Post # 1
So I only have 6 months until the big day (YAY!) but I’m finding it really hard to finish the planning. I feel like I’m doing it all by myself. Not getiing alot of help from FH because he works 40+ hours a week and my maid of honor doesn’t seem to be much help either. I have booked my venue, purchased my dress and have my photographer set. Has anyone else been in the same situation? If so how did you overcome it?
Post # 3
I have not been in your situation, I got everything done pretty early so I didn’t have to worry about it later on. What about your caterer (if you have one) and booze (if you’re serving it)? Do you have your menu finalized? Have you gotten a cake? What about centerpieces? Decorations? etc.
It’s a lot to do, but if you make yourself a list of what you still have left to do, you can start delegating to people (for instance, one of my friends made little lyric sheets that had our first dance lyrics on it bc we danced to an instrumental, one of my BMs made our seating chart, etc.), and also make appointments for some stuff with your FI or maybe family that are involved to get things done.
Once you get the big things out of the way, the little stuff becomes a lot less stressful. And believe me, it will all fall into place. 🙂
ETA: There are timeline checklists all over Pinterest for “what you should have done by X time.” 6 months is still pretty far out, so right now I’d focus on your vendors, dresses for the bridal party, and start to be putting together the general ‘feel’ or ‘look’ you want for the wedding.
Post # 4
@melissa.geary.313: I’ve been doing most of the planning myself, and in talking with my DOC, I’m 90% of the way there. I got engaged in Aug. 2013 and hadn’t really thought about my wedding until after I said yes.
I don’t know what you do for a living, but I pulled on my skills as a marketing events manager to make most of the big decisions. And as a general rule, I refuse to pay retail. 🙂
I’m not sure what else you’re looking for – check out a practical wedding? Lots of great tools / frameworks to keep you organized. Also, you can let people know what you’re thinking and if they don’t want to hear it or have any feedback, just go with it.
Don’t let analysis paralysis get you down 🙂
Post # 5
@melissa.geary.313: I planned our wedding in 5.5 months! So I’ve been there. I printed off The Knot month-by-month checklist, and worked my way through it!
Post # 6
I do have a timeline checklist and I seem to be on time with most of what it says. Our venue is supplying the alcohol, my FSIL is supposed to be getting our cake (not going to fully rely on her), as far as catering we are making our own food. I do like the idea of having certain people help with the seating charts and all. It just feels like when I ask for help no one wants to help. My older sister is my MOH so I feel like she konws me best. I have my best friend as a BM but she’s tied up with work and her son, which I understand makes it hard to be so hands on and my other sister is a BM but we keep having falling out moments over silly drama she keeps coming up with. My mom is one of the few who tries to help without being asked. I work as security so my time for searching while workingis limited and time at home is limited as well with trying to keep up with the house and pets. I have been engaged since April 2012 and was so ahead but due to my grandfather’s passing I had to make a trip out of state and since then things seem to be coming to me so slowly even with time coming close. I just can’t wait for the planning to be over with!!