Eliana Reine Varner

Eliana Reine Varner

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Final Countdown

Hey ladies, guess what! I'm getting married in 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's my to-do list for the next two nights...

*Seating Chart (we're still having people fluctuating with their responses)
*Centerpieces (only did 1 so far... need 14)
*Design our program and print them (holy moly... that's a big task)
*Put together wedding favors (S'more Kits)
*Make parking/wedding signs
*Organize materials for guestbook area at reception
*Create a label for our card box
*Make signs for the bathroom bins
*Hair swirls (with bling and pearls)
*Finish up bridesmaids gifts (have to figure out something with jewelry... hmm)
*Put together groomsmen gifts (not sure why I volunteered to do this for Jeff)- haha
*Combine Itunes playlists (I have them split into slow, fast, line dance lists right now)- that way all our DJ has to do is push play!
*Wrap wire around the tops of mason jars to make them hangeable... and add pebbles to the bottom so our candles stay in place
*Table Number Displays- I already printed the pictures (they are amazing!!)
*Burlap aisle cones (this is just extra... and it probably won't get done)

Stuff that's done (hopefully after I type this it will be a longer list than above.

*Save the Dates
*Crossword Puzzle (designed and printed 100 copies)
*Cake Stands (3 made)
*Trail Mix Bar (all designed, all ingredients bought)
*Signs Painted
*Trail Mix Pouches purchased (burlap bags)
*My Mrs. undies (bedazzled)- (my "something blue")
*1/2 of the gifts for my bridesmaids
*All supplies purchased
*Twine balls made

Okay, that's disheartening... looks like there's a lot more that needs to be done than has already been completed. Yikes.

Tonight = nails done, pick up my dress, then spending time with my maid of honor to work on projects!

Tomorrow = work on projects early in the morning, set up reception site, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, work on projects with the ladies that spend the night with me...

Saturday = GET MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

14 days, WHAT?!?!?!?! (tons of picture updates!)

Okay- first off... where has all the time gone?!?! haha... Jeff and I were hanging out at OUR house last night (he lives there by himself for the next 14 days)- we were talking about how AMAZING it will be to not have to say goodbye. :) Can't wait!!

Other than that... in the past week I've have about 20 mental breakdowns. Money fell through with unemployment big time... we're about $4000 short. haha. No big deal. :P Just kidding- MAJOR DEAL! (Not dealing with it right now, though.) Life goes on. With debt. Yikes.

Bigger news: getting a lot of DIY projects done because here in central PA roads were underwater for about 3 days straight... which meant school was cancelled... which made me a happy bride!

Done in the last three days:
-Purchased all the paper products for the reception! (LOVE THEM!!!)

-Thank you cards written and sent out-

-Trail mix bar completely designed-

-Trail mix bar ingredients purchased. (and little scoops for them)

-Paid final deposit on flowers.
-Went to beverage distributor about our keg of birch beer! (Ordering it next week.) Also bought tea, lemonade, and water!
-Bought the paper for our crossword puzzles (designing it this weekend)
-Wood cake stands glued.
-1 centerpiece completed (still needs tweaked a little)
-Dad surprised me an INCREDIBLE card box... I'm blown away!!!

-Dad sawed and drilled our candle holders.
-Signs are painted.

-Wow. I'm proud. :)

-Oh, and I practiced being a good wife last night and made a delicious dinner for my hubby-to-be. He did dishes and set the table!!! We make a great team. :)

Spinach and Chicken Carbonara Pizza

So, all in all- life is pretty darn amazing.