So my point is, what Meg said today really resonated with me. This is part of what I was talking about last week - and although this week, I've embraced the wedding-mania that engulfs my life, I still don't like to tell people I write a wedding blog. Even though I write a wedding blog that has over 100 subscribers, most of whom are smart and thoughtful, I still feel silly. I talk more about my cooking blog, which has like, 12 subscribers.
Oh, and speaking of smart: how the hell are we supposed to pack the car for the wedding? I mean, first of all, how do I pack? I've got one night in a hotel room with the bridesmaids, one night with Mark, and then we go on our honeymoon. I'm thinking to pack two totally separate suitcases and just move my toiletries bag on Monday before we leave. (Clothing suggestions for SF/SD this time of year most appreciated, btw. I have no time to think. Operating without core containment here, people.) But I also have to pack a bag for the venue with my shoes, veil, jewelry, makeup, emergency kit (I should make one of those), etc.
And then there is the other stuff. Stuff like the ceremony decorations, the table numbers, the escort cards, the guestbook stuff. My instict is to pack everything designated by region - ceremony, reception, bathroom baskets, etc. - but then there is stuff doing double duty. My other instinct is to clearly label every box with it's contents, throw things where they fit, and then roll with it. Any thoughts? Marrieds, what did you wish you had done, organizationally?