You know what? Fuck it.
I will have whatever body I have when I get married.
My only concern is health. I don't want to feel physically uncomfortable due to my bloated intestines. I don't want want to struggle with the fit of my clothes or swimsuit. I will focus on eating well for the sake of my poor gut because I want it to treat me well for a long time, not just for one day. I will still encourage Hulky to eat healthy and we will cut back on eating food that we don't prepare, but it's starting to seem silly to me to adopt a 30-day meal plan if I don't mean it for the rest of my life. I'll eat how I eat, which is overall really well.
That said, Hulky and I are going to have to figure out how to make a lot of cookies in the week leading to the engagement party. Maybe I will take the day off before and cook a bunch on my own. My aunt and her hubby will be in town that night so I think we want to go out to dinner with them, which means not much time for baking. I saw a thing on Pinterest or some wedding site that cd sleeves (the paper kind with the cellophane windows) work really well for cookie favors, we'd just need some fun stickers to hold them closed. Otherwise, we can just bake a ton and have them on display with the other dessert things and make a little sign about them being favors =P
I have no idea how many cookies we'll need. I don't think we're expecting more than 40 guests.
I also want to make a batch of dairy & gluten-free cookies and a small batch of vegan (probably also gluten-free) cookies. I'll have to make a test batch, which means my sister and I should hang out so she can try some . I'll use palm shortening for the fat (the consistency is like soft, smooth butter, but it weighs less and doesn't really taste like anything) and probably try some flax seeds (or ground flax, gotta Google) for the egg replacement.