Today I gathered the girls and took them to a well deserved lunch. We went to Panera for sandwiches and sat outside it was a nice day. Leading up to lunch I'd been firing off emails, stuffing invitations, working on the rough seating plan, and a million other miscellaneous wedding related things. I woke up feeling overwhelmed. This lunch was the cure for my harried feeling.
All my lovely bridesmaids attended except one who was home with very sick kids. We had a nice chat about the things that went wrong or got forgotten on their wedding days. It's nice to have experience in your corner. Instead of making me worry their tales were terribly comforting and amusing. My maid of honor presented me with a stack of mildly embarrassing old photos for the slideshow. Good times though, when did I get so old?
We worked out the dates for my shower and bachelorette party. We're all excited for those. I think we worked it out so that there will be maximum attendance. Everyone confirmed their collective employers have released them the day before and day of the wedding, Yay! Not bad, for a Wednesday wedding. We discussed the events of the day before the wedding and who's coming to the rehearsal dinner. I've happily handed the responsibility for that over to Mike's dad so I had no idea who was coming to dinner exactly.
We also, thanks to Bekah's suggestion and Lara's mp3 player, picked a song for the parent dance. YAY! It was a very productive lunch. After a brief discussion about my frustration with Mike not having anything to wear Sandy and I decided to venture around the corner to Mens Wearhouse to check things out after lunch.
Regardless of the lackluster performance by the Mens Wearhouse staff it was a fruitful trip. I came home with a plan for the boys clothes that Mike actually liked. That is saying something. More on menswear later. I came home and full of inspiration started making my ring pillow from two small burlap sacks. More on that later too.