the final stretch

It is less than one month till the big day!
(29 days, if we're being exact.)
I've been procrastinating lately, mostly because there's not too much to do,
but also because time is dragging, and I'm hoping doing it all in the last few days will make the time go faster.
Yes, I'm aware my logic fails.

I'm driving up to my parents' again this weekend though 
because I have my final dress fitting (!!!),
and my mother and I are going to attempt to conquer the centerpieces and favors.
We did decide the actual centerpieces, but I'm saving those to share after the fact.

For the favors, we've toyed with a few ideas, 
but we think we're going to stick with our favorites - hot cocoa - and play off the cold winter months.
We also decided we're not going to do a seating chart. 
Instead, we're going to do simple little place settings, 
again, playing off the winter month.
Guys, I really can't express to you how very excited I am.
There are some butterflies,
but they're most definitely the good butterflies.

Ryan is going to be flying into Boston for Christmas, the wedding and our honeymoon in just two weeks.
It's getting real now, and we're getting so so so excited.
I think it's safe to say that we're (mostly) ready!
Now, if anyone has some advice on how to write and read my vows without a full-scale meltdown,
that would be awesome.

Also, I'm really hoping it snows soon.
We've got nadda thus far except a few dustings.
I'm really, really hoping that the big day looks like this:

^^^ my parents' house circa 2011

Wouldn't that just be the most magical thing ever?
Snow dances, please, people!
Let's make it snow in New Hampshire for January 4th!


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    1. Thank you! We're leaning towards using mason jars instead, but we love the idea (mostly because we love hot chocolate haha)

  2. Love the favor. Great idea, I did cake pops that were blue with snowflake sprinkles I had my wedding on Jan 5 this year!!!!

    1. That's such a cute idea! Did you make them?

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    1. Fingers crossed for you, too, Laurie! I'm getting super impatient!

  4. I hope that you get some snow soon & before your big day!

  5. oh gosh, i just love all your ideas. i can't wait to see pics!

  6. oh my cocoa is the cutest wedding favor i've ever heard of! i LOVE that idea. I SO hope your big day is snowy and magical. our first christmas was a major snow day and it was just the most perfect day. something incredibly magical about the snow in my opinion:)

    ps. 29 days! HOLY! so close.

  7. Getting close! Hoping for snow for your big day, guests going home and using their wedding favor to warm up would be PERFECT!

  8. It's almost here!!!!! So so excited for you!!!! Seriously too cute with the favors and name tags! I'll be praying for snow!!

  9. Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see all the pictures. I'm so excited for you!

  10. Hot cocoa is such a cute idea! Feel free to send me any leftovers! ;)

  11. I love the hot chocolate as a favor! Here's to hoping for beautiful snow on your wedding day and safe travels for Ryan. :)

  12. It is so exciting even to read . I can't determine how you would have been feeling . Eeeek ;)
    Noor | Noor's Place

  13. Hot Cocoa is an awesome favor especially if it snows.

  14. Can't wait to see pictures! These little details look so winteresque romantic!