Post # 1
I don’t know where else to vent. but i am super stressed. i totally underestimated how much money and work doing this BBQ party would be. not to mention that i am just so over my wedding and i am so sick and tired of planning!
i was totally depressed after i came back from Jamaica because it was all over and i just wanted to do it all over again. so then i was happy i had something to look forward to. now that’s it coming (and i have been feeling this way for a few weeks), i am just ready for it to be over and done with. i am tired of organizing my pics for the slideshow. i am stressed its gonna rain and then we can’t show our video. i am worried there won’t be enough food because i keep getting more and more people tell me they are coming! and i thought i sent out my invites too late – nope, everyone is coming and then some!
I am sure i will be happy to see all my friends that i haven’t seen in so long. but at the same time, with over 50 people there, will i even get to spend any quality time with any of them?
i planned a Bridesmaid or Best Man photo shoot in the afternoon and now i just think its silly and cant wait for that to be over too. i am tired of dieting to fit back into my dress (as happy as i am with my progress – but the question is, will i even keep it off??)
ugh. can’t it just be Sunday already?
Post # 3
You are stressing way too much! Everything will go off without a hitch, you will have a great time! Don’t worry about the little things, like your weight and the weather. Just celebrate with your friends and family, and be thankful you have so many people that love you. <3
You’ll have a great time.
Post # 4
@Cash000: thanks. it does help to hear someone say no need to worry. although i think what is stressing me out the most is how much its costing. i spent $100 on alcohol today and i dont know if i will have enough. and we are not in the best place financially right now 🙁
i soooo wish i could back in time and put “pot luck” ON the invitaiton. thinking about it now, it doesn’t seem so bad to do that….but at the time i had it in my head that its a “wedding” event and i had to make it perfect and make my guests comfortable and provide everything. how i thought i could pull this off 2 months AFTER finishing a poorly paid internship and 2 weeks after Darling Husband starts a new job, i don’t know what i was thinking – he hasn’t even got his first paycheck yet! so i have been asking some friends to help out, but i hate doing it. so i think because of the financial aspect of it, everything else feels blah too.
Post # 5
Oh I understand. That can be stressful!
20/20 in hindsight right?
Is there anyway you can ask your parents or inlaws to help supply some alcohol/food and you will pay them back when Darling Husband gets paid? I know it sucks to ask for help, especially for events you are trying to pull off, but if it will help the day go smoother, maybe its worth a shot?
Also, just lots of soda and make some punch ( maybe spike some punch with vodka too), to stretch the drinks. Thats cheapish right?
What are you doing for food, a caterer, or DIY? If you are doing it yourself, potato salad, and macaroni salad is always cheap, and burgers, hotdogs, baked potatoes ( you can even double stuff them)….
I’m sure you have thought of all of this already.
No ones going there for the food or the alcohol, they are going to celebrate with you, I’m positive everything will turn out alright!
I hope you cheer up about it, and get some rest!
Post # 6
@Cash000: thanks, you’re so sweet to put up with my whining! and you pretty much nailed what we are doing. my mom offered a while ago to get the hot dogs and burgers. DHs parents are bringing pizza. and i will be making a shopping trip at Costco with my mom and sister to get all the other stuff you mentioned. and i do have several friends bringing stuff here and there. its just the 55 people thing is also freaking me out – i just have this bad feeling that no matter what i get or who i ask, i will not have enough!
however, i have to remind myself that i have often felt like this when planning parties (like friends showers, going away parties), and i ALWAYS end up with so much leftovers….i only that is the case.
thanks though, i will try to just stay positive.
Post # 7
Oh you have a whole army of people helping you out!!! You’ll be fine!
I know the feeling though, I ALWAYS feel like there is never enough, and always prepare for the worst. But like you said, there is always a ton of leftovers.
55 people sounds like alot of people, but it really isn’t that many.
Like I said before, it’ll all work out! If there isn’t enough food or drink, I;m sure your mama, or sister will scurry out and fetch some more goodies anyways!