10 days and counting

There is so much going on right now. Wow. Ok, so I'm getting married in 10 days. A Halloween wedding. I'm super excited.

With my past event management experience, I've pretty much managed not go all bridezilla on everyone. Mostly.

We've sorted out the venue, the marriage licence, met with the officiant, wrote the ceremony, bought the cake, booked the flowers, made the guests' takeaway gift, picked up dress, suit, booked the honeymoon(sigh. honeymoon. i want to be there. right. now.). What's left?

1. Decoration of the ceremony and reception area. We're going with a harvest kinda theme. The halloween part? Everyone's going to get halloween candy, and a Nightmare before Christmas/Corpse Bride-inspired cake and the whole bridal party will be dressed in black on black except me in ivory and silver.

2. Practice dancing. As I mentioned before, Kirk doesn't really enjoy the whole dancing thing. Hence the practicing. Which is great because we're finally starting to really move together. I have to admit I was a little worried that we'd end up looking like we were in the 6th grade at our first boy/girl dance.

3. Program a soundtrack for the evening. We need to cover the ceremony, reception and our first dance. Here are some of the tracks we're thinking about including:

Ice Cream - Sarah McLachlan
Anniversary Song - Cowboy Junkies
Wedding Song - Bob Dylan
We Are Going To Be Friends - The White Stripes
Mushaboom - Feist

Any other music suggestions?

It's a good thing we've got most of it done early. I am so busy at work right now it's not even funny. Oh, and I fell on the stairs again and smashed my other leg. I was carrying a lot of shit up the stairs and the toe of my boot caught a step and well, let's just say it's a good thing I'm wearing a long dress.


Squid Vicious said...

No wedding would be complete without Tom Green's "The Bum Bum Song"...
For your approval (in no particular order):
7 Seconds - We're Gonna Fight;
Nerf Herder - Doing Laundry;
Fenix TX - All My Fault; (Kurt's anthem);
Bowling for Soup - The Bitch Song;
Close Lobsters - Let's Make Some Plans (So they can go wrong);
Real Life - Send Me an Angel;
Bloodhound Gang - Discovery Channel;
Chixdiggit - I Wanna Hump You;
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart;
Modern English - Melt With You;
Shock Treatment - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow;
Smithereens - Blood and Roses;
Tsunami Bomb - Mushy Love Song;
The Dickies - You Drive Me Ape You Big Gorilla;
Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You;
When in Rome - The Promise;
Tiger Army - In the Orchard.

Any or all of the above would be a great addition to ANY wedding...
Wait, you never told (us) about the (other) bridal shower. Dammit, we NEED this information!

Dave said...

I'm not sure if your dad is still with you.. but if he is, have you chosen your dance music with him?

For me, when my daughter gets married I've had the song picked out for a while.

"I don't want to close my eyes" by Arrowsmith. Love that song, makes me think of her.

Best of luck on the wedding shmoops...

Gigglezngrinz said...

A Halloween wedding and Im not invited. Damn, and I have this whole collection of decorations to put to good use.

poopee shmoopee said...

thanks for the ideas. i LOVE the bloodhound gang. hey they have a new album out. it's pretty rad. As for the other shower, there's not much to tell. it wasn't nearly as humiliating as the first one, so i didn't bother posting about it.

poopee shmoopee said...

yep, my dad is definitely going to be there. in fact he practically bawls every time i even mention walking down the aisle. seriously, he's a big mush ball and will totally make me cry my eyes out.

i'm thinking about john mayer's daughters or nat king cole/natalie cole's unforgettable for the dance with him.

IronicSimplicity said...

Jack Johnson - Do You Remember

Do you remember when we first met?
I sure do, it was some time in early September
You were lazy about it, you made me wait around
I was so crazy about you I didn’t mind

So I was late for class, I locked my bike to yours
It wasn’t hard to find, you painted flowers on it
I guess that I was afraid that if you rolled away
You might not roll back my direction real soon

Well I was crazy about you then and now
The craziest thing of all is over ten years have gone by
And you’re still mine, we’re locked in time
Let’s Rewind

Do you remember when we first moved in together?
The piano took up the living room
You played me boogie-woogie I played you love songs
You’d say we’re playing house now you still say we are

We built our getaway up in a tree we found
We felt so far away but we were still in town
Now I remember watching that old tree burn down
I took a picture that I don’t like to look at

Well all these times they come and go
And alone don’t seem so long
Over ten years have gone by
We can’t rewind, we’re locked in time
But you’re still mine
Do you remember?

poopee shmoopee said...

sorry sister. i did everything in my power to keep our attendance list under 150. we ended up inviting 200 people and will end up with about 145.

you could always put up the decorations, invite a bunch of friends over on saturday the 29th and then at 4:30 you all could act it out and then all gorge yourselves on food and booze and candy. it'll be just like you were there!

poopee shmoopee said...

i've only heard one track by him and it's not that one. i'll check it out. the lyrics are so sweet.

what will you be playing at your wedding???

Inner Fonzie said...

Congrats Poopee! Yay! Weddings! Food! Sex! Rock n' Roll!

I think 'Fly Me to the Moon' - Sinatra is an excellent song and easy for everyone to dance to.

poopee shmoopee said...

inner fonzie.
thanks for the suggestion! my dad loves old blue eyes!

though i'm kinda surprised that you didn't suggest rock around the clock.

Inner Fonzie said...

I was trying to think of something more wedding appropriate... Besides, Squid took my first choice of 'Discovery Channel'.

Inner Fonzie said...

2 more days... boo! :)