Friday, May 4, 2012

Planning a Wedding Can Be Stressful....But Oh So Much Fun!

After 5 1/2 months I have finally found my way back to my can be stressful when you're helping your daughter plan a wedding. I say stressful...but it's fun too! I have been married 31 years and needless to say, weddings have taken on quite a different spin from "back in the day"! Remember when a reception was in the church fellowship hall and you had cake, nuts, handmade cream cheese mints, cheese straws(every southern bride has to have them!) and punch? Then we beefed it up by adding meatballs, fruit, and canapes to the menu... and's unbelievable what is served at weddings today. We've planned a truly southern fare complete with shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, tomato pie tartlets, sweet tea in mason jars, and much, much more! It's all about the detail or my day as long as your bridesmaids' bouquets coordinated with their dress you were doing good! My house has turned into wedding central with each room holding boxes of treasures for this wonderful occasion. I've ordered from Ebay, Etsy, Oriental Trading, and floral supply houses, not to mention the engraving company for invitations (Reaves Engraving in Laurinburg, NC...they are wonderful!!! I ordered my invitations from them 31 years ago!) and soon I will be placing the last and final order for personalized koozies...according to my daughter
a must for every wedding. I have spent my days at school and my evenings are totally devoted to cutting, sewing, stamping, printing, googling, hot gluing, silhouette cutting, folding, molding, pinteresting, and painting! And finally, when I lay my head on my pillow at night I pray, "Dear Lord, please help me wake up feeling like I've slept 10 hours when it's only been 5." God blessed me with my one and only daughter 28 years ago and she is all the world to me. The joys of being a mother to this precious gift far out-weigh the hours of work that I've put into making this day the most special day of her life. And if it's not perfect, it's certainly not because I haven't tried my very best to make it that way. I have been blessed, and now she is being blessed by marrying a wonderful young man...and I gain a son! God is good...what more can we ask?


  1. Welcome back! You'll be a professional wedding planner by the time you're finished. Congratulations!

  2. Bless your heart! It sounds like Brook is extremely lucky to have you for a momma!! I'm sure her wedding will be everything she ever wished for. And after planning my own wedding, my best piece of advice is to enjoy the day, and remember that if something isn't perfect or exactly what you had planned, no one knows it but you two, so don't stress!! I can just feel the love in everything you are doing for her, and I'm sure it will go down as a wedding to remember!!

  3. I had to laugh at your comments... 25 years ago I did my own makeup and hair for my wedding! Gosh, girls don't even do that for their proms let alone weddings today!
    Sounds like things are going great! Your daughter is a lucky girl to have such a great mom.
    I also ordered my invitations from Reaves!

  4. You are such a great mom! I think you all could have a professional event planning company together! I can't wait for the big day.

    Make sure you stop by the blog. I am hosting an awesome Southern Tide Giveaway!

  5. Becky I just LOVE YOUR BLOG and Im so glad you are back! Keep on posting now, ya hear??!!

    Congrats on your daughters big upcoming day!

    Oh hon you will HAVE A BLAST! This exact time last year I was doing EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING NOW!

    enjoy the planning and the whole process--you only get to do it once, especially if you only have the one daughter? It can be stressful, especially as the day draws nearer-- just remember to enjoy the moment.
    You will never forget the moment she comes down that aisle! Relax, breathe........and savor!
    I love your most recent post because wow!! that sure IS HOW IT IS these days!! ha/ha LOL with the weddings. Sure was more simple and very different back in our day. To be truthful--I miss alot of the simplicity of it back then. It was a different time, for sure.

    Now, you keep posting, okay?? Keep us posted on all the preparations no matter how busy you get because we love reading your blog.
    your new friend, Debbi