Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Update on how things look at 38 days till Wedding Day!!

I, too, have been an MIA blogger - I went through a period right after the invites got sent out where I was in a planning paralysis - I knew I had a LOT to do, but couldn't quite get myself to focus on any of it. I got really wrapped around the axle about some issues that my future mother in law and I were having around control and planning of the rehearsal dinner and brunch (good idea for another blog topic...future mother in law relationships...)

So I thought I should get organized and just start a list of things that popped into my head. I checked the knot.com , and I have 16 overdue items (with that cute little pink alarm clock reminding me that I am a slacker). Mr. OBX is in charge of all things rehearsal (including the slide show) and brunch related and all the wedding insurance needs (liability and weather). He is also in charge of music and RSVP tracking. By the way - an unanticipated highlight is that I really LOVE receiving RSVPs in the mail - it makes my day! Mom OBX is in charge of all things floral and decor related. Which leaves me in charge of:

1. Thank you cards - my system of not taking an item out of the box/leaving it on our kitchen table till I write the thank you is failing me, as the entire kitchen and dining room have been taken over with gifts and their boxes - people have been incredibly generous with us.

2. Budget - Figuring out where we stand and when our final payments have to be made

3. Ceremony details - Selecting and contacting our readers, finalizing the readings, finalizing the program, printing the programs, working with our officiant, talking to the musicians, and getting marriage licence requirements figured out

4. Reception details - The really frustrating thing here is that I have to wait till RSVPs are back (next Wednesday) to do all this, but: purchasing favors, sparklers, putting together kids bags, printing table numbers, assigning tables, figuring out how to showcase our buffet menu, buying the liquor, doing the tent layout, printing out our wedding day timeline, putting together out of town bags, figuring out transportation logistics.

All while working full time, trying to be dedicated to eating healthy (just realized as I typed that my lunch was 2 yogurt covered pretzels) and working out, attending pre-marital counseling sessions, dress fittings, and dance lessons - and of course all the demanding social commitments!

Funny enough, I'm much happier now that I'm starting to tackle it all and am not just avoiding things. I'm really glad that I'll be heading down to the beach the Sunday before the wedding and that I'll have so much help from friends and family to pull things together last minute. I just have to be organized enough to plan, purchase, print, etc. it all prior to going down there. Anyone else in planning paralysis/hiatus mode?


Blogger Kim said...

I love your blog! I'm getting married in January so I'm a bit behind you but I can so relate on many levels!

I was engaged last October and did a bulk of planning in January and February. Then I stopped. Completely. Did nothing. Until my mom freaked out about whether or not I'd be able to get a dress. So the last two months have been a whirlwind for me and I'm happy to say that it's moving along.

Best wishes for you and your hubby to be

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:47:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have to say as someone who at times has trouble letting go of important tasks, I am very impressed. I am sure that things will work out and the Thank You notes will get written so you have a place to eat your healthy dinners.

I have been engaged for a few months and the momentum has faded. I'm looking for caterers now -and noticed that you have purchasing of liquor on your to do. Which company are you using? We are looking for a company that will allow us to purchase the liquor.

Monday, August 24, 2009 2:15:00 PM  

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