Post # 1
I apologize in advance for my little rant. It’s one of those days..I wish the wedding planning was over…
The little things are stressing me out. Our wedding isn’t until October but we have so much stuff going on starting this month for other people, we won’t have time 3 months prior to the wedding to do anything we NEED to do. FI doesn’t get the timeline and where I’m coming from, my FMIL is sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong, and I want people to actually STOP asking me how planning is going.
I can’t turn my brain off!
- is my seating chart going to work?
- why won’t FI agree to get ready at a hotel near the venue, to make it simple for our photographer instead of driving back and forth 45 mins each way to do pics?
- will I find a rehearsal restaurant?
- do I do programs?
- is this going to work? is it really going to work?! let the cold feet begin
- why oh why couldn’t we get an earlier date?
- why didn’t I just elope?!
- do I really love my dress?
- am I going to be able to save all the money and not go into debt for this?
- will the timeline really work? everyone says the day goes quick…
- I thought we were supposed to have fun planning our wedding..wtf!
- and on…and on…and on…and on…
Post # 3
Oh girl. You’re not alone. We all have these days. It’s okay! I’m not sure who started the nasty rumor that we’d all love wedding planning, but it’s false…some of us are just not built to love this process. Oh well. I just repeat this mantra to myself….It’s only one day, and then I’ll be MARRIED! So all the details that I’m stressing about, and all the plans that I’m worrying about…in the end, they’ll all pass and the only remaining salient fact will be my marriage to the love of my life. And that’s kind of awesome!
Post # 4
BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be fine. If you don’t make programs, it’ll be okay. I spent 2 days making mine and my 5 year old flowergirl threw up in the box they were stored in. And it was still okay.
Turn off wedding brain. I’m serious. No, totally 100% serious. Today is Wednesday – no wedding talk, think, stress, email, nada until Sunday. Give yourself a few days to just enjoy your fiance, life, Easter, and the Spring weather.
Post # 5
Ok, first of all, all of those thoughts or questions are sooooo normal. I’m at the same point, I want it to be over. I’m actually getting sick of people asking me, “OMG, ARE YOU EXCITED?!?!”. My response is always like, “uuuum, yeaaaah, sure”. And its not because I’m not excited, its because the wedding planning part is a major downer. If I could just show up to my already planned wedding, I’d be stoked!
I don’t have any advice. But from my experiences so far, do what you can as early as possible. Because other things will come up that will get in the way, things other than the already planned stuff. Its nuts! Every weekend since December I’ve been swamped. So I’ve had to take random days off during the week, its been a productive way to get stuff done though. If you’re working and your job allows that, I’d do it. I wished we had done an earlier date but now I’m glad we didn’t, becaue the time is going by so fast, I can’t imagine a shorter engagement. I had dress issues- got another one that I love. I’m tellin’ ya, I’ve been there! The timeline is still something I’m not sure about, but I just figure it will all get done so whatev. The one thing you should address, is your FI wanting a hotel farther away. That just has potential to create problems, tell him he needs to book something closer.
Ok, I’m done rambling, good luck with everything!