This will be my last blog post until after the wedding! It really seems like just a few months ago we got engaged, and I had 1.5 years to plan the wedding.
Today, it really started to sink in. I went to Genovese to borrow some gorgeous jewelry for the wedding. My parents and sister met me there to help select the jewelry. After, we all went out to dinner, since it would be the last time as just the 4 of us, without me being married.
Tomorrow morning, the fun begins! We (my mom, sis, and I) are going to get manicures and pedicures. (My other bridesmaid, a cousin, is not arriving until Friday afternoon.) I am going to get fake nails. Mine are so short since I have to keep them short to play the harp. They won't look very nice in photos. Some relatives should arrive by lunch, so we'll all have lunch together. Not sure what all we'll do in the afternoon, but hopefully relax some! The rehearsal is tomorrow evening, followed by the rehearsal dinner. At the dinner, we're going to be doing a Chinese tea ceremony, in honor of FI's family. Neither of us have experienced this before. Basically, we serve tea to the elders in our family. In return, they give us red envelopes with money. :-)
Saturday morning our hair and make-up stylists are coming to my parents house where we will be getting ready. The guys and FI's family will take some pictures before the wedding, but we're not going to see each other until the ceremony. After the ceremony and church pictures, we're going to head to Forest Park to take some more photos. I can't wait for the reception at WOW!
Monday morning, FI (he'll be DH, then!), my parents, my sister, and I are flying out to San Francisco for our Chinese reception. It will be a nice dinner at a Chinese restaurant with some of FI's family and some of his parents' friends. We will be staying in CA for a few days and will return late Thursday evening. I'll post some photos and things we did when we return.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me in the wedding planning process! I have gotten so many wonderful ideas from the ladies on StlWed and a lot of support. I cannot imagine planning the wedding without all your help! I hope to have pictures very soon to share with you, and I'm sure I will have several blog posts about the day!