Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Less-Stressed and More-Stressed

I've found a solution to the conundrum I faced last Thursday (see May 15th post) about how I saw the wedding as a chance for Matt and me to focus on each other, while Matt saw the wedding as a chance to focus on the friends and family he hasn't seen in a while.

Excel provided the solution (it's disturbing how often that good ol' computer program is the answer to my problems!).

I simply scheduled time for Matt and me to be together, alone, focused on each other and the weight of the moment.

The wedding day will be packed, in a relaxed sort of way. We'll start the day among friends and family over a leisurely breakfast from 8-10am. Then we're off to the ceremony site to set up and rehearse. Next we head to a family luncheon (hosted by Matt's family) for a quick bite. Then it's back to Sunshine Mountain to help with the last hour of a two-hour food prep session for the reception. After that's finished, Matt and I hike to the top of the Sunshine Mountain Inn property to spend 45 minutes of quality time together. Finally, it's back down the mountain to get ready for the wedding (luckily, I'm pretty low-maintenance, so that won't take much time).

Phew! It's funny how schedules simultaneously make me feel less-stressed and more-stressed.

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1 comment:

abigail said...

I randomly came across your page, and I'm so glad I did: I'm also planning my wedding on a 2000 dollar budget (in only three months!), and besides my sister, I've never heard of anyone else doing it. I'm excited to see how it goes!

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