It's interesting to me that a lot of us take several months to plan our weddings and yet we still rush at the very last minute to accomplish a whole range of tasks.
I think the problem stems from the difference between thinking about doing something and actually doing it.
For example, Matt and I spent a lot of time talking about the alcohol plan for our wedding. We started months in advance. But it wasn't until the final month when we actually made a decision and then took the necessary next steps to finalize the decision.
Don't get me wrong; there's definitely a time and place for talking and thinking through all the options before making a decision. But at some point, there has to be a cut off. You have to switch from planning to execution mode in order to prevent yourself from drowning in undone tasks right before your wedding.
I'm facing this dilemma with Halloween as we speak. I've been planning my Halloween costume for an entire year now. Ever since a woman showed up at my Halloween party dressed as a volcano last year, I've been thinking about making a "Melting Polar Ice Caps" costume. The idea is to make a dress out of white felt with various layers that are attached to each other with velcro. Each layer is labeled with iron-on numbers that indicate a different year. As the night progresses, I peel off another layer and slowly reveal a blue body suit that has polar bears swimming around on it.
But it's time to actually do something rather than just think about it. It's almost October. If I don't get started on this now, I'll end up stressed and totally unhappy the night before Halloween and then sleep-deprived on the actual day.
What are you all going to be for Halloween this year?