23 days until my mehndhi party and first wedding event! It’s getting real over here!
My family is in full wedding mode as we prepare little by little each and every day. For example, last week, Vishnu and I met with the decorator to finalize all of our ideas and selections. I also met with the event coordinator at the hotel to finalize some details. My parents and I cleaned and organized the entire house this weekend. One of the bedrooms is now a storage room for all things related to the wedding (decorations for the house, gifts for our guests, paper products, etc.)
And it’s more of the same this week…
Today, Vishnu and I are doing our final food tasting with the caterer. We are also going to meet with the DJ to talk through…what else…some details about the music at each event. Later this week, we are also meeting with our videographer for a special project. But mum’s the word on that since it’s a surprise for our guests.
Besides meeting with our vendors, I’ve also been working on a detailed wedding weekend agenda that includes the who, what, when, where and how for every event/ceremony/detail. This is mainly for my bridesmaids plus a few immediate family members and friends. I’ve been told that when my first event begins, I have to relinquish control. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I’m not very good at that. However, I’ve promised myself that after a certain point, my job will be to relax and have fun no matter what. So that’s why I’m creating a very detailed agenda!
My mom and I also planned out a 10 day menu for the days leading up to the wedding. Because a number of family members are flying in early to help us out (my grandparents fly in this Friday!!!), we want to prepare and plan as much as we can now. In a few short weeks, this semi-quiet house of ours is going to be filled with people and pretty chaotic!
This (all of the above plus some) is pretty much my life right now. With each passing day, I get more and more excited! It’s hard to believe that in a few days it’ll be a year since Vishnu popped the big question. Time flies!
I hope to write a few more of these posts in the coming weeks, detailing more of what’s going on. As y’all know, Indian weddings usually span the course of a few days, and honestly, a lot of the details are ironed out a month before the big day (basically, what we’re doing right now). I want to be sure to document as much of these next 23 days as possible, so that a year from now, I can read about and relive all of this excitement!
Oh and I have a surprise post coming up later this week…be on the lookout!
12 thoughts on “It’s Getting Real!”
Wow, I remember reading the post you wrote after Vishnu proposed…time really does fly! It’s been really enjoyable following your journey through planning and I hope I’m even half as organised and in control as you are when my time comes!! Especially after seeing what it was like planning an Indian wedding when my sister got married, I know it’s anything but easy! Funny enough, everything will seem to just fall into place when the time comes! Continue to keep calm my friend, you’re almost at the finish line :)!
Thank you, K! I can’t believe we’re almost there! I think my type A personality really helped me out with all this planning. My mom has also been amazing throughout it all! 🙂
a 10 day menu??? will you please send the leftover this way? 🙂
so exciting!!! good luck with the final prep!
Thank you! And yes, my mouth was watering as we came up with the menu. 🙂
If any guests back out, I’m happy to take their place 😉
Enjoy this exciting time! It was my favorite part of wedding planning. The anticipation is so fun!
I’ll be sure to share pics…you’ll feel like you were with us!! 🙂
Wow, i cant believe its been almost a yr since vishnu proposed, and i’ve bn reading ur blog that long!! I’m sure it’ll all fall into place and you’ll have the perfect wedding u always dreamed of xx
Hi there! Thanks for reading! I can’t wait to share the experience!
Awesome. So happy for you Parita. Congratulations.. this is such a fun time in a girl’s life… enjoy every moment!!!
Thank you! I plan on taking it all in and savoring the moments!
Things are coming up so soon!! I can’t believe how quickly it goes. And 10 days of menus…I remember those days.
Enjoy Parita!! I’m so happy for you.
Thanks, Ameena! This past year has really flown by! The next few days are going to go by even faster…aaahhh!