By Crystal Thompson
I can almost hear those wedding bells ringing now... or maybe that's my head. Friday marks the three-month deadline, where all the big wedding details should be in order, and I can honestly tell you that everything is pretty much in check, except for my sanity.
I always thought that those brides who talked about cold feet and wedding jitters were a little on the loopy side. How on earth could such a beautiful day induce panic attacks, vomiting and uncontrollable outbursts of tears? Well, I'm beginning to understand these symptoms more and more as the day draws nearer and, as I'm sure several of those close to me can attest, I have recently become a full-fledged nutcase myself.
My brain is constantly spinning, trying to find a peaceful place, but so far the only place it's found peace is in a big box of donuts from the IGA bakery. I really don't think this is a good habit to get into, considering I finally got my wedding dress and it fits perfectly. A few more apple fritters, however, and I might as well begin searching for a fashionable camping tent to replace my wedding gown! Thank God I work with master seamstress Julie Groven, hopefully she'll be here to help with those last minute alterations, if I don't drive her nuts with my countless questions first.
My bridesmaids' dresses came in last month, and, well, there's not much to them. They are really cute, but unfortunately a little sheer...actually I think the proper term would be see-through, but I'm not sure. Revealing my bridesmaids' undergarments was not exactly the image I was hoping to promote at my wedding ceremony, so I am working on a way to fix the problem. A simple lining should do the trick I think, so I add that to my list of things to get done before the big day.
Lately I have been experiencing a bad case of spring fever! I am more than ready to go outside without donning a parka, and this recent warming trend has me smilin'. I've spent the last few weekends getting reacquainted with my yard and cleaning out my shed to see what lies beneath the inch-thick layer of dust. Not the most exciting weekend adventure, but anything that takes me out of the house and into the semi-spring weather makes me smile.
It hasn't been that exceptionally horrible of a winter I guess, but there is just something about green grass, blooming flowers and singing birds that makes it a lot easier to get up in the morning. Am I being a bit Disney-esque? I suppose so, but I can't help buying into the sentiment that spring is a chance to start anew, and right now I'm ready to get a fresh new outlook on my future...Zippity doo dah...
I've experienced more than my share of wedding jitters lately, but somehow underneath all the last minute details and mile-long lists, I can honestly say that I am ready and excited for this big "I do". My fiance is a true constant that has kept me anchored during these stressful times and I am unbelievably lucky to have him to share my insanity. Call me sappy and lovesick, I'll tell you that it's probably the truth, but it is the only thing that is keeping me balanced as I experience these twists and turns.
Maybe spring fever has gone so far as to infect my brain sensors and render me crazy and twitterpated, but I wholeheartedly welcome spring and the inevitable summer that follows, wherein I will become a bride. Overwhelming and exhilarating all at the same time, the next few months look to be some of major change and excitement for yours truly.