The wedding day is nearly here

The plans have been set, the dress has been chosen, the colours decided, contracts have been signed and now all we can do is wait.

We are just days away from getting married and I can’t even begin to describe the feeling. Months and months of preparation have led to this and in so many ways it doesn’t even seem real yet. I feel like our wedding is still quite a ways away – sometimes that we have a few months to go. Reality will come fast and furious I think.

The past several months since our engagement have been a complete blur. It has been the fastest nine months of my life. We have been so busy with many do-it-yourself projects, making decisions and finalizing plans that I think if my head wasn’t attached it would spin so fast and fly off. Don’t get me wrong I have enjoyed every single second of planning. I am a type A-personality and I am completely in my element and would take on this type of challenge again in a heartbeat.

The last month or so has been a lot of fun – probably one of the most fun times I’ve ever had. All of our ‘pre-wedding activities’ were in full swing. I had my bridal shower which was hosted by my mom, a girls’ day that included the spa and a nice dinner out and my fiancé also had his guys’ night out as well.

They were all great ways to lead up to the wedding and it got us even more excited for the big day – if that is even possible. I have really had the chance to spend time with those that have meant the most to me in my life and who have helped make me who I am today. Having everyone you love around at once is an incredible feeling and come our wedding and then our reception in October, I can only imagine we will have that same feeling but it will be much more intense.

On our wedding day there are two things I really want to concentrate on. I have heard from many that your wedding day goes by so fast and for some there are elements of the day they don’t even remember or wish they had taken more time to bank in their memories. I am going to try and remember that morning to soak it all in, cherish the moment and really enjoy the day. I also need to figure out how to slow down time so that it doesn’t fly by in a flash – any suggestions?

I also don’t want to be a blubbering mess – especially for photos! I can be a pretty emotional person and my fiancé can often find me full-out crying while watching Say Yes to the Dress, Four Weddings, or anything wedding-related really. Sometimes I think he wonders what the heck he’s getting himself into. All kidding aside, I know this is going to be a challenge on our wedding day.

But whatever happens happens. In the last few weeks I have really felt at peace, and resigned to the fact that not everything will be perfect. And that is not what matters. What matters is that we are choosing to spend the rest of our lives together, we are making the ultimate commitment to one another and I cannot wait for the next chapter of our lives to begin. I am most looking forward to making things official and to knowing that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend is the most incredible feeling. And I know walking down the aisle in just a matter of days will be the single happiest moment of my life to date. I feel butterflies already.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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