The past few days I've been talking a lot with a mother of the bride, who is very anxious about her daughter's upcoming wedding. They are just about a week away and are furiously trying to tie up loose ends. It's all small things, really, but in the few days before your wedding, everything seems of such dire importance.
I've pointed them toward places to get a few of the things they still need to buy, made some suggestions on the timeline, helped track down a vendor or two.
But the most important thing I think I've told them is this: Relax. It's all going to be fine.
Did you know September is the busiest month for weddings on Cape Cod? Understandably so. The craziness of the tourist season has passed, but the weather is still great. There's a lot of September brides out there, so I'll tell you all, too: Relax. It's all going to be fine.
Use Labor Day weekend, so fast approaching, to take time off of work -- the work of planning a wedding. Go on a little pre-honeymoon. Do the thing you've been meaning to do all summer but haven't had the time. Or sit your butt in chair and gaze out at the ocean.
And relax. It's all going to be fine.