Sunday Flurries: The Opposite of Writer’s Block
May 15, 2011
There’s so much going on these days to share, that the dearth of posting, in part thanks to Blogger’s downtime at exactly the wrong time, has naught to do with having nothing to say. Though, I’m hearing that blog posts and comments from mid-week were deleted so I suppose it’s a good thing I hadn’t posted anything close to that time – I’d be furious about losing those!
Where to start?
(You’ll note that the wedding falls to the bottom of the list. That is representative of something.)
But I have been writing, organizing and doing and you shall soon enjoy the fruits of my labor. (Just maybe not on the subject of wedding planning. For that, hop on over to Well-Heeled’s place, she has been more productive in a week than I have in four months. Seriously:
What’s My Wedding Budget? I Have No Idea – Getting her feet wet in establishing her budget expectations.
My take: Traditionally, my family expects you to spend between $20-30K on a wedding for a standard 300-400 guests (“they pay for themselves” etc). “Thank goodness for formulas” except PiC and I are going off the grid, particularly because “standard Asian traditional” for me would have gone right through the roof to 400 on my side alone. So we’re starting from scratch too.
Wedding Planning: My Lack of “Vision – Dealing with the question about what her “vision” is for her wedding.
My take: I haven’t got a vision. Or a theme. Or colors. For the love of smooshy, stop asking about colors, please?
Weddings Cost Money. Period. – No matter how you cut it, making a wedding budget is nothing like fun. Nothing like how making a regular budget is fun!
My take: I love regular budgeting but …. I don’t love wedding budgeting. Maybe it’s because I’m cranky about the mark-up on everything just because it’s a wedding?
Setting a Wedding Budget Under $10,000 – WH is discovering that her budget is a changeable beast and she’s trying to nail it to the wall.
My take: No matter how awesome you are at negotiating, it eventually becomes a zero-sum game. You can either have it, make it, or do without if you’re going to hit your budget. Unless someone donates it. So again, somehow, it feels a lot less fun than regular budgeting even though it is exactly the same principle.
Eemusings is also engaged but her take is a bit closer to my attitude of “Not ready to plan yet” despite my probably most-pending-nuptials of the three of us. I could use a real kick in the pants to get moving on making things happen because between now and the projected “Hey, can we do this?” date of early November – we have major work events (June), travel (July), more travel for work (undetermined), weddings to attend (June), work (August), other people’s weddings (September) …
Yeek! Who has time to plan a wedding? Or go to one?
Is it just me or do the years book up really fast? Is anyone else feeling a bit overwhelmed by their schedule and wanting to opt out? (Funny about Money, you come to mind.)