Something happened in the final few weeks before our November 13th wedding: Mr. Puffer and I hit the planning wall. I think it happens a lot. We were still really excited about being married, and we wanted our guests to have a great time, but suddenly worrying about every minor detail just seemed…minor. Going for a walk with the dog or cuddling on the couch became more important than finishing up place cards.
It’s not that I stopped caring; I just stopped caring about perfection. And with that new mindset, I also stopped capturing the DIY process as thoroughly as I had before. I just couldn’t be bothered to photograph every detail when it meant trading up an opportunity to steal a few minutes of quiet with my husband-to-be.
And once I willingly gave up my picture-perfect vision of our wedding, I felt a lot of stress dissipate. Oh, problems with the ferns? No biggie. Someone’s plus-one isn’t coming? OK, not a problem. Again, I didn’t stop caring, but I redirected what I cared about to my love for Puffer and excitement over marrying him.
So long story short, this post (and the next) has very quick overviews of the last few DIY projects we finished immediately before the wedding.