One of the awesome things about being a bride blogger is connecting with other brides. I've seen more wedding inspiration than I knew existed. There's a lot out there! And it's not just brides coming up with exciting ideas either, the wedding industry has jumped onboard too, with places like The Knot and Brides magazine joining the ranks and providing innovative ways to personalize a girl's big day.
One of the not-so awesome things about this wave of inspiration: overkill. Some girls might not have a problem with this, because maybe they know what they want, or know when to stop looking, but for a big time procrastinatior and personwholikestoobsess-or, like myself, all of the inspiration can be overwhelming.
Let me re-phrase: all of the inspiation can be parallelizing.
Over the last year or so that I've know about wedding blogs and read them, I've accumulated quite the list of projects I want to do. Little and big stuff. Everything from sewing the ring bearer pillow to creating bathroom baskets. Not to mention, the save the dates, invitations, programs, blah, blah, blah, the list goes on. It's madness, really. And instead of checking things off the list, I'm adding to it.
Do you do this too?
I might be able to deal with the overwhelming amount of inspiration and long list of projects I want to do, if there wasn't an equally long list of things I have to do. Namely, choose a wedding gown, find a DJ, hire a florist... Need I say more?
Am I the only one behind on this stuff?
Mama brooch told me when I get overwhelmed with my To do List, I need to make a "Did It" list. Yes, just to make myself feel better (aren't moms great?). No seriously, it helps. It puts things in persepective,for me, at least.
Even though a lot of the little stuff aforementioned stuff hasn't been done, some really big stuff has been.
We picked the date
Found our venue
Chose a caterer &
Hired a planner. More on the latter two later. That's big! Right? We've also been feverishly stacking our dough so that when it comes time to do all the litte stuff, we've got the money to pay for it to happen.
I'm such a to do List freak though. A "Did It" list hardly satisfies my craving to do something... With that being said, I'm going to try my darnest to get some wedding-related tasks done and report back with even just a few less looming projects and decisions.
Are there any other brides that feel overwhelmed by their to do list?
Any advice on how to get some of this stuff done?