I love to think of myself as a creative person, but usually when it boils down to it the ideas don’t tend to flow as gushingly as anticipated. I do get the odd ‘light bulb’ moment, but the problem arises when it comes time to remember that moment of brilliance at a later date.
My Mum’s golden words of advice have always been “write things down” – the issue with this however is blindingly obvious; I can’t even get as far as to remember that the thing I need to remember needs noting down! All things said though, I have improved – it’s really just a case of getting habitual about it.
My Booky Wook
Post-Its are my downfall. At work they litter my desk and I’m forever forcing myself to write a proper list in my nice A4 (neglected) notepad. At the bottom of my bag they lurk, crumpled into a ball. When it comes to planning our wedding though, I am operating a ‘no Post-It’ policy.
If I need to make a note or a reminder about the wedding, it goes in my specially apportioned BOOK. My lovely book, made of recycled paper and recycled leather, was a kind gift from my previous employers www.pentopaperonline.com.
I would heartily recommend getting such a book – not just so you can cut out and stick in pretty pictures from magazines and doodle designs of your ‘Save the Date’ cards until your heart’s content – but also because it’s giving me massive peace of mind. I know all my bits and pieces are in there and not strewn around on tatty squares of slightly adhesive pale yellow paper.
It’s a bit sad I know, but I’m absolutely determined to minimise stress in any which way I can, and to me, this is one small step.
Save the Date
We decided very early on that we wanted to make our stationery ourselves. I for one love to receive something home or handmade and I like to think that there’s a bit of creativity in everyone, in one way or another, which I hope means they’ll enjoy our efforts.
We’ve decided to send ‘Save the Date’ cards out for 2 reasons. Firstly, because I am uncontrollably paranoid that unless we get the date instilled into our guests’ psyches very early on, someone will forget and not be able to come, and secondly because I literally cannot wait to get making. Remind me of my naïve excitement when we’re drowning in printing ink and sick of the sight of C6 envelopes!