Gloves in Love: Rehearsal Day

Rehearsal dayyyyy! I could not have been more thrilled to wake up next to a softly snoring McGlovin. As always, I was the first one awake. As I wandered around downstairs, making coffee and straightening, I reviewed my day: tanning, mani-pedi, tuxes needed to be picked up, perhaps make a pie for the wedding? Then, of course, rehearsal and dinner. Funny, for a day that seemed so important, it really felt so so casual!


A softly snoring McGlovin and Howie

Once Shannon got herself out of bed, we went tanning. We’re Irish (read: supa pale), and manically opposed to fake-baking for skin cancer reasons, but love a spray tan. The place we go uses Versa-Spa booths, and I’ve never had a bad experience there. After tanning, we stopped by Bed Bath & Beyond because, at the last minute, I decided that I needed to whiten my teeth. Two things about this: first, when we were checking out (with teeth whitener and fake nails, in case I didn’t like my manicure) Shannon looked at me and said, “I can’t believe you’re getting married tomorrow!” and the adorable checkout girl exclaimed, “Omigod, you’re getting married tomorrow! What does it feel like?” and I laughed and thought about it, and the only thing I could think of was, “Welp, it feels like I’m buying teeth whitener and fake nails?” I mean, exciting, of course! But it was still just a Friday, and the sun was still rising and setting, as it does, and I still had to pump my own gas and”¦and it was really just another day in the world. Of course, crazy exciting, but, of course”¦also, just another day to live. It was weird, is what I’m saying. 🙂


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And, secondly: The Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit was”¦kind of awesome!! I’ve been sensitive, in the past, to whitening strips, but these didn’t bother my teeth or gums at all. If I recall correctly, it was a 20 minutes in, 20 minutes out situation, and for the 20 minutes that they were in each time, I got to just sit quietly and listen to everyone else chattering and being excited, and go over everything in my head”¦it also helped that my sister volunteered to use that time to straighten my hair, so all I had to do was sit quietly. 🙂 As I was brightening, people started to fill up the house—my parents arrived, and more bridesmaids, and extra friends and boyfriends, and I started to get so, so excited!

Around 1:00, we headed over to the nail salon with all of my bridesmaids, as well as my mom and McGlovin’s mom for some mani-pedi fun. It was, again, a great time to relax with all of the girls and get excited for the wedding! It was also nice to plunk down in a pedicure chair next to my mom and chat, because everything before and after that was a little bit crazy and I didn’t see her for a whole lot the rest of the weekend!

So, your day before”¦were you excited? Nervous? Calm? Everything mixed together in a weird vacuum of emotion?

**As always, please excuse my cell phone photos. 🙂


Mrs. Gloves

Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
Timing Is Everything
The One with the Honeymoon Fund
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  1. bracelet Bee
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 12:19 pm

    My day before was very pragmatic. Getting some last minute things done, picking up my dress from steaming, rehearsing and enjoying our rehearsal bbq. I’m not usually one to get overly emotional.

  2. mswaterfall Bee
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:56 pm

    The day before was so stressful for me! Glad you had a “normal” day 🙂

  3. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:18 pm

    That pictures of Mr. G and Howie is too cute! My day before was pure chaos; I nearly forgot to go pick up my dress and felt so stressed the whole day, ugh.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:28 am

    I was in that stage that many brides describe as being over it! IT wasn’t until later that night when I was hanging out with four of my favourite people that I realised how excited I was!

  5. jetsetter Bee
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 4:33 am

    I LOVE Versa Spa! A pale, Irish chick’s dream come true! 🙂

    And that Howie – what a stud!!! 😉

  6. msbicycle Bee
    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 5:42 am

    Sounds like a great rehearsal day! I hope to do a similar routine, without the BB&B trip 🙂

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    lac125 24 posts, Newbee @ 6:57 am

    This pale Irish bride-to-be has a question for you. I’ve heard that spray tan can rub off onto a wedding dress. What was your experience like?

  8. gloves Bee
    gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:43 am

    @lac125: Sorry it took me a week to get back to you! In my experience- yes! Being gross and sweaty in my dress for 12 hours caused a bit of my tan to rub off, but only on the inside and, to be honest, only around my boobs? Seriously, it didn’t show up anywhere other than inside of the top, so…I call that a win! The same with every other time I’ve tanned, too- it only rubs occ around the edges of my bra 🙂

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