as he thinks in his heart, so he is.

Tomorrow my wedding date will make it into the 10-day weather forecast. Omigod. (yes, all in one word) I’ve been checking the foliage report daily despite the fact that it’s only updated twice a week. J couldn’t believe that they actually have foliage reports, but I assure you they exist. Currently, my part of the east coast is exhibiting little to no change…but alas, all hope is not lost. Those leaves could change into some wicked colors in a week and a half, right? Fingers crossed.

The ceremony programs are turning out well despite my inability to find plum colored ribbon. I’m not certain why JMU puple is everywhere but plum purple is no where it be found. It’s such a trendy color for fall. For example, take these two pieces of wonderful that I’d love to get my hands on…

Bag: Maggie from Coach – $348
Shoes: Rampage Women’s Gracee at – $49

I also bid on my first item on Ebay this morning. Yes, my first. It was a Polaroid camera with film. I bought it to have at the wedding reception – I’m too poor for a photobooth but am not digging the disposables on every table, but I think random pics taken by my closest friends will be priceless. Taza at The Rockstar Diaries has gotten me completely fixated on Polaroid pictures, too. They will be a fun addition to the professional pics as well as give me a new camera to play with on the honeymoon and beyond.

The reception seating chart is finalized! I was even able to cut an entire table thanks to several last minute RSVP changes. If planning a wedding taught me anything it’s to always RSVP on time. Seriously, say yes, say no – just say something. I was so surprised by how many people we had to chase down via email, phone, etc. Some people just never got back to us. It floored me for all of 5 minutes that people could be so rude – but I got over it when I realized that J and I are truly blessed to have some amazingly supportive and all-around awesome people in our lives and that I don’t have a minute of time to take away from appreciating all the good we have to waste on the bad. There are several special people that won’t be able to make it that will definitely be missed – but we are a lucky, lucky couple and cannot wait to celebrate with all the people that mean so much to us!

At this point, I’m having to resist the temptation to call my bridesmaids every single day on my drive home from work to tell them how excited I am to have all of them together to hang out. Every single time I see my photographer on gchat I want to tell her how much I love what she’s done for us so far and how anxious I am to see her work her magic for our wedding. I spare those fine ladies, for now…my Mom, not so much. I just can’t get enough of her greetings when she knows it’s me calling, “How’s my beautiful bride-to-be?” Cheese!!! She gets several phone calls a day.

Am I excited? You bet. 11 more days!

time flies when you’re having fun…

…and when you’re wedding planning! 26 days to go. TWENTY-SIX!

I remember when I got engaged last November that the one thing everyone told me was how fast the time was going to fly. I laughed. Not out loud, but inside I did. I couldn’t imagine time going by fast when the I was so anxiously awaiting my wedding day. You know how when you really, really want something and time just creeeeeps by until you feel like you’re about to scream in anticipation?! THAT is how I thought my engagement was going to be.

I actually wanted that time, though. I wanted to enjoy how it felt to be engaged. I feel like sometimes women rush through that stage or immediately get caught up in the wedding plans that they forget to enjoy the brief time you have to just be engaged. Just last month it still felt weird to call J my fiance, now, I find myself calling him that every chance I have for in a few short weeks, he will be moving on to bigger and better titles. Like ‘husband.’

Planning is wrapping up and my first big DIY project is looming – we have had our ceremony programs designed by the same friend who did the invites, table numbers and place cards (and they are FABULOUS!), but we are going to be gluing the paper to cardstock and tying ribbons to finalize the deal. Simple, right? Yet I’m still worried about an impending DIY catastrophe.

I know, I know, tons of brides have put together their own programs amongst other things. But keep in mind that I’m a wannabe creative person – and I can’t help but worry that my fake-it-till-you-make-it mentality may bite me in the ass via this little project of mine.

What DIY projects did you do for your wedding? Any advice for a first-time DIY-er? I’ll be sure to share pics in the coming weeks of my progress (success?!).

PS…my first post for my company’s blog is now live! Go check it out!