I’m still waiting on pictures, hive. It’s only been a matter of days since the wedding, and I know what a long, tedious process it is to edit pictures, so I’m trying my hardest to be patient; it’s proving to be more difficult than I thought. It’s taking all my self-control NOT to harass the bejesus out of my photographer. I feel like the little kid in the backseat of a car on a family road trip: “Are we there yet? How about now? When will we get there? Are we there yet?”
Except that in my case it’s more like, “Are they edited yet? How about now? When will we get pictures? Are they edited yet?”
I guess I could try to keep my mind off the pictures entirely and tell you all about The Final Countdown.
I was eerily calm before the wedding…until I looked at a calendar and realized that it was a mere FIVE DAYS AWAY. That’s when I started freakin’ out just a little bit.
I felt like I still had soooo many last-minute loose ends to tie up. The seating chart, for example, was a complete disaster, I still hadn’t finished the stupid yarn letters I’d started ages ago, and I started gluing programs like a madwoman. I’m pretty sure I killed my fair share of brain cells with all the fumes from the spray adhesive. Maybe I should have used it in a well-ventilated area, like the can suggested. Hmmm.
Personal photo / POTENT stuff, hive!
Originally, I wanted to create my version of the ever-popular paddle-fan program.
Together, Mr. Unicorn and I designed our pretty, pretty programs in Adobe Illustrator.
After printing those suckers out, I folded them in half and started gluing them to our popsicle-stick things. I was a little disappointed in how the first one came out, to be honest. I used spray adhesive to keep the program together and tacky glue to keep the program attached to the stick. Unfortunately, the tacky glue caused a weird rippling effect in the card stock.
Rather than stress myself out to find a solution to the paddle-fan dilemma, I decided that I would simply make my paddle-fan programs without a paddle. Because, hive, I just didn’t care anymore.
I’m not the only one that was busy with last-minute crafts.
My wonderful FMIL was sweet enough to help me out. She made all the bouquets for my bridesmaids and me…OUT OF COFFEE FILTERS. I shit thee not.
Why, yes, I DO have the best MIL in the world. / Personal photo
She also made us a super cute (and SUPER HUGE) burlap bunting that reads, “Mazel Tov, Y’all!” I wish I had taken a picture of it, but I forgot. You’ll just have to wait for the pro pics, hive.
I’ll be honest with ya. I crafted right up to the last second. The night before the wedding, I was frantically handwriting guests’ names on seating cards. Not that it mattered, because my seating chart turned out to be completely irrelevant. More on that little fiasco later, though.
How did you feel in the days leading up to your wedding, hive? Were you totally zen? Or did you have a lot of loose ends driving you crazy?