150 days, to be exact. And that makes things feel really close. Especially since our countdown officially started in the 800s!
Didn’t mean to leave this blog hanging for 2 months, but some exciting things have been happening and that’s what I’m here to update you on.
See, as I was finishing up my Disney posts I finally got the word and it was good: I was picked to be a Bee!
Yup, as of early April I’ve been hanging out on Weddingbee known under the name Miss Road Trip!
So while I haven’t been creating new posts, I’ve been retooling a lot of the old posts to fit the customs over at our new digs. Going forward (starting in a couple weeks I’ll be back to posting new stuff, once the archives are caught up) you’ll see instead of Jenn & Todd it’ll by Miss and Mr Road Trip (or RT, or Mr Trips as I sometimes refer to Todd). It’s been wonderful getting to know the other Bees “in person” and we even have another Bee right here in Tallahassee.
Not that it’s been a champagne and roses. To tell the truth, some of the comments my posts have received haven’t all been kind. Sure, it’s something you expect when you post your inner rambling for the outer world to read, but it doesn’t make the rude ones any easier to take when they land in your inbox. Still, you take the little bit of bad and compare it to the whole heaps of good and the scales definitely tip more in favor of that.
Our plans are picking up speed–we finally had a meeting at our venue and now a lot of little things are falling into place–and things will keep happening at a breakneck pace for the next 5 months. To continue the to-do list tradition, here’s what is on the docket for 5 months out:
- Rehearsal dinner: make plans, reservations, and decide who all’s going to be there
- Wedding Invitations: confirm your order or start/continue the DIY
- Cake time! Tastings or test recipes
- Showers: if you’re having one, get your guest list to the hostess
- Wedding shoes and dress fittings
- Hair and make-up: if you’re outsourcing, make your choice and schedule your trials, otherwise brush up on your supplies and try out some things at home
- Music: decide what’s playing when
So where are we? Not too bad off. I have the plan for our invitations, have my shoes and need no fittings, nor am I encouraging any showers in our honor. Just doesn’t seem fitting. I do need to come up with a guest list for the “bachelorette” party (though I prefer to adopt the term Hen Night from our friends across the pond; just sounds better, like the “hen parties” Mom used to call the gossips who’d congregate up the road when I was a kid).
All in all, we’re good on the broad strokes, now I just need to get cracking on the long list of DIY decorations, especially now that I know exactly what we need!
In the mean time, I’ve been keeping up with the Wedding Year Scrapbook. Here are the January and February pages–I’m getting caught up 🙂
Happy New Year!
A low-photo week (silly SD card crapped out on me) leading up to our e-shoot.
And then a surfeit of photos thanks to our fabulous photographer.
Gaming and fun with foodie things. A common thread throughout out life.
I won tickets to HAIR so we had a double date night this week!
Actual work on actual wedding-related crafty things.
Geek love just in time for Valentine’s Day.
We’ve got rings–one more step taken toward being ready for the wedding.
Monkey shines! Todd (I can still call him that, since this post won’t be going up on the ‘bee!) frequently arranges the monkeys cutely to surprise me when I get out of the shower.
And that’s us for now. I expect us to be back to our regular scheduled planning sometime this month.