probably not ... but close.
Then I found out that my friend Hollie is going to do everything she can to come to the wedding - something that I was not expecting since she is from my home town.
Today my friend Jesse called and I haven't talked to him in FOREVER ... and he told me that HE is planning on coming also. I almost cried. Jesse has been my friend since 8th grade, and my wedding day would not be complete without him.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Huge Blessing. :)

Today Sonshine School at Edmond Church of Christ called and offered me a job for every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July. YAY! I'm totally pumped. I have been looking for a Tues/Thurs job but haven't had a whole lot of luck. I'm so excited to get to work there, and it will also count for Family Studies Practicum - so I won't have to cram another job into next semester!

Also ... I am so excited for this weekend because we are going to look for a suit for Garrett. If you know me ... at all ... you know how much I love men in suits. Also we're going to look for his ring! I'm so excited.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I've finally reached the point where I don't feel like I have a list 100 items long of things to do everyday.

Yesterday Mumby and I made some sample programs! They are AWESOME and CUTE and everything I could imagine - but they are going to take a lot of work, especially just for a program. But they will be cute. If people don't remember anything about the wedding, they will still remember the program!
Josh figured out that if I do 2 a day I'll have them all done by the wedding. :)

Also, I started printing out addresses on envelopes - and so far I have only messed up on one of them! Thankfully Garrett's dad has sacrificed his office to be taken over by wedding invitations a couple times this week. I'm like 1/8 of the way done - but I've also pushed the date back of when I'm going to send them out. Originally I was told 8-10 weeks before the wedding, but yesterday I was told that since the majority of our guests will be from Edmond, 6-8 weeks in advance will be fine.

The only thing I am kinda worried about now is that by the time our wedding rolls around people will be sick of going to weddings. I mean, I know I would be - and I am planning on attending at least 6 weddings this summer. Shoot. I might not even go.