Listmania!

Lists are an important part of planning any big project, but the wedding industry has fetishized lists: the checklist is the most used tool in a planners vocabulary to keep things organized and under control.  So here it is – my top five list of tips about lists:

1)   Stay Flexible. Sticking too strictly to a list can derail any good plan.  Allow for some flexibility- don’t make plans/time/life less efficient because of your list.

2)   Stay Realistic.  Nothing feels worse than not accomplishing goals – so when you put too much on one list, you’re shooting yourself in the foot.  If your list is do-able, you’ll get it done and feel great.

3)   Stay Calm.  Sometimes writing down everything you need to do can be overwhelming!  If lists freak you out, try limiting yours to three or five items at a time.  If you’re still panicky, maybe they aren’t the best organizational tool for you.

4)   Stay focused.  Use the list to keep you on task.  Dawdling in front of the candles at the craft store? Check the list.  Where are you supposed to be? Re-orient yourself around the task at hand and get on with your productive day.

5)   Stay happy.  All tough stuff on the list will wear you down.  Make sure you tack on a task or stop that makes you happy! A milkshake, or visit to a favorite local park, make sure to put yourself on the list.  You’re important too!

So there you have it, a list about lists. Ready to make your own? Get going!

 

Be well, and love well.

 

Dinah

Matchy Matchy – Stationery is the One Place Where It Works

We try to avoid the “matchy matchy” phenomenon in our fashion & design lives – and especially weddings. But invitations & the assorted stationery that comes along with it is somewhere you can feel comfortable going with a theme. Wedding Paper Divas has product lines that go from invitation to website and keep you looking unified all the way through. You order only what you need, no obligation to buy, say, menu cards if you don’t want them.

Take a look! And make your match.
Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Day Needs - Programs, Menus, and more

disclosure: MLFS is a Wedding Paper Divas afilliate and may receive a commission on certain sales. We do truly believe in WPD and enjoy their products.

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Blogs we love: Home Sweet Brocante

Home Sweet Brocante is an un-Craigslist – the elegant clutter of a girl in Paris who loves the idea of the American garage sale, so she started having monthly sales (brocante is the french word flea market.)  But the best part are her musings on design, food and fashion. And she very bravely has translated her French site into english so les Americains and other English speaking ex-pats can browse her wares. If you’re headed to Paris, check the site for dates! I can’t imagine a more unique travel experience. Charmante!

A fun French design blog

A fun French design blog

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