With my rehearsal today and my wedding tomorrow (is this real life?!), I’ve spent some time this week reflecting on the last year of wedding planning and how I’m feeling as the big day approaches. This post is dedicated to my final thoughts as planning comes to a close and the exciting festivities begin!
You can never plan too early. I started planning a year in advance, and there were countless moments where I thought that it was too early to nail down certain details or I needed to wait longer to purchase specific items in case I wouldn’t like them later on, etc. I now realize that this was foolish, and securing details as soon as possible will save you so much stress in the end!
Something will go wrong. Everyone told me this, but with how Type A and organized I am, I figured someone like me could avoid this… which is totally wrong. There are so many contributors and elements of your wedding that are out of your control, so don’t get too upset when something doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to. My makeup artist cancelled last week and I instantly felt angry and frazzled. Your initial reaction will be to express how incredibly frustrated and abandoned you feel, but remember that it’s out of your control and focusing your energy on solving the problem rather than being angry at it will result in a happier ending. Everything will work out in the end! 🙂
Don’t overthink it. I was super good about this throughout most of my wedding planning process, but the last month or so has brought out stress and uncertainty in me when finalizing all the details. How many decor items you have hanging by your ceremony location and the exact layout of your dessert table are minuscule details in the grand scheme of things. With so much time and investment put into making this dream day a reality, it’s easy to feel pressured to make everything turn out precisely the way you imagined it in your head. Like Christmas, as cheesy as it is, remember what your wedding day is truly about.
What I’m looking forward to most: being with all of our family and friends in one location. I can’t wait to reunite with everyone and have everyone meet each other for such a happy occasion!
What I’m most nervous about: having all of the attention on me.
What I’m most thankful for: the patience, generosity, and attentiveness of my family and friends when doing everything they can to help make my dream come to life. I can’t thank them enough and I feel incredibly blessed!
As a heads up for you all, my posts for the next week will likely be pre-written and scheduled to go up while I’m on my honeymoon (we’ll see how quickly I’m able to sift through my photos from this weekend). Be sure to follow me on social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) to stay up-to-date on my wedding and honeymoon festivities — as well as FINALLY see my dress reveal! It’s so crazy to think that this is my last post as an unmarried women.
In conclusion, I’m so incredibly excited to marry the love of my life tomorrow and celebrate with all our family and friends. Thank you so much for following along on this journey with me — I’ll be Abby Saylor Armbruster next time you hear from me on my blog!