Delegation {Day 18}

Keep Calm and Delegate...31 days to the Altar #shortengagement #delgation #weddingplanning

Delegation is a must, especially if you are doing a lot of DIY projects for your wedding. I wish I had learned this earlier in the process. I waited until the end when I was beginning to panic {and then dumped a lot of responsibility on family members}, but I think it’s important to delegate every step of the way. At least invite people in on your planning, as you will want them to know what your thought process is, especially if they are in charge of something the day of the wedding.

Two reasons why it was hard for me to delegate:

1. I’m a control freak.

2. The things that I was able to delegate were the things I actually enjoyed doing. I LOVE craft projects, and wanted to do them all myself! But once it got down to the wire, I knew I wouldn’t be able to accomplish everything on my own.

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It seems to me like people want to help, but they don’t know what to do, so the best thing to do is give them a specific task, or gather people together to knock out some DIY projects. One night after our weekly Thursday night dinner with friends, we cleared the table and I brought out the paint, paint brushes, and photo booth props that needed to be finished. We had a lot of fun coming up with different colors for the mustaches, and finished all the props in less than an hour. We also had a craft night that involved making paper flowers and wrapping bottles in twine. That one was not as successful, but it was at least fun, and provided a little bit of stress relief amongst all the to-do lists.

Photo Booth Props

I am very thankful for my roommates, who kept reminding me of the beauty of community, and how God gifted us each with different talents. When you think of it that way, it’s not as hard to ask people for help, especially when you know it is something they enjoy doing. Some examples from our wedding:

  • Maid of honor was on maternity leave, so she started the Pinterest board, made dress shopping appointments, planned bridal shower, etc.
  • Stay at home mom friends made loads of chex mix for our chex mix bar
  • Friend just home from college put together all of our programs for us
  • Very creative friend did the hand lettering on all of our signs
  • Roommates and friends wrapped bottles in twine {and drank extra beer and wine for three months to provide empty bottles}

…and the list goes on!


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