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Day 24

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Temperature: High 61° / Low 46°


What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?

I’ve had better days for sure! I’m feeling behind with planning and I think I can feel a cold coming...I got the blues today and am so ready for it to be over. At least, I’m a little bit closer to choosing a father/daughter dance song... Is it tomorrow yet?


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

I feel like crap. I’ve been on a gradual downfall all day and really just want this cold or whatever it is to have its way with me and be gone...My pain is at a 3, exhaustion is at a 7, and I’m pooped! Seriously...is it tomorrow yet?

Workout Time & Duration?

Even though I felt like hot shit all day...and not the good kind of hot shit (if there is one)...I got in a 1-hour afternoon workout and I’m glad because I don’t know if I’ll be able to workout tomorrow. I struggled, and don’t want to infect the whole damn gym, so I may wanna stay my sick ass outta there for a while.


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

💖 So, this afternoon we had to take a trip to the dermatologist because the facial that I got Che while we were in Atlanta on Day 36, actually did some damage and he has some bruising on his face. I’m feeling crappy about it, but Dr. James says he should be fine by the time the wedding comes around. Fingers crossed...and toes! Don’t let me have messed up my man’s face - say it ain’t so!


💖 And since our planner, Joyce is unavailable to chat, we sent her an email to ask a few questions about our timeline for the week of the wedding. We asked and she answered:

1. When do we meet you?

24th of May at 11 am

2. When will we meet the photographers?

We have a pre-wedding photo shoot on May 24 @ 5 pm

3. What can we have the food tasting & rehearsal at Blue Venado?

If possible, we'd like to do them separately. Omi's Dad arrives in Mexico on Wednesday late afternoon/evening so can we do the menu tasting on Wednesday, rehearsal earlier in the day on Thursday?

They will need to be on the same day - Friday, the 26th in the morning.

4. Do we get to meet the florist?
Omi would like to see an example of the centerpieces if possible.

Not necessary, the flowers are the same pictures as discussed in the quote with the florist.


💖 Joyce also sent us a list of the final payments that need to be made. Most of them requested to be paid in cash on the day of the wedding, but we don’t want to carry THAT MUCH cash on us, so we asked for the ones that will allow us to pay beforehand...Who doesn’t want to be paid before? No one. We need to pay the final balances to the following:

Transportation/Shuttles, Photographers, DJ, Florist, the lighting and papel picado lady, and of course, our planner, Joyce.

We’ll get those done this weekend, or maybe it can wait until next week. I’ll check with Che.


💖 And I think I picked my hanger on Etsy! I can get our date, any name I want on 2 lines AND she uses rhinestones too! PLUS the price is right - $10.50! I'll think it over tonight.

Super fast reply and great reviews...lookin good! I'm gettin' it together!

Super fast reply and great reviews...lookin good! I'm gettin' it together!


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

Technically, I guess so... Our flight itinerary had to be changed. Since we changed our flights for the honeymoon, I had to put together our new flight itinerary and send it to our travel agent, Sarah and the private transportation company for our airport transfers. We’re all set!

Loving Black Love Moment?

Che is obviously disappointed and upset about his face and I feel like crap about it and I appreciate him not making me feel any worse. I think something like this is actually bringing us closer in a way because he’s being patient with me and I’m trying my best to make up for my mistake. It could be good practice when you think about it.

What am I happy for?

I’ve been going back and forth with my dad about our father/daughter dance song and we’re down to 2 songs...technically 4, but I’m only really feeling 2:

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
and You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder

I’ll let Daddy-O choose between these two.


What could I have done better?

Well I burned dinner, so that could’ve been better.

What am I doing tomorrow?

Somehow I’m supposed to have my last laser hair removal appointment tomorrow. It can’t make me feel any worse than I do right now, so whatever...


24 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride