(Closed) Overwhelmed – please share you timelines and To Do lists

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Our to-do list is on Google Docs, so we can both edit it. My mom can also view it, and as we get closer, I’ll add my Maid/Matron of Honor and a few others on for viewing as well. 

I have the following columns: Task (each task line is highlighted in light blue, one of our wedding colors, hahaha), Subtask (several subtasks under each task), Date Added, Date Finished, Whose (responsibility, that is. His, mine, both, mom’s, etc.), Priority (High, Medium, Low, Optional, Finished – and this is how I organize them, High Priority is at the top of the list, Finished tasks are at the bottom), Notes

It really helps us. 🙂

You could do something similar, maybe as a timeline, and share it with everyone who will be helping out that weekend? You could also do printed timelines for all your helpers. 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hey date twin!  So, what does your to-do list entail?  Maybe we could offer advice on specific action items?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Each time I look over my to-do list I end up adding something. It can be pretty overwhelming!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@septcabride:  Hmmm… my strategy has been delegating and genuinely letting go of the task (and perfection).  I’m a perfectionist, but I’ve really accepted that no wedding is perfect.  So, when I decide to delegate things, I make sure it’s to a responsible person… and then I just consider it done. Well, maybe it’s in the back of my mind and I’ll check in, but I feel like I’ve *let go.*  For example, my Future Mother-In-Law and her wife are doing the Out of Town bags totally on their own.  Originally, I wanted to help (because it’s fun, and because I wanted to have a hand in it), but to reduce my stress I totally just let it all go.  I simply trust that we’ve delegated to them for a good reason — they’ll enjoy doing it and will do a good job!

Oh, can you delegate some of the oversight to your FI?  I’ve given pretty much everything music-related to my Fiance, and he’s doing a wonderful job keeping on top of the band, his step-brother who’s arranging our preceremony music.  It’s a great way to reduce stress (giving projects to another person you trust)!

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