Wedding

Countdown Mode

Whenever a big life event is coming up I go into countdown mode. I start counting how many days are left until the event. I get impatient, stressed, excited and exhausted. My brain is currently in countdown mode for my wedding.

The first three months of 2017 are going to be jam packed with last minute planning, my bridal shower, and bachelorette party.

So many people want to give me advice about wedding planning but the most helpful advice so far is to not stress out. Which is funny if you know me because I’m a natural stressor.

So far I’ve had three weird dreams about being locked outside of my own wedding and two mini panic attacks over having to fly for our honeymoon. Flying scares me.

I’ve been like this for years but I don’t want it to ruin something so special. It’s just a big party celebrating our love. No need for stress.

I’m most likely going to continue being in countdown mode but instead of being stressed I’m going to choose to be excited.

Oh, and in case you were wondering it’s in 68 days. You weren’t wondering? Oh well. Now you know.

 

Glitter Wine Bottles

I’m a huge fan of glitter and wine so when the time came to start brainstorming wedding table decorations I combined my favorites. I’ve dreamed of my wedding day since I was a little girl but even when I was younger I didn’t want to blow a bunch of money on one special day (I was oddly economical as a child)

On the weekends I would occasionally hang out with friends and chat over a bottle of wine. After the last drop was poured into my glass I began collecting the empty bottles. Glass vases aren’t cheap so I decided to use the glass bottles as décor but I wasn’t sure what to do with them. After I had about 20 bottles I decided to spray paint them and add glitter. With the help of my mom we created a golden wedding table treasure.

WHAT YOU NEED:
-A wine bottle (any size will do. I used different sizes)
-Glitter, any color of your choosing
– Mod Podge
-Sponge paint brush
– Spray paint, any color of your choosing
-Newspaper (to make clean up easier)

The first step of course is to empty the bottle. Cheers! If you don’t like wine you can always enlist the help of friends who do and ask them to collect bottles for you.

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Place the wine bottles in hot, soapy water to make the label removal process easier on you. Once the bottle is clean and dry take them outside and spray paint them. *Tip* Don’t spray too closely to the bottle or the paint will run down the bottle and dry that way.*

Once the paint is dry, dip your brush into the Mod Podge and paint on a thin layer. I only painted mine half way up. Over the newspaper sprinkle your glitter over the glue until it is coated to your liking. Then set aside to dry.

20160905_182958.jpgI’m thinking about adding some purple to mine later on. I think these will look pretty neat at our wedding reception.

-Kayla