Planning a wedding involves not only planning the grand ceremony, but also preparing for married life. While this sounds obvious, this was a lesson I had to learn this past month as the wedding slowly dawns on us. Continue reading
After August’s moments of feeling helpless and completely disorganized, I took the month of September to take a step back, take time to ‘chill out’, and get my head wrapped around the wedding planning and find calm in the chaos. And in doing so, I’ve successfully found my mojo again, and the pieces of the wedding puzzle are starting to fall into place.
Before you read this blog, let me tell you this – I tend to be paranoid, a little dramatic and I’m known for my grand overreactions, so maybe I’m not as disorganised as I feel. But in my head, I’ve been feeling a little bit disorganised, and wedding planning has been slow this month. At one point, I even put off looking at my to-do list (which ironically was an item waiting to be ticked off my to-do list)!
As I’m writing this, I’ve remembered that I still need to design our save the dates, I need to pay the deposit for the makeup artist, and we need to look at the quotes for photographers piled up in my inbox. But just when I feel like I’m organised and that I’ve achieved a great deal, I remember that there is still so much that I need to do – from choosing bridesmaid dresses and finding my own dress, to booking a florist, a DJ and choosing a wedding cake design! It can be a little bit difficult not to panic at the thought of the enormous task ahead of us! And while we have eight months to get everything done, time goes by so quickly, especially when there are many decisions waiting to be made, and details competing for my attention!
Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post on helpful online wedding planning tools you can use to help you plan your big day, featuring local wedding magazine Majestic Weddings. A few days later, I received an email from Petra Palframan, the editor of Majestic Weddings, thanking me for featuring the magazine in my blog post. I was pleasantly surprised to hear from her, and even more surprised when she asked if we could do a collaboration! I jumped at the opportunity to work with her because I’m a huge fan of her publication, as well as her website and mobile app! A week later, we were sitting in Seattle Coffee, drinking the best coffee in town and discussing our new project – The Blogging Bride Diaries.