After thoroughly enjoying the almost overwhelming joy of finally being engaged, I got right down to business with the planning of our wedding. (Again, in case you missed it, five years comin’). Wonderfully, we had the “down time” away from our daily lives being that we were out of town on holiday. Step one was calling and telling ALL family members. My uncle, seriously funny man that he is, asked me if I had gangrene between my toes, when I asked, GUESS WHAT! (EEEEWWWW) Notifications done, we had to choose a date – one date – preferably one that Zach would be able to remember, one that most people could attend, and one that would suit our preferences (outdoors, etc.). Out of 365 days, we had to choose 1. Hmmm….that was a challenge. To make a long (and probably less-than-interesting) story short, we chose July 25. Yes, that’s a Friday. Since I’ve answered this many times already, I’ll save you the trouble of asking, “Why Friday?” Well, because it’s cheaper than a Saturday in wedding world, and because it’d work out well to have the rest of the weekend for us, since we won’t be taking a honeymoon. So, Friday, July 25, 2014 is the 1 in 365 choice we made 🙂 Let the countdown begin….
Then, I’m told by all of the those amazingly helpful (overwhelming), organized (messy) and “everything in one place” (ALL things you could ever want and NOT ever want) websites that my to-do list is in the range of 155 items long. WHAT?! Yikes. Well, okay – here we go…plug in my wedding date and…AHHHHHH!! 25 of those 155 things just became overdue. Huh? You mean I’m supposed to take a year to plan? No. I’ve waited five. One more is not an option. So, Plan B it is.
Plan B consisted of deleting those tasks that do not apply, i.e. write an engagement/wedding announcement for your local paper and submit with a picture. Right. I’m excited for me, but I’m fairly certain that no one else will care. One down, 154 to go.
Skip forward approximately 30 minutes and my to-do list is in the manageable range of 110 ish items. Well, November to July – that’s eight months, totally do-able. So, I began the joyous process of planning my wedding….next up, find a venue….