Tuesday, June 30, 2009

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

It was sugar bliss. The epitome of sweetness. Dessert heaven.

A bountiful cookie buffet, giving a nod to my Italian heritage -- and supplementing the traditional wedding cake Mr. Bruschetta and I had recently embraced. I imagined servers busing ice cold milk, our guests indulging in light, layered cake and dense, freshly-baked cookies.

And then reality set in.

We've recently passed the two-month mark, and with a sizable to-do list still to finish -- and a quickly dwindling budget -- the mister and I have acknowledged the need to prioritize. Incomplete (but necessary!) crafting projects like our ceremony programs and wedding favors get to stay. But a fleet of cookies -- each batch requiring a cake plate or glass vessel on/in which to be displayed -- when we'll already have enough cake to serve each guest and then some? Not so much.

Am I a little bummed? You bet. I would have loved to bake up a storm to add to the several dozen cookies we ordered -- and will be canceling -- from the bakery handling our wedding cake.

But am I also breathing a little easier? Uh-huh. Crossing this project off our list was tough, but I know it's for the best. Trust me, no one will be going hungry at the Bruschetta wedding. And virtually no one -- except for me and the mister (and, um, the entire Weddingbee community) -- will know that anything's missing during the dessert portion of our reception. In the grand scheme, it doesn't matter that we won't be serving cookies at our reception; really, it's a moo point.

Will you (or did you) eliminate projects in the months leading up to your wedding to reduce stress?

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