Feeling VERY Overwhelmed

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Somehow it all just comes together…!  Just do it in small batches, and don’t leave it all to the end.  I got married in June, and I know that at this time last year I was semi-freaking out.  Then I stopped.  Then I freaked out again.  Then I was just…calm.  I made all my own centerpieces, we did our flowers ourselves, and I made all the place cards myself.  My mom decorated the tent with the help of her brothers (we just strung lanterns), and my maid-of-honor and bridesmaids put all the flowers out on the tables while I was having my first look.  They did the bouquets and such the day before the wedding — it was the only thing I completely froze on.  You can do it!!!

Post # 4
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MissBatman:  A lot of those things don’t really have to take place: your bachelorette/shower/rehearsal attire can really just be something you already own.  You can register for gifts gradually and add things to your list as they come up, plus you can set up a lot of registries online.  If you set out to do 1-2 tasks a week, you’ll be done in just a few months.  I had a really extensive DIY list and a 10 month engagement and everything turned out fine.

Post # 5
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MissBatman:  Girl you just made me have a mini panic attack. My wedding is two weeks after yours. Oh Lord, thank God my Venue is all-inclusive, but I still kind of have a pit in my stomach. eeekkk!

Post # 6
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Dont have a facial day before, even if uve had them a million times before with no problem, sods law says itll be thr time u react to toxins, new cream or whatever

Post # 7
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissBatman:  you have plenty of time.  i planned our entire wedding in 5 months from outside the country.  trust me, it can be done.

i too felt a bit overwhelmed when i looked at my list but when you break it down, it’s not that bad.  really.  get yourself a good planner that lists all of the things you should do for that month and follow it.  staying organized and focused will be key.

you know the old saying, “how do you eat an elephant?  one piece at a time”.

Post # 9
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would separate that list into “Must Do”, “Would Like To Do”, and “If I Have Time”. Work on the Must Do list. Be okay if everything on the other lists doesn’t get done. 

Post # 10
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My wedding is in…uhm… 9 days.

I still need to load up the digital picture frame w/ childhood photos, print and fold programs, buy a couple of crate to put the kids’ goodie bags in & programs in, write the escort cards, write the signs (I made chalkboard signs), get my hair done (today), get my nails done, and get my dress steamed.

I’m probably missing something in there. I need to write a few checks, but mostly, I’ve been so stressed out that I think I’m finally lapsing into “calm.”

Post # 11
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You know what we did? We got a bonch of papers, put the month at the top and how much time was left (October: 5 months!) and then organized the tasks by month. We purposely left the holidays without many tasks.
We can always check in and either skip things (we’ll do it next month!) or do things ahead of time.
It helps keep the feeling of being overwhelmed in check, because you can tackle a few things a week and try to get them out of the way.

Post # 12
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA

i’m 15 days until my wedding and it still hasnt ended. LOL

Good luck though! 🙂 It’ll all be worth it in the end.

Post # 13
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We’re planning on getting married in November 2014 but our ceremony venue doesn’t allow bookings until the calendar year the wedding is taking place, so I can’t book anything until January….I’m a definite plan-ahead kind of person so this is killing me lol.

Post # 14
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MissBatman:  You will do great.

And, just an FYI I don’t know if you have ever had a wedding with fish or been to one, but I have some advice: Put the water in at the very least an hour or two before you put the fish in. Also make sure to treat the water at that time as well. The fish go in after the water and treatement drops have been setting for an hour. I will tell you: if you put the fish in the water and then go to your wedding, by the time you get back to your venue they will all be belly up, lol.

DH’s friend had this happen and someone had to go out and get all new fish. Our friend recently got married and was planning on doing the same thing until we told her to do what I recommended above.

Post # 16
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MissBatman:  It gets done, trust me. Make mini lists for yourself each week with things to get accomplished. My wedding is in 8 days and it all got done!!! Take a deep breath!!!

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