I’m trying – really trying – to give up some of the impending tasks. For friends and family who have been really kind in offering to help and would like to have a task assigned to them, it’s probably like trying to prise a sweet out of a toddler’s clenched fist. I’m doing alright though. I’ve already dished out a few tasks and have been pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed letting go of them. I know this sounds silly but I admit I am a little bit of a control freak and it’s very much like I’d always rather do a task myself rather than apportion it out to someone else. It’s terrible really.
A team effort
We get married on the Saturday and we are going to be up in Suffolk, nearby, from Thursday afternoon. There are a few errands to run including taking the booze to the caterers, picking up fruit and cheese from farms in the area and shopping for clotted cream. My lovely in-laws-to-be will be on hand to help us that afternoon and then on the Friday we will be at the Barn, armed with ladders, drawing pins and vases. My immediate family and a few friends will be around and we’ll be doing our very best at project managing. There’ll be flowers to arrange, decorations to hang and chairs to set up. I really can’t wait to (hopefully) create the space we’ve imagined for all these months.
There is of course an accompanying, colour-coded spreadsheet, which in all reality will probably end up going completely out of the window once the excitement and possible chaos takes over. We will however endeavour to take advantage of the fact that we have lots of willing helpers on hand. “Er, could you just climb this 50 ft precariously balanced ladder…” – they might regret asking if they’re not careful!