It's Friday - woohoo! As you know, Friday is normally reserved for my Friday is For Favorites feature. Today, we're taking a break from Friday is For Favorites so I can let you all know what's going on for the upcoming week here at Bubby and Bean.
You've been reading about my wedding planning for many months, and one week from tomorrow, the day is officially here! It still doesn't quite seem real. Our wedding is almost a 100% DIY wedding, which has been such a fun experience. I've really enjoyed scouring wedding websites and magazines for inspiration, and the opportunity to work on some really special projects outside of work has been amazing.
I won't lie - it's been a lot of work too, and there is still a massive amount of stuff to be done. I'm one of those people who wants to 'go for it' with everything, and it's been quite the balancing act between the working full time on the businesses, caring for our sweet old Bubby dog, and my fiance Robbie being gone for the past month for the band's fall tour. Robbie gets home Monday, and my BFF/Maid of Honor Jen arrives Wednesday morning, so we'll be able to hopefully bust things out before our out of town guests start arriving. We've got a lot of events, appointments and parties leading up to our wedding day, and I'm really looking forward to getting the rest of our errands and project-making done so we can relax and enjoy this wonderful time in our lives. Right now, I'm still working on my dress (should be done in the next day or two!), finishing up the programs and menu cards, and putting together our playlist. I also still need to shop for bridal party gifts, figure out accessories, and I have dozens of half-finished decorations to complete! It seems a little last minute, but looking back, we've worked hard on this the entire year, accomplished a lot, and I'm so happy that we've been able to put together something so major all by ourselves.
Thankfully, some really incredible bloggers will be helping me out next week so I can focus on wedding madness. Starting Monday, and going through Saturday, there will be a guest post everyday from some of my absolute favorite blogs. I'm so excited for you to read their posts - there will be DIYs, recipes, autumn and wedding themed inspiration collections, funny outfit outakes, and all sorts of other goodness.
I will also check in when I can to keep you all updated. I'm so grateful to be able to share my wedding with my readers. I almost feel like you're here with me! Because of our crazy schedules and Bubby dog, we'll be saving our honeymoon for early next year (likely February). This means that the week following the wedding I'll be able to share pictures and stories here. The other good news is that with things less hectic, I'll be able to respond to your comments and check out your blogs again. I appreciate reader comments so much, and I've felt a little bad lately about not having the time to reciprocate like I usually do! Soon enough, life will go back to normal again, and I'll be back in good blogger karma mode. :)
Wow. I just realized that the next time I sit down to write a full post, I will officially be Melissa Baswell Williams! Craziness. Thanks so much for being a part of this special time!
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