Help me help you

Posted on January 22, 2009. Filed under: please |

{You know the movie reference, right?}

Yesterday’s rant about our dear fiances and their sometime lack of understanding of the bazillion details that brides have to handle struck a chord with me.  Yea, duh, since I wrote it, but also because I so related to all of your comments.  I kept thinking, I’m having a hard time with the details — yea, because I don’t want to have to deal with them and because it annoys me that Mr. Stinky Cheese has no clue how much I’m dealing with — but I’m not having to worry about the task management aspect.  Meaning, I’m a trained project manager, perfectly capable of handling dependencies and shifting timelines and priorities and delegations in my head.  Woe to the poor girls who have to plan a whole wedding without that background.

But I might be way off base.  Perhaps it’s easier for the rest of humanity (first-world brides, anyway) to deal with it than me.  Maybe it’s my background that causes my frustration that it’s not easier and faster.  Maybe if I buckled down and got it all together, I’d be better off.  But if that’s not the case, and you’re struggling too, what do you need?  How can I help?  Who knows, maybe it’ll make me get it together and treat this like a work project.  There are a thousand templates and checklists and systems out there, and quite a few good references on this site.  Would it be helpful for me to aggreggate them into one post?  Do you want a one-stop-shop with pros and cons of the major wedding planning tools out there?  If I built a simple wedding planning project plan, would that help?  I quickly gave up on much of what was out there because my wedding doesn’t require it all, and I didn’t want to figure out what was necessary and what was (to me) fluff.


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    I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt (and divorce papers) to prove it. Here I am again, pledging my life to my (new) love with eyes wide open (and heart racing) knowing full well how emotionally traumatic this can end… and doing it anyway.


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