I've been totally lax in posting lately, I know. (Bad blogger, bad!) This summer has been flying by like whoa, what with planning the wedding, my ongoing travel iPhone app writing contract, and training to become a yoga teacher (which has basically transformed my life. More on that another day - lord knows I've got a LOT to say about it), and you know, just being a person who is alive in the world. Shiz gets busy, am I right?
Anyway, the lovely Em of Dashboard Diary asked me to guest post on her blog while she is away in Chicago and Jackson Hole (Em, take me with you? Please?). Since I've got wedding on the brain I did a little post entitled "How Not to Completely Lose Your Mind When Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams," which I've excerpted below. Take a look:
|Old love. Seen in Paris, fall 2011.|
I’m just a few short weeks away from being a Mrs. (September 15th baby, woot woot!), so I thought I’d share a few things that have helped keep me sane(r) in the lead-up to the big day:
1. Enlist the help of friends and family (and your fiancé!) early on. Hi everyone. My name is Jessica, and I am addicted to being in control. (Hi Jessica!). For the first, oh, fifteen months of our engagement I felt that every single little task was MY job or MY responsibility because it was MY wedding. Finally, after running out of Bloomingdale’s in tears because I couldn’t even pick out a new lipstick, my brain was like, Girl, I am OVER this. You need to outsource! And I was like, Oh my god Brain, you’re totally right! This isn’t MY wedding, it’s OUR wedding!
So I started handing out tasks to anyone who offered: my mom scouted venues. One aunt negotiated discounted rates for hotels. Another aunt and uncle helped us lock down the ceremony location. My sister created a playlist of awesome dance songs. And Dan (who’d been asking all along how he could help) has been an awesome decision maker . . .
If that tickled your fancy, keep on reading right over here! ♥