Post # 1
I’m really excited to post my first official wedding bee post as I visit the site often but just decided to join today. My wedding planning as been a pretty fun experience to say the least. I got engaged on December 14th, 2012 and went to work right away on my planning. I couldn’t afford a wedding planner and proably would opt to do it mylself if I could. I’m a really picky detail oriented person. Anyways my wedding is May 24th, 2014 and I’m just getting to my year mark and everything has turned from fun to sress. From December to now the time went by so fast. I’ve gotten alot accomplished but I still have so much accomplish still. I’m just praying I don’t lose my mind during the journey to my wedding day. I know I stress to much and I shouldn’t sweat the small stuff but I truly I just want my day to be perfect. I’ve only taken on two DIY projects so that’s a major plus but they are two projects that are going to require lots of time and patience. Please someone send some my way lol.
Post # 3
@DiemCtoure: Lol well since FedEx doesn’t deliver patience, the best advice I have is to keep at least 1 day a week WEDDING FREE! Honestly, that helps alot.
There’s only so much you can do a year out, but it sounds like you’re ahead on planning which is great! Take a look at some wedding timeline lists and figure out which tasks need to be done when & make yourself a schedule by month/tasks. Stay organized, and don’t get too caught up in the stress.
Things are going to go wrong, some things will be disappointing, but there will also be surprises when things work out serendipitously! I don’t know if anyone can really plan for the “perfect” wedding day. I think it’s perfect when you’ve planned as best you can, but are also able to roll with the punches, and have a great time with your FI no matter what happens. Planning gets crazier as you go, so make sure you and FI take enough time for yourselves away from it all. “Wedding free date nights” will be much needed, and are nice little reminders to focus on the marriage not the wedding! : )
Post # 4
@VioletSky: Hang in there! They 1 year mark is a big deal, but at the same time you have SOO much time still! Stay on top of things though, and my best wedding-planning advice is to try to get as much done as soon as you can. I’ve gotten so much done early on, that it seems like the next couple months will be much much easier than they would be had I left things for later. There’s nothing wrong with thinking ahead (why not start envisioning your invitations or favors or whatever else) but also try not to overwhelm yourself, either.
Hang in there! It will be a rough yet fun road to travel down. Enjoy it!
Also, try not to aim for a “perfect” wedding day. There are just way too many factors that are out of your hands. Instead, try to aim for a “fabulous” wedding day!
Post # 5
Thank you so much ladies for your kind words. You ladies are so right a perfect wedding day just won’t exist and I have to realize this. I have indeed been going in wedding over drive. I have a wedding to plan but I also have a fiance who has made my an extremely happy woman who would probably appreciate more “us” time and not have every single thing be wedding this wedding that everyday. I really appreciate you ladies for helping me refocus and regain peace during this exciting yet stressful time.