Post # 1
I’ve hit a rough patch with the wedding planning as the big day is coming up pretty soon, a couple of weeks actually. I had my bridal photo session and wasn’t loving the way I looked or felt, I’m sure it’s just the stress now as the majority of our guests are traveling from all around the country so I’m constantly fielding questions, which I don’t mind of course but I do feel tired. My MUA and hair stylist didn’t work out, so I will have to find another one. Of course this happened on the day of my bridals, so that could have been why I wasn’t feeling as beautiful. I’ve gained weight which makes me sad. I know I can exercise and I plan to, I just feel disappointed in myself. One of my bridesmaid had to back out due to a guy issue, something about having to work things out with him. I’m not sure, and didn’t inquire any further.
I’m looking forward to marrying my other half and I know that’s the most important thing, but some days it seems like a real struggle to get there…anyways, I just need to vent as I live halfway across the country from my family and friends. For those of you who took the time to read this, thank you.
Post # 2
Celestiger : A couple weeks out was about when I was over the whole damn thing, too. It’s normal. All the big things are done, there’s nothing to focus all your energy on except the same damn questions over and over from people who could figure this stuff out on their own. Hang in there. The day will be awesome if you let it be. Just focus on all the people who are there to support and love you. Ignore people who are being annoying. It will be great.
Post # 3
MexiPino : Thank you for taking the time to respond! I feel SO much better knowing that it’s not just me, and that it’s pretty normal to feel this way. Thank you for the advice! I’m definitely going to be repeating that in my head during the rough times!
Post # 4
Celestiger : don’t feel bad!!! Weddings are super stressful. Just try to relax and remember, like you said, the most important thing is that you will soon be married to your other half!!
Regarding the weight gain, this is something I struggle with too (don’t we all?), and my suggestion is to focus on eating really healthy for the next couple of weeks, and cut out salt as well. This will have much more of an effect over just a couple of weeks than any exercise will – and you deserve to be feeling beautiful on your wedding day!!
Best of luck with everything!!
Post # 5
ttw16 : Thank you bee! I apprecite your help!
Post # 6
Celestiger : It was the same for me, up until 2 days before the wedding I was over it. I just wanted to cancel everything and elope, just the two of us. But I accomplished one item at a time on my to do list and two days before the wedding when family started coming into town, I started to feel excited. I knew there was nothing more I could do, everything at this point was out of our control and in our vendors and wedding planner’s hands. Once I finally started to relax, I had fun and was super anxious and excited that the weekend was finally here. We ended up having a blast and the wedding was perfect. Everyone had so much fun, and I think it was in part because my Darling Husband and I were relaxed and enjoying ourselves.
It’s normal, I’ll be honest, but just hold on a little while longer, finish up your to-do list one thing at a time, and get excited, because it really does go by so quickly. You will want to remember it as a positive time. If you need someone to talk to, feel free to message me separately. Hoping I could be some support for you.
Post # 7
Yes, I’m really over it. I’m looking forward to marrying my Fiance, but in a way I wish I could skip ahead to the honeymoon. It’s so stressful. One minute I’ll think “screw it, I’m doing what makes me and Fiance happy) and then next minute I’m agonizing over invitation choices, like choosing A over B will reflect something about me as a person.
Post # 8
Wedding planning is super fun and stress free for me, because I love organizing and planning things. You could say it’s a hobby. I’m about 3.5 months to my wedding and I got everything ready except for some decor stuff, which I will take care of in April. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with my Fiance and cannot wait for that moment!! I will miss wedding planning when it is over, but I would have more free time to plan dates for us instead of weddings. 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Yea this is not fun or stress free for me. I was over it last November and we aren’t getting married until September. 😅 Its completely normal for some to feel this way. I think I’ve enjoyed maybe 15% of this process so far and thats being generous. If I wasn’t looking forward to seeing my parents and uncle from out of state and having our families meet for the first time then we could have passed on all this madness and had a private Destination Wedding. Of course I’m anxious to spend the rest of my life with Fiance but we didn’t need to get married for that. I could take it or leave it but its important to him so here we are. 🙂 You’ll be ok.
Post # 10
I hate pretty much every aspect of wedding planning. Except things like designing our invites, picking my dress and picking our rings and some decor stuff, diy stuff too. The big logistics stuff i hate, the drama, the family dynamics, the indecisivenes, trying to contact people and them not replying and looking for vendors all that crap I litteraly cant stand. Not to mention the budget…. Cant wait for June 23 at 130pm when i will be walking down the aisle and finally marrying my love.
Post # 11
What is a bridal photo session?
Post # 12
ellsiepig : You can always become a wedding planner!!
I though I was theborganized, love to plan type… umtill our budget had a major head on collision with the prices… lol and then everything become 10× harder to find, decide and coordinate.
Post # 13
Yes!!! I am over it now!!! I am tired of spending money on odds and ends, I am tired of my aunt complaining that they have to travel (my Fiance is from Oregon and I’m from NC so we’re doing it in New Orleans) and how I didn’t consider my other family members. I am tired of worrying if everything will go right and if it will “add up” to other people’s weddings. We just sent out our invites on Saturday, so I do feel a huge burden had been lifted.
I do people I look forward to my wedding night when it is over! I went to a wedding in November and was a bit envious that they were done with it all! I wanted to elope but Future Mother-In-Law insisted and they paid for the entire venue and reception. I should’ve stuck to my guns, but hopefully once April comes, I’ll be more excited!
Post # 14
I’m sorry you feel that way! I’m sure I’ll feel more stressed the closer we get to the date in late September, though things have been coming together well so far. But I do kind of wish it were here already because I want to be married to my fiance already! I may not be in the best position to give advice, but could you prioritize the list of remaining tasks and delegate to your support system? Take only the things you really care about and set limits as to how much time and effort you can realistically put into them without making yourself crazy? Good luck!