Post # 1
It’s exactly 2 months today till our wedding and I can’t even begin to tell you how stressed & overwhelmed I feel. I just want to cry thinking about everything that needs to be done. It also doesn’t help with my maid of honor being MIA, my mother being sick again 🙁 and the lady that is doing my invitations is screwing me over. I just seen my sample invites and they’re literally NOTHING that I requested and she has lagged through the entire process that now I can’t send them out at 8 weeks. I need some words of encouragement to get me through these next 2 months.
Post # 2
Everything will work out in the end!! I am now 5 days out (eek!!) and I have to say that the 2 month mark was the absolute WORST!! The height of invites and dress fittings and paying vendors, etc, etc. I know it’s no consolation, but things do get better!
Just remember that in the end all that matters is you two are married! Think about delegating tasks to Fiance too in order to lower your stress and task list; that really helped me out!
Post # 3
Stop. Breathe. It will be ok.
Make a list of everything you need to do and cross off anything that doesn’t really matter all that much. Can you take a day, or half a day, off to tackle some things from your list?
Can you call your Maid/Matron of Honor and tell her how you’re feeling? She might think you’re on top of things and don’t really need her help!
Are the invitations worth the stress? If so, can you get them done elsewhere? If not, can you just get something out? Call the lady and tell her that, unless you have what you ordered by x date, you will be taking your business elsewhere. Have a backup plan in case she’s not able to deliver. Is there anything us bees can help with?
Finally, take a day – or part of a day – just to yourself. Go see a movie, have a massage, go for a walk, or just dedicate an afternoon to lazing on the couch. No planning or thinking about planning – just let your mind relax. You got this!
Post # 4
Girl I completely understand!
I have two months + six days & I just feel like I have no time!
With working full time + tons of extra curricular activities + wedding planning it’s just so much to take on! People keep asking “How long to go?! You be so excited?!” And I’m just like… YEP I’m excited but I have SO much to do!
PLUS I was in a car crash last week so dealing with that also!
Post # 5
Same boat! 56 days to go and it’s still full steam ahead.. We finally got the invites out and that made me feel a little less overwhelmed but heaps to do still. Hang in there May brides!
Post # 6
Im so sorry this is happening to you, Im afraid for whats coming to me as the months get closer to my wedding day. Just remember that not everything is going to go smoothly and your wedding is about marrying the man of your dreams and starting a new life with him! After the wedding you will laugh about how crazy and stressful everything was but youre glad everything came out perfect because you married your amazing man!!
Post # 7
As much as I’m sorry for your stressed situation… I’m glad to hear I’m not alone!
My wedding is on May 2nd and I too feel like I’ve still got so much more to do. Last week was pretty big with invites arriving and needing assembling/addressing & posting, my dress came in, we locked down one of the classic cars, ordered FI’s ring, booked my hair & make up trial, worked on some DIY and started thinking about Vows and speeches…. phew!
I feel like for every item I cross off my list, another 2 get added. It doesn’t help that Fiance was relocated for work 6 weeks ago and now lives 7 hours drive away – I’m staying here for work and to finish planning (where the wedding will be) until we move after the honeymoon (I don’t do things by halves!).
I am trying to put aside some time each night that is wedding free and also looking forward to things like a massage this week and a facial next week to keep me sane.
Hang in there fellow May brides, we gott his!
Post # 8
Thank you everyone you are all so sweet! I have been so calm throughtout this whole wedding planning process and for some reason it just hit me yesterday of all the stuff that still needs to be done. I feel like things are coming so fast and I don’t have time to just relax. I’m constantly thinking about the wedding. I need to make some time for me that doesn’t involve wedding stuff. I really appreciate all your kind words. Thank you for taking the time to respond ladies 🙂
@Chipink: Your so right 2 months is crazy busy I think once we’re done paying off our vendors which should be in the next week or so I will feel a lot better. I’m hoping my invitations will be here soon and that will be a huge relief for me when their out. I had that talk with my Fiance last night about needing help and it made me feel a lot better already 🙂
@Janereaction: I can’t go with someone else for invitations I already put down my deposit. Just waiting for her to fix the final sample so I can OK them and the printing will begin. I definitley need a day off from work to just relax….a massage sound amazing right about now 🙂
@luxelove: I totally feel ya on working full time + all the outside activities of work annnnd wedding planning. Just know we will get through this and when that wedding day comes we will enjoy it and everything will fall into place. I hope your recovering well from your car accident.
@emerald_halo: Sounds like you got a lot done within the last week.. way to go 🙂 It feels oh so good to get things crossed off the list!!! I’m jealous of your upcoming massage and facial. ENJOY 🙂
Post # 9
ah yes…the 2 month mark was nightmarish for me as well!
as said before, make a list. i found that making one with boxes that had to be checked off made me feel like things were actually getting done (that makes me sound crazy but it worked for me!) – my husband and i sat down and wrote down every single teeny tiny little thing that had to be done, and set goal dates for when they would be completed, and then created a coordinating calendar. we promised ourselves that we would work on as much as we could as often as we could, and gave ourselves at least one day a week that was wedding-free.
don’t sweat the small stuff. things will happen…it won’t be perfect…but you’re getting married so yay!!! enjoy it. i miss planning my wedding looking back 😉
Post # 10
The 2/3 month mark is the WORST. This is just before all the final preps, balances and headcounts are due, dress fittings, etc… First of all, one thing at a time… Make a list of due dates and what you need to do for each and try to tackle them in order of importance.
Also, try to delegate some tasks to family, Fiance, siblings, bridesmaids, etc..
And, also try to have fun. A nice night out with no wedding stuff is definitely in order.