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My “BEFORE” Thoughts

I decided to sit down and write a little bit about my expectations before we leave for our 2nd wedding planning trip to Minnesota.  While it’s crucial to get a lot done in a short amount of time, I don’t want to lose my mind doing it.  I figure if I have some concrete goals to accomplish, and a “wish list” of things that I’d like to accomplish, I won’t be as sad if things don’t go MY WAY.  Plus, compiling lists make me giddy with excitement, similarly to how I feel about ice cream and cleaning the bathroom.  (Yes I’m a freak, but a clean bathroom gets me HIGH.)

Me eating ice cream in Scotland near the Edinburgh Castle. Hard to see the giddy but it’s there.

Also, the photo is crooked on purpose.  It’s Mr. Scottish’s favorite way to take photos.  Umm, yea, cool.  (not)  And unfortunately I have no photos of me giddy while cleaning.  These photos will have to do!


Unpleasant I know.

Back to the task at hand!

Goals for Minnesota Trip #2:

  • choose our photographer
  • choose our videographer
  • complete cake testing
  • solidify signature drink
  • take our Pastor out to dinner and discuss the ceremony
  • select and buy a wedding dress (more on that to follow in another post)
  • hire a bagpiper
  • eat at one or two of the restaurants we are considering for our OOTG rehearsal dinner

“Wish List” for Minnesota Trip #2:

  • hire a Ceilidh band
  • choose a gown for my bridesmaids
  • brainstorm venue options with Sister/MOH Big Eyes for her wedding
  • get The Glue fitted for his kilt rental
  • clean and consolidate the one closet of my stuff still left at my parent’s house
  • work on centerpieces
  • plan my next wedding planning trip to MN
  • visit with friends and family
  • hit up Sam’s Club
  • order our STD’s (photos pending)

PHEW, THAT’s A LOT!!!  🙂  Are you curious to see how we do?  What type of lists do you make in regards to wedding planning?  And also, what makes you “giddy with excitement?”  (Doesn’t have to be wedding related!)

(all photos personal)