Bride-to-be Leslie: Two Months To Go!

Leslie and Charles, outside the chapel at Villanova — their alma mater — where they will get married this spring.

We are officially under the two-month mark until the Big Day. Our 18-month engagement has flown by, though I enjoyed basking in engagement bliss a little longer than ‘normal’ — it gave us time to relax for a bit before the craziness of all the wedding planning began.

Two weekends ago, I had my bridal shower in Virginia and this past weekend was my second shower in Philadelphia with friends and family from this area. I feel so blessed to have family and friends that want to throw me a second shower so all my friends from Philly can be there. I am one lucky bride-to-be!

Other items on my ever growing to-do list, which seems to get longer and longer as it gets closer to the wedding, include: finalizing our appetizer selections for the cocktail portion of the wedding; finalizing the details for the ceremony; finalizing rehearsal dinner choices — including picking out a groom’s cake and sending out the invitations for that along with many other last minute details.

More pressing matters include the reception site walk-through as well as my dress fitting, which should both happen in the next two weeks. I feel that going through the details for the reception as well as trying on my (hopefully completed or near perfect) wedding dress will make everything that more real. Right now I have been focusing so much time and energy on the actual wedding I am actually really starting to look forward towards the honeymoon! I am excited to relax and unwind after all the wedding craziness has come to an end, and I have already started to come to terms with the fact that my wedding day will fly by so fast, I am going to try not to blink!

Do you have any suggestions for me as to how to enjoy the last two months of being a bride-to-be? I want to enjoy every bit of it and remember this time of my life — planning my wedding with my family and fiance has been very special. I want the last few weeks to be as stress free as possible!

For more information on my wedding planning and healthy living for brides, please check out my other blog, And Her Little Dog Too.

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