I know it looks totally overwhelming, but I think you’ll be OK. We’re getting married a week before you and haven’t done a lot of this stuff. Granted, we’re not moving, but there are professional development things I *should* be working on. First things first, break it down task at a time and divide those by WHEN they need to get done.
I am taking my engagement photos next week and have NO idea what I am going to wear, what I need to bring, or where I’m going to take them.
Pick an outfit you feel comfortable in – maybe a simple black dress or jeans and a favorite top. Pick a place that means something to you. I know this seems overwhelming, but it’s really not that big a decision. Does your photographer have any ideas? You can try to outsource the location decision to her.
Just heard from our graphic artist that our invites need to go to the letterpress printer no later than May 15th. / I need to get a complete and correct address list to our calligrapher.
Are these the same thing? This seems related. Send out emails tonight or tomorrow night to anyone whose address you’re missing. Use Facebook. Call and bug the few people who don’t respond quickly. Worst case scenario, you have to hand-address a few stragglers. No one will mind.
I need to send flower photos to my florist (so she can request the grower plant them).
I know this seems overwhelming, but shouldn’t take you too long to do. Also, most people won’t notice the flowers as much as you do. There is no perfect decision that needs to be researched and made. Find something you like, and jump on it.
I need to reconnect with my hair person and discuss other options for hair just in case it is a really windy day.
This can be done later, or you can just fire off a quick email and put the ball in her court.
I start dress fittings next month and am worried about fit, weight fluctuation, not looking the way I want.
:(((( Honestly, though, this is going to be a stress for a lot of people, myself included even though I don’t really fluctuate much. Take care of yourself – this isn’t something you can put on a task list, but taking care of yourself physically and mentally will help with it.
FI and I haven’t even thought about what our mini-honeymoon will be or booked our wedding night hotel.
can you outsource this to him? again, this is something where you’ll probably be ok if it waits until the summer after guest list/engagement photos/etc are dealt with.
We also haven’t even thought about wedding bands or our ceremony yet!
We haven’t either! High five. You’re totally normal on this count.
On top of all this FI and I are moving to London after the wedding and I have to get the cat ready to travel internationally, pack the apartment, find a new job (or apply for school). Also have to figure out re-working the registry to fit with our London lifestyle rather than NYC lifestyle.
Do the registry once you get the addresses together. Get a list of what you need for the cat / any passport and visa stuff as soon as possible. Don’t pack the apartment until August or September. Start asking around about jobs to get a feel for what’s out there (also, natural networking, yay). if you apply to school, it won’t be for fall term anyway. This is one of those things where you may not even be all that able to take care of it until after you move.
This is already way too long, but it looks like your list fits pretty neatly into a time frame. A lot of the things on the list, like picking an outfit, or choosing flowers, are quick things that are piling onto your list but won’t really take that much time. You’re in much better shape than you think you are, trust me. 🙂