Living Proof That Delegating Actually Works

Like Miss Beagle, I have a really hard time letting people help me out. I guess I think it makes me look weak or like I’m failing to accomplish everything that I had set out to do. Logically, I know it’s silly to feel this way, but I struggle with being able to delegate in actuality.

Well, folks, we’re headed into the home stretch over here at the Star household, and some of my intended craft projects were starting to fall by the wayside. That is, until people started generously stepping up and helping out without me even asking!

At first, I was hesitant because I’m such a control freak. But my options were either 1. don’t have things like rehearsal dinner invites because they’re not necessary and I’m running out of time, or 2. let my fabulous MOH handle them herself, since she so graciously offered.

I am so glad she did, because she did a fabulous job!


Doesn’t it look just like something I would have done myself? She knows me so well. :)

So here I am saying thank you to my wonderful MOH and wanting to share with the world (or at least, the hive!) how well delegating really can work out.

What have you gotten help with? Was it hard for you to let some projects go?


Mrs. Star

New York City
Wedding Date:
October 2009
Private Last Dance
Why Mr. Ramen Rocks
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    Miss_Carmel 316 posts, Helper bee @ 12:27 pm

    Those are very cute. I’m a total sucker for polka dots! lovelovelove!!

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    MissGuinness 64 posts, Worker bee @ 12:27 pm

    So very cute! And yay for your MOH stepping up and helping out! That’s fantastic! I too have trouble accepting help from my friends and family…..maybe its a bride thing? :-)

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:29 pm

    Oh man, delegating the last month or so helped to *almost* keep me sane — I shudder to think what a mess I would’ve been if I hadn’t asked for ANY help. My mom and sister — as well as Mr. Bruschetta of course — were huuuuuuge helps!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 12:30 pm

    Awww super cute! That’s good that your MOH is helping out :).

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:30 pm

    Oh! And yes, those invites are super cute :-)

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    flipflopbride 1437 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:40 pm

    Totally cute invitations. Your MOH is great!

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:45 pm

    She did SUCH a cute job! Way to go MOH Star!

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    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:15 pm

    Love the polka dots, and they fit perfectly with the rest of your design! Good job MOH! :)

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    RecessionistaBride 5018 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:22 pm

    The invites are really cute!
    It is hard to delegate… especially if you’re a perfectionist (like me) I’m learning to ask for help though :)

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    pvaulter718 2116 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:25 pm

    Good Job MOH Star! I think it’s so hard because we all want every aspect to be perfect in our eyes. As I learned the hard way, sometimes done is better than being done perfectly. This is especially true if being done perfectly involves tears and fighting and/or a trip to the emergency room!

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    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:07 pm

    Those are super cute! I love the bow!

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    amariem25 3753 posts, Honey bee @ 2:45 pm

    Cute! Is your wedding on a Sunday then if your rehearsal is on Saturday?

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    cocker spaniel, Guest @ 3:16 pm

    I love the invitations! I am totally a control freak. My MOH (sister) and I got into it the other night. She says I don’t let her help and I want to do everything myself. It was a real eye opener, so I have decided to not be so controling and allow others to help. It will be hard, but I’m sure when my wedding date gets closer, I will be begging for help. I get nervous just thinking that someone else will be in charge of projects…LOL!!!

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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:57 pm

    So cute, I’m hoping some people will help with flower making.

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    miss longhorn 236 posts, Helper bee @ 5:31 pm

    Your MOH did such a great job! I am going to have to try and let people help me…

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    RAllise 498 posts, Helper bee @ 9:56 pm

    Wow, those look great and she did a fab job. I understand completely about letting things go. My DIY project list is a bazillion miles long and I know if I want most of it accomplished, I best start letting my friends and family help me. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 11:01 pm

    I need to start practicing my delegating skills. I am SO BAD at relinquishing control.

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    Charm bracelet 1952 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:23 am

    Those are so cute and match your theme perfectly.

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    Jenniphyr 3426 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:02 am

    Those are beautiful! And they match your theme perfectly! =)

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    Mrs. Mouse 5689 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:08 am

    Aww, those are adorable and very “Miss Star.” My MOH saved my ass in numerous ways, too!

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