Are we there yet? These final few months are creeping by! I remember a couple of weeks ago, I told Clay “a 6 month engagement is too long!” To which he just laughed. There has been much to do and there is still much to be done, but I am just so ready to marry this man.
But until then, I will keep myself busy with these tasks! Here’s what we did this week.
how to plan a wedding in 6 months flat: week 15
- decide on rehearsal dinner menu
- attend bachelorette party*! (one of them! see below.)
- order wedding favors: I can’t say what they are ’cause I want them to be a surprise, but let’s just say I’m excited about them!)
- continue wedding ring shopping: we finally picked out Clay’s ring this week. and mine should be ready to pick up soon!
- get a pre-wedding haircut: I don’t know about you, but I hate the way my hair looks when I first get it cut. Now it has time to grow out before the big day!
- assemble and mail invitations: this is no small feat, let me tell you! thankfully, Clay’s family helped us a ton at family dinner/his mom’s birthday celebration/Super Bowl watching gathering. also, Clay stopped by after work yesterday to help me some more. we both have our own Bible studies on Monday nights, so I was able to work on mine (during our once a month “prayer and potluck”/Valentine’s card-making), and Clay so generously took some to his Bible study, and had his guy friends help!
So, I am having two bachelorette parties. Let me explain: My sister is throwing my bachelorette weekend in Texas, but most of my LA friends are unable to come. So one of my sweet bridesmaids and a good friend threw me an “LA bachelorette”! I am so grateful for the two of them and all for all the girls who helped me celebrate. And for my sister who flew in from Texas to be there as well!
I feel so blessed by the community I have here in LA. I have such a solid group of girlfriends, and I do not take that for granted! They build me up in the Word, in truth, in love, and in such great fellowship. They truly encourage me in so many ways and are such a source of peace and joy during this often chaotic season.