Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sickness, Wedding Planning and Rehearsal Dress!

Hi everyone! It's been a while. I was sick for most of the weekend and finally sucked it up and went to the doctor yesterday. He put me on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection and told me that I can't work out. Dang it! I suppose it is better now than during the wedding or honeymoon!

On Sunday I did a bit of research and decided that since my symptoms were mainly above the neck, I could go workout at the gym. I hopped on the treadmill and was feeling really good the first mile. All of a sudden it hit me and I could barely keep up a jog. I got off after 2.5 miles and tried some strength training but then decided it was probably better to rest. I guess it is a good thing that I tried to work out, as it gave me the impetus to get to the doctor. Do you guys have a hard and fast rule for when/when not to work out when you are feeling off?

On Saturday I had my final dress fitting! We are getting married in 11 days; craziness! I found some fun stuff for the out of town bags, including Saratoga Salsa Co. Bloody Mare Mix (saratoga is horse country!) and Saratoga hot fudge. I am also going to include water, vitamin water, tylenol, saratoga potato chips, sugar cookies, candy and maps of downtown. Here are some of the other last minute deets I am working on:
  • dance lessons with my father. My stepmom really wanted him to get them and it is actually kind of fun, haha.
  • seating chart. We have approximately 181 adults and 9 children attending.
  • Place cards. Sooo excited for this (YUCK).
  • Table card numbers. I've assembled pictures of Bailey to use and my co-worker is going to put numbers on them for me.
  • Schedule last minute spa appointments.
  • Order food (sub platter/bagels) for the suite for the bridal party while they are getting ready.
  • Day of schedule? Not really sure if I want to be this anal but I need to coordinate 12 women getting their hair done. Yikes.
  • Programs for the ceremony. To do this, we still need to pick out three readings. Nothing like procrastination at its finest :)
  • Pack for honeymoon!! :)
  • Book excursions for honeymoon. I booked the luau, but we are also diving two of the days, going on a hike and taking a sunset catamaran cruise. Yay Hawaii!

I did get a big check off of the list this weekend: my rehearsal dinner dress! I have been on the lookout for quite some time now, to no avail. Anna mentioned that Ann Taylor Loft had some great spring clothes in so I headed over to check them out. Success! I purchased this dress:

to wear with a gorgeous necklace. I am going to rock my neutral shoes that I wore to the shower with it. Yay! What do you guys think?

I'll be back later this week with a guest post from my guy (on his definition of fitness) and whatever else I can fit in during this crazy time. I hope that everyone is doing well, and know that if I'm not commenting, I'm still reading your fantastic blogs! Happy Tuesday! :)


  1. 11 days!!! :) YAYAYAY! I am super excited for you. I didn't know you were going to hawaii for the HM but that sounds so fun and relaxing.

    Loving the new dress and it will look perfect with the shoes. I hope that you feel better soon.

  2. Where in Hawaii are you going? I don't think I knew you were going there for your honeymoon. We are going to Maui!

    What date is your wedding? I know it's super soon, but I'm not sure if the actual date.

  3. I'm sorry you're not feeling well :(
    I've never really "sick" but sometimes when I feel off a workout can actually help. But if you're struggling, rest is definitely warranted :)


  4. Awww...you must be getting SO excited!!!

    Glad you found something at Loft-- I saw that dress there! It's SUPER cute!

  5. I hope your feeling better! 11 days?! WOW. Very exciting. Enjoy them and make the most of it : )

    I know your probably crazy busy but Fitness Magazine just send me this great wedding work out. Might be a nice little thing for yourself to squeeze into your schedule!




  6. I love, love, love your dress! I think pockets on a dress up the cool factor by at least 100. Don't you think?

    Rest up, feel better, and get excited for all the fun! I've got a day-of template and a program template- let me know if you need anything and I'm glad to email you!

    Good luck and enjoy your time!

  7. Oh Katie, that dress is so cute!! I love it:) You are going to have so much fun in Hawaii..take lots of pictures and share in your blog:)

    I hope that you start to feel better soon..take care of yourself!

  8. it is so beautiful Katie! I can't wait to see pictures :-) I'm super excited for you about Hawaii. Let me know if there are any must dos in Hawaii when you get back.

  9. SCORE with that dress! Very cute. I can't imagine your anticipation for the wedding!

  10. That dress is gorgeous! How crazy is it that your wedding is in 11 days! You must be so excited!

    About the gym thing. I just go by how my body feels. I hope your get better soon!! Take care of yourself!

  11. I'm pretty sure I had the same thing from late Jan. to mid-March. I had to take antiobiotics as ell. I took a decent amount of time off, but I also let mine get out of control before seeing a doc and taking the meds. I hope you feel better soon! Get rid of it now and then you will feel fabulous on your wedding day!!

  12. very cute dress, hope you're feeling better soon! take a day or two of rest, you probably need it with all that's going on.

    and thank you for your comment on my post about my friends.

  13. It's almost time!!! How very exciting. The dress great. Rest up so you can dance the night away.

  14. can't wait to see you in the dress. it looks awesome!

  15. I love LOVE that dress! I might have to go check out Ann Taylor loft now haha.

    I'm sorry your sick but definitely better now than in 11 days! I usually follow the same rule as you about above the neck for working out but if I feel really bad I just stop (or don't go in the first place). I never really know what to do.

    I would definitely do a day of schedule. It doesn't have to be stuck to in an anal way, but I think it's helpful for everyone else. I've been in 2 weddings, one with a day of schedule and one without, I just thought the one with was a lot more organized and we felt less like we had to keep asking the bride questions :)

  16. Hope you're doing well! It's almost time, huh?! Good luck with everything!

  17. I imagine that you are crazy busy right now - the wedding being so soon! Have a great day, enjoy every moment and be sure to dance the night away!!