(Closed) Tips for dealing with stress and super busy schedules??

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Oooh! Well, narrow it down to just what you want. I make checklists, week by week, of what I want to do this week. (I’m planning, going to school and working at the same time! It is indeed CRAZY!)

For example, the checklist for this week is: send out the save the dates and work on the wedding website. Checklist for next week: Take the online test for premarital counseling.

I do reccomend you do most of your stuff online. For example, do you have shoes yet? If not, just order from zappos and keep returning them until you find the ones. Free shipping both ways, so you’re only paying the cost of the shoes. And start your registry online! And find a timeline online and think about the different elements of the day. Do you need music? Start finding a DJ or consider an ipod reception, and rent the equipment if you’re doing it that way. Cake? Set up an appointment on your lunch hour and nosh on a ton of cake (see, two birds, one stone there, hehe).

Good luck! I’m sure you’ll find a good rhythm once you get everything settled down. Pick major elements first and then work on decor and stuff.

Post # 4
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I agree with Laboroflove.. checklist are the stressed brides best friends. Sounds like youre pretty on track with what you have.. and seems like maybe just the little things are left to do?!

try and see if friends or fam can help you as well, as far as keeping you on track!

Post # 5
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m with LaborOfLove – do as much as possible online. I looked for everything online before I even walked into a store. We started our registries online too which made it a LOT easier. I dunno if I could do the Zappos thing though. I’d prob just walk into a Dept. store and try on as much as possible while you’re there.

See if you can find a vendor that offers multiple services. We found a photographer that we loved & turns out they work with a company that does DJ, and video services too. 3 birds, 1 stone kinda thing. Some catering services can do favors like candy, or other food items. Our florist is also getting all our candles, etc…

Once you find a vendor you like, ask them for references for other people they’ve worked with. We used a couple vendors at the suggestion of the contact at our venue – they’ve worked together before, so I’m going to leave it to the coordinator at the venue take care of the details. A lot of times you can get a discount through  a referral.

Most of all – I know it might not be WB friendly, or $$ saving, but DIY as little as possible. I’m not great at it myself so I knew early on it’d be a waste of time & money plus a lot of frustration. I’d rather have a very plain STD ordered from Vistaprint than an elaborate one that I DIY’d. Much less hassle.

Good luck!! And when in doubt — there’s always the ladies on here. Seriously — they know EVERYTHING!

Edit: One more thing – Excel documents are a lifesaver! Everything I have is in an excel doc.

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