Every so often a masochistic urge takes over me and I log onto The Knot to see how many things are on this month’s to-do list. This morning I caved to the destructive urge and logged on. It started out okay. 207 days left until your wedding, the site proclaimed. Phew, that’s still a long ways away, right? Then, I see the dreaded words: “311 items to do, 51 items overdue.”
Not good people, not good. And this is after I already went through the checklist and removed all the items that did not apply to our wedding. Yikes! Now, I know The Knot’s checklist is repetative (for example, on this month’s to-do list, “start a wedding registry” and “fill out your wedding registry” are two separate entries) but still...I’d have to complete 1.5 items per day to get everything done. Let’s be real; that’s not going to happen.
What’s funny about all of this is that I actually feel like I have things under control and that we’re moving at a good pace with our wedding planning until I look at that g-d checklist! This could be interpreted one of two ways: either I am in denial about the progress of my wedding planning, or The Knot is actually a tool of the man to make bride’s lives more difficult. I’m going with the latter.
Maybe I need to develop my own checklist to help me stop looking at the one on The Knot. Yes, believe it or not, I have not made a comprehensive wedding checklist. I make to-do lists for everything, but the thought of putting together a comprehensive checklist for an event this big overwhelms me a little. Instead, I've just been making little to-do lists for the week or the month. My problem with to-do lists is that once I have one in hand, I want to get everything on it done now. And that's just not possible with a wedding checklist. So while I may save myself the occasional torture of seeing how behind I am on The Knot's checklist, I might end up causing myself more stress if I make my own.
Did you make a comprehensive checklist for your wedding, or did you just rely on The Knot or another website? Any suggestions on how to tackle this situation?