“The Final Week Before the Wedding Is Do or Die.”

(Quote from the best movie ever, Bride Wars.)

Well, it’s the final week before our wedding, and I can tell you that I don’t really feel anything close to “do or die.” I finished the last of our craft projects last week, I finished baking 115 cupcakes yesterday, all of the decorations and all of our wedding-day attire is packed into neatly labeled boxes and bags, and we even had time to thoroughly clean the house top to bottom (something that really hasn’t been done since getting engaged, because wedding stuff has been in the way every time we’ve tried).

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Just a small sample of the cupcake madness that ensued at our house the past 48 hours. The other 59 cupcakes are in another giant metal pan. / Personal photo

Right now I’m pretty much feeling cool as a cucumber. Like Unicycle said the week before her wedding, I think I’m so used to the wedding being so far away that I can’t actually let myself feel excited for it yet, because I’ve programmed myself not to get too excited for it. I’m having a hard time realizing that this weekend, I get to put my dress on”¦and not take it off immediately afterward. I get to take my bouquet out”¦and actually carry it around with me. I get to put my wedding ring on”¦and wear it all day (and forever!). This weekend. This freaking weekend.

Either that, or I’m just feeling too many feelings at once that my brain doesn’t know what to do with them all, so it ignores them all and I feel nothing. Yeah, that could be it too.

The only real “fears” I’m having right now are that I’ll acquire some type of severe bodily injury, or someone important will die, or something like that, in the next five days. Or that I’ll be sick on the wedding day. I’ve already got random mystery scrapes all over my left hand (y’know, the one that will be photographed on the wedding day) that probably won’t heal by then. Oh well. I’m absolutely petrified for my solo walk down the aisle, but I know I’ll survive. I’m a little nervous about the weather, but it’s looking up—the closer we get, the nicer the forecast gets. I’m still a little nervous that it could all change by this weekend, but for now I’m settling in to the fact that yes, our outdoor ceremony will happen as planned after all.

Everything is done, everything is packed; all that’s left to do is get mani-pedis with MOH Lefty, pack the car, make frosting for the cupcakes (intentionally leaving this to the last minute so it’s fresh), and do this thing. People at work keep commenting on how calm I am—one coworker even said that I was the most calm bride-to-be he’d ever seen. My head is swirling with details right now, but other than that, I don’t see anything to be nervous or stressed about. At this point, there’s no changing anything—whatever happens happens, and that’s that.

Five more days as a single woman, hive. I cannot believe it’s almost here!

How did you feel the week before your wedding? Anyone else getting married this week? How are you feeling right now?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Wizard

Location:
Pittsburgh
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:41 pm

    So glad you are relaxed and ready! I felt completely overwhelmed and so ready for it to be over :)
    Also, I’m so excited to hear that the forecast is looking better for your wedding!

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    montanamum 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:42 pm

    :) yay!!!! Congrats on your last of lasts this week, and congrats on being ready! (but dont get too cocky lol )

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:04 pm

    Ooh! You’re almost there! I’m so impressed that you’re making your own cupcakes! I hope you stay relaxed the rest of the week!

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    msllamaface 210 posts, Helper bee @ 4:31 pm

    I love it! Good luck this weekend!

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    jeangenie 349 posts, Helper bee @ 5:05 pm

    So exciting! Congratulations!

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    Beth, Guest @ 5:11 pm

    Will the cupcakes get bad if they sit for a week? Are you refrigerating them?

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 5:31 pm

    @Beth: They’re all frozen :) I made a test batch a while ago to make sure they defrosted okay, and after a week in the freezer + overnight defrosting + a day sitting out between defrosting and eating, they were still fine!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:20 pm

    Major props for all that baking! I too was worried about getting sick or having some freak accident. You will be fine! Enjoy the final week!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:01 pm

    Yay! I’m so excited for you!

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    msj2thez 5697 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:46 pm

    the fact that you baked your own cupcakes and I’m not even doing thata nd have 5 weeks left makes me feel better about my to do list ;). Have a GREAT wedding day!

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    Melantha 3 posts, Wannabee @ 11:50 pm

    love it. delicious

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 3:03 am

    Yay, it’s almost here!! I hope you enjoy every last minute of a single lady and I’m sending positive thoughts your way for a fabulous wedding day! :)

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 5:57 am

    Hurray! I hope everything keeps sailing smoothly!

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    shnwhitcj 173 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:03 am

    Congrats to you! I get married in 11 days – I am calm as can be, also. However, my FI got sick this past weekend and has walking pneumonia. All I keep thinking is “great” right before the wedding and I sure hope I don’t catch it! As hard as it is, I am trying to keep my distance from him – lol.

    I wish you the best on your wedding day, I am sure everything will go great! All my projects are done, I just need to go shopping this weekend to start gathering food items, etc. No big deal. In one week, I will be traveling to Missouri (we live in Illinois) to start getting things together for the wedding. I am sure that is when it will all hit me!

    Best wishes :)

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    coyote 1693 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:47 am

    I go back and forth between feeling completely calm and completely neurotic. I’m also terrified that I’m going to get food poisoning the night before or something. I don’t know… My brain is weird. ;)

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    PGHinRed 1 posts, Wannabee @ 11:48 am

    Are your cupcakes part of the Cookie Table? My wedding is more than a year away but my Pittsburgh mom is already forming a Cookie Table Committee ;)

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 7:23 pm

    I am so ridiculously excited for your wedding! I know you two will have a perfect day!

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