Yay! It’s finally time to kick of the Doily recaps!! On Monday, Mr. D and I celebrated our six-month anniversary with Harry Potter Lego, wine, and stuffed peppers. I also happened to finish our recaps on that day! So off we go with the Doily recaps!!! Woooohoooo!!!
MOH A and BM S both came in on Thursday to help with some last-minute projects. I was up until four in the morning finishing the place cards and making a few last-minute centerpieces. MOH A conked out on the couch at like two, and BM S was awesome and stayed up with me until the bitter end. MOH A and I got up around nine, but BM S was up at six already making cupcakes for the big day. (It’s really awesome to have Betty Crocker as one of your best friends.)
First thing was first, and Mr. D and I had to pick up my grandmother and aunt from the train station. It was really nice because it was a little over an hour drive, so we had some quiet time together before the craziness of the weekend descended upon us. We then took them to the hotel and got them settled in before I headed back to meet up with my ladies, who were all heading into town.
BM D and BM J both got in around 11:00 AM, and my sister (BM A) got in around 1:00 PM. We loaded up a couple of cars and headed over to A Touch of Class Banquet and Convention Center to decorate the reception site. It surprisingly went very quickly. I had everything already divided up, so we just had to pretty much slap things on tables. It only took us about an hour and a half to put linens on the tables (plus over 100 chair covers and sashes) and decorate the guest table, take table, and memorial table. I was very impressed with my girls and how they were so cheerful and amazing.
There was, however, a slight wrench thrown into my perfectly laid out plans. As we put the tablecloths onto the tables, we soon realized that we were missing a tablecloth. I began to (in my super stressed out, increasingly nervous mood) rage against the linen company and wonder how they could do this to me. I grabbed the invoice to give them a call and, to my horror, grasped the fact that it was a mistake of mine—not the linen company. I had ordered 11 navy tablecloths, not 12. I almost started to cry. I know that in the grand scheme of things one white table was not a huge deal, but I still could not believe I made such a stupid mistake. Then the venue coordinator, Becky, came to the rescue. She didn’t have a navy tablecloth, but she painstakingly laid out 24 navy napkins to give the illusion of a large tablecloth. Now I would have my sea of navy, and my fairy godmother had made herself known!
After I thanked Becky profusely 10,405 times, it was time for us to go back to my apartment so we could get ready for the rehearsal and dinner. As we left the reception hall, we were left with this view:
Now it was time to get ready for the rehearsal! So off we headed to get ready and meet everyone at the church!