So hoarding probably isn’t the right word. It is a bit strong. I’m planning ahead not hoarding.
I realized a few weeks ago that between now and June I need to buy a lot of odds and ends for the wedding. I didn’t actually realize this until I finished booking most of the big stuff and sat down to figure out what else needed to be done. Surprisingly, the list ended up being quite a bit longer than I expected. So I came up with a plan of attack. My plan is to buy things slowly over the next few months and cart them with me to NJ each time I visit – which should be about two more times before I get there the week before the wedding. I also really want to plan ahead to reduce the chances that I’ll forget something and spend the week before running around like a crazy person.
Aside from accessories for me (shoes, jewelry, strapless bra (ugh!)) the list is made op of things like bridesmaids gifts, a wedding gift for joe, cake serviceware, favors, and a few other things. About two weeks ago I started attacking the list by placing my first two orders.
After telling my mom that I wanted a bubble send off after the church ceremony she went and ordered about a billion of these:
So with about a billion little bottles of bird bubbles I decided to order some personalized ribbon to tie around the necks of the bottles. The ribbon arrived today and I am really happy with how it came out.
I also ordered a lilafrances hanger which obviously isn’t something I needed for the wedding (let’s be honest weddings don’t need any of this) but really wanted because I think they’re absolutely lovely. I ordered a personalized mahogany hanger similar to the one below.
Over the next few months I have several more things to buy but am really happy I started taking care of this now. Its give me time to think about what I need but also to shop around and catch sales. Did I mention I got both the ribbon and hanger on sale? My obsessive planning is paying off.
Next on my list – shoes and a strapless bra!