After 1 1/2 years of engagement, it’s finally wedding week for my daughter, Allison, and her fiancé, James! The wedding gifts are piling up; I have towers of reception supplies piled up in my dining room and filling the back of my van.
I met with her reception coordinator at her reception venue last week and have a few more last-minute details to attend to (like ironing a zillion tablecloths), but we are almost set. Allison has done most of the planning herself, so things have been remarkably calm on my end until this week!
We had talked about having me make her a veil, but there between the weddings of me and my 3 sisters, there were three veils already in the family. She made her selection long distance, so I hope she likes it in person!
She chose the one the my mother and I both wore. Doesn’t Emily look charming wearing it with a tee-shirt? (Attaching it to a comb instead of the headband is one of my yet-to-do jobs.)
We’re doing part of the reception prep and set up ourselves, so this week has been a frenzy of ironing tablecloths, packing goodie boxes for out-of-town hotel guests, organizing all the “stuff” that needs to go to the reception venue on Friday or Saturday, shopping for salad and beverage ingredients, and so on. I’ll be ready for a good nap on Sunday!