4 Months and Counting Down!

Third Time Wife, Wedding Planning

It’s really starting to feel close, now, but I’m happy to say we’re continually ticking things off the to-do lists! Most items have been shopping-related, more on the specifics in their own good time. In fact, most of the mainstream wedding highlights have been accomplished, what’s really needed is some serious DIY time.

Things recently accomplished:

  • Secured T’s suit & tie for the wedding (still need shoes)
  • Prepped a helluva lot of wine bottles for further DIY
  • Ordered and received linens for reception tables (buying was cheaper than renting)
  • Found the perfect fabric for table runners.
  • Ordered glassware for the wine-blending ceremony.
  • And started scripting the ceremony.
  • Shopping for honeymoon essentials (get your mind out of the gutter–not THOSE kind of essentials).

According to the experts now is the time to get on with:

  • Cake tastings
  • Hair and Make-up artists
  • Music Selections
  • Addressing Invitations (according to TheKnot.com–personally I think it’s way too early for that!)

Like I said, mostly this month I need to finish up the DIYs-in-progress and get cracking on some new ones–including the invitations! T’s got some projects of his own that need working on, for that matter.

Something else cool that happened was I received one of the Something Blue Vox Boxes from Influenster.com


Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

The Something Blue box is, of course, geared towards bridal party members and features Luster whitening toothpaste, Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ball of Foot shoe inserts, 2 sets of Kiss false lashes, 2 containers of Qtips Precision Tip cotton swabs and a packet of Urgent Rx powdered pain reliever.

The aspirin powder contains caffeine so I won’t be able to use it, but I’ll keep it handy for the next time Todd needs it. It certainly sounds like a good thing to put into emergency kits or bathroom baskets for the day-of! Other than that, though, I’m looking forward to trying out everything else in the box, especially the Ball of Foot inserts–I’ve used Dr Scholl’s keel cups in my flats before (for tendinitis) and they work great, so I’m hoping these will work just as well to keep my tootsies cushy all day.

So far my attempts at using false lashes have been dismal, I’ve yet to get a pair successfully on, so the fact that there are a total of 4 sets might be a good thing! Kiss includes a pair of curved tweezers to help with application, so we’ll have to see if that actually helps me or not!

Of course, the Qtips will never go to waste, especially with those pointy little tips to help correct make-up mistakes. And the toothpaste, well, it’s certainly worth a shot to see if it really does whiten like it claims. (I didn’t notice a difference when I brushed after dinner last night, but we’ll give it a few goes before passing a singular judgement.)

Coming up: our first planning meeting and how it galvanized me into action!

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