This afternoon I received friendly reminders from both WeddingChannel.com and TheKnot.com about how I only have six months to go until the big day. WHAT?!?!?! When did THAT happen???
Wedding Channel kindly suggested I finalize my reception decor and table centerpieces; The Knot urged me to start looking at invitations RIGHT NOW and order them immediately. Good thing I have these guys to send me monthly reminders on how I am failing miserably on my timeline. Centerpieces? Ummm we don’t have even have a florist. In fact, we don’t have the vaguest idea of who we might hire. Invitations? When was I supposed to mail Save the Dates? Because that has not happened. Oops, I think that was the 8 month mark. I’m starting to realize it’s probably a good thing my dreams of becoming a wedding planner never came to fruition.
Surprisingly, I’m not feeling stressed at all. I feel quite calm and collected, and my biggest concern at the moment is whether I should read a book or watch soccer games on my iphone while I lay out at the pool this afternoon. Most psychologists would refer to this as “avoidance.”
I promise I’m not avoiding anything; I have a plan for the Save the Dates, finding a florist, picking out invitations, EVERYTHING. I bet that right now you are just dying to know what my plan is…right?? Well you don’t get to, it’s a big secret, just like my dress. OK OK I’ll tell you. My big plan is that things will get done, and if they don’t, they’ll get done at the very last minute, and that’s the Katie Eide Way.
As soon as this plan starts to spin out of control, you’ll be the first to know.
|Look at this face. This is a face that says, “I am in control. You have nothing to worry about.”|