Post # 1
I got engaged this morning (squee) and hae known this has been coming for a while, but have been resisting planning until the proposal. Well now here I am and I’m starting to think of all the to-dos and I feel soooo overwhelmed. I know I just need to get organized, buy a few books, and start (well, and celebrate the engagement of course) but I suddenly, inexplicably feel anxious and overwhelmed
Anyone else feel like that when they got engaged?
Post # 3
@google: Congratulations! I’m not engaged yet, but I assume feeling overwhelmed or anxious is standard with any new change. So, its okay, just relax. :)As for buying books and stuff, don’t feel like you have to do that right away. The internet will be cheaper for just getting a feel for what you want. I think the normal planning method is guest list, budget, cuts to guest list, venue, then everything else.
Post # 4
Yes — I do feel overwhelmed just thinking about it. If it were all down to me, I think I’d get the venue down, but I’d probably just have a backyard party. It’s not going to be like that, though. FI tells me our wedding will be bigger than I wanted, and it’s in a different country. Luckily for me, it’s not until 2014, so I’m just casually looking at ideas. I haven’t done any dress shopping or vendor-finding. I’ll save that for next year. When I really think about how I’m going to eventually be planning, it freaks me out, and I wonder if we’ll be able to pull it off! lol
Post # 5
I think the thing that overwhelmed me was when my co-worker asked when is the wedding? When? IDK I just got proposed to for christ sake! Then she said what color will your girls be wearing? What? Then of course I started googling and was completely overwhelmed. Wedding websites! What? OMG yes I was def overwhelmed. I gave myself a window to enjoy just being engaged and didn’t look at any wedding stuff for awhile until I knew for sure when. Enjoy this time. Stay away from pintetest.
Post # 6
Congrats! When I first got engaged, since i knew I had time, I did literally nothing for months. That gave me time to adjust to the state of being engaged and what it meant to us and friends and family. Then I just kind of had the luxury of taking planning steps when I felt like it or had little flashes of ideas, and other times I didn’t have to do anything. You don’t absolutely have to plan everything immediately. Feel it out and do what comes naturally. You have time.