Post # 1
Lately, I’ve been getting so overwhelmed thinking about the wedding. The magnitude of the event, everything that has to be done in such little time, having the ceremony 2 hours away ( big mistake), being the center of attention. I actually panic a little and can’t catch my breath when I think about it. I suppose it doesn’t help that I’m an introvert. For example, the venue won’t let us in until 7am the day of the wedding to set up. There’s so much to do and there will be so much going on! If this is how I am 9 months out, how much of a mess an I going to be when it’s actually here?
Post # 3
Woah. Take a moment and breathe.
Try not to stress about the details. Easier said than done…I get it. But the wedding is really all about you marrying your best friend! Think about how amazing it will be to share a day that is so special to you surrounded by people who love you unconditionally!
Sure, wedding planning is intense. But take a moment and do something for you. Get a massage or a manicure. Go out for lunch with your fiance or a friend. Head to the gym. Do something to focus all this energy somewhere else!
It feels intense now, but it all will get done and it will be great. Hang in there and try to relax!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Don’t let the event become something it’s not in your head. This is a celebration, not a test!!!! Relax and remember: your guests are coming b/c they want to support you. It will be what it will be and stressing about it won’t do a thing to help you.
Make lists, if that helps you. Find helpful people and delegate. Have a beer while you plan. 😀 BREATHE!
Post # 5
@newcitylights: I’m an Introvert as well, so I completely get why you’re stressing already; we haven’t even started planning yet and I’m getting a bit stressed!
I find for me, personally, making lists helps a lot. I need organization in my life and having a visual representation of what needs to get done helps keep me calm and on track. Write down what you need to do, then cross them off as you go. You may feel stressed at first, but you’ll feel so much better each time you cross an item off and you see what kind of progress you’ve made.
Make sure you get some alone time as well; both with your FI and truly by yourself. Introverts need to recharge our batteries by being away from other people and it can be a good way to focus on a hobby that you love – for me, that means retreating to the spare bedroom and reading for a while. I always feel so much better after doing that for an hour and I feel much more ready to spend time with other people.
And make sure your FI is helping you out with wedding stuff. A wedding isn’t just the Bride’s day, its the couple’s day. . . and that means he should be helping you with everything.
A wedding is a happy thing. Its a celebration of the love you share with your FI. Don’t allow your stress to ruin such a happy time in your lives.