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Letter from M.O.B. morph at the last minute anyway, with some guests suddenly able/not able to attend. Ruling with head and heart

A year is plenty of time to plan a wedding. Twelve months can also make you casual. So many things happen and are decided in the four weeks just prior to the wedding date.

• Be ready to be flexible, primarily due to weather. So much depends on rain or shine, wet or dry, warm or cold. • Keep a grip on the budget. Your tendency as the clock runs down is to say “yes” to things that were overlooked or are extraneous, though lovely. Rule with the head, heart and checkbook. So, dear MOB, you are confidante,

dragon slayer, peace piper, hostess, hotelier, and control central in charge of Joy. You are fortunate, truly. The “zilla” moments are forgiven and forgotten. The romance of the wedding ritual (however it transpires) is the most wonderful, embracing, enchanting, and alluring of all celebratory events, ever. And you’ll cry again, with joy, when your daughter, before leaving for her honeymoon, whispers, “This wedding has been beyond my dreams, my expectations. It is perfect.” Hanky, please, the lacy one. ♥

LITTLE THINGS THAT MIGHT BE BIG... E-payments: (via your bank), always call to be sure they’re aware you’re doing that. Some transactions take a few days. You may be better off to pay in cash/with check. Post-wedding wrap: Have someone stay after the reception to be sure all things you want to keep are packed up and stored or immediately taken home. Make some arrangement in that regard. DIY: Do-it-yourself aspects throughout the wedding are gorgeous and reflect the B&G. Know when to amplify or leave décor and details alone; know when to call in the big guns to assist. Exclusive Events, Inc. works magic with lighting. Weinhardt Rentals has a huge array of linens beyond the usual solids, whites and creams. The florist we used, along with many others, is located within the St Louis floral Market at Lasalle and invites brides and bridal parties to come in and design/create their own bouquets. Décor details rock the reception: Include a breath taker, great or small. Maybe it’s a piece of wheat, reflecting the bridal bouquets, laid across each dish. Maybe it’s a “local favor” like the mini soaps from Herbaria wrapped and ribboned at each setting. Maybe it’s the arrangement of the tables themselves.

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