Post # 1
We’ve been having a rough time finding a good catering solution for our outdoor/indoor, very, very picky venue, until now; we’ve met a wonderful caterer who suggested doing action stations outside of the house, as the building will not allow outside caterers inside. They said that wouldn’t be a problem, which is fantastic! … except that led me to a blind panic about what if it rains?!
So, uh. I just spent a little too long trolling through Weather Canada’s database…
Looks like we’re in good shape, even if I’m crazy!
So what in wedding planning brought out your type A personality the most? 🙂
Post # 3
My budget spreadsheet is kind of insane. I tracked the costs of everything! But, it made me more concious of my spending and probably helped us come in under budget! I was also pretty crazy with the guest list. How many people attending? Under the age of 2? Under the age of 10? Have they sent a gift? Have I sent a thank you card yet? Etc. Etc. Etc.
Post # 4
Why is there no “all of the above” option? Ha. I feel like I treat everything that way!
Post # 5
@MrsRevolutionize: I’m a detail-obsessed ENTJ micromanager, so everything about wedding planning brings out my type-A.
My parents are hosting my engagement party and I’m actually very proud of myself for being hands off, though I did email the event planner to ensure I’d be cc’d on all communication. I’m hiring a wedding planner because I’ll probably need someone to tell me to chill the heck out and enjoy the process.
Post # 6
@MrsRevolutionize: Hahahhaa I’ve been tracking weather too! I love the list making and planning part best. I make lists for everything in life so this is just a big giant spreadsheet task and I LOVE it.
Post # 7
@MrsRevolutionize: I’ve still got six months to go, but so far I’ve gotten a little Type A crazy over the decor and DIY. Well, that and planning the honeymoon.
Post # 8
The guest list is driving me insane. Friends- yes, do we invite you? 1-10 how likely to attend? 1-10 how likely to bring a +1 (everyone is offered one since its adults only)? Do I invite the aunt and uncle who were evil to my mother since I’m inviting the other aunt and uncle? Can I invite one cousin but not their brothers? on and on…
Post # 9
@MrsRevolutionize: You didn’t have an everything option so I voted ‘other’. I am very type A normally. So wedding planning really has just magnified it. The budget is probably where I spend the most time, changing line items, regrouping things to a way I like better, adding in payments, how it was paid, what’s still owing, the dates those payments will become due, what is included in each line item, calculating possible costs, etc.
I’ve also been researching things to death. I spent 3 hours the other day looking for centrepiece ideas and how I could work a deal on them. This sounds like hell to my FI. But to me, this is fun. Those were 3 hours well spent! (I’ve been on vacation, everyone else is working this week.) I love this shit. 🙂 I’ve got a lot done this week.
Post # 10
@sostobe: You’re the second person to say that, so I’ve added an everything option! 😀 And congrats on getting research done! I’m still trying to convince FI that Pinterest is research, hahah.
Post # 11
@MrsRevolutionize: Haha. I may have been guilty of reorganizing my pins on a new board last night. I had pinned all kinds of ideas, but I created a new board with JUST the things that have been bought/booked/confirmed. Because that’s how I roll.
Post # 12
@sostobe: OH MY GOD.
ARE YOU ME? BECAUSE I ALSO HAVE THAT PIN BOARD.
Do other people do this!? Hahahah!!
Post # 13
@MrsRevolutionize: You’re crazy. 😛 Haha. This makes me feel a little better! I’m not alone!! I’m not alone!!
Post # 14
@MrsRevolutionize: I’m pretty Type A about everything in life, so I am Type A about everything wedding-related.
And you are not alone! I thought my Pinterest boards were too unorganized, so I actually moved my favorites that I plan on using into a word document by topic, chronologically (from colors to aisle decor to cakes and sparkler exit). It is soo much better than a disorganized Pinterest!! And totally normal right?!
Post # 15
The vows. We didn’t write our own, but our officiant emailed us about 30 pages of options and such. We went through them and marked the stuff we liked, then decided on what we wanted and added a few things, read it out loud, etc. It was a several day process.
And usually I love spreadsheets for money, video game stuff (like fun stuff to do, achievements, collectables, etc), books/music (with song lists) I own. But I made an HTML page of what we did/needed/etc… because somehow it was easier to code it than just write it on paper or in an email in a normal list to my friend who was helping. My very girly (and not tech interested) awesome best friend who was guiding my tomboy self through the wedding ordeal just called me and said “I got your email, saw the page, *sigh*, only you! I think I was dealing and counteracting the girly part of me by reverting to tech :).
Post # 16
@MrsRevolutionize: For me, it’s invitations/paper. I have this weird need to “brand” my wedding. Like any paper, must all be the same and match the other. It’s annoying that I’m so obsessed with it honestly. I really didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on paper. But I use to work at a print/copy Centre so I know the difference certain papers/colours can make. I also have a budget spreadsheet, music spreadsheet and multiple secret pinterest boards. Sue me.