Hard to believe...but my daughter's wedding is less than one week away. All the planning, paying, arguing, crying is about to come to an end. We still have lots and lots to do...but it is more simple and fun stuff...you know...making the place cards..wedding favors..finalizing the head count, the seating arrangements etc, etc...I could never be a wedding planner! The whole starts out as being fun...then little by little it wears on your nerves!!! My daughter and I work opposite shifts so it has really been challenging for us to get together. Plus she works the weekends and I do not...but I have learned a couple of lessons from this whole process.
1. Set a definite limit on how much you are willing to spend..it's amazing
how those "little" things add up.
2. As a mom...don't try to express your opinion too much...go with the flow..
It is after all....her wedding (many tears were shed when ideas were
shot down...my tears...mainly!)
3. Take the wedding invitation to the post office...all stuffed as if you
were going to send it out and have them weigh it...We almost had a MAJOR
disaster by not putting enough postage on the invites...those 20 cent
stamps were a life saver!
4. Remember the old saying from the dinner table.."Your eyes are bigger
your stomach". It holds true with your guest list....you do NOT have
invite everyone you have ever met....only family and friends who are
dear to your heart.
5. As mother of the bride...this is very important....try your dress on
after you get it home & several times thereafter. I went to try mine on
two weeks ago, and before I even took the garment bag completely off,
noticed that the zipper was broke...more unnecessary grief!!!!
6. Don't and I repeat...DON'T work in the garden a week before the wedding..
I now have hands, nails, and cuticles that look like I have been harvesting
corn! Thank goodness for nail salons being on every street corner in my
7. Last, but not least....don't expect your daughter (or son) to fully
appreciate or understand the amount of time and effort you have put
into making this day one of the most enjoyable and memorable events of
their life....they may not acknowledge it now or the day of....but years
down the road they will look back and realize that mom and dad put
their own life on "hold" for a few months so their child could share
their special day with loved ones and have a wedding only dreams are
So..that's it...wish me luck..this is after all "Wedding Week"...then I get to
do it all again in September...with my son!