Monday, June 15, 2009

Starting the week off on the right foot! Or the left...

On some mondays I feel completely deflated - on others, fully motivated. This monday it is the latter. I have to get everything back on track and start working toward some huge goals that I've been toying with since...oh...christmas!
My wedding is officially 96 days, 7 hours and 20 minutes away and there is much to be done! First and foremost I want to drop 25 pounds before the wedding. Not only do I have a goal of 25 pounds but I'd like to beat that goal and surpass it. Twenty-five pounds over 13.72 weeks is only 1.86 pounds per week. One can safely lose 2 pounds per week while dieting, and that would put me at a total loss of 27.44 pounds by the wedding. How cool would that be?! I look at the engagement photos Tom and I had done a few weeks ago and while some of them are amazing - others I am...well..less than thrilled with. Especially the ones that show the chunky-monkey-vagina-arms. You women know what I'm talking about! So I want to do this. I have to do this. I am considering joining up at the 24-hour fitness thats near my house. I enjoy running outdoors - but even taking 5 classes a week and the monthly fee is worth it! Not to mention all of the equipment. I want to look into how much a personal trainer would be...
Next is sticking to my proposed budget every month, which I have actually been really successful at for the past few months. With Bella in school now I have to be extra careful cause that jazz is EXPENSIVE.
The last thing I really want to take hold of is organizing my DIY list for the wedding. I am crazy, psychotic, uber-controlling, whatever you want to call it - but I really do enjoy doing this stuff myself (and with the help of my sister anyways). Here is a partial list:

  • Invitations (175 of them...)
  • Ring bearer pillow
  • Flower girl baskets (2)
  • Table runners for the 60" rounds (14)
  • Table runners for the head table, cake table and registration tables
  • Wedding card box
  • Parasol (for photos)
  • Red Carnation Pomanders (12)
  • Red Rhinestone Hair pieces for flower girls
  • Black satin belts for flower girl dresses
  • Guest book - with pictures
  • Seating cards in miniature frames
  • Table numbers
  • Wedding Programs
  • Menus for each seat
  • Wedding camera cards (2 per table)
  • "Reserved" signs (i.e. "Mother of the Bride", "Best Man", "Bride", "Groom", etc)
  • Damask wraps for bridesmaids bouquets (4)
  • Damask wraps for arbor (2)
  • Assembly for 150 cake favors: box assembly, 150 satin ribbons cut to length, 150 2" circular monogram stickers, 150 gold cake bottoms covered with silver origami paper (gold doesn't match ;) )
  • Cake table letters (a surprise for Tom)

Off the top of my head thats all I can think of right now. But I will show pictures updating my progress as we go along. Its slightly intimidating but with diligence, patience and lots of prayer I know it will all get done! Hehehe and lots of visits from my sister (Dave's off for summer break - yay!!!) Here are some pictures relating to the wedding:





























We are doing a damask design theme in black and ivory, with different shades of red, both shown above. I do have one project from the list above completed and it is the ring bearer pillow:



All that needs to be added is the satin ribbon and fake rings!

1 comment:

Krystal said...

Hey Melissa! If you ever need any help let me know! I'll be back on Island in August and it'll be just me and the boys till October, so I'll have plenty of free time...especially at night once the little ones go to bed to help out.