Friday, January 22, 2010

helpful hint :)

So you are engaged....

The to do list seems huge and there is no end in sight. I dove right into the planning of my wedding, we got engaged in October and then married that July. For some they may consider that a short engagement (less than a year), for me it was ideal. I knew the season and the location, and went from there. I wanted to talk wedding all the time, I am a planner so I had to know that I was going to get the things I wanted and hoped for all at the same time keeping my fiance in the loop. I wanted his input; however, I quickly realized that the talking about the wedding and making decisions every night was not going to work for him and more importantly for us. So we appointed Thursday nights as our "no wedding talk" night. Conveniently for me it was Grey's Anatomy night so I had something to occupy my time.

There were a few nights we swapped a Thursday for a night of his choice too, it was only fair!

So brides to be...a "no wedding talk" night for some is the way to keep them interested but not overwhelmed. Perhaps it helped me from being completely consumed and maybe you too!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Planning...every bride has been there or is there right now. Some love it, some hate it, and some tolerate it and everything in between! I fell in the "love it" category. When my wedding finally arrived I couldn't have been more excited, we were about to see all that hard work come together.

It was everything I hoped it would be and more (how cliche I know). I was married, YAY!!! Then the planning withdrawals set in-say what? Who knew there would be planning withdrawals?!!

I missed it, I really missed it.

I had to find a way to channel this, so I helped friends and family with their planning. It still wasn't enough! I finally enrolled in a class with Samantha Goldberg of Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? It finally hit me; suddenly I knew what I should be doing next...

Introducing, Kate O'Toole Events: