Now that we’re less than 4 months away from w-day, I find myself getting things done left and right! Ceremony music selected? You betcha. Candy for our centerpieces selected? Dunzo. Mr. FF’s wedding suit picked out? Yep! Invitations? Printed and cut! Side note: more on the invites later, but in the meantime check out Mr. FF wielding the corner-rounder like a pro:
While it feels good to be getting so much done, I was thinking today about how it feels to be staring down the barrel of the gigantic “to-do list” at the beginning of planning.
Most brides print out or otherwise obtain a to-do list early on in the game, and oftentimes, it is page upon page of panic-inducing items. I know that when I started planning I looked at the items on the list and thought, ‘It’s never going to get done.’
Well, my dears, I’m here to reassure you: it will get done. And guess what? That pre-determined to-do list in your wedding binder? You might end up not using it. ::GASP!:: Yes, it’s true.
Lately, I don’t know if my bride Spidey-sense has kicked in, but I haven’t felt the need to check that list lately; to make sure that we’re “on time” with our planning. I’ve just sort of mentally gone through what’s left to do, and things have been moving along quite well on their own. And besides, some of the things on that list (including: check to make sure your insurance policies cover each other!) can’t be done until much later — or after the wedding! — so it doesn’t make sense to worry about them right now. Logging in to a certain ubiquitous website, I noticed alarm clocks next to around 20 or so items on our list, indicating that we were “LATE! VERY LATE!!! OVERDUE!!!” I couldn’t help but laugh, because I don’t really need a reminder to start my pre-wedding workouts, thankyouverymuch.
So, I guess if you get nothing else out of this post, I hope that you understand that you don’t need to stress about your to-do list. Yes, it’s a great tool, and helpful for making sure you’ve gotten your ducks in a row. But do you really need a reminder to think about how to wear your hair? I think not.
How do you view your to-do list? Do you adhere to it pretty strictly, or have you tossed it aside as you’ve delved deeper into planning?