The Day Before You

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The day before the big day was a whirlwind of parties and last-minute plans and shoe shopping.  Obviously, the bride needed one more chance to make sure the shoes were perfect.

The bride woke up super early to look cute for her groom.  Just Matt showed up bright and early to go get the marriage license.  I guess they’re really going to do it, huh?  Before 9:00 a.m., they swore under oath that they weren’t related, weren’t already married, and knew what they were getting themselves into.  $5 later, they had an Oklahoma marriage license and the official go-ahead from the government.  Easy as pie.

Next up?  Mani/pedi date for the bride, two maids of honor, and mom.  We needed it, since it was probably the only time the whole day the four of us sat still. 

Grandma and Aunt threw a sweet bridesmaids luncheon for the wedding party, bride’s family, and groom’s family at a tea room near the church.  Obviously, we had to try on the hats for the tea party.

After a few hours decorating the chapel and reception, it was almost time to practice the real deal.  All the families and wedding party members and loved ones gathered for rehearsal.  Not going to lie, the rehearsal was without a doubt the most fun part of this whole wedding process.  The pastors were just hilarious, the wedding party was dancing down the aisle, and the flower girl had more twirls than she could even handle.  Tons of jokes and anxiety-causing moments for the bride and groom.  We had a blast.  But really, it was starting to get real…

A few toasts and laughs later, the dinner was done, the dresses were ready, and the maids and men said goodnight.  But the night was just starting, and the bridesmaids had a spectacular last evening of single life planned for Emily.  Obviously, we watched Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.  Classic.  Zack and Kelly get married, Mr. Belding returns, and Jessie, Lisa, Slater, and Screech reunite for television greatness.  A lot of laughs and brownies and girly giggles later, alarm clocks were set and everyone pretended to go to bed. 

And no one slept a wink except the bride. 

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