Now, it's no surprise that I was itching to project manage the heck out of this wedding, but Mr. B is known to be more of a go-with-the-flow, fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants type. He actually resists planning. It's actually a miracle we get along at all.
I have learned during our many years to be stealthy when asking him to make/agree to a plan. If he thinks a) a fun process or b) his idea, only then will he commit to goals, times, places, etc.
So this weekend, I brought in big sheets of paper and markers and ambushed him during a lazy Saturday lunch. We listed a month at the top of each page, and filled it with things to be accomplished.
He even came up with ideas on how we can bind it into a tear-off calendar! I'm so proud, he lasted nearly the whole 1.5 hour conversation.
But oh boy, comparing our list to what the authorities say we need to have accomplished, we are waaaayyy off track. That's right Emily Post and theKnot.com, suck it. We have a great plan, thank you very much. Of course, this means we only have to more weeks to nail down a reception site and an officiant according to our own list for February. Oy.