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