Post # 1
09.21.13er’s, we have ELEVEN DAYS until we are married! Holy crap. I’m so nervous I feel like i’m going to puke lol.
Do any of you have a checklist for what to pack the night before?! I need something to look off of! I’m feeling like I’m going to forget something important at home (marriage license, anyone?!) Our venue is an hour and a half away so I would hope that I wouldn’t forget anything haha. Please tell me you guys are just as nervous as me!! I hate being the center of attention :(.
Post # 3
@ThinkingOutLoud: I know! I cant freaking wait to have FI as my HUSBAND!!!!! As for nerves….well, they come and go. Last week was a bad week for me with the nerves but Im doing good so far this week. FI actually asked me Sunday night when I was going to start going Bat shit crazy! LOL I told him next week!!! My venue is 3 hours away and I havent even thought about what I am going to pack honestly. I know I need to start figuring that out. I am trying to figure out this seating arrangement and its driving me insane. FI needs to figure out our songs tonight since I have to tell the DJ tomorrow!!
Post # 4
After explaining a recent irrational semi-meltdown, a co-worker just gave me the greatest insight. “Major life events make us crazy,” all we can do is just prepare for it and remember that you’ll get your normal brain back soon. I’ve been pretty calm, cool and collected through the entire wedding planning process, and I’m not really freaking out about wedding stuff, because I genuinly do feel like it’s all on track and coming together. I just have this crazy mix of nervous excitment that’s making me crazy emotional. Like, the kind of emotional that makes me cry at Hallmark commercials, and then I cry because I don’t know why I’m crying and I think I’m going to make my fiance think I’m crazy. So I cry about being crazy. It’s like PMS on steroids! This giant sack of emotions smacking me in the face is really unexpected.
Post # 5
I am ok too. The only real issue is that I ordered these painted wine glases for my BM’s gifts on AUGUST 1 and they STILL haven’t been shipped yet!!! It’s an Etsy seller that didn’t have too many reviews but they were all positive. I asked her to send them by TODAY or else I’ll be opening a case with PayPal to get my money back so I have some glimmer of a chance of getting something in time for the wedding. She told me they would be shipped today by priority mail. 1:30pm and nothing yet. I will be writing an angry email first thing in the morning. Absolutely ridiculous. I’ve never had a bad experience with an Etsy seller before and she gives all of them a bad name.
Other than that, all is well! But I am seriously over people not doing what I PAID THEM to do in a reasonable amount of time. Grr, who has time for that??!
Post # 6
I’ve been ok so far, I’m feeling very overwhelmed, but we have a lot going on other than the wedding too. I’m anticipating needing medication to get through next week though. We are supposed to close on our first house together Friday…yep, you read that right, the day before the wedding! Our lender doesn’t want to deal with name-change paperwork since the loan is in my name. Fine with us though, once we get back from the honeymoon, we just have to move, and then our lives can return back to normal!
I honestly haven’t thought about what I’m going to pack. Our venue is 45 minutes away and we’re leaving straight from the reception to catch our flight for the honeymoon, so we have to pack wedding day essentials, plus a weeks worth of necessities for the honeymoon. Luckily, my cousin got married in April in NJ, and his mom is a over packer and gave us a huge duffle bag full of the “wedding day emergency supplies” they had.
Post # 7
The last couple of weeks were driving me nutty. I was sooo emotional and my fiance was too! We were fighting a ton and our nerves were just frayed. Now I pretty much have everything done that can be done at this point, so I feel alot more calm.
Plus it helps we are having AMAZING weather right now. Living in Phoenix can be so stressful this time of year. Normally everyone is just cranky and exhausted from the extreme summer heat. Lately, though, we have had the most awesome monsoon rains that just keep coming. It think it helping us to feel so much better. For the next 10 days I plan to relax, keep stuffing my face with salads and tons of fruit, workout, and watch wedding movies .
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I have been very calm and relaxed the whole time, until it hit September. Since Sept 1st I have had nerves and anxiety, but also excitement that makes it hard to concentrate!
I am just responding so weirdly to like, everything. UGH the feels. So many.
Also I have been WORTHLESS the past couple days at work, I am trying so hard to get work done but I am having trouble concentrating unless I am with someone else because I have such wedding brain lol.
Post # 9
Glad I’m not alone! I feel like I have a lot done also but there’s always something I feel like I’m missing. Someone on Etsy messed up a wedding order for me also but thankfully it all worked out in the end and she sent me a replacement.
Post # 10
I had a freak out yesterday when my planner emailed me the list if items she will be picking up from me next Wednesday – stuff like baskets for the restrooms, escort cards that are nowhere near finished, Guestbook that I had to buy today, etc. My dress was finally finished this morning after the hem was cut off while wearing it.. I ended up taking the rest of the afternoon to run errands and didn’t get home until 10 tonight. I feel like crazytown right now!! And my job?? Forget about it!! I cannot focus! 10 more days!!
Post # 11
jesssamesssa: my nerves have been coming and going, too. A wreck one day, completely calm and none chalant the next.
HeatherAlexis: I’m having a destination wedding too! and while I don’t have a check list, and am working up to the day we are leaving, I started packing last week, while folding laundry, lol. oh, I want to wear that, so I just won’t wear it for the next few weeks. lol. At least that way when I get off from work Tues night, all I have to pack are undies, make-up, ect. Don’t forget your toothbrush!
I have a few DIY projects I’m going to try to finish up on Sunday. I guess that’s what I get for planning this whole shin-dig in 5 months. Ugh.
Starling13 I know what you mean. My work scheduled two meeting this week, one of which I have to give a presentation at. My work is really getting in the way of me finishing up my DIY projects!! LOL
Post # 12
@Chelle-Lee: Thank goodness we aren’t honeymoon right after or I would be screwed LOL. I can’t believe it’s now 10 days! And I feel ya about DIYing.. why i ever thought making 200 smores kits as favors would be fun, I don’t know. I literally have to do them the day beforehand haha.