Wedding planning has gotten really real for me in the last couple of weeks. Early in planning I spent a lot of time saying, “our wedding is easy!” and “we’re so laid back, so whatever!”
Real talk – I’ve sent at least 8 panicked emails to our wedding planner at The Cosmopolitan just this week. “What if I hate my flowers?” “When will we talk to the minister?” “Can you change the cake design?” Luckily she’s in a similar place – she’s getting married 4 days after us, so she handles all of my panic with amazing levels of grace and confidence. “Tiara, I’ve spoken with the florist and we are both enamored with your ideas and confident that they will be executed flawlessly.”
Stressed image via this site
I will say that as panicked as I’ve felt in the last couple of weeks, I am so excited about the entire event. We’re getting married and it’s going to be hugely amazing.
I’m also waiting on engagement photos to hit my inbox to show you, and a few other blog topics to come to fruition, so following in Ms. Dove’s footsteps, here’s our “before the wedding” responses!
What’s your biggest priority for the wedding?
Getting married. By that I mean having a ceremony that resonates with who we are as individuals as well as in our relationship. We are not religious, nor traditional. So, our ceremony will be personal (similar in context to Mrs. Narwhal’s ceremony). We’re also getting married on my parent’s anniversary. This is hugely important to me because my parents don’t have one single photo of their wedding day. I highly doubt either of them know what Weddingbee even is, but just in case, I’m not divulging the surprises we have in store for them here – but there WILL be photos. Finally.
What’s your biggest concern for the day?
Logistics. Since the wedding is in Vegas, and we’re not just having a ceremony and dinner in one place, I’m sweating the ‘how-to’s’ and ‘how-much’ of everything. The ceremony will be flawless, but the cocktail hour has potential to be a mess, and the post dinner excursions could be disastrous. Transportation, getting things paid for beforehand, and making sure we’re all carefree that day has me a little stressed.
What DIY project do you care about the most?
Our welcome bags. They’re mostly a surprise for our guests, and they’re woefully under prepared at the moment.
What’s your worst wedding-related nightmare?
I haven’t had actual wedding related nightmares, but I keep dreaming that I’ve lost my car. As in drove it somewhere, but can’t remember where to or how to find it.
If I think about things that could go wrong at the wedding, I think my biggest concern is getting a tuxedo for Mr. PC (we’re renting it in Vegas), and procuring our marriage license.
Do you think you’re going to eat?
Oh absolutely! Most definitely. In fact, I’ll over eat. I’ll share details of our dinner plans in a later post.
What picture do you think you have to have?
Iconic, cliche Vegas photos.
What are you looking forward to the most?
Mr. PC is a funny, witty guy… But he has these beautiful moments where he looks at me and has that melty, mushy “I love you the most” look. That’s what I can’t wait to see on our wedding day.
What do you think your guests will enjoy the most?
Our post-ceremony activities! Dinner, and what comes after!
What do you plan on doing after the wedding?
Immediately following the ceremony we’ll have cocktails, dinner, and a fun adventure on The Strip. We’ll be in Vegas for a couple of days after the wedding, so we have some fun outings planned!