Getting Married is Making my Brain Ache
I’m engaged. That’s not brand new information. I’ve been that way for 6 or 7 months now, but I’ve only just realised how much I am going to have to do before I
buy all my friends and family dinner get married in 12, 11, 10…shit, 9 months time.
Micky and I have been together just over 9 years. So the whole ‘commitment’ thing isn’t a cause for concern or brain aches. It’s the sheer scale of organisation required, particularly considering that organising anything is seldom my strength.
My initial to-do list (the one I jotted down in around 53 seconds back in January) looked a bit like this:
Then came the questions from family and friends:
- What entertainment are you having?
- Have you thought about the cake yet?
- Don’t forget to send Save the Date Cards
- It’s the table plan that will take you the longest!
- Are you having matching invitations and name tags for your tables?
- What theme are you having?
- Who’s dressing the venue for you?
- What colour of bridesmaids dresses are you having?
- Come to think of it, how many bridesmaids are you having?
- Who are you inviting?
- And who will be there during the day and who in the evening?
- Make sure you remind people to book their rooms
- Where are you going on your honeymoon?
- Have you sorted a registrar yet?
- Don’t forget to give notice of intent to marriage at the Town Hall
- What will your meal be?
- Oooh, champagne for the reception?
- Who’s doing your table flowers?
- And your button holes?
And so on…
Now, my to do list looks more like this:
But it’s ok. I still have 18 months. I mean 12 months. I mean 10 months. Well, 9 now. But I’ve got aaaages yet. And I’m really a very good procrastinator. 😉
1 – Craig Sharp
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