Post # 1
There’s SO much to do, FI & I drove 200 miles in a uhaul moving things this weekend, making 3 full trip loads. Our 2 car garage is jammed full & our house has TONS of boxes in every room. FI & I are very sore, & there’s so much to do, but we don’t want to move. I have to bring my dog to my house today, she’d been staying with FI’s parents but now she won’t go into the bedroom where they’ve been keeping her. So we have to build a dog run today, plus go buy a tarp & set that up. Plus, we’re having our wedding party over for dinner in 2 nights. Plus, my friend’s bday dinner, plus my bridal shower, plus bachlorette party all this week.
We have to watch like 5 hours of pre-maritial counseling videos plus meet with our pre-maritial counselor 2 or 3 times before marriage. Plus, we have to figure out how much cake & soda to get & where & who’s doing that. I work M-F 9-5 so that cuts my day in half & FI needs to paint a building this week.
& I don’t know if my wedding dress fits me! It fit when I bought it, but with all this moving I feel like I’ve slimmed down. Its strapless, so it has to fit right. I can’t try it on til tomorrow. I’m getting married in 12 days! I know, just 1 step at a time, right?!
Post # 3
It will all work out! Take a hot bath to help with your muscle soreness. Try to relax, plan how to tackle things one at a time. I know it’s overwhelming, but don’t forget to enjoy this crazy time!
Post # 4
@emeraldr – thanks! I know, I need to just breathe! FI has been taking everything personally & is so stressed. We’re both easygoing, but somehow all these changes are making things chaotic & we’re overwhelmed. We haven’t really taken it out on each other & are usually good about that. In a way its fun, at least we’re not bored!!
Post # 5
It sounds like you both have a ton of stuff going on. You know you can do it all, just remember to relax too and have fun!
Post # 6
Whoa! That’s a lot of stuff. I’d be a madwoman. I hope you’re taking it all in stride. I’d be sure to ask for help if there’s anyone willing to do so. This is a tough time so there are probably tons of people who wouldn’t mind lessening your load!
Post # 7
I agree with the others, try to take a minute and relax. Make a list of things that need to be done and when they need to be done by. Go through the list and see which things are things you can deligate to someone else or get help with.
It will all come together just fine!
Post # 8
I agree, RELAX! If something doesn’t get done, the world will not end. You will be okay and your wedding and home will be perfect!
Post # 9
Yea, I need to relax! I think FI is more stressed than I am cause he’s constantly saying “we have to do this & this & that…” I’ve been telling FI, things will be fine, it doesn’t really matter. But now its worn off on me :P. Things keep coming up, we need to get a marriage license too. I’ll make a list & that should help. At least everything we own is at the house, except my dog & 1 carload of smaller things, which will get there tonight. I really miss my dog so that’ll make me more happy when she’s there tonight :).
Post # 10
THe best thing you may want to do is make a list of all the things that need to be done and when they need to be done by. You may be able to prioritize that list and cut a few things that just aren’t important at this point. I am so excited to see pictures of your wedding!
Post # 11
Maybe have your wedding party dinner be a “help us unpack all our boxes event”? 🙂
Take a deep breath, give each other a shoulder rub (while your watching some of the video – multi-tasking!). Unpack essential items (while watching the videos). And put the boxes of non-essentials items in a spare room, close the door and don’t think about them until AFTER the wedding.
Post # 12
Take a deep breath. Making a list will help you tremendously. That way you see what has to be done, what you can decide not to do, what you can delagate, and when you’re going to do it all.
Just remember – no matter what gets done and what doesn’t get done, you’ll be married in 12 days!!
Post # 13
it sounds like your plate is full! three things, breathe, prioritize, and delegate!!! everything is going to be ok, figure out the what needs your attention the most, and lastly ask for help!!
All of the bees gave some really great advice- it’s going to be okay!!!!