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The Countdown is on… 2.5 weeks to go

Just a short while until the Wedding! Which is feeling very fun, exciting and just slightly stressful. Mostly, I am excited to see friends and family, put all the pieces into place for the ceremony and reception, and have a great wedding weekend!

We have so many guests coming from out of town that it made sense to plan a few days of activities. With friends and wedding party members coming in early, we’ll have almost a week of celebrating with loved ones.

Our decorations are almost finished. We’re making origami cranes, which will hang from branches arranged in vases, and origami name holders (featuring recycled materials"” cranes folded from magazine pages, vases purchased from a bride who used them earlier this year, and sticks collected from the park down the street). We’ll have the crane arrangements in lieu of flowers, and then tea lights in small votives (also pre-used). Our favors, homemade jam in jars topped with fabric in one of our colors (see our previous post about making the jam), will add some more color and they are stamped with the bicycle lino cut we created last fall for our save the dates"”just to pull everything together.

We’re down to the final preparations"” seating arrangements, trying to wrangle those final RSVPs, and planning fun nights out with our wedding party. A friend who recently got married had the much appreciated advice that we should plan a special date right before the festivities, so we have been making plans for a camping trip followed by a couple's massage at a spa for next weekend.

Now back to work, though it’s hard to focus with so little time left before the Big Day!

Posted by Kerry - Blogger Bride

Photo from Ohdeedoh

Published: 20-08-2009

Published By: Kerry

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