Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A wedding planner would be nice right about now...

So a friend who's getting married about six weeks before us casually mentioned the other day that she was getting her invitations ready to mail. And I freaked out just a little bit. Because, although I had in my mind a vision of exactly what our invitations will look like... and I had bought all the paper I needed to make the vision a reality... I hadn't made even one. Ah, the joy of a do-it-yourself wedding, huh?

So I freaked out some more and did just about the only thing that will bring me down off the cliff when I'm stressed... I ate ice cream. Then I got to work and wrote down a list of everything I need to get done before our wedding in one... two... three... four... ohmygodfivemonthsI'llnevergeteverythingdoneintime! It's a full page and includes really easy tasks like "Call the coordinator at the reception place" but it also includes stuff like "Bead enough roses (which take eight hours each)to make a bouquet." It's not fair that each takes up the same amount of lines, but I couldn't figure out a way to weight the tasks accordingly.

In the three days since I've had the list, I've accomplished exactly one task (actually, more like half of one task) by printing out the invitations, which now need to be cut and glued onto fancy paper. I tried to get the Pretend Husband to take over the task, but he very succinctly announced that, if the project were left up to him, our guests would be invited either by a handwritten note on notebook paper or an email. (And now it's obvious to me why the grooms are rarely left in charge of the wedding planning!)

So, there's some deep breathing going on in our house today as I convince myself it will all work out in the end. And the fact that we decided to buy a new house, paint said house ourselves, travel out of state for two weddings, attend two other weddings, work a job on the weekend and plan our wedding all in the same year... well, it hasn't killed me yet. But if I don't post for awhile, you may want to send SJ over to check on me... I could use the extra hands to glue invites.


sj said...

you know you have my help whenever you need it... just call and i'll be there with vodka.. i mean, two good hands to help.

Molly said...

I would be your wedding planner in an instant, but you live to damn far away! But give me a shout if I can do anything from over this side!

KAT said...

Be careful what you offer, Molly... or you're likely to get a packet of beads in the mail with instructions about how to make a beaded rose out of them. I guarantee you'd be cursing my name within the eight hours it takes to make one!
Seriously, though, thank you for the offer. It's very sweet of you. I will let you know if I think of anything.