Post # 1
and enjoy a giggle at this amazing meme my friend made for my birthday:
I thought this was hilarious, and I didn’t know who else to share it with!
Seriously though, how does everyone handle the stress of planning? What are your favorite ways to de-stress?
Post # 3
@FutureMrsFishy: That’s an awesome meme! For us, when we were planning our wedding, it was really important we had wedding planning breaks. When I had mini meltdowns at my then FI we knew it was time to spend a weekend doing anything but planning our wedding (or house hunting for that matter)!
Post # 4
i havent really found a good way to de stress. exercise lol. greys anatomy marathons. lol
Post # 5
@FutureMrsFishy: Meeeeee! Seriously, not as glamorous as everyone makes it look in the movies. I love my parents, but sometimes we just want to strangle each other lol.
I destress by having a girls’ night every now and then. And email my FI lol. He’s deployed right now, so I vent to him about wedding planning and he tries to calm me down through words lol. It helps, but it’s not the same as the normal buffer he would provide between me and my parents lol.
I’m just trying to think of the mantra “We’ll be married at the end, we’ll be married at the end, we’ll be married at the end…” etc
Post # 6
Wow. I just want to say I’m so surprised you didn’t get more responses! If I was still engaged, I would have certainly vented here!
Post # 7
ME! But I keep it at bay by taking a few nights off a week to do non wedding stuff.
Post # 8
@Rubbs: plus infinity! hahaha, if everyone else’s planning is full of rainbows, puppies, and unicorns, I’d like to know what they’re doing that I’m not ….or what they’re on, and where I can get some
Post # 9
Two Hands Waaaaay Up! I can’t even plan due to stress…it seriously has me immobilized. It seems like everytime I find something I’d be happy with, in comes 6 opinions I didn’t ask for that put me back at square one. And I’m all for the “it’s your day, do what you want” mantra, but I really feel like all things wedding are going to have to be some form of compromise or the people I want to share it with won’t be there or participate. I totally understand elopements now.
Post # 10
My hand is UP! I’m there with you! I’ll finalize one thing and then it seems like another pops up to stress me out. And even though to a normal, non-wedding planner, May is SO far away, I just realized we’re nearly HALFWAY through wedding planning. Hoooolly crap, where did that time go?
But happy birthday to you! That picture is awesome 🙂
Post # 11
OMG YES! I wake up at night and I start making a mental list of everything I still need to do. What I do to help is also make a list of all the things I have gotten done, that way I feel some achievement!
I also go running. Being outdoors in general helps! But running I just feel like all my worries slip away at least momentarily! And when that does’nt work a nice COLD drink does! LOL
Post # 12
hands are waaaaaaay up and stretched waaaaay out!
I truly need some xanax right now, or wine, i’ll pour my self a glass…and keep the bottle near! It’s awful, I hate wedding planning, I hate speding soooo much money and I hated dress shopping. I love my FI though, and we will be married at the end of september 13th but dude, I really I could just get it over with!
Should have done what my momma said we should do and just eloped!
Post # 13
Oy has it been stressful and I have another year to go… just my family freaking out about every little decision! And then I also feel guilty about spending all this money… we wanted a smaller wedding but my parents are paying for most of it so that is not happening. Big 200 person wedding. Hopefully a lot of people decline, as morbid as that sounds, I do love the people but that is a LOT of people… Mostly I just wish my family members wouldn’t get so hung up on stuff. There is a constant tug of war between my dad who is adamant about the budget and my mom who just wants to buy everything and not budget at all. For example, because I got a sample dress she thnks we can buy anything now. And I am like, no, actually we only have an extra couple hundred bucks. Doesn’t get you super far…
Oy sorry to rant here but yeah it has been stressful so far! There is a lot I’m looking forward to though, in a few weeks FI and I are getting engagement photos, very exciting 🙂
Post # 14
I havent began planning yet! Ive just been THINKING about my wedding and its already stressing me out. Ill start thinking about how theres so many things to do, dress, invites, ceremony, attire for the wedding party, reception, food, cake, how many people are going to show up….
Its very over whelming just thinking about it!
Post # 15
BOTH hands up here, trying to plan a DW is pretty miserable as of yet…I am not very good at this!
I thought it would be more fun than this haha
Good luck to everyone 🙂
Post # 16
I am so over it already. I don’t think I can deal for another 60 days. I should have just gone to city hall.