Remember that wedding meeting I mentioned I had yesterday? Oh boy- 3 hours of fun and decision making, aren't you jealous?
Thank goodness I fueled up on my new favorite- oatmeal, pumpkin, egg whites, raspberries (new touch as of yesterday, yum) and apple.
I didn't get to eat lunch until almost 3 in the afternoon which is unheard of for me! I guess Amber was right, these oats can keep you full for a long time if they have to!
When we first got to the meeting we took a brief tour of our reception site just to remember where everything was and have a base for talking about it. We also saw the two back up possibilities in case of rain. Obviously I hope it doesn't rain, but it's nice to know there are two options that would both be nice, just in case. Here is Eric with the bar for cocktail hour...
So post-tour it was time for the 3 hour meeting, yay.
Fortunately the coordinator at my ceremony/reception place is amazing. She is so organized and I think she has been coordinating weddings for 10 years at the same place so she has a ton of experience. All this is very useful because we have no experience planning weddings at all. Her experience and willingness to share her opinions helped us get through things a lot quicker. I mean, yes the meeting was 3 hours but maybe it could've been 5?
We did accomplish a lot though, we picked all our food, decided on a timeline for everything, and just made a bunch of little decisions like whether or not to take a whole group photo (decided not to- takes too much time and organization), who comes down the aisle/when, etc etc. We all know how much I love details! (insert sarcasm here). I still have a lot to work out of course...
*What songs am I doing for my ceremony? No idea where to begin with this...
*Am I going to do fan programs or regular programs?
*Do I want to get beachy and attach a sand dollar or star fish to my place cards?
*Do I want my table names to stand up high on the table or be in a 4 by 6 picture frame that sits on the table?
*What color flowers do I want in my bridesmaids bouquets? (my flowers are going to be pink, but my bridesmaids dresses are pink).
*Who is getting their hair done? What time does this have to start? What am I doing with my hair? How am I going to convince my make up person not to make me look like a different person since I almost never wear make up usually and I looked like a different person at Katie's wedding?
There is more...but let's not overwhelm myself too much...
The good news is, every time I go back to the place I love it more and more. It's nice to be 100 % sure that I picked the right place...
Last night we went out to dinner at an amazing Japanese restaurant. Eric and I sometimes have a love/hate relationship with this place because they are sort of annoying and not always that friendly to us. We have a lot of Japanese restaurants that we frequent at home, and another at the Cape and they are always SO friendly that it almost seems pointless to go to this one. But, in reality it's only the hostesses that are so annoying, the wait staff is always very friendly and for some unknown reason, they seem to be much nicer when we are with my parents. I swear Eric and I are great tippers! (not that the hostess sees that money anyways). Anyway, the food is delicious so we keep coming back.
I started with another glass of wine. It's a little out of character for me to order wine multiple nights in a row, but after 3 hour wedding meetings, keeping it at only 1 glass of wine was an accomplishment.
I ordered chicken teriyaki for dinner. I get the teriyaki sauce on the side so I can dip and pour some on my rice. The chicken is so good but they cut it in such huge pieces it is a real challenge to eat with chop sticks.
I love the one lone piece of chicken, it looks like it is trying to get away.
I have the second half of this chicken in my fridge right now so I'll be having a delicious chicken sandwich for lunch today.
In other news, it's officially the last week of the Elliptical Challenge! How is everyone doing? It's funny because I have started every week thinking I am going to have a hard time getting in 120 minutes and then I almost always end up with extra minutes. I really have enjoyed doing the elliptical a lot this month, but I am going to enjoy switching it up a bit next month. I think I will still go on the elliptical a lot though :)
I am looking forward to busting out 45 minutes on the Elliptical today, but yet again- the dumb Y at the Cape does not open until 12. Oh well, next Sunday I will be home and I can go back to my regular routine.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend and not focusing on any details at all :)