Post # 1
I feel so meh about planning. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so excited to marry my FI and I’m sure I’ll love the wedding. I just am over researching, and contacting vendors, and second guessing my decisions because everybody has an opinion.
Ive got a venue, officiant, dress and photographer and I just want to stop here. I’m finding it very hard to stay motivated.
Anybody else ever get to this point?
Post # 3
@Tphan: I was super excited about the planning and then hit a wall like you. Personally, I just decided I would only do serious wedding planning on the weekends and let go of it for a while. I still visit here and pinterest occasionally, but not to do much real research. It really helped just to step back and do something else. Since then, we’ve started doing exciting things to fill our weekends (camping, dinner and game night with friends, seeing a movie) and wedding stuff doesn’t seem to be so stressful anymore!
Post # 4
I’m eight months out and wish this thing would plan itself!
Post # 5
I hear you on being *done* with the planning. I’ve been there multiple times myself.
Post # 6
@Tphan: I feel you! I went on wedding planning overload when we first got engaged (pretty sure FI almost killed me when I kept scheduling our weekends with wedding, wedding, wedding stuff, lol). I had the venue, photographer, officiant, DJ, and transportation all booked within a month.
By the time I got around to doing flowers I just DIDN’T CARE. That not caring got made worse when I saw how expensive flowers were, lol. At this point, we are just relaxing and doing little things- got the hotel block booked, taking engagement photos this weekend, and then going to be sending out STD’s.
Take a break from it! It’s okay!
Post # 7
I got the venue and the dress. That’s it. I just don’t feel like doing anymore right now. Hopefully I’ll get my second wind really soon or we won’t have a caterer.
Post # 8
@tphan oh my goodness I feel the same way! our weddings are on the same date!! I did a bunch the first 2 months we were engaged and now i’m like ‘oh well I have time I can do it next week.’ I have the venue (which luckily does all the catering), the DJ, the officiant, photographer and videographer, I’ve been really procrastinating on my dress and the centerpieces and ugh the flowers. I think what we are feeling is totally normal (at least I hope so). no worries girls we’ve got this!
Post # 9
@Tphan: +1 million percent….I do not even really care anymore I just want to fast forward to the actual day, marry FI and then start saving for our next house. lol
Post # 10
Oh gosh I’m so glad I decided to do a courthouse wedding because this was me before I even got engaged and was just thinking about it
Post # 11
I feel the same exact way! I haven’t enjoyed it one bit from the very start. I know our day will be all worth it, though, so I keep on! Good luck to you!
Post # 12
I remember hitting that wall. We were engaged in December and I had the dress, reception site, ceremony site, and florist booked by February. I remember saying I am done for now and didn’t even want to look at BM dresses or tuxes or think of centerpieces or invitation designs at all. I ended up not starting up again until May when I picked my MUA and hairstylist then took another break until August to start invites and look at BP clothing.
Long story short? It’s time to take a break. You’ve accomplished a lot already. You deserve a break.
Post # 13
You have time! I am in an 8 month engagement and I’m currently on a break from wedding planning. Nothing urgent pending, but I did seal up DJ, Florist and catering before taking the break. Basically book the vendors, take a break and you don’t have to worry about the details until Feb-March!