The countdown to our wedding day is going faster by the minute! With wedding To Do’s, blog To Do’s, and just regular life To Do’s, it’s starting to feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. It’s wonderful and crazy-making at the same time. So, if you’re getting married before the end of the year, and feeling a little nuts, I thought I’d share these words of wisdom from an email my friend Meg wrote to me recently:

First. No new projects ’til after the wedding!
Second. You have to let some stuff go and prioritize. Write out your wedding list, cross out what you can, ask for HELP on the rest.
Third. Take a nap.
Seriously. This is a tough time, you’re in the homestretch, you have to aggressively practice self care.

My godmothers are hosting a bridal shower for me this weekend, and both of my sisters have flown in for it, which has just made my week. Not only don’t I get to see them often enough, but my older sister has a bun in the oven that’s due (get this) on our wedding day. I’d say that’s pretty much a guarantee she’ll have more important things to do that day, so I’m really glad she was able to make it for the shower (she also brought my two nephews with her, so I get to hang out with them; plus the littler one likes to brush my hair which is always okay with me).

How are you spending your weekend? How about some fun links first?

Don’t you love seeing the journey of this jewel?

13 days of Halloween.

Love this chicken‘s hairdo.

Disco ball staircase.

Drooling over the packaging on this vintage French chocolate box.

Why aren’t you wearing a dress?

Especially this dress!

These Winnie-the-Pooh stamps are the sweetest thing.

Wish this dress lived in my closet.

Calendar swap!

Is that marshmallow I see?

It’s 85-degrees here, but if it’s fall where you are (I’m jealous), some October things to do.

$9 wedding dress. That’s right, nine dollars.

Have a happy weekend everyone!

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  1. Melissa Blake

    LOVELY links! Have a great wedding weekend!

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  2. Katherine

    Uhgh, WHY did you have to post that feather dress? And now it’s SOLD? I’m heartbroken.

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  3. Kate

    Those stamps are SO cute. I wish we had Royal Post.

    This weekend is my kiddo’s second birthday party! Ten toddlers! Their parents! The weather forecast sucks and we are all going to be inside my very small house! At least my husband is making pumpkin cupcakes from Smitten Kitchen so all will be right with the world. Good luck with the countdown to the wedding. I actually got a big thrill from writing out the last massive to do list and slowly crossing everything off. I think I still have it somewhere.

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  4. Brian

    My friends and I made that music video. I was there! I threw a pie right in a girls face that day. Hollywood, right?

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  5. MeitsMo

    Is your friend with the very sage advice Meg of ‘A Practical Wedding’? I learned about her through you, her blog is fabulous! Have so much fun and enjoy these parties thrown in honor of you and your new step in life- you deserve it! :)

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  6. Jena

    I’m right there with you, sister! 6 weeks til wedding, shower this weekend, sister-in-law due 2 weeks before the wedding. its amazing how all of it sneaks up on you! have a great weekend and enjoy these last days of engagement!

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  7. Kate@MagnoliaRouge

    Great links!! I love it when my nieces brush my hair… I never comment hoping it’ll make them keep going for longer :-) Have a fab weekend!

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  8. Liz (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    Love the link to the vintage packaging. Would be great to simulate that for wedding favors. Best wishes on your own wedding!

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  9. Corinne

    I know EXACTLY how you are feeling! Getting married next month (had my hens night last night) and it’s our busiest time at work. Looking forward to the big day and resting on the honeymoon :)

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  10. Anna

    that dress IS amazing!

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  11. Sarah Poppy

    Less thank three weeks til th big day for us! Hope the shower was fantastic. Enjoy these weeks, we’ll miss then when try are over!

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  12. MeitsMo

    The beautiful bride wearing that stunning 9$ wedding dress is selling it on Etsy- I just happened to find it today as I was trolling Etsy for wedding dresses.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55674853/gorgeous-ballroom-vintage-wedding-dress?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=wedding+dress&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=8&order=price_desc&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title

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