Post # 1
i think that my night alone has given me too much time to overdose on the bee and TLC wedding shows…. i want my wedding to be soon, like next week. but alas, 14 months to go. how am i supposed to last that long?? it doesnt help that we have the date, reception venue, photog, cake (good friend is a baker), and honeymoon locale taken care of. i feel like until i start trying on dresses this summer, there is nothing to do except answer the same questions about my wedding at work every few days.
any ideas/tips for staying sane for the next few months util things start picking up again???
eta: i would settle for some commiseration/assurances i am not being too crazy 🙂
Post # 3
Girl, i feel the same mine is the month before yours…..i can’t wait… everything is booked i’m just waiting…..tik tok, even though the days are flying by…
Post # 4
I thought the same thing 19 months out to my wedding…. Now 5 months after I can’t believe how fast it really went! It will fly. ENJOY your engagement period.
Post # 5
I remember feeling that way- but as someone looking back, you need to savour this time- as even the nervous, frustrating anticipation is part of the fun.
This is the only time you will get to experience this…. 14 months is not long.
Sheesh, I know I am probably not helping here. Hugs!
Post # 6
We chose the date and started planning 5 months before the wedding and I thought it was light years away. Tonight, I just told my fiance we are 3 weeks away from being married. It blew my mind.
It’s all worth it! Enjoy this time to plan and make the day of your lives the moment you’ve both been dreaming of. I know it’s cliche, but it’s all worth it 🙂
Post # 7
I hear you. Mine isn’t until September 2013 and I sooo want to bump it up, just can’t afford to.
Post # 8
I’m feeling the same way. Can’t it just *get here* already?
But I’m just trying to stay in the moment
Post # 9
thanks for all the commiseration bees!
i am really loving being engaged and i can’t imagine having pulled this thing together in less time than we are doing it in. it would have been impossible financially anyway… but some days i am just ready to be married.
Post # 10
@bali_y: when did you feel like things really started picking up?
Post # 11
We have an 18 mon engagement and I can’t believe that tomorrow we will be seven months and counting! If we had a year long engagement we would be getting married in two months and i would not be ready to have it all end 🙂
I booked everything very early as well and then relaxed for awhile. I started to get busy a couple of months ago and I now have a long list of little details to figure out. It feels like it is coming so fast and will be here before I know it!
Use this time for lots of research, it will start to go faster after you get past your “less then one year”
Post # 12
You will not believe how fast time flies. I was engaged November 7th 2010, and we set our date to August 4th 2012. It felt like forever at the time, but I didn’t have any stress in planning.. had my first pick of vendors, etc. Best decision we ever made. I can’t believe we’re only 3 months away at this point! You will be surprised at how fast it goes, I promise.
Post # 13
We have a 30 month (!!) engagement, 17 months later I suddenly find myself having to actually do wedding stuff. After all that waiting it just seems to be surreal to actually plan stuff. Trust me, time flies really really fast! And until then we can all commiserate here and have excellent wedding banter.
Post # 14
I think you should enjoy and savour it! We are thinking about a May 2014 wedding, which will be 2.5 years after our engagement! We both really want to savour the time before we are husband and wife just being each others fiance. Sometimes I think I want to do it sooner, but then I can’t play around with different ideas and do research into pretty little extras and things we can do on the day to make it really WOW.
Anyway, that’s just my 2 cents, enjoy it while you can, I think it is going to go by so fast, we’re already almost half way through this year!
Post # 15
Hello! I can definitely relate. We got engaged in August 2010 and have a June 2012 wedding. For me, time started to pick up at one year out. I’m a teacher, so once the school year started…forget it :-). I can’t believe it is next month for us!
I would focus on what you can do right now. You could start buying a few bridesmaid gifts, or looking for ideas of favors, invitations, etc. We still haven’t decided on our favor…eek!
I promise…it will pick up soon! 🙂
Post # 16
We got engaged last summer July 2011 and our wedding is August 4, 2013! yes that is a 25 month engagement. We booked our venue right away becasue I already knew where I wanted to have it and the last 6 months after I was seriously a mess…second guessing myself and our decision to have a long engagement, because I just wanted to HAVE the big day. Now here we are a couple months out from our one year mark and I can’t hardly believe it! We chose to do it in 2013 because Fiance is earning his MBA in NY and our wedding is in CA so I am planning long distance on top of him having an internship this summer so it was just what made sense. As soon as I just accepted and came to terms with all of the reasons WHY we chose to have a long engagement I was able to allow myself to just enjoy the process and enjoy having the luxury of time. I am now starting to freak out that we are almost one year out because I already know when I will be out to CA visiting for a friend’s wedding, our venue open house/tasting/engagement pics, and bridal shower so knowing that I will be there at those times for a short amount of time and knowing everything I have to do in those short visits is giving me some major anxiety lol But it also makes me very glad to still have over a year to plan at this point!