Wedding update: 7-ish weeks & counting

I’ve decided I’m not having a maid of honor, nor do I want The Fiance to have a best man (though, he can certainly make that distinction if he wants). Instead, I’m having two bridesmaids. That is all. I’m not choosing one over the other. I’m not choosing favorites.

Before I really started planning this wedding (which is in LESS THAN SEVEN WEEKS FRICK) I thought for sure I’d have a maid of honor. And of course I’d have a few bridesmaids after that, too. But now that I’ve been faced with actually making that decision… I just don’t like it. I don’t like how it makes me feel. Choosing my best friend of YEARS and YEARS over the girl who has been there for me more recently through EVERYTHING, no questions asked (or vice versa)? Makes me feel sick. I DON’T like that.

So I’m not doing it.

Two bridesmaids. My two best friends. (I would have a third, but SOMEbody works on a cruise ship and is somewhere beautiful in Europe and can’t make it to the wedding. C’est la vie.) Nothing more, nothing less.

Two bridesmaids wearing this adorable dress (the floral print) (on sale! on CLEARANCE!) that I kind of sort of maybe wish I was wearing, too.

My big brother is officially ordained and prepared – legally, but not really otherwise I’m sure – to officiate the wedding and marry us. I love that. I LOVE the reaction I get when people ask, “Who is marrying you guys?” And I get to answer, “MY BROTHER!” But even more, I love that someone I love and admire, look up to and respect, is playing such an important role in all of this. I joke a lot about it, commenting about how I’m sure we’ll be all laughs because my brother is a comedian, but in all seriousness, I’m so excited and so honored that he is doing this for me.

End schmoop.

Invitations are (basically) done. I’ve handed some out, a bunch more are in the mail, but I still feel like we’re forgetting people… which probably means we are. Or not. I really don’t know.

 

Inspiration for my bridesmaids dresses. Pretty sure this is from Style Me Pretty (www.stylemepretty.com) but I *may* be wrong. Yes, my girls will also be wearing cowboy boots. Nothing else is really appropriate in sagebrush.

The invitations are semi-incomplete in that we didn’t include engagement photos like so many people do. Instead, I think we’ll have a table near the guestbook at the reception with different options for people to choose from. That’s assuming we actually get photos done within the next six and a half weeks, of course. So we’ll see. Also, the invitations don’t have those fancy little cards telling people where we’re registered. This is where I’m putting maybe too much faith in my fellow human beings and assuming they will visit the website listed on the invitations, because that is where our registration information is, directions on how to get to our house in BFE, etc. etc. I have a feeling I’ll be explaining that a lot, though.

And this is where this post ends because I don’t remember where I was going with it.

21 Comments

  1. Anonymous Friday, June 3, 2011 9:27 pm

    Omg those bridesmaid dresses are so cute and I’m IN LOVE with that shot you shared that’s your inspiration for them. Your wedding is going to be so beautiful and perfect!ย 

    • Kaci Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:15 am

      Thank you Amber! I’m so, so stinking excited to have my two best friends next to me in such a fun little dress. I think the best part is knowing that they’ll be able to wear the dresses elsewhere – I’m not a fan of wasting money! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dunecardigans Friday, June 3, 2011 10:53 pm

    I love you. And your bloggyness. Makes me smile today ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kaci Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:15 am

      I love YOU!

  3. Stephanie Friday, June 3, 2011 11:49 pm

    I love it! Those dresses are PERFECT, especially considering your wedding location! They’re seriously so perfect. We’re not having a wedding party at all, for the same reason you’re only having 2 bridesmaids. I just don’t want to pick or make anyone feel excluded. And one of our best friends is going to marry us! So you and I are pretty much having the same wedding. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kaci Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:16 am

      Wedding twins! Love it.

  4. Ameena Saturday, June 4, 2011 5:22 am

    oh my god! those bridesmaid’s dresses. I DIE. so excited for you!

    • Kaci Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:16 am

      Thank you!!

  5. Stephany Saturday, June 4, 2011 12:00 pm

    I can’t imagine having to choose between your two best friends so I think you made the perfect decision.ย 

    Also…cowboy boots? LOVE!

    • Kaci Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:17 am

      My favorite part about your comment, Stephany, is your excitement about the cowboy boots. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bridesmaids wearing cowboy boots is actually prettttty common around here, so it’s nice to get some excitement over that, too! Thank you!

  6. Ashley Saturday, June 4, 2011 7:28 pm

    I love that inspiration picture! ย Can’t wait to see pictures from the actual event. ย And I hope you’re okay with having 50 something honorary bridesmaids on the internet, because that’s happening. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kaci Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:21 am

      Oh my god, honorary internet bridesmaids. Why didn’t I think of that?! I LOVE it!

  7. Stacey Tuesday, June 7, 2011 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous! I love your bridesmaid dress inspiration. That will certainly make for some adorable photos!

    When I got married, I had two maids of honor and three bridesmaids. Like you, I couldn’t fathom picking between two very important to me, but different friendships. It all worked out. I love that your brother is marrying you!

    • Kaci Friday, June 10, 2011 7:02 pm

      Thanks Stacey! I’m so excited for my big bro to play such an important role in my marriage. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. terra Tuesday, June 7, 2011 5:40 pm

    Love the bridesmaid dresses – they’re so fun! And I’m so excited for you!!

    • Kaci Friday, June 10, 2011 7:02 pm

      Thanks! I’m seriously considering buying myself one of the dresses just for funsies ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kelly L. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:33 am

    See, I’m lucky… I don’t really have to choose because my sister is my default maid of honor (err, matron of honor) if I ever get married. I don’t know how I could choose the “best” of my friends to be it, otherwise. I don’t even know which of my friends to even pick. (Like it matters, I don’t even have a boyfriend, WHATEVER, me). Maybe I should have a reality show or something and America can choose my bridesmaids. That’s actually pretty awesome. NOBODY STEAL THAT.

    Make sure you post pictures from your wedding!! It sounds like it’s going to be super adorable, I WANT TO SEE IT ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kaci Friday, June 10, 2011 7:07 pm

      I’m actually really shocked that hasn’t been made into a tv show yet.

      I’ll definitely be posting some photos! More on Facebook, for privacy’s sake, but yes, photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Erin Parker Skinner Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:23 pm

    So, so, so excited for you, Kaci! (I feel like I’ve been MIA for FOREVER and am just catching up now!) You’re going to be a beautiful bride, and it sounds like you’re making short work of your wedding to-do list!

    I cannot wait to hear more about it!

    • Kaci Sunday, June 12, 2011 11:49 pm

      I feel like you’ve been MIA for FOREVER too! But I completely understand – you’ve got a lot going on for you! Hope you commenting and blogging means things are settling down (and you are settling in) a bit!ย Thank you, so much!

  11. Anonymous Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:43 pm

    Two of my closest friends are getting hitched this summer, and I am one of two bridesmaids. I love that there has been 0 maid of honour drama, and I think the bride does too!

    Cute dresses ๐Ÿ˜€

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