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November, 2011 | A Very PMP Wedding

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate Version Two

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AApparently I didn’t follow my own advice in my Communicate, Communicate, Communicate blog post. I asked Justin to take care of researching ordaining since we want my Uncle Michael to lead the ceremony.  I have been getting a daily email now for the past two weeks reminding me that this task is overdue and it’s starting to get annoying. Anyway, he looked into it this past weekend while My Mom and I were working on my veil at her house. When I got home I asked him what he found out. I got a very simple one sentence answer, “friends and family can’t marry us without being ordained but we can marry ourselves.” Not exactly the scope of information I was looking for. I could easily blame the lack of research on Justin but in the end it was my fault. I...

Quality Talk

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SSo there’s that scene in Father of the Bride where George (Steve Martin) comes down the stairs the morning of the wedding and loses a button on his tuxado. Franck (Martin Short) goes to sew it back on and notices the tuxado is dark blue not black. Turns out George got so upset about how much his daughter’s wedding was going to cost, he bought his “designer Armani” tuxado from a door-to-door salesman for cheap and not only got a blue tuxado but a polyester one as well. It’s time to talk quality. When you put the words “quality” and “wedding” together it becomes a tricky thing. Usually you get what you pay for. That isn’t always the case with weddings. There are lots and lots of people who will rip a doe-eyed bride off in a heartbeat, probably as...

Mushy Mushy Gushy Gush

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TThis week I am supposed to be writing about what project management calls human resource planning. It involves choosing your project team (or as I call it, the wedding planning crew), figuring out how to acquire them, assigning chunks of the project to them, and making sure they aren’t overloaded with work. I actually don’t need to do any of that. My wedding planning crew was decided months ago when I chose my bridesmaids. Some members of the crew are there by default: groom, mother, father, sister. Luckily I didn’t have to figure out how to acquire them because I wasn’t competing with another friend for my wedding date (unlike the movie “Bride Wars”). I also will not be assigning them chunks of the project or overwhelming them with too much work...

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