Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wedding Planning Update: 2.5 months to go!

I just can't believe how time flies! Am I really getting married in 2 and a half months!? Well, apparently I am, according to the wedding invitations we sent out to almost two hundred guests in ten different countries. There's officially no turning back! Ha! Not that I'm thinking about doing that in the least bit. I can't wait to marry my best friend, the man of my dreams! (Don't puke on your keyboard... this is a wedding update after all, what did you expect!?)

Since all the big things have already been decided on and booked, we've been focusing on the details. I can tell you right now, I'm not a huge fan of the details. Thank goodness for my mom, who is the queen of details. Actually, she's been the queen of everything in this wedding planning process. I don't know how I would have been able to plan this wedding, from halfway around the world, if it wasn't for her.

Most important update; The Dress has arrived safely in Taiwan from the States. (*happy dance!) I was so excited to receive it, I was basically waiting outside in the street for the FedEx truck to arrive. It's the most beautiful dress I've ever seen and I couldn't be happier! It's everything I could have ever dreamed of. It might have to be taken in a little though, as I apparently have the waist of a 12-year old boy. Next up for me to get, are no less than fabulous shoes, and the accessories that will pull everything together.

My bridesmaids have been more than wonderful, planning their outfits and my bridal shower and bachelorette party. I trust them, and have left them to their own devices regarding the parties (should I be nervous...!?) We have decided on their dresses and they are going to look stunning!

The FiancĂ© and I went to Hugo Boss and he tried on a beautiful tuxedo, and although (*dramatically fainting with one hand on my temple) he looked so incredibly handsome in it, we figured it's just not worth it for him to buy the tuxedo. When will he ever wear it again!? So he's going to rent one in South Africa.

I'm happy with how everything is going. My mom and I have our Skype sessions where we'll plan a million things in two hours, then she'll discuss what I want with the coordinator, and then she'll report back to me. A pretty good system, I think.

We've only had one hiccup in this entire process (so far) and that has been the part of actually getting married. You know, the legal stuff. I can tell you, it ain't easy marrying a US Citizen. Paperwork, interviews and LOTS of confusion has been our reality these past few weeks. Don't even get me started on South Africa's Department of Home Affairs, I can rant for hours. Things are starting to look better now, and hopefully it will all be sorted out soon.

As The Big Day is getting closer, I've also started having wedding-related nightmares. There was the one where all my guests arrived 6 hours early and I wasn't ready. The one where no-one had prepared speeches. The one with the rainstorm. And, my least favorite, the one where my hair and makeup did NOT come out the way I had planned. I literally woke up crying! Fingers crossed that none of these nightmares will actually come true...

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