Thursday, June 20, 2013

WIP it good

Handsome groom? Check. Overseas location? Check. Hang on… what about everything else?

Planning this elopement has made me think about things I’d never before considered; bridal appointments, off-white vs white white, cocktail vs lounge suit, the seven different ways to get to City Hall from our hotel, how I’m going to fit our marriage certificate in a little clutch, something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

No amount of project management has prepared us for the process of planning a secret elopement.

Working in PR has its advantages; the biggest undoubtedly, has been harnessing the power of the Work in Progress document. So, armed with my Kiki-K stationery and a desire to meticulously plan and efficiently execute, WIP meetings have become a staple of our existence. My top favourite WIP moments from recent months include:
  1. The football WIP - quarter-time, half-time and three quarter-time during all Friday night Essendon and/or Hawthorn games. It's amazing what you can get done in-between sirens.
  2. The in-code WIP on the work phone.
  3. The WIP by stealth - commonly known to my sisters and workmates as me seeking advice on matters under the guise of planning my 30th birthday party.
  4. The offsite WIP, usually held at establishments that serve alcoholic beverages.
  5. The coffee date WIP; my personal favourite.
  6. The public transport WIP, also known as the worst kind of WIP. This method involves talking at a million miles an hour and attempting to unsuccessfully access mobile internet in-between train stations.

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