July 12, 2002
The Wedding Freak-Out

So I've been wanting to start a blog to chronicle the wedding planning process -- and the wildly swinging emotions associated with it -- but I was a bit intimidated by the prospect of setting up Movable Type on our website. Meanwhile, huge planning events were flying by, and emotional meltdowns were going unchronicled. It couldn't go on. This was the last day of my vacation, dammit, and I was going to have a wedding blog if it killed me.

Luckily, it didn't; MT turned out to be fairly easy to install. (And it brought back fond memories of my brief stint in the UNIX world in 95-96.) So here we are, with the first post of the wedding blog. Al will probably post occasionally as well, but since I'm the compulsive writer/chronicler, most posts will be from me.

I mentioned that this is my last vacation day; I took two weeks off to jump-start the planning and chill out for a while. I really need to concentrate at work right now, and I couldn't do it with all these unfinished wedding tasks looming. Since taking vacation time helps maintain the company's bottom line as well as my sanity, and since I have oodles more vacation time than Al has, I didn't think it would be a waste to blow 8 days and one floating holiday to get some things done.

It certainly wasn't a waste, that's for sure. I managed to secure a venue (and thus a wedding date), buy a dress (and it's actually in my possession!), find a photographer, select and order invitations, set up our wedding website (hi!), figure out a flower plan, and order a cake. Whew! There are still a bunch of smaller tasks to deal with (buying rings, addressing and mailing invitations, etc.), but the large things on my list are taken care of, which means I'll be ready to focus on work again on Monday. Yay!

Posted by Lori at July 12, 2002 11:44 PM