Post # 1
Wedding planning and home buying and dieting, not to mention school starting up soon. I feel like I’m going crazy! I realized I’m dealing with it by stress-shopping. I’ve been browsing Ebay like a madwoman, looking for bridal accessories (jewelry, hair pins, etc), and now I just purchased a Coach bag (preowned), without really thinking about it. It’s exactly the color and style I want (that I’ve been searching for, for a long time), and I think I got a good price, but then I just stepped back and thought “holy sh#t, I just spent $270 on a damn purse.”
Post # 3
Aww honey! I was married last September, and right around this time last year, I was crying pretty much daily. My husband and I bought a new house, designed the interior of it, planned a wedding all in one. My WORD it was a lot to handle! The good news? When it’s all said and done, your wedding day will be beautiful and you’ll remember it forever, and you’ll have a beautiful house to call yours right along with your new husband! Big hugs to you, everything will be okay! I promise! 😀 And I’m not just saying that!
Post # 4
I personally am a big fan of chocolate cake, massage, and a good glass of wine. Good luck with everything! You have a lot on your plate right now but it will totally be worth it in the end!
Post # 5
I like wine. Lots of wine. I also watch Bridezillas and it makes me feel better that I am not them. (or have to deal with them)
Post # 6
How? All we NEED is me, him, and an officiant (contract signed and paid for) to make if official. Closer to the day we’ll need a marriage license. Sure there’s lot of other things we want and most we’ll have… but bottom line we get what we’re after (married)! That’s what I think when it’s OMG THERE’s SO MUCH TO DO. Of course I’m a planner and don’t so friendly with “stress” (it can be an either/or sort of thing for me). I start feeling to stressed and I’ll just say screw it for the day. Life’s too short to get all freaked out about stuff that only matters for a day for you and most won’t even notice. The important part is the getting married part! Breathe, relax, step back and come back to the issues later/tomorrow.
Post # 7
just keep swimming…. just keep swimming….
opened my own business, quit my day job, planning wedding, classes starting again, remodeling house…. somedays I just throw up my hands and say “I quit” and make a really strong glass of tea… and then get going
DH thinks I am nuts, everytime something minor goes wrong I start telling him that we are running away to costa rica… if one more thing happens I just might too
Post # 8
I’m the exact same way. I’m freaking out over things when the wedding is just around the corner. Although we have a ton of stuff to do, I just think we deserve a day to simply relax! I hope all goes well!
Post # 9
20 minutes in the tanning bed every day. It’s nice and warm and quiet. Has anyone else had really awful stress-induced stomach issues? I can’t even eat without getting sick anymore, even when I don’t feel stressed 🙁 We also decided to move, so I’ve had new added stress of trying to get approved for a new apartment. Ugh.
Post # 10
Oh wow, that’s alot to handle. Just remember to breathe. Seriously. Take a moment to take deep breaths until your mind is clear and you feel calm. Then remind yourself of the BIG picture: you are getting married and getting a house: 2 huge blessings.
I am not stressing out yet but I can feel the pressure as the days tick off. I am thinking more and more thought of the day of… not sure what to od yet since as of now, set up and decorating is all on me. BUt I remind myself that it is one day and I want to enjoy it so I won’t be overthing anythign right now. It’ll work out.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! I must remind myself that I have to STOP shopping since my cc bill has been insane lately with wedding expenses.
I just saw a leather jacket that I’ve coveted for YEARS on ebay…for a great price. Sigh.
Post # 12
I cry…all the time… I cried yesterday at the city housing and health building while getting our occupancy permit (we’re closing on our house next Wednesday), I cried at the bank, I cried at the drive through at McDonalds while my mom was lovingly buying me a chocolate shake, I cried at TGIFs when FI took me to dinner since I cried all day.
Oh, and today while talking with FI on the phone, I cried. I was telling him how my paycheck was late, so I wouldn’t get it until Monday. They usually deliver the checks between 2-3 and I got off at 3 and they wern’t there yet. I was telling him I wouldn’t have cash for my bachelorette party tomorrow night and he said he would give me some cash…and I cried.
Post # 13