Post # 1
It is two months from my wedding and I find out today that the event coordinator at my venue has quit and there is someone new taking his place. This new guy doesn’t know anything about the wedding, I have never met him and I have no clue if he has what it takes to make sure my wedding is awesome. One of the main reasons my FI and I picked this venue was because the coordinator there had such a great track record and hundreds of awesome reviews on wedding wire. Kind of freaking out. Can’t though because I am at work. Getting really dizzy and out of breath.
I am supposed to meet this new guy on Friday when I am down for my shower. I hope he can convince me he is competent or I am going to be upset for a while.
Post # 3
Do you feel sick to your stomach and have pains in your chest? That’s what I get when I’m having a panic attack and when it gets really bad I start to hyperventilate.
Take control of this – write down EVERY SINGLE QUESTION you can think of and go through every single detail with him. He may not know about YOUR wedding, but he still might be very good.
I’d go and do a mini interview and make sure he’s ok! I’m sure they wouldn’t have hired him if he was terrible x
Post # 4
@Firinne: Slow down your breathing and start writing a list of all the things you two discussed. You’ll be fine as long as you educated him! 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Breathe. Two months is plenty of time to get him up to speed on your wedding and many venues with a lot of experienced staff are able to keep things running smoothly even when the main coordinator moves on or leaves.
Post # 6
I started getting those about 4 months out. I channeled all the anxiety into making lists and planning, now I have this crazy document detailing everything for the wedding, but its great hand off to family/coordinator and they can worry about getting it done.
Post # 7
@Firinne: I had my first panic attack back in March, after putting our cat and family dog down as well as getting a new kitty, on top of wedding planning…..it was bound to happen. I literally thought I was dying. I got dizzy, my heart felt like it was beating out of my chest, I lost my appetite, I had troubles sleeping and staying asleep. I had 2 more episodes after that but have not had one in about 3 months now. *knock on wood*
It’s possible you could be having one and this is what I do when I feel one come on.
Take slow deep breaths and tell yourself “I’m fine, I’m not dying, I’m just anxious.” This may sound silly to do, but in my head I “yell at myself” and say “STOP!” over and over again.
Post # 8
@lookingglass: No pain in my chest, mostly just really dizzy and having trouble catching my breath. I hope you are right. I just wish I wasn’t at work so I could start trying to organize my thoughts. I am also just feeling the time crunch because I have an interview tomorrow I am getting ready for too and I am tryong to complete a bunch of projects before leaving for my shower this weekend. I am afraid I won’t think of everything I want to go over with him by this Friday.