Friday, February 20, 2009

Feeling Clustered

"Life comes in clusters, clusters of solitude, then a cluster where there is hardly any time to breathe." - Mary Sarton

I saw this quote on the spine of my January Real Simple that I finally got around to reading the other day. (Yup, I know that if it was labeled January it arrived in December) When I saw it, I immediately thought of wedding planning - it definitely comes in clusters. Some days I feel good about where we are. We have the basics and a good bit of the details covered.

And then there are other days...where I am so overwhelmed that I don't even want to talk about the wedding. Or I just want to crawl up in a ball and elope. Except for the fact that I ordered a dress that wont be here til May, and we've paid the deposit for the catering and the photography and the save the dates haven't been sent out that I agonized get the point. This wedding definitely has the ability to get me worked up! Most of it is self-inflicted lunacy, things that only I care about. Sometimes there are bigger issues that others care about, but still expect me to fix.

Patti = the bride/wedding planner/captain-save-a-wedding.

Thankfully the overwhelmed parts don't last very long. But they do happen. And I can definitely see why people hire wedding planners, and why brides generally consider it to be money well spent.

Last week I was struggling to breathe. This week, I've been holding steady in a solitude cluster, thanks to QT with the PHI and a wonderfully relaxing Valentines Day weekend. This isn't to say that everything is perfect, but I'm satisfied with our planning progress and am looking forward to our upcoming milestone: sending our save the dates out.

I'm so glad...trouble don't last always.


  1. i need a planner. i like reading your blog but it reminds me of why i want a planner. i can't get into these details like this. i would lose my mind.

  2. Jameil, if you know you want a planner, then I definitely think you'll find some room in the budget for him/her! There are still tons of decisions to make, but the process seems to be far less stressful.


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