Last night during our birthday dinner date at Le Coq Au Vin, Ryan and I talked a lot about our upcoming wedding and the planning process.
We discussed things that have surprised us most and both admitted that we thought I would be a little more stressed throughout the process. To be honest, I kind of surprised myself at my laid back attitude toward our big day since I am such a planner and really like to have all the details of any event completely drawn out.
I will say that I feel like once we chose our venue and major vendors (florist, photographer), we kind of coasted for several months. About a month ago – two months out from our big day – the momentum started picking up again. Now I still feel rather relaxed, but definitely have an ongoing list of wedding-related to-dos each and every single day.
Today’s task was our wedding welcome gifts!
We want to have a little treat waiting for our guests to receive when they arrive at the hotel where our wedding is being held.
Our wedding is taking place on Halloween weekend, but our actual wedding day will not feature any orange and black. We figured we’d use the welcome gifts as a way to recognize the holiday with treat bags full of candy corn and Reese’s pieces.
I made the gifts by stamping papaya-colored cardstock (about the size of a business card) with a Happy Halloween stamp. I then punched a hole in the top of the card with an adorable Martha Stewart heart-shaped hole puncher and tied the card on with orange and yellow ribbon.
Ryan was a great help and filled lots of bags with candy and punched lots of heart-shaped holes.
I’m not gonna lie, lunch was candy corn and Reese’s Pieces.
I intended to eat a real lunch, but in the process of crafting, I think I ate my entire bodyweight in candy and started to feel ill from all of the sugar.
When you put peanut butter candies in front of me for more than an hour, detrimental things tend to occur.
In the mix:
- 1 c. blueberry yogurt
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 c. cottage cheese
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1 frozen banana
I drank about 3/4 of it before feeling a little ill again. Apparently my body is still in sugar overload mode!
Rest of the Day
The rest of the day will include a pit-stop at the craft store for more ribbon so I may finish off the welcome gifts.
We will also be getting Ryan fitted for his tux!
See ya after dinner!