Yes, I'm a planning freak, but not a control freak. The two are different you see. I can plan things ahead but I can't control what's gonna happen two weeks down the road, can I?
So, I come out with many plans, i.e. the main plan, the alternative plans, the back-up plans. As long as I don't have to grope in darkness and wait in agony, I'd rather spend much time doing planning, even if most details will change sooner or later. Planning, no matter how absurdly early it is, gives me some sort of emotional stability, something I can cling to when things do go awry. Well, perhaps I should insert God somewhere along this line.
Okay, the above is all about ME. But to make a relationship or partnership works, we need the WE.
So, what we have done so far with our DIY wedding planning is to keep a record of all our wedding-related expenses, i.e. my wedding gown, wedding favors, wedding reception venue's booking fee, and many other expenses. I keep bills, receipts, and credit card printouts in a little red scrapbook with oriental design on its cover.
Also, it's now 13 more weeks to our big day. So, I have a 2012 diary with weekly view in which I keep tab of our weekly accomplishments. The diary is a thoughtful 2011 Christmas gift from Riyuna. Thanks babe!
Let's say a prayer:
Who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.