TGIF! I’m sad to say I am still putting away my Christmas decorations. Where are those darn elves when you need them? I really have more important things to do than pack it all away. Like find chandeliers for my son’s wedding and researching the best wedding planner books and apps! Speaking of which….
In very advance preparation for my son’s wedding I’ve downloaded a free wedding countdown app on my iPhone. The app was free. I am a bit disappointed that the screen shot looks like a school crossing sign with a yellow triangular background and a boy and girl crossing a street. Could the girl at least have a veil? At any rate, it counts down the months, days, minutes, etc. Still cool. There are more elaborate countdown apps that cost money where you can customize the music, pictures etc. For me, this time I just want the facts. For free. (The picture below sort of reminds me of my son and his fiance’s story.)
Yesterday I ordered a Mother’s guide to planning a wedding. (In my case I am the Mother of the Groom.) The book is called, “Emily Post’s Wedding Planner for Moms”. This book is by Peggy Post, the great grand-daughter in law of the famous Emily Post-guru of good manners and etiquette. I am a tiny bit skeptical of someone with several degrees of separation from Emily but still probably a good book. And the reviews were good. As a Southerner, (and a Mother) I want to make sure everything is perfect. I am very open to suggestions as this is our first wedding in quite sometime. (almost 33 years since mine!)
I also bought a new calendar yesterday. Organization is not my strong suit so I need all the help I can get. I couldn’t decide between two so I bought them both. One calendar had bright red letting which makes it easy to see but the other one had inspirational quotes on each page which I liked too. I’ll choose one and give the other away. If anyone has suggestions on really great planning books and/or calendars, please let me know! Between calendars and planning books I hope we cover all of the bases. The Peggy Post book says it covers planning lists especially for Moms. It also has an address book and tips on hiring professionals. Although I am not that computer savvy I do think I can do some sort of computer generated list with names and addresses.
More importantly the book covers when a Mother’s advice is most helpful and maybe NOT helpful. (I added the last part myself.) The book should arrive tomorrow via Amazon Prime. At any rate, we all are SO excited about the wedding and want it to be beautiful and perfect. But really at the end of the day all that matters is that these two perfectly matched people will exchange vows and we will all be better for it. All of the other stuff is icing on the cake. Below is a fairy tale picture from Martha Stewart’s Real Wedding Magazine. (Can you imagine what HER daughter’s wedding was like?)
UPDATE: I just touched the screen of my phone on the school crossing sign and it turned into a floral bouquet. MUCH better! I’m not going to touch it anymore since I like the floral countdown better. I still wish it sang a song. Have a great day! Thank you as always for stopping by! Please comment with suggestions on wedding planners and ideas. I would LOVE to hear from you! xoxo Dell