Our recent anniversary inspired me to go back through some of our files as inspiration for this Wedding Wednesday. I was trying to remember how I felt during those last few weeks of planning, leading up to our wedding day.
I opened one file, titled simply “To Do,” assuming that I could delete it now. Certainly after two years there is nothing left to do for my wedding!
Opening that list brought me back to those last few days of preparation. A pile of tasks, most of them pleasant but demanding time and attention from myself or someone in the vicinity of my Wedding Planning Sphere. It was a happy time, but I can’t say it was a calm and peaceful time.
Looking at that To Do list, it turns out there are still a few items that weren’t crossed off. Some of which were completed on-time. And others that, in retrospect, just really didn’t matter.
- There wasn’t any ribbon to reserve the front seats for family at the ceremony.
- The bus to get guests to/from our wedding lacked any wedding-related decor.
- I am wholly unsure if I actually set up a pseudo – tablescape to photograph and send to the caterer. Chances are, that probably didn’t happen.
- No one was able to buy sparklers for a sendoff.
And you know what? We still had a wedding. Ultimately none of those remaining to-do list items were deal breakers. And in general, I’m pretty proud of having just a few items that I consider fairly insignificant (especially in retrospect!) remaining on my To Do list.
Now, I’m not going to advocate that you scrap the entire To Do list. I’m not crazy! Certainly there are things that you envision for your wedding day, and it is good if those things can happen according to your plan.
But don’t let those items stand between you and having a happy wedding day. Because at the end of the day, with any luck, you’ll be married whether or not there were extra ribbon or sparklers. And isn’t that the point of it all?
Photo credits: Kahl Weddings