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My Wedding - - SIM­PLY BEAU­TI­FUL -

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!

As al­ways,

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