Post # 1
I’ve been looking at wedding stuff all day and it just hit me right now. I am so homesick. My MOH and the majority of my BMs are from back home where my parents live. I want to be able to spontaneously take a trip to Michaels and do crafty things and look at wedding stuff together with them. But I’m stuck here, I’m lucky if I make it “home” for a weekend every 2 months. It’s so hard to plan like this from far away.
Just feeling sad right now. FI isnt home from work yet and I could use some cheering up…..
Post # 3
Just wanted to say that I feel your pain. We moved to MI last month, so I’m 10 hours away from my family now, after being with them my whole life. 🙁
Post # 4
Oh gosh me too. I’m struggling to plan right now because I have no one here to plan with me…sometimes I just want to get excited about the wedding and while I know FI is excited to marry me, he really doesn’t care about the crafty details. It’s just not the same doing it all by myself! So I have no real advice but you are definitely not alone!
Post # 5
Oh dear, being away from the ones we love is harder during the holidays as it is, but add wedding planning into the mix and that is downright intolerable.
If it were me…and in past years I have found myself quite far from home with no company other than the drunks that bellied up to the bar I worked at and a beta fish waiting for me in the apartment I rented which was the size of a shoe box….I’d drive to Michaels, and call my Mom and do a little Long Distance Shopping via cell phone…I used to do it all the time with my Mom when I lived in NY, I’d miss our trips together, I’d hit 6th Avenue and we’d cruise Bergdorf’s together!
Then I’d go home to my shoebox, make some comfort food, cuddle up under my quilt and read a good book, take a long bath and remind myself that home and all it’s comforts was only as far as my memory and imagination….it’s amazing what you remember about home, when it’s not in front of you anymore…and just because you aren’t there, well, that doesn’t mean your heart and soul can’t make the trip.
It’s ok lady, we all find ourselves enjoying the pleasures of one place yet craving the delights of another, let your mind go there and you’ll find your heart follows.
Post # 6
@PinkAndPearls2013: I’m the same way! My bridesmaids and my parents live in Buffalo/Syracuse and I’m a few hours away. It’s been hard doing this wedding stuff on my own. It’s no fun planning by myself, especially when I want to do some spontaneous wedding craft projects.
Hang in there! Perhaps you can plan an extra day or so home during the holidays, if possible, so you can spend time with your bridesmaids?
I say put on some of your favorite music and work on a project that’s not wedding related. Perhaps a new hobby?
Post # 7
I know I’m late to this thread, but it hits close to home for me. My family including one MoH is 6+ hours away from me, my other MoH is 3 hours from me, and I only have FI and his parents here. Shopping for wedding stuff without my Mom is depressing!