Post # 1
I am so excited that my wedding is getting closer but I am so overwhelmed. I just counted how many DIY projects I have, and I have 20…that’s right, 20! Maybe I took on more than I should. 1/3 of them are done but one in particular is taking forever–petal curtains. They are turning out beautiful but are so much tedious work.
Sorry ladies, I just had to vent. We booked our venue at 13 months out and I thought, “Man, I have all the time in the world.” WRONG! Everyone told me that this year would go by fast…I guess they were right.
Anyone else a fall bride and starting to feel overwhelmed? Or anyone have any advice? I almost had a mini panic attack at work the other day.
Post # 3
@future_mrs_sommer: YES. i am a huger DIYer! that isn’t the part that’s freaking me out though, its remember who and how much we have left to pay for our vendors! it’s exactly at the 6 month mark for me today! 🙂 AH. i have my dress but haven’t had my first dress fitting!
Post # 4
I have 6 WEEKS to go….if you think it’s scary now, haha!
The thing that helped me the most was making a HUGE giant list of all the things I had to get done and then breaking them up into months. I had a February list, a March list…and so on. That really helped me focus and figure out which things were more time sensitive than others. It also helped me do things in the right sequence (eg. ceremony programs can only be made after meeting with the officiant again, etc.).
Post # 5
My advice is take it in strides. For me wedding planning came in lulls. There were weeks when I was constantly on the phone & internet researching, booking, confirming, ect. and then there were weeks when I didn’t have to do anything. As for the DIY- start and complete one project at a time. You will feel much better about your projects if you can focus on just 1 at a time and not looking at 5 half started semi finished projects. I would also advise, if possible, to host a DIY party with all the women in your bridal party. Order some pizzas and a (or a few) bottles of wine and knock out some projects. Any one can cut out things or do a simple running stitch or tie ribbons, ect. Take your time and “enjoy” the craziness that is wedding planning. Good luck!
Post # 6
I second Julipants (I am at less than a month..talk about crazy!). Make a huge list of everything you need to get done between now and the wedding and then prioritize he items on your list by weeks/months. It will definitly help you.
Post # 7
@ShennaB2b–you like read my mind. Wedding planning has come in lulls…I was really into in October-January and then I took off February and March and now I am back at it. I am also starting too many projects and once and trying to perfect each one at different times and it’s stressing me out, so good advice. And it’s funny you said a DIY party because I was just venting to my FI that I was going to have to have the girls over for pizza to work on everything. The only thing I have to get over is my issue of wanting everything my way–I am so picky and I act like nobody can do anything the way I want it to, therefore I should just do it. It’s so stupid and I need to get over it.
Thank you for all the advice.
Post # 8
I’m a fall bride too, and I completely understand feeling overwhelmed with all that you still have to do!! I love doing things myself, but sometimes it’s overwhelming when you look at a massive to-do list! I know that no one else will notice all of the little details, but I’m a perfectionist haha.
Sending good thoughts your way! 🙂