Certified Coordinated Bride
Journal Entry #4
The Day Is Here

Hello Coordinated Brides,

Here we are, one week away! Before I got engaged, I was always one to think that planning a wedding would be one of the best times of my life and never understood why brides got so stressed about their wedding day. Now that our wedding day is just days away, I totally understand why some of the sweetest brides turn into Bridezilla. I think part of the reason these last couple of weeks have been so stressful for me is because my fiance’ and I just bought our first home a month before the wedding and I’ve been working long days with little sleep. I am exhausted! One thing that has been very helpful for me are lists. When things are hectic it’s hard to rely on my memory for everything I need for the big day.

Even though this process has been stressful I’ve been enjoying the little moments with Kenny that mean alot to me, like doing DIY projects together and practicing our first dance. Through all the small details (that really don’t matter at the end of the day) it’s important to cherish those moments with your fiance’ that you’ll always remember.

Looking back on the past sixteen months, I loved the wedding planning process (besides the last couple of weeks). Every little girl dreams about her wedding day and mine is finally here! My favorite moment was when I found my wedding dress. I saw it on a mannequin and instantly knew it was the one. Before shopping for a dress I didn’t know exactly what I wanted but I knew how I wanted to feel. As soon as I put the dress I had the ‘this is the one’ moment. I didn’t cry but was speechless and did not want to take it off. My least favorite was the guest list. As exciting as it is to share my big day with my family and friends, it was hard for me to determine who gets and invitation and who doesn’t because I couldn’t invite everyone.

Thinking about my wedding day, I am most looking forward to the moment when I first start walking down the aisle and see my (almost) husband staring at me. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. Beyond the wedding day, I’m so ready to start our journey through life together as husband and wife. I am going into my wedding day knowing that everything will not be perfect and won’t always go the way that I planned but as long as I am married to the love of my life at the end of the day, that is all that matters!

See you on the other side!