BYOL

BYOL…any guesses? BRING YOUR OWN LINENS. Why? Because apparently to rent napkins and table cloths that have been used hundreds of times before you have to shell out a pretty penny. Yeah, we don’t have to worry about washing, drying, and transporting them but I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that we will be paying over $700 for renting old rags. This is the first (and probably not the last) time that I have been flabbergasted by how much a line item for a wedding costs. It may be an over-exaggeration to say the linens will look like old rags but that price tag is for polyester, not even for a natural fiber. Since when did polyester become a designer fabric? I thought it was an ugly material worn to Discos in the 1970s. Maybe we should just have a...

Drum Roll Please

And the moment you have all been waiting for….     My completed wedding work breakdown structure! You will have to zoom in a bit to read it. ENJOY.      

An Anal Retentive Bride-to-Be

An Anal Retentive Bride-to-Be

Within the first month of starting my job at Systemation, five years ago, we went on a company retreat. My sister, Ariel came along as my plus one as I was a single lady back then. Ariel and I had just moved in to an apartment together and were experiencing some growing pains since I am the neat and tidy sibling and she isn’t. Anyway, to make a long story short, Ariel called me anal* in front of my entire office. Needless to say I was quite embarrassed.  I doubt though that any of my co-workers even remember the comment. Even though I probably don’t officially meet Freud’s requirements of an anal retentive individual Ariel was not incorrect in the fact that I obsessively pay attention to detail. It’s a personality trait that reared its ugly head last...

Sticky Notes and Textured Walls Don’t Mix

Sticky Notes and Textured Walls Don’t Mix

I thought I was being really cool and brilliant at the same time. I decided I would create a work breakdown structure (WBS) just like we do in our project management workshops at Systemation, with large sticky notes and a blank wall. So that is how I spent my night last Thursday.   Here’s how it went: It started out well. I found a large wall in my condo, took down the artwork, and set up a step ladder.   Then I began adding sticky notes. So far so good.   Just as I started really getting into it – whipping out the sticky notes and adding them to my masterpiece – my WBS started to fall apart…   So much for a great idea. I decided to go back to watching Mad Men.   I forgot that in our workshops we put the sticky notes on a big...

The Fabulous and Fun Wedding Breakdown Structure

Well, I have been made fun of by a friend (who shall remain unnamed, you know who you are) about this comment I made a couple weeks ago: “We are getting closer and closer to the fabulous and fun wedding breakdown structure.” He called it the “Nerdiest wedding sentence ever.” I can take the teasing; it means people are reading my blog – friends and family at least. Honestly, for some reason I actually have been excited to create my wedding work breakdown structure (WBS). I guess that makes me a nerd. I just can’t wait to see everything I need to do for my wedding laid out in front of me. Maybe then I will actually feel like I am planning my wedding. Or, maybe I will have a panic attack because I will realize how much I actually have to do. I am hoping...

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