A Week Before My Wedding

A Week Before My Wedding

Good morning dear readers,
You may have noticed that last week, I didn't share a "weekend cast" with you. To be completely honest, my mind has been occupied with a zillion, and yes, I do mean zillion, little details. I pinky swear not to leave you high and dry this Friday, but in the meantime, I'll share some pockets of thought inside my brain leading up to the big day. I wonder if other brides have experienced similar thoughts? Let's see...

Wait, so in a week, after 5 hours, it's just... OVER?!
This is the mind-boggling to me. You plan for over a year and worry about everything from the lights on the ceiling to the shoes on your feet, and then, in the blink of an eye, it just goes p o o f right into thin air? That can't be right. To counteract this feeling, I'm really working hard to try and soak up every last second of being a bride, and to appreciate the last remaining bits of planning rather than get sick of it. Easier said than done, but I'm trying. 

I'm supposed to do what? 
When you google how to eat/sleep/live the week before your wedding, there are a slew of articles that say you must detox. No alcohol to de-puff. Juice cleanse, for clear skin. Antioxidants for a radiant glow. Fermented foods for good digestion. 21-day elimination diets to ensure all of the above. On the one hand, I understand the need to look + feel good on your wedding day, and diet is a huge contributor of that. On the other, I feel exhausted by the media telling woman how they should spend their money to make themselves more beautiful. Idk. I'm definitely not stuffing my face with pizza for the next few days, but I also won't be switching to a liquid-only diet. Unless that liquid is wine AMIRITE LADIES😂 Hopefully *fingers crossed* I will still look radiant and filled with love on the day. 

I'm going to be married. 
I guess it just still hasn't hit me? I'm going to be a wife, and have a husband, and be part of a unit. I'm going to file joint taxes. I'm going to wear a wedding band. People are going to call me Mrs. I may start going to bed even earlier than I already do. Some may assume I'm a boring, old lady. Okay, not that last one. But seriously? Married? It will take some getting used it. 

How do I say thank you?
How do you adequately express the gratitude you feel in your heart for the people who helped you with your big day?With a card? Or a gift? Or both? Quite frankly. I feel I want to send my mother, and Brandon's mother, who've been involved from day one on a luxury trip around the world. Financially, that's not doable but honestly my heart could explode from appreciation. Did you do anything special for the people who helped you plan? 

but HOW do I get more sleep?
I haven't gone to bed a single night without thinking about the wedding. I lay down and I start to imagine myself walking down the aisle, and then oh snap, I still have to buy a frame for that sign we made. Then I tell myself ok Jane, it's bedtime... no more to-do lists. Deep breathe in, deep breathe out. And then OMG I have to call the florist and remind her about the ribbon we need for the centerpieces. Nope. Bedtime. It's a vicious cycle of being awake and trying to tone down my thoughts. I may start taking some valerian root to help me get a more restful night of sleep. 

Any other brides out there know what I'm going through? 

P.S: 7 secrets to your best sleep ever, and what to do 100 days before your wedding!

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