The One with 100 Days!

Where has the time gone?!

It feels like just yesterday I was relishing in the glory of being newly engaged and trying to adjust to the feeling of having a little sparkle on my left hand.


Personal photo

I’m happy, nervous, excited, terrified, and a little nauseated to report that we are officially at the 100-day mark until I become Mrs. Camera, and I feel like I have so much to do.

I’ve crossed off a significant chunk of my to-do list, and the big things are well under way—our venue is set, we have an amazing caterer with a delicious menu in store for us, our baker is planning our cupcakes, we have an officiant, and, of course, I have a fiance, so technically we have a wedding!

”¦and yet I feel like there is still so much left to accomplish.

Early on in my wedding planning, I downloaded a free app called WeddingHappy—one of the many, many wedding-planning apps available for download in the App Store. You program your wedding date, and it brings up a task list with suggested finish dates.


Image via WeddingHappy Facebook page

As you can see below, I am 65% completed! So, why do I feel like that number is actually more like 10%?


Personal photo

*I love that the app suggests I have my first dress fitting on March 24th, and my dress hasn’t even come in yet. Not panicking…definitely not panicking”¦OK, maybe a little…

According to the app, I still have to finalize the ceremony, menu, flowers, guest list, gift registry, music, and day-of-timeline; get my first, second, and third dress fittings; order favors; mail invitations; color my hair; and attend my wedding. And yet, my handwritten to-do list is much, much longer.


Personal photo

I have no doubt in my mind this list will grow as I start to think of more and more things that need to be done. The last eight months have been filled with joy, stress, and tears of happiness and frustration, and we are nearing the light at the end of the tunnel. I am at the point in my wedding planning where I can say I am officially ready for it to be here so I can just enjoy the day and stop thinking about what could have been. I’m ready to stop stressing about money. I’m ready to see all my friends and family in one place. But most importantly, I’m ready to marry my best friend.


Personal photo / The Cameras at a wedding last month

So there you have it! 100 days from today, I’ll be a Mrs. A wife. A ball and chain.


Personal photo / Image via Big Day Lite app

And I’m ready for it to be here, like, yesterday.

Anyone else out there just ready to be married? How were you feeling at the 100-day mark? Anyone using WeddingHappy?


Mrs. Camera

Charlotte, NC/Charleston, SC
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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    meganmarie33 162 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:49 am

    Today I am at 44 days!!! Yikes!!! Dont get me wrong, I am TOTALLY pumped to be marrying my best friend, but I feel like there is so much to do yet.

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:58 am

    Ahh you girls are killing my smartphone with all these fun apps! Now I gotta get BigDay and WeddingHappy… geeze! :) That countdown is the cutest, and congrats on hitting the 100-day mark!

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    CPearson1016 117 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:07 pm

    65 days! Most of what I have left to do can’t be do until we’re closer… But its frustrating to have a list where nothing can be checked off! Final fitting tomorrow may help me feel like I’m accomplishing something! :)

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:35 pm

    EEEEEEE – how exciting!

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    Future-Mrs.C 53 posts, Worker bee @ 12:37 pm

    I’m also at 100 days today! I feel semi-accomplishments even though my venue, flowers, church, photography, dress including veil and shoes are all checked out. I feel there is so much left to do but in reality, I’m pretty much set! Good luck to you!!!

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    Lori, Guest @ 12:51 pm

    I am 16 days away from marrying the love of my life.
    We found each other again after 33 years. We met when we were 11 and the last time we saw each other we were 16. Good old Facebook brought us back together.
    I cant wait to marry my best friend. The one I will laugh with, cry with and Love…
    Everything is in place and all paid for. By cash….
    All the best to all the brides.

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    ecjohnson 111 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:37 pm

    We are at 51 days and I feel like I am at 10% too! In reality, that’s not true but it sure feels that way! haha

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:05 pm

    Hahahaha a ball and chain!! love it!
    After the 100 day mark everything was just a blurr, enjoy it.

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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 2:52 pm

    LOL! I can’t wait to be a ball and chain! Must go check out that app now! ;)

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    Malissa22 2 posts, Wannabee @ 6:08 pm

    What is the name of the setting of your ring?! It’s beautiful!

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    pengoala 27799 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 6:51 pm

    You have excellent taste, and boy are you organized!! :) I happy 100 day countdown!

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    Stephefanie 59 posts, Worker bee @ 7:55 pm

    Holy Crap! I only have 117 days! I had no idea that it was getting that close:-) I am so excited!!

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    The Function Room Wedding, Guest @ 8:14 pm

    That’s a lovely ring! I can certainly relate to feeling all giddy yet a bit scared because that’s exactly what I was when I got engaged! I’m into wedding planning myself here in Brisbane for many years and I’ve seen my fair share of super excited bride to bes but nothing beats the feeling of getting a sparkler yourself!

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    EmeraldTiger 323 posts, Helper bee @ 8:40 pm

    Oh my goodness… your handwritten list looks like mine… and I only have 65-ish days!!! D:

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    Mrs. Panda 1329 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:41 am

    oh the 100 day mark! It’s coming up!!! we are at the… actually-I-don’t-want-to-know-right-now-or-I’ll-freak-out mark…

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    almost-mrsp 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:02 am

    Eeek I am also September… so much to do. I am feeling the same as you– so much checked off the list, yet it feels like the remaining to-dos are endless. I’ll have to check out those apps.

    Also, where did you get the dress you’re wearing in that pic? I love it!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:11 pm

    Enjoy your last hundred days, it will go by way too fast :)

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    priyathescientist 1513 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:17 pm

    I’m ready to be there, and I’m not even engaged … it’s mostly because I hate being long-distance. I ‘m just ready to be in the same city as my man.

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