(Closed) My advice to brides early in the planning process

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Good advice! People gave me crap for doing stuff early.. but I was excited and wanted to. Now it’s been about 8 months since we got engaged, I’m dragging on finishing projects..

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jackndiane:  You are SO right!  I was in the same boat, cruising along getting a ton done and now… I’m just not as motivated because the planning has consumed my life!  Its been fun, don’t get me wrong, but in the last month or so it will feel nice to be able to cool down and relax without much stress 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Excellent advice.  I think my “over” preparation made me have a great last week before the wedding completely stress-free.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Thanks for the good advice! Our engagement is 19 months long…I’m sort of dreading how long it is but we made it that way so that I could finish school and THEN focus on planning…

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You guys are so right, at this point I just want to be able to turn my brain off and not think about the wedding for a day or two and I’ve been planning since January!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

How long did you ladies have to plan? I’ve been engaged for about 3 months now, and we still have 7 months. People keep telling me I’ve still got so much time, but really, I don’t think so! I don’t want to be stressing the month of. I’ve already stressed through my engagement photos and fun dress shopping day. I want to enjoy it, it’ll never happen again!!!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

you are spot on!  after 14 months of planning – these last two months are going to be difficult

Honestly, I’m so tired of making wedding decisions.. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i thank god i did the favors in crappy weather in january. also, can’t change them now, which is nice! no insane second guessing!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would say that’s a good idea. I would say in general that brides should have a long term schedule and stick to it. Items on the to do list should be spread out giving plently of time to work on them. If a bride is finding that it’s too hard to get done by the deadlines previously set, then she needs to pare back or get some help ASAP. I know it’s hard to make decisions so early when we are constantly changing our minds….

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That was me too… when I first started, I was getting something done almost everyday (DIY proh=ject, vendor research, buying wedding items).  Then 6 months out and I was freaking because I didn’t have all I wanted done yet and people told me to relax since I had so much TIME! Now I am 3 months out and back to full force planning but I want the day to get here already because I just want to be married and done with planning.

I had to take a break mid-planning process…it helped.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

AGREED. as long as you take breaks from it too.

so many people were commenting on how relaxed I seemed, and asking so are you freaking out, and I was like, No…. 🙂

of course, the down side for me, was that my bridesmaids DID think I was crazy doing DIY crafts and stuff 6 months out, and didn’t want to help. By the time they were getting stoked and asking if I needed help with anything (like, a month before) I had finished everything. Lol!

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