The Final Countdown…

Posted on: January 21, 2014


{image via Carl Zoch Photography}

Well…I had the best of intentions to kick off 2014 with Tyler’s annual recap post, but the reality is that work, wedding, life and preparing to be gone for a month have us pretty consumed.

There is light at the end of this madness, though – our wedding! In only a few weeks, we will be exchanging vows and celebrating with our families and friends. I could not be more excited to marry Tyler – in the midst of wedding band shopping, seating chart planning and number crunching, I find myself having these moments of “who cares? I just want to be married!!”

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to try my best to let some of the details go (gasp!) and savor these last days of our engagement.

If you have any “final countdown” advice…I’m all ears!


  • grammie

    You are giving yourself the best advice – “Let go and enjoy the ride”! Don’t sweat the details!

  • tasha


  • Holly

    Advice… Just enjoy it all! It will all go by so fast & on the day of you won’t care about all those pesky details. Just soak it all in & have the best time! CONGRATS!!

  • Samantha

    Go on some final dates again. Maybe relive your first one or your favourite one.

    How exciting for you both!! xx

  • Sarah Antweiler

    Yes, don’t worry about the details. 12 years later and I can’t tell you much about our wedding. I actually enjoyed our Rehearsal dinner a little more because there wasn’t that “pressure for perfection” you feel on the Wedding day. As soon as the minister says “I now pronounce you husband and wife” you won’t care about anything else. I know your wedding will be gorgeous! I can’t wait to see pictures!!

    • Amber

      Haha that’s hilarious that you don’t remember many details about your wedding – exactly why it’s so silly to stress about them, right?! Thanks for your sweet note! :)

  • Jay

    It’s so easy to feel stressed in the final weeks as the to-do list seems to lengthen exponentially! I think it’s great to make a conscious decision to ‘let go’ – you want to enjoy this special time and not look back and think of all the stress!

  • Victoria

    Make sure to take breather moments where you just lean back, take it in, and take a mental snapshot, especially the day of the wedding. It all goes by so quickly, too quickly. Also, no matter how nervous you may be make sure to eat before everything starts to make sure you feel well. At many weddings the groom and bride have so many people wanting to talk to them that they don’t get to eat. You might want to ask your caterer to prep plates for you to have after the festivities.
    Enjoy every moment even the stressful ones and best wishes on a joyous union!

  • Trisha

    Because your wedding day will go by so fast, take some time to savor the moment during the day itself. A very smart friend told me to take 10-15 minutes after the ceremony itself to have some time together with your new husband, just the two of you. It’s a great chance to reflect and to enjoy each other’s company, and I’d also recommend having the caterer bring a plate of food for you during this time as well – too many people have told me that you don’t get to eat at your own wedding! Enjoy your special day, Amber!

    • Amber

      Such great advice! I will definitely make a point to sneak away with Tyler for a few minutes to take it all in. Thanks for your kind words, Trisha!! x

  • Natalie

    I cannot wait to hear all about your wedding. Take it all in, whatever happens was meant to happen and all plays a part in your perfect day. So excited for you, lady! Girl’s night when you come back. xo

    • Amber

      Absolutely! Sorry we weren’t able to fit in lunch before I head out.. I wish my list of things to do wasn’t all the way down to the floor! Thanks for thinking of me and let’s definitely catch up when I’m back – looking forward to it! xx

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