Our wedding is 16 days away! It seems like just yesterday we were in the early stages of planning. What started out as a beachy destination wedding has morphed into a festive October garden celebration. (I LOVE what our wedding has evolved into!) It’s been a whirlwind. We’ve been engaged for 15 months. (Yes, I know that seems like a very long time…and it is, but in all honesty the time has flown by!)
As the wedding is fast approaching, I’m starting to really tackle projects that I’d once put off because I kept telling myself, “Yeah, I have plenty of time!” However, time is now the one thing I seem to be running out of! Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been sort of a procrastinator. I really do hate using that word, because I don’t completely put things off…I usually just take a really long time to finish things because I’m a perfectionist (yes, I admit it). While I was an undergrad earning my BFA, I always seemed to be staying up super late finishing various projects that were due the next day. My late nights weren’t because I waited until the last minute to start (I usually always started fairly early); instead they were a result of me letting my ideas marinate and really develop, which takes time. I also work really well under pressure. With all of that said, quite a few of the wedding projects I have planned are still to be fully made. (They have been conceptualized and sketched, just not created.)
Even with countless things to do and an ever-growing to-do list, everyone I encounter tells me that I seem very calm for getting married in a few weeks. What can I say? I’m very easy-going (most of the time, at least). Mr. Beanstalk and I are probably two of the most laid-back people, which when it comes to planning a wedding can be both good and bad.
Case in point. We just booked our DJ about a month ago! But in all fairness we had been playing phone tag with him all summer! And through various voicemail messages we were able to determine that he was still available on our date (a great perk to getting married on a Sunday)! Another example…we just took Mr. B’s suit to be altered the other day!!! We also just got Mr. B’s wedding-day shoes (literally minutes before his suit was altered).
Even though I’m cool, calm, and collected in the day, I do have the occasional sleepless night where my mind is racing with everything I need to do. I keep telling myself that everything will get done and in a few short weeks the wedding will be here (yay) and nothing else will matter!
Anyone else put things off until close to the wedding? How do you deal with the countless things you need to do?