Post # 1
Since the day my FI proposed I’ve been going a million miles an hour planning, researching, and touring. Now that we’ve booked our venues I’ve started working on details and PURCHASING!!!
This would typically be a good thing but my wedding is still over a year away and I’ve already purchased by wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, most of my gifts for my bridal party, and started bidding on decorations. Of course I’m only buying things that are at a great price and I know I want but I’m afraid I’m going to have everything done in a few months and will have nothing to do but wait for the wedding day, and WILL GO CRAZY!
Does anyone have an suggestions to help me slow down and stop going a million miles an hour?
Post # 3
I don’t have any advice, but I am kinda where you expect to be. I have done most of the things I need to do and I feel like we are just waiting for the wedding. It is nice to just enjoy being engaged though and not be in crazy wedding planning mode all the time.
Post # 4
I don’t think being ahead of the game is the worst thing in the world. Things will pick up and be busy again a couple months before, no matter what you do.
Post # 5
My FI was giving me a hard time for being so proactive that I thought maybe I was doing something wrong…
I was thinking along the same lines, that being proactive now will save me from turning into a “bridezilla” later 🙂
Plus, we are doing our invitations DIY so we have plenty of things to keep us occupied in the long run.
Thanks fellow bees 🙂
Post # 6
Write a list of items that can be purchased by month. (Example- May: shoes and flower girl dress. June: book hair appt and buy veil, ect) then stick to it.
Post # 7
I had started to feel overwhelmed with wedding planning and was getting way ahead of myself in terms of what I needed to accomplish when. I shared my process on another thread where a bee hit the planning wall, and I think it can work for you to slow down [which was the original reason why I took this approach]. Hope this helps 🙂
I used the monthly calendar in the front part of my day planner as my ‘wedding countdown.’ Working backward from my date, I wrote in the checklist items on the Monday of the week a task needed to be accomplished. I underlined the header [invites, cake, dress, etc] and then wrote notes across the week as needed. It’s a great reference for me now because it’s tailored to my actual wedding timeline and it’s helped me feel more in control of the checklist process. I know right where I should be in terms of getting things done, not too fast and not too slow…just right!