(Closed) Please tell me I’m not the only “last minute larry”…freaking outttttt!!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Deep breath.  You can do it.  It is a list, but not an unmanageable list.  Most of those things couldn’t be done before now anyway. 

Try to book your hair and make-up this week, so you can check it off your list.

Call to reserve the hotel today on your lunch break.

Then dedicate a couple hours this weekend to music or ceremony. 

Post # 4
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsDrRose612:  Prioritize! You don’t need ceremony programs or favors. We skipped them and I don’t regret it for a second.

The bachelorette party should be fun and stress-free! Don’t think of it as something you have to do–think of it as something you get to do.

It’s unconventional, but if you’re really pressed for time you might also consider doing bridal portraits after the wedding.

Do get going on the hotels, ceremony details, music, and hair/make-up. And make your Fiance help you! Once you’ve crossed one or two things off that list you’ll feel so much better.

Breathe. It’ll all be ok. And please, please try to enjoy it! Don’t let stress or anxiety ruin this time for you. Truly, in a few months or years when you look back you’ll regret being unnecessarily stressed over something trivial a lot more than you’ll regret not having had favors.

Post # 6
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsDrRose612:  Aww, that sounds gorgeous and so sweet! But in that case most of the work is done already, and it sounds like your mom is able to help with any last minute crises. You’ll be okay ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

i did most of this about 3 weeks before the wedding. totally do-able & it wasn’t even that stressful (and i work 2 jobs).  Deep breath.  you’ll get it done ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
9552 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You can do it! Just be organized. Make a prioritized list. Then you get to feel exctied every time you check something off the list!

Post # 10
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Don’t panic! You have a lot of time and a lot of tasks, but nothing a simple checklist and some organization can’t solve ๐Ÿ™‚

Make a task list and put firm end dates to each task. If you’re more of a visual person, make a “wedding task calendar” and mark what tasks need to be done and over what set number of days. 

I, too, am behind the 8-ball on a lot of stuff (and I’m 18 days out), but I’ve created this calendar and it really helped alleviate the stress since I know I don’t have to worry about certain things right now.

Good luck! You’ll get through this and have your dream wedding!

Post # 12
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MrsDrRose612:  You’ll be OK–I promise!  I remember that feeling  where suddenly the calendar flipped and I was saying “I’m getting married next month!” and freaking out a little. It seems like everything snowballs and it’s very easy to get really stressed out and tired.  But you WILL get through it and your wedding will be wonderful.  It sounds like you’re really good about prioritizing and to-do lists so I’m sure you’ll be great at breaking the remaining tasks down into bite-size pieces.  Just remember–one thing at a time, one day at a time.  And, if possible, do something like get a facial or a massage. I remember getting a facial a few weeks before my wedding and it was so great to be forced to stop and relax.  One more thing that helped me–focus on the things you are really looking forward to–the reception? The honeymoon?  It always helps me to get through the hard stuff if I have something I’m especially looking forward to to focus on. 

Post # 13
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsDrRose612:  Well, it’s not quite the same, but Fiance and I catered our whole rehearsal dinner (which included a lot of the out of town guests). Got into town Thursday night, shopped on Friday, and, with the help of our best friends, cooked and arranged flowers (we did all our own flowers for the wedding) and decorated on Saturday, and hosted 38 people for dinner that night. And cleaned up afterwards and got up the next day and decorated our venue in the morning and got all dressed up and got married. And it was the most fun I’ve ever had. I’m betting you’ll be ok ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 15
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Nope you are not the ony one…  I 100% understand where you are at right now!

Post # 16
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsDrRose612:  you need to recruit some helpers! I would call on all sisters, aunts, etc. to pitch in and help you get this all done


You need to delegate and not obsess over every little detail–it will save you from having a nervous breakdown 

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