My sister gets married tomorrow. I mean, what?! It’s not often that you get to say something like that in life, especially when you only have one sister.
Yesterday, Mom and I spent the day helping her with all the finishing touches. Today, we’ll set up and decorate for the reception, rehearse, and sit down to enjoy a rehearsal dinner before the chaos begins tomorrow.
Katie and I are very different people, but, like all siblings, we have this major common denominator of a shared upbringing that connects us. As I wrote my Maid of Honor toast, I did a lot of reflecting on our childhood, and damn, we were lucky. Our parents were (and still are) loving, supportive, and allowed us to truly be ourselves, unconditionally. I want to say all kinds of things about how much I love my sister and Eric here, but I’ll leave all that for the toast.
This weekend, I want to make a point of soaking in every second. I learned from my sister’s bridal shower, and several of my best friends’ weddings, that those hours fly by fast. Real fast.
I want to remember to take lots of pictures, but be present.
I want to put my patience hat on when things aren’t going just right. Let it go; if something’s not perfect, it will not overshadow the day. It’s likely no one else will even notice.
I want to support my sister however I can and make sure she has the happiest, most memorable day possible.
Any advice as we dive headfirst into Katie’s wedding weekend? I hope you all have a fantastic weekend too!
A totally unrelated P.S. – Grace Bonney’s In the Company of Women came out this week; I cannot WAIT for my copy to arrive. Who run the world?