Monday, January 12, 2009

8 months to go!

I am officially 8 months from being a missus.

8 months from today and I keep thinking OH MY GOD THERE'S SO MUCH TO DO!

But I have a good idea what I want for everything that's left to do, so it doesn't really seem overwhelming. I decided this morning, to check the trusty "wedding checklist" at theknot.com to see how I was doing with my planning.

Apparently not very well as I saw lots of...!'s next to the list of what should have been done probably months ago according to the knot.

Still, my time line for this month and next, as I aforementioned, is to secure the rest of the vendors, pick out the BM dresses and send out save the dates.

In a day or two time (or as soon as I upload the pictures) I will have a completed picture (and a how to do your own guide!) of the save the dates. They weren't quite what I imagined. (I really need to learn to READ the packaging before I buy things) I didn't notice the "sheer" sticker all over and was surprised last night when I opened it up and it was...ta da! Sheer. Whoops? I made like Project Runway and "made it work" if you will. Can't wait to show them off to y'all!!!

All in all, I consider myself a rather...stable bride. I'm not crazed, I don't feel entirely overwhelmed (I have my moments), and I'm not overly picky while still knowing what I want. I like to think of myself as calm, cool and collected. Now this may not be the case in 8 months or 7...but I like to think that Fiancé has a hand in me being the calm, cool an collected bride that I am.

Do you use any of the gazillion to do lists out there? The Knot? My Wedding website? How do you stay sane when it all seems overwhelming?

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Blogger Unknown said...

I have exactly 8 months to go too! I'm probably a tad behind but I am not stressing at the moment. I am just so excited! I'm trying to enjoy this engagement period but also trying to stay on task. I have been using the checklist on the knot and I have about 3 things that have yet to be done on this month's list.

Monday, January 12, 2009 2:22:00 PM  
Blogger Miss JeffMemorial said...

You know, I totally tried to get into those timeline websites, and I just couldn't do it.

What has saved my butt is Google Docs. Aside from to-do lists, I can save my spreadsheet for the guest list, any contracts I receive via email from vendors etc, and other things like that.

GoogleDocs = god.

Monday, January 12, 2009 3:05:00 PM  
Blogger TAL said...

I think the best way to stay focused and on task is to not look at all of your to-do's at once (a bit overwhelming). Instead, go to your wedding website to-do's and pick one item on the list you want to do today, write it on a post-it. Once you complete the task throw the post-it away (and continue for all your other tasks).

Don't get too overwhelmed it will all get gone (eventually). I hope you have a great wedding day.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:29:00 PM  

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