Post # 1
Let me start off by saying I’m usually a very laid back person. I don’t get stressed easily. I’m 2 months away from my wedding now, and I feel like the stress levels are really starting to mount. I think I’m well-organized – still need to sort out centerpieces and a few other details. But every day now I seem to be feeling anxious about getting more wedding-related stuff off my to do list. I’m spending a ridiculous amount of time thinking about details that guests wouldn’t notice if I don’t end up doing them (ie: washroom hospitality baskets) I just want to be free and clear of all the details and decisions and running around town in search of things. Does anyone else feel this way? Like wedding planning, while fun at times, also feels like somewhat of a chore?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
I totally feel this way. I guess I thought wedding planning would be more fun than this! There are way too many details to think of that pretty much no one will notice. I thought about hiring a planner but I’m a crazy Type A personality, so I would probably take control if it anyway! FI has been pretty helpful with handling things that I don’t want to or that I find too much to handle at the time. Good luck to you. We miserable/anxious brides must stick together! lol
Post # 3
Toronto2014: yeah I have free-floating anxiety, even though we are definitely on track. I really like planning but there are tons of little logistical things – how people are getting from one place to another, etc. But I made a huge list on google docs – actually I made a comprehensive checklist for me, and then a list for each of the vendors. Every time I get something done I mark it in red. It has made me feel very organized and lessed stressed and my vendors love their lists too. I would say don’t worry about the tiny things that people won’t miss – like hotel baskets. That’s a nice idea, but not necessary. Sometimes websites and also the hotels make it seem like you’re horrible if you don’t do these things haha, but I assure you your’e not. I’m sure you’re doing lots of nice things for people. My advice is just simplify as much as you can! I feel like no matter how prepared I am I’m going to feel nervous but that’s just how I am anyway.
Post # 4
rosegoldgirl: I agree-we couldn’t afford a planner and I realized I’m too much of a control freak anyway. It would have been a waste haha
Post # 5
Toronto2014: Oh its a chore for me as well. 6 weeks to go and my to do list keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Im just delegating. I gave my florist some inspiration pictures and said ok do what you want. lol
My mom is handling the bridesmaids emergency kits
There are no bathroom baskets ( sorry guests)
Seriously if you have willings MOHs, mom and MOGs use them! Some people really want to help.