Thursday, January 15, 2009

Is it too early to be over it??

So the thrill of the engagement, and the excitement of our future together is NOT getting old... in fact, I am loving it even more than I thought I would. I mean, I have been excited about getting old together for a while, but it really has gotten even more sweet. Ian is soaking it up even more than I am I think, which seems to instill giddiness to the most mundane planning moments... he's like a little boy. I love it!

But, I have to admit, the whole planning process is already getting a bit old for me. I do not do well being stuck in planning... I am a doer! I like to plan, research, organize, and then... EXECUTE! I am goal oriented... so wading knee deep (or head deep, depending on the moment) in a swamp of planning-themed ideas, inspiration (thanks blogger brides!!), photos, advice, and more photos, I feel bogged down and over-whelmed. My to-do lists from all the websites I have convinced myself absolutely crucial to join, tell me that I really don't have anything to do right now (we are about 8 months down, and before getting engaged officially, we had venue, photographer, dj, caterer, hotels, shuttle, dress, and veil all secured). So does that mean I am supposed to sit on my hands and look at wedding porn to pass the hours of this planning process? According to The Knot, I need to inform my MOH what is expected of her... somehow I just don't agree with that one. She is married, and was a crazy-organized and effective planner... she knows what she is doing better than I do! So sit on my hands it is??

NOPE, that's not gonna work. So, yesterday, even though we have no idea who our readers will be, what songs we will use, or for that matter, exactly what our ceremony is going to look like, I started designing our programs. As far as I am concerned, this is a detail that mostly gets overlooked, so why do I continue to search, painstakingly, for that 'perfect' program, when really, it serves a simple purpose of informing our guests who is in the wedding party. That doesn't seem to carry a lot of weight on the stress meter if I sit back and consider it realistically. Plus, by biting the bullet, making a decision, and getting started on it, I quite seamlessly shift from planning to executing... productivity is a dream!! I will post pics of my relatively non-descript programs when I get closer to being done, but for now, I am happy to have accomplished something, rather than just thought about something!

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