Post # 1
First post on WeddingBee. Long time reader, first time poster. As my username explains, I have never planned any kind of party like this and have been extremely overwhelmed. How do you manage the stress? I’m not getting married until Oct 2015, but I feel like there’s so much to do with too much time.
I already feel like I’m being pulled in 10 different directions by people. How do you handle this? My parents keep on wanting me to look at venues I’m not crazy about, but I’ll do it to make them happy. How do you balance priorities?
Post # 3
Welcome to the Bee!
If it makes you feel any better, FI and I have decided on summer 2015 (we don’t even have a specific date yet) and I have done barely any planning other than setting a budget and browsing venues online.
Post # 4
Set boundaries NOW about what is acceptable and what is not, if you don’t want to go look at venues that your parents are pushing and you do… Your are setting a precedence for future behaviors that will come back and bite you in the rear.
Make lists and section them off. Check things off as they get done, you get a cool sense of accomplishment from that.
Think carefully before any big purchases because tastes and themes change in that large of a time frame. We were engaged for two years, so long time planning here as well.
And start by making a very spiffy and incredibly handy binder for all your planning.. give you a “fun” thing to start off with that will not give you stress over! I loved making mine 🙂
Post # 5
@PrincessPerry: Good idea! I’ve been toying making a binder. I just need to get my mind off things for a while and it might help.
My parents tell me to look at all my options while I go on Yelp and see bad reviews. It’s hard to get a feel of how a venue “performs” since a lot of reviews are not that current.