On Being Organized

Hive, I know it’s been a while. The truth is, we’ve been having some wedding-related family drama here at the Unicorn household. I’ll admit, the drama kinda threw me into a weird funk. I haven’t been as excited about my own wedding as I should be.

Thanks to a very supportive Mr. Unicorn, however, I am back in the swing of things! With only 37 days to the wedding—HOLY CRAP—I decided to get ORGANIZED! Insert fist pump here.

First things first, of course.

Our rabbi told us that a rehearsal for the ceremony won’t be necessary, and while this makes my inner bridezilla freak out just the tiniest bit, I do trust him. Instead, we’ll be having a quick mini rehearsal right before the actual ceremony. Since none of the bridesmaids or groomsmen actually know each other, I decided a diagram of the processional and recessional would be super helpful.

I fiddled around on Paint for a while, and voila:


Image created on Paint by Miss U


Image created on Paint by Miss U

We have more bridesmaids than groomsmen, so my brother gets TWO ladies for the recessional. Bow chicka wow wow! He’s a goofball, and I’m sure he’ll ham it up for the crowd when he walks back up the aisle with one lovely lady on each arm.I’ve also started making spreadsheets to keep track of RSVPs and seating arrangements. The spreadsheets have been a bit of a headache, really; who knew it would be so hard to assign eight people to each table??? With two sets of divorced parents, we have to be really careful to avoid any unpleasant scenes. For the most part, our families get along great, but given recent drama, I’d hate to be the one responsible for starting World War III. In addition to my lovely diagrams and spreadsheets, I’ve started making up all kinds of lists. I have a list of music for the DJ, I have a packing list for ceremony items, I have a packing list for reception items, and I have a list of “Shit I Have to Get Done.” The latter includes getting Mr. U’s wedding band, getting a marriage license (kind of important, right?), writing a letter to send in with my license, and so on and so forth. Phew!

How are you getting organized for your wedding? Is there such a thing as TOO organized?


Mrs. Unicorn

Atlanta, Georgia
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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  1. Member
    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:39 pm

    You’re so organized, Miss Unicorn! My brother is also a ham, so he would probably behave in a similar fashion! 😛

  2. mslyre Bee
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 7:17 pm

    That is way more organized that I am, but maybe I will get it together as we get closer! 🙂 I like your diagram! I noticed you have the groomsman/groom on the right, and in Jewish ceremonies the bride is usually on the right. The only reason I know this for certain and mention it is because at my sister’s wedding, they didn’t rehearse and had the groomsman standing on the right, and the rabbi made the groomsman/bridesmaids switch after the processional, before my sister walked down! It wasn’t a disaster, just something that would have been changed if there had been a rehearsal!

  3. castle Bee
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:04 pm

    I thought I was so organized. I made lists and seating charts and felt so prepared. The one thing I forgot to do was give the venue a chart of what the tables numbers were. This resulted in my divorced parents, who were supposed to be seated at separate tables with their backs facing each other. Their tables got switched so they were basically right across for each other staring at each other all night. Totally my fault. You can never be too organized!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:14 pm

    You are probably way more organised than you would think Miss U! I didn’t realise how organised I was until I wrote a list of all the things we managed to accomplish this month and realised that it was quite a bit!

  5. msfairy Bee
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 5:36 am

    Great idea! I feel like there are a million things to do to be organized for one day…it’s crazy!

  6. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:28 am

    You’ll appreciate the organization come wedding time 😀 And, I totally understand on the crappy seating chart drama. It sucks, especially when you just want to tell people to act like grown ups for one night so you can enjoy your wedding. Hopefully the drama will subside for you!

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    mrUnicorn 41 posts, Newbee @ 9:02 am

    you got some MAD paint skills

  8. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:57 pm

    Ohhhh it’s crunch time girl! Being TOO organized is deff a good thing when it comes to wedding planning! 😀

  9. porcupine Bee
    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 1:20 pm

    You can never be TOO organized. Also, we didn’t have a rehearsal at all, and everything ran SOOO smoothly. The only mistake was me flubbing the Hebrew, cause I suck at being Jewish like that. I just wrote down the line-up and our day-of-coordinator from the venue lined us up (any friend/fam member could honestly do it) and we were on our way. So, don’t sweat it!

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