(Closed) A Lull…

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a long engagement too.  There was quite a bit of time where I just put wedding planning on the back burner and focused on the rest of my life!

Post # 4
Member
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yep….I breathed. Focused on other things in my life NON wedding related. It was fabulous. Smile

Post # 5
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3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m with you.  We’re having a 17 month engagement too.  Got engaged last May, getting married this October.  Truth be told, I focused on the first 6 months to getting all of the really big stuff done, just like you.  I don’t even want to worry about that stuff.  But now it seems, to me, that the little things are building up ,and up and up.  It is SOOOOO nice though, to have moments NOT focusing on wedding related ‘stuff.’ 

Post # 6
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a long engagement too.  It’s nice to take it slow.  You’ll have plenty of time to look at different things and you’ll be more sure about your decisions when you make them.

Post # 7
Member
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We got engaged in August ’09 and getting married in Oct ’10 so about 14 month engagement. I did the major stuff right away and believe me there is still more to do. I’m actually glad when I don’t have to think about wedding stuff. If you are looking for something to do have you thought about favors? decor? DIY projects?

Post # 8
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2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did the same thing – all the planning was done within a couple months. Then I relaxed and am getting ready to kick it into gear again. My goal is to have everything (well, everything except the centerpieces) finished by the end of April. That way I can just sit back and enjoy the summer!

Post # 9
Member
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have a 21 month engagement.  I didn’t do a whole lot for several months after the proposal, but it literally took me forever to find the perfect venue and dress.  Once some of the big things were out of the way I kinda just looked for general ideas, etc. for the wedding.  I totally agree with you not deciding on any of the details until closer because you WILL change your mind.  Just enjoy the time you have, do non-wedding stuff!  And trust me, time will fly and it will be here before you know it.  I’m already freaking out that my wedding is 3 months away. 

Post # 10
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5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re having an almost 2 1/2 year engagement. I already had a minor 2 month lull, and then tackled planning with a fury, at which point I’ve gotten so much done it’s insane. So we’ll definitely have a lull, and I’m not looking forward to it. 🙁 

Post # 11
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4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re having a 6 month engagement and we STILL have a lull. I’m not QUITE ready to start working on details yet, but most of the major stuff is done.

Post # 12
Member
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yes, absolutely yes. I went through this a few months ago and now things are *somewhat* picking up again. I completely know what you mean.

Post # 13
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

We had the same thing – a 20 month engagement – we did most of the big things in the first 2-3 months and then had a serious lull, we did things slowly as they came up – we definitely could have ordered our Save-The-Date Cards earlier, and gotten started on our invites sooner, but I was stuck in the lull! Now it’s full speed ahead though, and that lull passes before you know it!

Post # 14
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am so happy you posted about a ‘lull’ – – – I hate it.  It makes me feel sad or like I should be doing something but I don’t know what I should be doing.  Our engagement isn’t too long its 10 mths no biggie right!  We hammered out all vendors w/in the first three weeks. Our STD’s went out Feb 22nd.  I am currently working with the invitation gal, looking at diff. invites etc… I have my Out of Town boxes; I have to get the items going in them. 

 This lull makes me sad…..

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