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Mother of the Bride: 60 Days and Counting

Sixty days until the big event now! I've been cool as a cucumber in the months preceding this, but am beginning to get the jitters for my daughter and her fiance. Everything up until now has moved forward as planned, but there is still so much that must happen in the last weeks and days before the wedding and reception.

Her anxiety is building, too. Today she returned to work, meaning the free time she had over the summer to work on all things wedding-related is a thing of the past. I think being back to work will help a bit because she won't have as much time to worry needlessly.

I'm happy to report I no longer have to be concerned about tanning my body parts to appear presentable in my dress. I am no longer going to wear a dress, having returned it and chosen a tunic top and matching palazzo pants instead. I've made an appointment with my hair stylist to have hair trimmed and colored a week prior to the wedding.

The RSVPs for the reception are coming in pretty quickly. So far we've received two back without names on them, but at least marked for how many will be attending. That will be important for the headcount to the caterer. We'll just be happily surprised to see who shows up to fill those seats. : )

The bridal shower is scheduled for September 19, being held by one of the bridesmaids. My responsibility is to find childhood photos of my daughter and show up for the shower. I think I can safely handle both of those duties.

I need yet to find a pair of shoes to wear to the wedding, although I'd much prefer to be barefoot. I can't embarrass my daughter, though, by showing up with bare piggies.

Now I've learned my son and his fiance will be married in the spring. All of these preparations will hopefully seem second nature for that event. <Fingers crossed>

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MegL wrote on August 17, 2015, 5:42 PM

Ha Ha, no more problems with the tanning cubicle - that was one solution I hadn't thought of! I think I will call my tan a "gardener's tan". We actually had some sunny weather the last few days and I did some heavy duty work in the garden, so not only deepened my gardener's tan but also exercised my triceps abs and my quads with shovelling, lifting, hoeing and clipping. No need for going to the gym when you have a garden.

Feisty56 wrote on August 17, 2015, 6:02 PM

Gardening is a whole body activity, that's for certain. I wish my regular routine included more physical activity, but it doesn't, so the fitness center it is for me.

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 17, 2015, 10:31 PM

Glad you solved the tanning problem and if your outfit is long enough she wont know you are barefoot lol

cheri wrote on August 17, 2015, 11:02 PM

I can feel the excitement to the bones. Soon it will be over and the counting for a new chapter will begin

CoralLevang wrote on August 17, 2015, 11:53 PM

I, for one, am glad that you are not going to do the tanning. emoticon :smile:

Feisty56 wrote on August 18, 2015, 12:13 AM

That will be a relief, although both couples are doing much of the planning, preparation and funding of the events themselves.

Feisty56 wrote on August 18, 2015, 12:14 AM

I wish I could go barefoot, but that would be a poor example for two of my granddaughters who are in the wedding. I wouldn't want to start a barefoot riot!

Feisty56 wrote on August 18, 2015, 12:16 AM

Thanks, Cheri. I have hoped to share a bit of the excitement and maybe a bit of the anxiety, too, along the way. I'm so pleased for my daughter and for my son -- they have chosen partners that I think will be excellent for each of them.

Feisty56 wrote on August 18, 2015, 12:18 AM

The tanning just didn't feel right to me and I didn't care for the other options. To be honest, I never cared for the dress I had purchased. I am content now to have a different outfit and no need to tan.

MegL wrote on August 18, 2015, 3:39 AM

I don't generally do a lot of gardening but it needed it and my husband isn't as able as he was. We are getting older. I love the gym but it's finding the time to go!

BarbRad wrote on August 19, 2015, 2:00 AM

Sounds like things are moving right along. Before you know it, this wedding will be in the past and you'll have the spring wedding to look forward to.

AliCanary wrote on August 20, 2015, 5:36 PM

Well, you know something--everything will go smoothly. And if it doesn't, at least you'll have a great story! My best man almost fainted, and the minister couldn't pronounce my husband's name correctly, for the life of him--people asked later if I married the wrong guy, lol

msiduri wrote on August 21, 2015, 9:01 AM

I didn't say anything at the time, but I didn't think the tanning bed was a good idea. I mean, it really wasn't any of my business. But now that you've changed your mind I can say in good conscience that I'm glad you've changed your mind. As for showing up barefoot, well... I got married in March (2015) and I was in such a daze I didn't even realize till I was looking at pictures weeks later that the best man was wearing sneakers with his suit. I had a good laugh. We were outside at a park. He'd been a lot of help so I was not going to complain about his shoes. I just wish I'd noticed it the day of the wedding. It would have been a great stress reliever. But I didn't notice much the day of the wedding. I've asked Mr. Siduri if we couldn't do it again so I'll remember it this time.

I wish your daughter and your son both all good things and long and happy marriages. And I hope you enjoy yourself at their weddings.

lexiconlover wrote on September 30, 2015, 1:52 PM

I wouldn't of wanted to go through all the raigamarole for tanning to be in a dress for just a few hours either. I'm sure your mother of the bride outfit is beautiful and you are going to look great!