It is Monday night, and on Thursday afternoon, Groom and I take off for the Eternal City. How am I feeling? I'm feeling...I'm feeling great. I'm ready. All of the logistics are taken care of. All I have to do now is run a few errands, hit a last minute yoga class, and pack. I can concentrate on how excited I am to be marrying Groom. If I were to do all of this again...I'm not sure I would do anything differently. I'm not going into debt, I'm getting married in a place I love surrounded by people I love. I'm marrying Groom. We're going on a kickass honeymoon. What more could I want.
I think the only almost-a-bride advice I would give is to do what you want. At the end of the day, it's really only the people getting married who need to be happy about the day. Whether you import orchids from Thailand or head down to the courthouse at lunch, make it your day. Also, find some part of the wedding that is just for you and your partner. Groom and I did, and I'll add that into my full recap, once I get back from Barcelona and Chicago. My last piece of advice is to ignore everyone's advice. You do not have to do anything you don't want to, whether that be bridesmaid dresses (I vote no - do you love your friends? Are they earning badges for showing up? No? Then no), wearing white, marrying someone of the opposite sex, or even having a wedding. Ignore my advice. Do what you want. Then enjoy the all of the time you put in to whatever you come up with!
I'll see you all when I get back!