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So now it is eleven days until my wedding, and I am running on a constant background stress level that is made up of about 2/3 wedding and 1/3 things I have to get done at work before the end of the week and then have to hurry to finish up when I get back. These things are student grant applications with hard deadlines, so I'm actually only taking 1.5 weeks off work around my wedding rather than a full 2 weeks just so I can come back and get those damned things submitted on time. These kids had better appreciate what I do for them!

So now it's all in the last-minute details. We've had several problems (one of which nearly cost us the legality of our wedding day, and now we'll be having a religious ceremony instead of a civil one) but I think if we keep working at it things will come out okay in the end. But busy busy busy! Tonight I have hockey, tomorrow we meet with the ceremony officiant, Thursday Paul has something, Friday I have hockey again (last one before the wedding). Then Monday we meet with the caterer, and Monday night NE and Ly get here. On October 7 BC and Phoenix get here, and finally getting to meet them is almost as exciting as the wedding itself!

Still so much to do, and it's all stuff that can't be done until the last minute, too. I hate having to wait to get things done! @_@

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Date: 2010-09-29 02:31 am (UTC)
silverjackal: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverjackal
I think everyone gets ambushed by these details. Of course it would help if work wasn't hectic at the same time! I'm sure everything will go well once the day comes, though! :)

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Date: 2010-09-29 07:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverjackal
What happened to cause you to have a religious ceremony instead of a civil one? I've heard of things going awry such that the reverse course happened, but never this.

As for "the best day ever", I've never understood why there's such a heavy focus on the wedding. Granted, in my family weddings are traditionally much more about everyone getting together to celebrate than the actual bride and groom. They're the excuse. :D

Traditionally the way we view it is that the bride's family pays for the wedding part, while the groom's family must pay for the reception, which these days is expected to be an open bar and ample and decent food. As I said, it's far more about a fun time for the attendees than just the couple. There's also strong pressure to be financially sensible. For those who have the money to splash about, by all means go with the expensive venue, doves, etc. etc.; while those who don't are actually questioned if people feel they're spending more than necessary. Everyone would rather that the money go to buying a home, or at least something like a really good honeymoon, rather than just focusing on the wedding itself. It's just one day after all -- there's also a life to be lived after!

And speaking of things like wedding arrangements, do you have a registry somewhere I could make a purchase online to be gifted to you and Paul anonymously? :)

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Date: 2010-09-30 12:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aries_ascendant
It will be the best day ever because you get to officially start the rest of your life with your best friend. And you get to have cake. :)

As long as nothing blows up or catches on fire, no one is going to remember any of the little details that go wrong. I promise. And if something does blow up or catch on fire, then you will have stories to tell for years to come, because one day, it will eventually be funny.

Are you getting married the 9th? That's when my "baby" brother is getting married too.

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Date: 2010-10-02 03:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aries_ascendant
*hugs* Sorry Trip, I wouldn't have been so flippant if I realized how difficult of a time you were having. The stress will be over soon. Also, make sure you eat at the reception. I can't tell you how many brides forget to do this because they get so caught up in the details of the day. Have your party, enjoy yourself.

I'm sure it will all work out in the end. I've never heard of a wedding being a complete disaster and I've been involved in a lot of them. Your family and friends are going to be there and they are going to be supportive and they will help you with any last-minute or ongoing fiascos.

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Date: 2010-10-09 05:48 pm (UTC)
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