(Closed) Whomever said patience is a virtue obviously didn’t know me…

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh dear….and your wedding is next year!!!!

At the start of our engagment I was also very excited and wanted to get everything done ASAP….but I am learning that sometimes it’s better to take your time and make sure to think everything through.  After thinking about things and doing some research I have come up with a ton of way better ideas, more ways to save money, and more ways to make the wedding about “us”.

I know you must be super excited, but all I can suggest it to wait and make sure you are picking/buying things for the right reason, and not just to “cross it off the list”.  One thing that has helped me is my notebook/sketchbook that I have with me everywhere. That way if I have an idea I can write it down/sketch it.  Remember to relax and enjoy the process!!!

Post # 4
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5141 posts
Bee Keeper

I know exactly how you feel. I want to book everything now now now! And FI and I are doing a good job at taking care of things ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Our Ceremony Venue has been booked for 2 years! LOL! yes, i know I sound crazy.. but I really wanted a 7-7 wedding… and in 2012 it just HAPPENS to fall on a saturday…Our ceremony venue is on an air force base and it is in the summer and you have to book wayyyyyyyy in advanced to get it anyways!

2. Reception Venue booked! It was the perfect spot and we just couldn’t pass it up ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Our dream photographers are booked! And we prob almost lost our date too! They had inquiries! We actually lost our florist this way.. didnt put a deposit down and they booked with someone else!

4. My dress has been bought about 8 months ago lol and I will be getting it in July!

5. I bought my shoes even! I am thinking -hey- you need them for the fittings right!?

6. I have started gathering items for decor! I just bought 12 lampshades from a fellow bee!

7. I bought a veil also! And my grandmother is stiching on the lace for me ๐Ÿ˜€

8. Our invites are at the printers!

9. Our STDs are in envelopes and ready to go!

…My advice: Stay ahead of the game! You have time..so you don’t want all the costs to pile on at once! You sound like you are getting a pretty good start, or you are just as crazy as I am ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yup, right there with ya!

Of course, with me… I’ve waiting EIGHT YEARS to marry my FI and once we decided on next year and the date, I started looking.  

I also redid the invites/STD’s several times and have finally settled on a design.  For both.  

Our venue has us penciled in so all we have to do is pay next year.  

We’re still discussing ideas and, after last night, we’ve decided to go with a type of candy buffet.  (our friends are gonna be teasing us FOREVER about it, I’m sure! hehehehehe.)

I’ve already got my dress and jewelry and now only need the shoes!  We’ve already asked our friends to be in the bridal party.  Now they just have to figure out what costume they’re gonna wear.

I’ve already bought the vases that will go to my girls for their bouquets AFTER the wedding.  ’cause they get to keep their flowers.

Post # 6
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

OMG you sound like me! Except I have zero money so I’ve thus far been prevented from actually buying anything to go along with my obsessing. I do think Miss Smurf said it right – it’s probably good to relax and take your time so you don’t buy/book something in advance then change your mind. But I also don’t see anything wrong with planning things in advance – even waaaaay in advance, because it’s all worth it in the end (and honestly, god bless all those brides that get engaged then married within 6-9 months, idk how they do it without going nuts).

I’m mostly just dealing with it by keeping my ideas to myself and chattering on sites like weddingbee to keep my friends&family from going nuts. We are gonna probably set the date in stone soon, though, because I *really* want it to be August 17 and both FI and I are best when there’s an actual goal line in sight.

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