Bride-to-Be Blogger Danielle: Two-Week Countdown (Getting Organized)

Tim and I leave for Rehoboth Beach in a week and a half, and our wedding is just two weeks away. At this point, we’re mainly working on details, logistics and timelines. (Though we’re still working on that darn reading!) We have ordered nearly every single thing we need for welcome bags, favors and decorations to help make the wedding welcoming, delightful, and memorable (we hope). And I finally booked hair and makeup for all my ladies and me at Bad Hair Day? salon, which was recommended by my photographer. (She’s a godsend!)

Now, we’re working out the final details with our vendors, creating timelines, and handling some DIY projects, such as my hair accessories, favors and centerpieces. Once I get a full timeline for the five days in Rehoboth I will feel much better, so that is a top priority. (Hey, I warned you guys almost a year ago that I live and die by the spreadsheet!) We also are going to concentrate on table assignments and our ceremony this weekend.

In addition, my trusty MOH is visiting so she can attend my final bridal gown fitting at Priscilla of Boston. No one has seen the dress on me since I tried on the sample with my mom and mother-in-law, so this will be a special moment. I’m really looking forward to having her with me for the unveiling and bustle practice session. She is going to help me with some arts-and-crafts projects while she is here, for which I am incredibly appreciative. I know she is organized and detail-oriented, and besides, it will be fun to have someone to do these things with me!

Most importantly, Tim and I will concentrate on staying calm, trying to reduce each other’s stress, and getting lots of sleep so we can keep up with the brisk pace these last two weeks before the wedding will bring. We also have a very special anniversary this weekend: it has been five years since our first date. I have a surprise planned for Tim after my MOH leaves Saturday night. I figure that first date is where “we” started, and I would be remiss to not acknowledge how important that night was.

Is there one thing that you know you need to accomplish in order to relax? Is your fiancé trying to keep you calm, and vice versa? Were you able to relax at all the last two weeks before your wedding? (If so, tell me what worked!)

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