With Christmas just around the corner, my family has continued its annual Christmas Wish List string of emails. Basically all 11 of us (two parents, seven siblings, two in-laws) create a huge email chain where we list what we want for Christmas, including brand, size, color, etc. I just checked and last year’s email had 46 messages.
As I started to work on my list, I knew I would add a few staples (clothes, makeup, you get the drift), but what I really wanted to add were those *extra* items. Wedding-related extra items. Those little craft projects and tools that I don’t have to have, really don’t need to have, and certainly don’t have the budget for.
But…isn’t that what Christmas is all about?? After we account for the religious holiday, of course.
What does one need 600 sequins for, you make ask?? Only to make the the best photo-booth background ever:
Image and Project via Oh Happy Day
OK, I’ll admit, I’ve always found rehearsal blog posts pretty boring. Predictably, there’s always something that goes wrong: people are running late; no one knows where they’re supposed to stand or what they’re supposed to do; the whole family is stressed about the next day; and people start getting hangry awaiting the post-rehearsal dinner.
All of those things happened at our rehearsal. There was an accident on the freeway just before the exit for our venue, so almost everyone was running really late. Our officiant couldn’t make it, so our day-of coordinator had to step up and help run things. We never talked about who does what ahead of time (other than running through the ceremony wording with our officiant the weekend before), so things got a little cray-cray. Also, it got dark before we even got down to the rehearsing part. Well, at least we looked cute for photos.
Waiting for everyone else to arrive, with Maid of Honor A, Mr. W, Maid of Honor N, and friend K. My eyes were casting daggers at anyone in sight. / Personal photo