Karen Z. (gegenschein) wrote in beautynthegeek,
Karen Z.

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39 days to go!

The wedding of my friends Jaime and Gary over this past weekend really hit home that Adrian and I will also be married very soon!

Both wedding rings have been purchased. Adrian's is a silver and gold ring with "Ani L'dodi v'dodi li" engraved on it in Hebrew. It translates in English to "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine," which I think is a beautiful saying from Song of Songs. My own wedding ring is gold with a row of diamonds across the top. It is a beautiful, perfect ring. I cannot wait until the day when I get to wear it forever!

We have also purchased our Ketubah, which is the Jewish certificate of marriage. It looks like this:

The picture is small, but if you were to look at the real one, you would see a beautiful image of Jerusalem under a blanket of stars.

Basically everything is done. To give you an idea of what we have left to do, here is my to-do list for the next 39 days!

- Pick up place cards and yarmulkes
- Buy or make a basket to hold the yarmulkes
- Get place cards calligraphied
- Order cocktail and long napkins
- Work out seating chart for wedding guests
- Finalize rehearsal dinner/guests with dzlady
- Design wedding program
- Contact people who have still not RSVPed
- Decide on a hair stylist for the wedding day
- Put together the "party favors" for the reception
- Put together toiletries baskets for the bathrooms
- Put together goodie packs for friends/family staying at the hotel
- Go over music and flow of the reception with the band leader
- Make final wedding gown fittings
- Have all men involved make their final tux fittings
- Make sure bridesmaids have their gowns altered and shoes purchased
- Wrap bridesmaids gifts
- Make sure Adrian buys/wraps groomsmen's gifts
- Write thank-you cards for gifts received before the wedding
- Go through childhood photos for the wedding video
- Meet with photographer to discuss photos/styles

Wow... that's definitely more than I thought! Hopefullly a few things will be done by this weekend... or at least I can dream, lol.

All I can say is that it really pays off to get the big stuff taken care of way in advance. I don't know how people plan big weddings in just a couple of months. There is so much to do!
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