Post # 1
Wedding is planned!
3 weeks away and I am thinking about the last few details. Hair appointment, nail touch up, bikini wax ( of which there will be two, one this week and then one just a few days before), a little honeymoon shopping, but not much since we are diving for the entire first week. Just a few cute things to add to my already eclectic closet and a few naughty thing, but not too much since I don’t want to overwhelm him as we’ve had sex on hold (mostly, there were a couple slip ups a year ago…and let me tell you, this is not easy, but Kuwait to Oregon makes it easier). I live 4.5 hours from Portland (on a good day) and 2.5 hours from Bend. This makes taking care these details insane. Plus I have two dogs for which I arrange to take them to a kennel which is 10 miles in the opposite direction from Portland and Bend. I feel like I’ve been going non stop.
Anyone else feeling like this?
And now I am wondering about what to get him. His birthday is a few days after the wedding and I have that planned, just need to sit down today and order the new memory for his camera.
But what to get him as a wedding present? I am thinking a pocket watch, engraved with something and our wedding date.
I am also starting to feel like I have spent a lot of money. Obviously the big purchases are out of the way. But these last minute hair and bikini things make me feel a little high maintenance.
Anyone at all feeling these little pressing details?
Post # 3
We decided to skip the wedding gifts because they get to be so overwhelming on top of everything! We decided to splurge on a refrigerator for ourselves….after the wedding =]. Have you considered something like that? It might make life a little smoother
Deep breath! Try to make a checklist. I always feel really overwhelmed until i write it down, then i go "oh that’s not too bad!" and sometimes it’s still *bad* but at least i feel more productive
Post # 4
I agree, a list with target completion dates will go a long way toward keeping your organized, on top of things and calm.
I think a pocketwatch is a lovely idea!! If possible, leave some space beneath your wedding date for future engravings — you could create a beautiful heirloom which you might someday pass on to your son (or FSIL), and they could pass on, and so on, etc.
Good luck! Take a deep breath, it will all come together!
Post # 5
Mizunoheaven – I can comiserate. I totally feel the same way. I can’t even sleep properly because I keep thinking of my to do list. You are a little further along than I a (we are end of July). Sounds like you have things under control. And just the act of writing what I wrote below makes me feel a little bit better and more controlled.
We are (hopefully) sending out our diy wedding invitations this week and I am still collecting addresses. I’ve been working 12 hour days at work for the past two weeks with entirely too much to do. I’ve been feeling nasceous, which is probably stress, but I can’t help wondering if I’m pregnant (its entirely too early for me to be feeling symptoms, so I know its psychosomatic). I have a million wedding details to take care of over the next two weeks (hiring last minute vendors, paying part of our balance, coordinating with friends who agreed to do certain day-off wedding tasks, make final dress fitting appointment, find a hairdresser, print out escort cards, meet with our florist – all 3+ hours away from where I live). Everytime I talk to my mom she harps on whether she should invite her friend x that isn’t on the list. This morning my fiance and I had a blowout fight over the wedding, and looking back I have no idea what it was really about but I know he is really upset.
Post # 6
We skipped wedding gifts to each other too.
I think your laast minute stres is understandable and common. I agree about staying organized. Try not to stress too much. If you don’t get that last shoppng trip under your belt, what will happen?