anyone completely overwhelmed by school, work and wedding planning

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
583 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The majority of my wedding planning was done during my final semester of college when I was student teaching. I was in the school 40 hours minimum a week, usually more, then add in the after school faculty meetings or programs that I had to attend, then I would go home and plan lessons and try to find time to work on my teacher work sample (this huge project we had to do), and still try to plan a wedding. I was SOOO stressed out. I can’t imagine being in school full-time AND working full time on top of it. 

Just try to think of WHY you’re doing this. Once the wedding is here, it’ll all be worth it! Just try to find a few minutes each day to just relax and focus on you. Even if it is a few minutes, it definitely helped me. 

Post # 4
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Because of all the stress, I’m not looking forward to my wedding day (though I don’t doubt I’ll enjoy it)… I’m looking forward to when it’s ALL OVER and I can go back to being a normal human being!

Fortunatly you only have a couple of months left!

I agree with PP – even if it’s a nightly bubble bath with candles just for you, or a quick, quiet yoga session (I reccomend YogAmazing podcasts, free and fun!), make sure you get some YOU time in there!

Post # 5
1116 posts
Bumble bee

We’re 9 months away and we don’t feel stressed yet. But, in January, the 6 month mark, I’ll be working going to school and wedding planning. FI will have his first big career job (teaching) and taking two final Latin classes. So, I can see the panick setting in then hehe. But, we are planning a really low scale wedding. Dinner, no DJ, open bar, cupcakes and simple centerpieces. 

Post # 6
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@cupcakebride2013:  Hey there. Just wanted to let you know I totally relate. I am a full-time student, work full time, and am also house hunting. Adding in the wedding.. well, it’s definitely sometimes a little stressful but I try and do it little bits at a time either at work (I have a desk job) or in the evenings.

You can do it. 🙂

Post # 9
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@cupcakebride2013:  I was doing this last semester and it was very difficult.  Fulltime student + full time work at law office + wedding planning = CRAZY!  Honestly I felt like I was losing my mind!  I also cried about every two weeks which is realy unusual for me.  It was so difficult and stressful.

However, once the wedding day arrived it was ALL worth it!  It was a truly wonderful, incredible day!

I really hope you are going on a honeymoon immeadiately after the wedding because you will NEED it, trust me!

My advice is similar to other bees, make sure to schedule in YOU time, whatever makes you feel happy and relaxed.  Also, if you have family members willing to help you out with some of the planning/logistics, take them up on it!

Post # 10
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@cupcakebride2013:  I was going to school and working full time for the first half of my engagement.  I live in an area where venues and vendors book fast so I wanted to get my venue/photographer/officiant/DJ booked early.  I was so stressed out from everything that I ended up with shingles and I’m only 27!  Once I got those things booked I forced myself to take a break from anything wedding and just focus on school.  I finished my course on September 7 and now I can focus on the wedding again.  I know your schedule is tight but it sounds like running is very therapeutic for you.  Maybe you can squeeze in a 20 minute run a few times per week?  I hope your stress levels return to normal soon.

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