Wedding adrenaline is slightly annoying. Mostly at 5:30 am when you can't fall back asleep. So today, I walked around the dog park in front of our building from 6 am to 7 am. Now 45 minutes later and everyone is still asleep, which is good because it gives me time to clear my head and make a to do list for the day. Also, the bridal team will start arriving this morning and we will be running around picking them up and getting all of our wedding business up to the hotel.
Last night, we had our rehearsal with our priest at Our Lady of Lourdes, which went pretty well, but I was definitely nervous that I would forget something Fr. Avella told us that we would need to relay to the bridal party. Thankfully, our friends, Andrew, Marisa, and Mia, came by to help us and to go through the process, too. It also gave Mia the opportunity to practice walk/running down the aisle. She did a very good job!
I'm still a little nervous about relaying all of the wedding to-do's during our rehearsal in the park today because its going to be such a big crowd (35 people). I don't know if I can keep the attention of 35 people, but I sure as hell am going to try. I typed up everything that Fr. Avella relayed to us last night and said it out loud to Sam and my parents to make sure I didn't miss anything. In an ideal world, we can just do a quick run-through in the park with minimal questions and then take some nice group shots with our photographer before heading to dinner. Dinner will go til around 8 or 9 pm. I hope to have the most delicious crab cake ever. :-) We plan on going out for drinks after the rehearsal dinner, but I may call it an early night. The 4-5 hours of sleep a night for the past week have made me a tired bride and I was informed I need to sparkle tomorrow. ;-)