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86 Days: Conflicts, Hair, and UPS

17 Mar

The venue where Jeremy and I will be married recently informed us that there would be another wedding happening on the premises at the SAME time as ours. Special. 

What do you say to that?

Uh, no this is MY wedding day not theirs?  

Basically what this means is there will be less parking, fewer guest rooms, and smaller windows of opportunity for picture taking.  On top of another wedding the same day, at the same venue, at the same time, the annual biker rally will be in full force. Looks like we’ll be trying to find hotel rooms on the outskirts of town because our venue booked quickly.  Because God is good and gracious there were a few rooms available so that the bridesmaids and I will be able to be there in the morning to get ready.  We’ll be married at 10am so we don’t exactly have all the time in the world to prep.

As I mentioned in a past blog, I’ve yet to decide what to do with my hair.  I thought of all manner of options:

I was non-chalantly talking over all of the ideas with Jeremy when he told me he liked me just as I was and didn’t want me to look like an entirely different person on our wedding day.  Translation: Please don’t do a crazy hair-do.  I had spent all of this time fussing over making myself as elegant as possible which meant, to me, as different as possible.  But HELLO, Jeremy didn’t fall in love with a big bun and froofy flowers, he fell in love with the straight-blonde-haired-average-Jane.  I’m going to embrace that, why wouldn’t I?  He’s going to look just like the man I fell in love with, so I should look just like the woman he fell in love with! 🙂

Now the questions become how do I “spice-up” my everyday look without overdoing it and who on earth will come to do my hair at 6:30am?

Remember that package that ended up in Timbuktu?  Well, it finally came to the right town and twice they’ve tried to drop it off around 1pm… Well I’m at work at 1pm.  UPS doesn’t care. If they try to drop it off the 3rd time unsuccessfully they will ship it BACK. BACK??? NOOO!!! The stinkin’ package has been traveling the country since March 2nd! What do I do???

Because Jeremy is the best fiancé ever, he arranged to pick up the package from a distribution center in town. Though, this is slightly disconcerting; as far as UPS is concerned, Jeremy has NO connection to me.  Yet, somehow he persuaded them he had the authority to pick up the package… This means my neighbor could have come to my door, grabbed the UPS sticker, called customer service, and picked up my package without me ever knowing… Neat.

On the bright side, I just ordered ADORABLE address labels from Etsy that match our invitations PERFECTLY!  One set for invitations with my last name, and one set for Thank-You cards that say Jeremy and Erica McNair.  It looks WONDERFUL! 🙂  The colors match better in real life. 🙂 (Of course these all needed to be slightly edited so the world couldn’t see our parent’s names, venue address, and home address). 

A few words of advice:

1. Book hotel rooms early and make sure there are plenty of available rooms for guests.

2. Don’t over-do your hair and makeup so much that your Husband-to-be hardly recognizes you, he’s marrying you for a reason.

3. Keep tabs on your UPS packages, customer service is far too easily persuaded.

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Day 94- I Love Mail & Correct Addresses

9 Mar

I don’t care if it’s a card or a huge box of wedding items, I love personal mail!  Now that the wedding is getting closer we’ve been ordering lots of items: invitations, fans, bridesmaid gifts, ring bearer pillows, flower girl baskets and more, which has meant LOTS of mail. 🙂

I think one of my favorite things about purchasing online is having the ability to track my orders. 🙂 I suppose I have another similarity to them. While I may not obsessively check my community board conversations, I DO obsessively check my order status’ on UPS, FedEx, or USPS.  I don’t judge, I don’t care who ships it as long as I can track it!

Well I have a package from David’s Bridal that was just 30 minutes from my house yesterday morning and out for delivery, YAY!!!  It claimed that it would be at the house by this evening!!!  Well, when I got to work to check the order status it had shipped to someplace called, Leon Valley, which I have NEVER heard of in my life.  WHY??? I have so anxiously awaited this package, checking its order status twice daily, it was supposed to arrive TODAY!  Now it’s out in the boondocks somewhere FAR FAR FAR away from my home. *sigh* (Please forgive me if this is your hometown, take no offense, I’m just being dramatic)

UPS notified me that: Postal code listed for the receiver is incorrect. UPS is attempting to obtain correct postal code and complete delivery. / The address has been corrected. The delivery has been rescheduled.

Incorrect? Incorrect?  I know my address, thank you.  So I looked at my receipt which conveniently does not have my address listed.  Next stop, the order confirmation email. 

There, in all its glory stands my address wrong zip code and all.

Now I’m embarrassed…

Somehow in the excitement of my order I exchanged a 6 for an 8 in my zip code and now my package is floating around in Leon Valley.

Oops.

Dear UPS person,

Please don’t hate me, I’m just super excited to get married. I suppose the thrill has made me a bit scatterbrained. I would greatly appreciate if you would still send my package to me.  

Sincerely,

AlmostaMcNair

P.S. I love you Jeremy!!! 🙂