Post # 1
Do you feel you have to do something wedding-related everyday? Planning, making, finalizing, etc.?
We’ve been at a standstill waiting for our venue situation to clear up, and because of that, we’re waiting to get a lot of things done (finalizing other vendors since many won’t set up a contract without the venues set in place, which I understand).
So, for about a week now, we’ve done nothing concerning the wedding. This morning, I finalized our etsy bouquet and boutonniere order. Thursday, I’m going crinoline shopping with a Bridesmaid or Best Man. But, otherwise, we’re not doing anything and I feel like we’re falling behind!
When I got the nine month countdown e-mail from The Knot, I almost threw up!
Do any of you go days or more without doing anything wedding-related?
Post # 3
For a long stretch, I had more off days than on. There just isn’t much to do in that lull between the initial vendor bookings and when things start ramping up 4 months out or so. I spent a lot of time researching items that we still needed – and scored a LOT of deals thank.you.very.much – and a lot of time here on WB getting ideas. If you’re DIY’ing, that can take up some time as well.
Honestly, I think my wedding could have been planned in half the time without much of an issue and I think a lot of brides would agree. For us, the lengthy engagement was more about saving money and wanting a specific month. If you feel like you have a lot of time on your hands, you’re probably just super organized! It’s nothing to worry about. 🙂
Post # 4
oh yeah. Our wedding is in 4 months but we don’t do wedding stuff everyday. There’s no reason to.
Don’t drive yourself nuts. You have plenty of time.
Post # 5
The Knot countdown AND to-do list will def. make you want to throw up, lol.
We use to do wedding stuff every day, and I was so stressed. I was worrying about every little thing down to the last perfectly tied ribbon. All of a sudden I just decided to stop. About 2 months ago I started letting the small stuff go. I still care, but once I stopped concerning myself with little stuff my wedding work load got way lighter and my attitude towards the wedding got better.
Space your stuff out. It is a good thing not to have wedding stuff every day. You will get tired of it really fast and get super stressed. I have week a week or more without doing wedding stuff, and it felt great. Little over 3 weeks to go and I am all set until the week of 🙂
Post # 6
After a long engagement (7 years)we decided to set a date in Nov 2011, I said I didn’t want to get married in 2013 (it just had a bad ring to it for me) and 2014 was too far away (my dad is poorly and we want to do it while he is here) So we both said we would like it for the day we met and decided on Sept 15th 2012 (we actually met on the 10th, but close enough). So in total I had 10 months to prepare, book and make decisions about our wedding. I knew we would get married some day but had no vision or anything in mind about how I wanted it. I still don’t do things on a daily/weekly basis, some days I don’t even think about it. You have plenty of time stop fretting and just try to enjoy the experience.
Post # 7
I haven’t in a while. I have been out of school for the summer so once that starts up in a few weeks I know I will have to take another break which I am actually looking forward to!
Post # 8
Yeah, I had to take a break. Kinda tired of ‘planning’. I did something wedding related everyday for months. And even though I still have a ton to do and less time, I am more lax about it all. I am letting the small stuff go and not trying to get too caught up in the small details that won’t matter 24 hours later, ya know.
We hade anout 10 months ot plan and someone asked me why we were waitng so long to get married. I had to laugh… I understood the question. We’ve been together 13plus years and have 3 kids and ahouse. But I wanted a November 25th wedding (lucky it’s on a weekend this year) and we needed the time to save up money. I am so gad we had that time thought.. planning is still fun, I just don’t overdo it anymore.
Post # 9
we started planning about 14 months out. but its been easy – everything is basically done and all i have to do is get a dj, tuxes, and wedding bands. its been simple i probably spent about 8 hours total – 1 hour to pick a dress, 1 hour look and chose the venue, browsing decorations at my leasure, finding the florist. its been pretty simple.