In my life, I’ve come to realize that I work around problems a certain way. I am a thinker. I sometimes mull things for quite some time before committing. This was a problem for for me during graduate school (which is exactly why I didn’t finish.) I was trying to go into a design area and my thinking brain made me too slow to solve the design needs. At the time I noticed that certain things were much easier for me to think through quickly. Solving a problem with a definite end point is generally much easier for me. When I was working as a Technical Director in theatre, my favorite phrase was “Tell me what you want it to look like / or do and I’ll do the rest.” I am very good working under those constraints.
So when Meg asked me to help her pick a theme for the wedding I had a very hard time. I wasn’t as if I didn’t understand the need for a theme (I understand it much like a director’s concept for a production,) it was more that my brain isn’t accustomed to that conceptual thinking and decision making. So we reached a bit of a block. I think Meg didn’t understand because I usually have strong opinions about everything (ask me if I like something and I’ll tell you exactly what I think of it.) and she often comments about it. I realized that the way around this block between us would be for someone (the internet) to suggest themes and we would each offer our opinion. We decided on a theme in no time flat. Now I don’t think this method with always work, but as an active and open minded problem solver, I’ll certainly put it in my tool kit.
oh and fyi, the Theme is Vintage Winter. I’ll let Meg explain that more later. If you want any other updates about the wedding, remember to check here.