Chop Chop!

Alright everyone. It’s almost here. Gulp.


(Gif via James van der Memes)

First, since we’re close enough, let’s take a look at the forecast:


(Screen shot via

Now, I know the weather isn’t as much of a factor for an indoor winter wedding, but since it’s been in the single digits for the past few days, I was definitely eager to see if the weathermen (weatherpeople?) thought those temperatures would extend to the wedding day. Although I would really love the snow for photo purposes, I am glad our guests and I will be spared these extremely frigid temperatures.

My updates have been sporadic lately as it seems like we’re constantly doing a lot of little things. I spent last weekend at home with my mom, sister and grandma for a bit of a DIY blitz, and we got a lot of stuff done. And over the past few days I’ve been knocking small things off the list:

”¢ Made escort cards. I’m keeping these a small secret because they turned out really cool—but here’s a hint:


Any ideas?

Ӣ Made programs. In sort of keeping with our travel/literature touches, I wanted to do a booklet, and used this as inspiration:


(Program by Sasha Gulish via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

I worked with my MOH to incorporate some of the same design from our invitations”¦since I wanted it to be multi-page and book like, I decided to print on tracing paper. This was pretty hard as we had to figure out a way to lay out the pages so that each printed side didn’t have something on the back of it. It sounds like it really should be easy”¦but it gave me a headache and I had to constantly go back to my MOH so she could give us a differently laid out page (sorry, MOH). We finally figured it out and put in a normally printed middle page so that the ceremony portion was really legible. Here’s a sampling of the design—echoes my invitations:


Ӣ Finished all signage (table numbers, guest book instructions, menu cards, etc.).

”¢ Wrote a lot of last checks. Boy, does this part suck. But it’s also nice to be done with the paying part before the wedding.

Ӣ Finished the table seating chart. I ended up with a table fewer than I prepared for, so I actually have more than enough mercury glass. Woohoo!

”¢ Got an outfit for our rehearsal. I had a lot of Rent the Runway credits (previously explained here) so I decided to rent something, and wanted a look that was completely opposite of what I’d be wearing the next night. So I went with a short, sequined mini dress!



(Shoshanna “Make it Rain” dress via Rent the Runway)

You can also rent jewelry on RtR, so I added these beauties: image

(Gerard Yosca “Deep Forest” Drop Earrings via Rent the Runway)

I’m thinking these + black tights + black booties will be a nice look for that night, no?

I’ve still got to get a final haircut and hair trial, have a walk-through with our venue and coordinator (more on that later), and figure out my plans for time before the rehearsal. Everyone keeps asking how I’m doing, to which I’ve been replying that I feel pretty good and prepared, but still anxious—even though I’m ready, planning wise, it’s hard to feel calm when the wedding is really all I’m thinking about.

I’m curious—how were your final days before the wedding? Were you scrambling or did you feel calm? Maybe a combo of both?


Mrs. Gray Wolf

Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013
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  1. misssparkler Member
    misssparkler 488 posts, Helper bee @ 1:01 pm

    Oh my god, it’s so close! I love, love, love your rehearsal outfit. Can’t wait to see how everything comes together :) ONE WEEK!

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    mrshollinger 1109 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:38 pm

    Love that dress and those earrings are beautiful!

    I think black tights and booties would be perfect!

  3. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:58 pm

    LOOOOVE the rehearsal look. Green is my favorite color. :-)

  4. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 4:15 pm

    Awh you’re going to look great!! Now you make me want to try Rent the Runway…

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:40 pm

    I love your outfit idea! That dress is so adorable!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 5:46 am

    can’t wait to see those programs!!! Fabric?!

  7. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 8:11 am

    Looks like you have some last minute tricks up your sleeve! I can’t wait to see the finished result. And you are going to steal the show in that green dress. I hope I can channel some of that fab during my own rehearsal dinner!

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    clairebear000 309 posts, Helper bee @ 8:31 am

    I think I know what your escort cards are… perfect for your travel theme and super cute, well done! Can’t wait to see the finished product :)

    Gorgeous dress, and earrings too, you’ve got me thinking about hiring a dress for my rehearsal too, what a great idea to wear something extra-special.

  9. mslyre Member
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 8:53 am

    Ahhh so soon!! All the little details made me crazy at the end, but it was all so so worth it! Your details look so amazing! I can’t wait to see what it all looks like together! And that dress… Hot stuff!

  10. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:52 am

    Ooo, I love the program inspiration and your rehearsal dinner dress. How exciting to be so close! I can’t wait to see everything!

  11. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:37 pm

    You are going to look fab in your rehearsal dress! Enjoy your last week, everything looks like it is coming together beautifully!

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    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 5:45 am

    aww… happy wedding week! You sound much calmer than I feel and mine is 100 days away. :)
    Love your RD dress. So cute!

  13. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:54 am

    Oh, that dress!!
    I had my calm and my freak out days on the weeks leading to the wedding, it was a nice mix.

  14. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:41 am

    I looove that RD look! So pretty!!

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    yuletide 58 posts, Worker bee @ 9:23 am

    That dress is so adorable!Earrings are also very like:)

  16. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 9:25 am

    @Miss Lemur: do it! i love it and have never had anything but great experiences (knock on wood).

    @bluebelle23: thank you for saying that! writing these posts is a bit like therapy – keeping the anxiety demons at bay…

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