The negatives: (to get them out of the way) My sister-in-law is apparently radiating hostility towards everyone, and particularly me. We went to Pike Place Market to get the flowers for the wedding (tomorrowomgSQUEE!). She, my mother, my brother, and my niece (insanely cute kidlet, btw) wanted to get something to eat. The bridesmaids and I (minus one, who was heading in later that evening) wanted to get the flowers taken care of quickly. So we told them to go and grab something to eat and that we'd get started with the flowers, and meet up with them. Half an hour later, I get a call from my mother saying that they're at a sit-down restaurant, and that they were just going to head back to the hotel after they finished eating. Basically, she told me that my SIL was feeling left out, like we were purposefully excluding her, and my mother didn't sound to pleased about it, either. Cut to a few hours later, when I talk to my mother and find out that my SIL is basically upset that she couldn't be a bridesmaid/maid of honor/someone doing something in the wedding, and that, since she's "family", she should have more say in what's going on. I don't have a very good relationship with this woman - this is the third time I've ever seen her, for one thing. So, no, I was not going to ask her to be a bridesmaid. Her idea of "Family" is an extremely screwy one, but that's a whole other post. Suffice to say, at least my mom's not angry at me - she was just frustrated that she had to deal with the SIL while she was being so bitchy.
Also, the car holding me and three bridesmaids was hit as we were on the way to the rehearsal. Yeah, that was fun. All is well, though, and we survived.
The positives: My bridesmaids get along smashingly. Seriously, amazingly well. They threw me a lovely bridal shower on Thursday, and it was beautiful all around. This was one of my big worries, seeing as all of them are friends from different stages of my life, and thus didn't know each other. I was so glad.
Rehearsal went well, rehearsal dinner was marvelous (BBQ....mmm, brisket), and everyone liked their gifts.
I managed to get my wedding flowers for under $70. Granted, it's just for bouquets and posies for the mothers, but still. I get to have daffydills in my wedding bouquet - it's one of those things that I always wanted to happen, but I never set my heart on it. Bread-and-butter daffodils, iris, and white iris. One of my bridesmaids is putting them together and they're going to be marvelous, I can tell.
And now, to sleep. Because I'm getting married in the morning. Ding, dong, the bells are gonna chiiiiiiiime...
xposted to antibride