from the editor
Time flies, especially when you’re having fun. It seems like just the other day that we were all panicking about the turn of the Millennium and how our lives would be turned upside down with computers failing … and here we are, fifteen years down the track and we’re about to start work on the issue that will celebrate the conclusion of six fantastic years of My Wedding magazine!
Time is a funny thing though. When you’re a kid and hanging out for school holidays, Christmas and Easter, the days seemed to drag and weeks seemed like an eternity. As we grow older, we start to realise that time is all we have … and it usually speeds by a lot faster than we’d really like it to. My late dad was always going on about the preciousness of time and implored me not to wish my life away each time I said something like: I wish it was already my birthday, or I can’t wait to leave school.
While reflecting on the passage of time, I realised that anyone planning a big event will usually find themself in a quandary. On one hand, they can’t wait for the big day to arrive so that all their planning and hard work can pay off and they can relax and enjoy the day for what it is. However, on the other hand, there’s often so much to be done and so many list items to tick off, that brides and event planners often long for just a few more hours in the day or days in the week to fit it all in.
Deadlines are my personal quandary …. as the team puts each issue together, I long for the day the new issue comes off the presses so that I can see all the hard work come together. Yet, the to-do list on each issue is a frightening beast, especially when you add in time for shoots, meetings, site visits, wedding shows, product launches, online endeavours and the rest.
I find that without a proper plan, things fall apart rather quickly. My to-do list is a constantly moving beast as I shift items around, depending on their importance. I implore anyone planning an event to start keeping a comprehensive diary. I’d certainly be lost without mine!