Post # 1
Bees I am just so stressed! I only have twoish months to go. SO MUCH TO DO
I am jumping at everything anyone says that is remotely negative. I have been nit picking every detail. I am going insane I tell you! I feel like I’m being mean to people just trying to help and taking out my stress on them. UGH!
What have you done/did you do to help ease the nerves that may cause bridezilla behavior? Anything for zero bucks to help someone out that doesn’t have extra room in the budget to splurge on a massage or therapy. 🙂
Shall we discuss your favorite at home spa treatments? READY SET GO!
Anyone else hanging out in the same boat? 🙂
Post # 3
I’ve heard doing an oatmeal facial mask can do wonders! Personally, I just like a long bubble bath. Oh, and my favorite is getting some sort of container (not ever meant for food!) that’s about the size of your feet and soaking them in warm water.
Post # 4
Sorry you are so stressed. I also felt like I was bordering on bridezilla at times. I just felt like it was more work to explain to someone how I needed their help so I just did it all myself.
Take a non-wedding night, get a big bucket of hot water and soak your feet infront of the tv and ignore e-mail, the phone, and weddingbee!!!
Post # 5
Well.. I’m not sure if this will help or not, but it always helps me to work out. Honestly, it relieves so much stress! I feel so much better whenever I’m done at the gym. Yay for Endorphins!
Post # 6
I’m probably waaaay too laid back to be qualified to answer this question, but I had a mini meltdown at about 8 pm on Christmas Eve. With heavy snow, our water went, the house was freezing, we’d walked slush and muck in all day, and my head was exploding with a headache from knowing I had absolutely nothing done for the next day. So FI gave me two headache pills, put on all the heaters, and I went straight to bed. Best thing ever! I got up at 7 am Christmas Day and I felt able to just get stuff done. And he helped, because he knew how stressed I’d been – I usually just get on with it, instead of standing at the fridge in a trance!
Is your FI aware of how much it’s weighing on you? Will he/ will you let him take more of the responsibility? And how much of what’s not yet done is essential? I know I want all my lovely details too, but your sanity and wellbeing are far more important.
Post # 7
This may not be a popular answer but, do you have medical insurance? If you do, it might be worth it to talk to your doctor about putting you on some anti-anxiety meds until the wedding is over. I did that when I was waiting for bar results my anxiety was so high. I plan on doing it a few weeks before the wedding as well.
That is, of course, if the more homeopathic remedies don’t work. I’m a big fan of running too, that’s a great stress reliever.
Post # 8
@lezlers: I thought about that before the wedding too but couldn’t schedule in a visit to the doctor!
Post # 9
@NYE Gal: fortunately I have an awesome doctor who knows me well enough to prescribe me medication via email. 🙂
Post # 10
It might seem lame but I would get yourself a cup of tea and sit down and think of the importance of marriage and how much this guy means to you. Day-dream about your future together and reflect on how wonderful it is to meet someone who is wanting to spend the rest of their life with you. Every time a wedding detail thought comes in to your mind, ignore it for a while and go back to focusing on the importance of marriage.
Post # 11
I am also feeling the stress/pressure of crunch time. It is very normal to feel this way when your wedding is about 3 months out. In order for me to destress, I have been plugging my iPod in and taking a walk. It not only helps to relieve the stress/pressure, it also gives me something to do besides wedding stuff and I get some exercise.
Post # 12
Do you have room in your schedule to completely take a day off from wedding preparation and planning (and work, if possible)? I was thinking you could take a day to veg out and read your favorite books or watch your favorite TV shows, eat your favorite foods, maybe go take in a movie or have a girls’ night where wedding talk is banned. Anything to keep your mind off of wedding for even just one day. Sometimes this really helps me out when I’m getting stressed. It’s kind of like pushing pause, and then when I get back into planning mode afterwards, I feel better.
Though I know for some people, taking time off from work or wedding planning makes them feel even more stressed, lol!