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Posted: Friday, Aug. 02, 2013

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Ashleigh has been living in Charlotte since 2008 with her oversized yellow lab. She is a communications professional, grad student, runner, and lover of all things wedding! After attending 13 weddings in three years, it's now Ashleigh's turn to be at the altar. Join her as she blogs about her adventures in step-by-step wedding planning and tips for other brides-to-be!

It’s August. And in sixteen days, I’ll be a Mrs. While we have stayed on top of things to this point, we are now scrambling to make sure ALL of the details are covered.

We are a pretty laid back couple when it comes to most things, including our wedding. Our officiant actually asked us last weekend where our “simplicity” came with our wedding planning. I wouldn’t necessarily call it simple, but there is a level of traditional that we have left out of the day. We care more about being with our friends and family and enjoying the day than making sure everyone is in an assigned seat and ushered by the right person.

Today, I spent the day making sure contracts had been signed and delivered. Final payments were made either by check or credit card (vendors should all be able to take credit cards at this point!). Slowly, I crossed things off of our list and updated what is still left to do. Only a few vendors require payment on the day of, and our coordinator plans to deliver these payments. Being organized throughout planning definitely helps with this process.

All but four RSVPs have been received, with the exception of one person who told me that his wife “might come” but never confirmed either way. Clearly, I put them both on the “not attending” tab of my spreadsheet. Table assignments are made at this point and eventually I’ll get around to putting them on one of our many chalkboards. Thanks to a friend who got married this time last year, we have some extra chalkboards and burlap to use at our wedding without buying things that we won’t use post-wedding.

I am hoping the final two weeks will be relatively stress-free and we can really take some time to enjoy the rest of our engagement. I really want to soak up this time and remember it being enjoyable versus stressful. I see lots of evening runs in our future and maybe a few glasses of wine. It’s our wedding month!

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