28 days!

And the BIG countdown begins! In 4 weeks from tomorrow (Friday), I will be marrying the love of my life 🙂

I don’t know where time has gone. Frankly, I’ve completely lost track of it and don’t know what I’ve been doing all summer. Justin and I have spent a lot of time traveling to Cincinnati and Elkhart on the weekends. Many evenings are spent brainstorming ideas for the wedding and getting other things done.
These next four weeks are going to be an absolutely whirlwind, so I’m going to do my best to keep track of the time until the BIG DAY.
It seems like just yesterday Justin and I were setting up our blog. I think our wedding countdown was in the 200’s and getting married was something we were going to do “later this year.” Well, the “later” part has come, leaves are starting to change, evenings are filled with a blanket of cool air, and I am more clearly aware of the fact that we’re getting married in 28 days. These realistic glimpses: cool air, colorful leaves, daylight ending sooner, are all reminders of what October 8th will be like.
The funny thing is that I spent all summer studying the weather for “the perfect fall weather,” and now that our wedding date is drawing nearer, I’m much less concerned about the weather being perfect and more aware of the fact that the day will inevitably be perfect (and more special than anything I could ever imagine).
Part of me wants to give you a check list of all the things that we’ve accomplished since I last updated, but the other part of me wants to tell you how much I disagree with the checklists that all of the wedding magazines give you. So I’m going to take that route and tell you why I’m avoiding the wedding magazines’ “must-haves” for your wedding.
It’s really simple: wedding magazines add a lot of “stuff.” You’d be surprised at the amount of “stuff” that they add to your list that you don’t really need. Justin and I decided early on that those lists weren’t really for us. We knew what we wanted and liked, and stuck to it. It’s really simple to plan things just based on what we wanted. It’s much more complex to start adding in a bunch of things that we supposedly need, but don’t really want at all.

Anyway, that’s my perspective on the wedding planning so far. It’s coming to an end, which I think will be a little bitter (because every girl dreams about planning her wedding, and I don’t want this to be over…), but it will be much more “SWEET” because, well, I think you know why… 🙂
(More updates coming soon!)

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