As for today...
This past weekend was pretty monumental in the world of wedding prep! For starters, it marked 11 weeks since Zach and I have gotten engaged and 22 weeks until our wedding. When I think of everything that we've accomplished in the past 11 weeks as far as wedding planning goes, and then think that we have twice as much time to take care of everything that is left, I feel pretty good about things. We've definitely checked off more than a third of our to-do list, so we're ahead of schedule, right? :)
Friday night, we ventured out to Target to begin the dreaded wedding registry. I'm aware that most people love scanning things, but Zach and I were equally unexcited about the evening. We despise shopping AND we're both really indecisive/over-analytical when it comes to making purchases. That may come in handy when we're getting a car or a house later on in life, but it makes shopping for apple peelers and cutting boards excruciatingly painful. I assure you that not a single item was scanned without a fifteen minute conversation... which may explain why we spent over four hours in Target and are nowhere near done.
As awful as I made that sound, we did manage to have a little bit of fun. Fun people can have fun doing anything, right? ;)
I went straight for the yellow ceramic cow creamer that I've been eyeing for a while. Shortly thereafter, Zach asked if he could use the scanner-gun for a little bit... and I didn't get it back until the end of the night.
Zach liked to see how far away he could stand from an object and still be able to scan it. (In his defense, the range on the scanner-gun was super impressive). He liked to scan me repeatedly. He liked to turn the scanner-gun sideways when scanning objects and yell, "kill shot!"
I am actually marrying a five year old at heart.
My favorite lines from the whole experience:
Me: Whoa, hold on... you completely skipped the art/canvas aisle.Zach: IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT, I DON'T WANT IT IN MY HOUSE!Me: After this wedding, let's never ever EVER get married again, because this registering thing is the pits.Zach: Deal.Me: I'm afraid that everyone who comes to our wedding is going to include Skittles with their gift just because of how we started dating. I mean, I like them, but I don't like them that much.Zach: *scans a giant bag of Skittles*After arriving back at my apartment:Zach: I feel really unaccomplished. Like, horribly unaccomplished. We just spent four hours at a store and there's not a single bag to carry upstairs.Five minutes later:Me: Hey, Zach, go ahead & pull out the shower curtain and I'll hang it.(pause)Me: Just kiddinggg... we scanned the shower curtain. We don't actually have it yet.Looking over the printed version of our registry on Saturday:Me: Aw, man! Everything else is pretty much spelled out on the registry, but they abbreviated that Hershey's variety pack I scanned & put it in the "other" section. Nobody is going to know what it is!Zach: No, you can tell that "HSYNKBX HSYSNACKBOX24-CT" is Hershey's.While mom was looking over our registry five minutes later:Mom: Why did you register for a hacky sack?
Four hours and three scanner-guns later, we survived. I even got a piggy-back ride out of the store and a celebratory dinner at Taco Bell. True love.
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On Saturday morning, we traveled to Winston & I then went down to Lexington with my mom and sisters for my dress fitting. Yay for dresses that won't fall off! (Actually, the alterations are super minor... it almost fits perfectly as is). We also made all veil/hair accessory decisions/purchases... another check off the to-do list! :)
Lastly, on Saturday afternoon, Zach & I had our engagement pictures taken! You can stalk the Facebook page and blog of our incredible photographer over the next few weeks to see a couple of sneak peeks. I can't wait to write more about it once we get the pictures back, but I assure you that it was infinitely more perfect than I could have ever imagined & I couldn't be more thrilled <3
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Yay for continued progress in the wedding planning arena! Next on our to-do list: wedding bands, save the dates, and wedding registry, part 2. Let's see if this upcoming weekend is as productive as the last :)