Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Manic Planning

photo of Yoshi the Pug by the lovely Erin Dollar
So, wedding planning is kind of hard. I had another freak-out last night - Is the venue big enough? Is it REALLY going to cost this much? What if people think it's too laid back? Can we elope? OMG we didn't budget in the honeymoon. How many tables do we need? Can we do Evites? Etc. 

A reader, Brooke, sent me an email tonight and said she would go weeks without thinking of the wedding and then have a burst of Manic Planning. This is totally what I've been doing. While this is an exhausting way of planning, it is effective and a better option than having constant anxiety for a year.

Sometimes I wish I didn't have so much time to plan the wedding because I have too much time to second guess myself. I keep forgetting the wonderful saying "the best is the enemy of the good". When I remember this saying I feel so much better about my decisions.

Unfortunately during my Manic Planning episodes all logic flies out the window. Any suggestions on how to stay calm when the panic sets in?


  1. Keep chanting the best is the enemy of the good and decide if it's something that really matters.

  2. Thanks Merry! It's definitely one of the best sayings to remember while planning because of how many endless options and decisions there are out there!