Wedding Central

It’s beginning to look a lot like wedding central.

The countdown for wedding number one (our middle daughter) is now down to two digits.  The planning is mostly accomplished, now we’re down to the ‘doing.’

We’re making lists and checking them twice, happily marking our progress.  Church, reception venue, photographer, and DJ were booked long ago.

All the fashion accoutrements needed for the bride to make her grand appearance are purchased as well as the bridesmaid dresses, shoes, and gifts.  We haven’t forgotten the groom and his cadre of men, so tuxes have been ordered.

Mama’s got her fancy dress but is still searching for shoes.  Papa’s been fitted for his tuxedo.  Invitations are printed, assembled, stamped, and being addressed.  Wedding food tasting is on the agenda for this weekend and then flower choosing.  Dress fittings are also scheduled.

Yet there is still much to do and the bevy of wedding preparations yet to be completed swirl around in my brain like a whirlpool while ideas dart in and out of my thoughts like fireflies flashing in the dark night.

And then I’m reminded that I will be caught in this wedding web two more times this year when son and oldest daughter also marry.  It’s enough to make me dotty.

So what are my thoughts in the middle of all this much ado about weddings today in my book called Opportunity?  I awakened this morning singing the following ditty to the tune of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas:”

It’s beginning to look a lot like a wedding,

Everywhere you go.

Take a look at the dining room,

Where much of the decorations loom

The kind that make you smile and think of love.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a wedding,

Bridal goods strewn throughout the place

But the prettiest sight to see is the bride that soon will be

Beautifully all dressed in lace.

A pair of bright yellow shoes and list of who’s who

Are accomplished on the ‘to-do’ things.

There’s still a cake to be baked and favors to make

And a cleaning for that sparkly ring.

And Mom and Dad can hardly believe their daughter is getting wed.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a wedding

Everywhere you look;

There’s a shower to hold and vows to be told,

And hair appointments to book.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a wedding;

Soon the bells will start,

And the thing that will make them ring is the happiness that sings

Right within your heart.

Copyright ©2012 mamasemptynest.wordpress.com

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19 responses

  1. wonderful post~i would imagine it’s exciting and stressful all at the same time. Hope that as the activities snowball in the upcoming months, there are plenty of moments to put your feet up with your family.

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    • Not sure which will win out yet. I’ll tell you after all THREE weddings are over! Since all the chicks have been out of the nest for a few years now, I’m quite used to them being gone. So I’m predicting, amidst a few tears, that it will be a sign of relief. I’ll keep everyone posted. 😉

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  2. Are those the invitations? They look beautiful! Did you make them? You are so talented. And what a clever song — I bet that one’s going to be stuck in your head until the big day! 🙂 I am so happy to hear you have your dress, and so impressed with your calm attitude and organizational skills. Your daughter benefits from your good spirit, I’m sure.

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    • Yes, those are the invitations. I didn’t make them, just assembled them. One of middle daughter’s bridesmaids is a graphic designer and she actually designed and made them. I hope I’m staying calm and oh yes, I am “Miss Organization Plus” – even color coding items on my calendar to keep events, planning sessions, and deadlines of all three of the weddings straight – green for middle daughter, purple for son, and blue for oldest daughter (their main wedding colors). 🙂

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