Well, here we are...it's December 29th. Just two more days and 2009 will be a thing of the past and 2010 will be here and on it's way. These past few days (weeks?) I've felt kind of stuck. I'm not quite sure why. It's a strange place to be in a long engagement. We got engaged a year ago on Christmas Day but had actually started looking at wedding venues in early November, 2008. So I've been planning for over a year now. But now there's just about 3 1/2 months to go. You'd think I would feel like things are in full speed ahead mode. But the reality is, I don't feel like there's much to do.
Don't get me wrong. I am meeting with my caterer and coordinator in about 2 1/2 weeks to do a venue walk through and come up with a logistics plan and finalize how everything will be set up and run. And I'm meeting with my seamstress at some point soon to get started on gown alterations. I have contacted several dance companies yesterday to find a studio for Mr Fix It and I to begin taking dance lessons this month. I'm also scheduling about 3 to 4 appointments with my aesthetician for waxing (legs, bikini area, etc) starting this month up until the big day. Within the next couple weeks our invitations should arrive so that I can begin assembling them all as I am hoping to get them out around February 1st. So it's not like January is not without it's list of to-do's that I am ready to take on.
But for some reason I feel like I'm in the 'inbetween' phase of wedding planning. I have *so* much done and planned, that until the invites go out and we start receiving RSVP's and until we pick out the final menu and get a bit closer, I just feel like I'm kind of stuck sitting around waiting for time to pass. I can't create seating charts, or escort cards, or assemble favors and such until we are in the final month (if not weeks). Other people would think I'm crazy, especially when you look at the things I've got going on in January as mentioned above. But for some reason, I'm feeling in limbo.
Does anyone else feel this way? Am I just going through some kind of 'downward' excitement or planning mode since I have been sick and there has been so much other stuff going on with the holidays? It's kind of strange and unlike me. But oh well...guess I'll just chalk it up to a 'season' of the engagement. :)
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