I know there's a big DIY wedding movement going on out there because it's all over the blogosphere. But now that I'm waist-deep in a DIY movement of my very own, I'm coming face-to-face with all the stuff you don't see on those blogs. The behind-the-scenes madness that starts with, "Where in the world do I store this stuff?" and then quickly becomes, "How the hell do I get it all to the venue?" and then peaks at, "Who will possibly have the time or the know-how to set it all up?"
I feel cheated somehow, that no one told me about this before I started so that I could be prepared. But more than that, I feel kinda embarrassed that it didn't even occur to me. It's all so clear to me now, but I honestly never thought much about what comes after that lovely point where you finish a project and cross it off your list. And now... Well, now it truly stresses me out. And no matter how much I've tormented myself, I haven't come to any conclusions that feel remotely satisfactory. So unfortunately I don't have any helpful pointers today, nor do I even have any of my "trademark positivity" about the subject. Just a lot of questions that, at least for now, don't have any answers.
I know someone out there has run up against this challenge and figured out a way to master all the DIY gear. I'm desperate for your input!!