Rhoad to the Altar: It’s almost wedding day

We had a couple empty window panes in our seating chart, so I designed this and used a chalk pen to draw it on.

We had a couple empty window panes in our seating chart, so I designed this and used a chalk pen to draw it on.

Two days to go! I can’t believe the wedding is this Sunday.

The past year has flown by, and yet it seems like yesterday Christian proposed in the Daily Record newsroom.  Watch the entire thing happen.

After much toiling, (mostly on Christian’s end) everything has come together: bouquets have been finished, seating chart has been completed, dress had been altered and last-minute freak-outs are here!

Read all about this year’s wedding dress trends.

My braces came off on Wednesday! I can't believe the difference in only nine months!

My braces came off on Wednesday! I can’t believe the difference in only nine months!

My family starts to arrive Friday. Then the bridal party and friends. My braces came off on Wednesday! I can’t believe the difference in just nine months! See the progress here. They’re going back on after we get back from our honeymoon in San Francisco, but seeing the progress thus far makes the next nine months that much more worth it.

Our apartment is filled to the brim with wedding stuff. I can't wait to have our space back!

Our apartment is filled to the brim with wedding stuff. I can’t wait to have our space back!

One of the things I’m looking forward to most post-wedding is having my apartment back. There is wedding stuff everywhere. Pro-planning tip: Buy a house with a garage if you want a DIY wedding. Good Lord. I haven’t seen the top of my kitchen table in nine months. Seriously. I can’t wait to give my apartment the cleaning of its life.

Christian is transporting everything to the venue Sunday morning with our parents to start setting up in the morning. The bridesmaids and I have to start getting hair done at 9:30, so he’s taking care of everything.

I’m actually having my makeup done at Sephora, all I have to do is make a $50 purchase. This was a good way for us to save money because, depending on the amount of people, whether you want airbrush, etc., makeup artists usually start at about $95 and this way I get to keep the makeup when I’m done.

I went to Sephora for a trial run for wedding day makeup.

I went to Sephora for a trial run for wedding day makeup.

I went for a trial run makeover a few weeks ago and made an appointment with the same girl. She did a great job of making me look beautiful and made up, but still like myself.

We created a very specific day-of schedule to keep everything on track as much as possible, which is something I definitely recommend doing. There’s enough stress that you don’t need to compound it by running late or not knowing where everyone is. We even broke it down to when to order pizza for lunch and what time I need to get into my dress.

Right now, the biggest worry is the weather, and since it’s been raining for the past 24 hours, I’m not too happy. Hopefully it gets it all out because if it rains Sunday, I’m going to be devastated. Thee ONLY thing I wanted and have looked forward to about my wedding day since I was young was an outdoor ceremony. So everyone keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer, and put that good karma out there for us!

 

Catch up on the past 14 months of blog posts here.

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