(Closed) are anyone of you annoyed w/ all the extra work?

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I hit a "wedding plateau" about 6 months into it. I had gotten all of the vendors squared away and all that was left was details. I was just done with the magazines, websites etc…. that was until I went a friends wedding and totally got addicted to the planning again.

It seems exhausting but take it step by step and as you check the boxes you’ll feel better.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Yeah, I’ve hit TallBride’s plateau too. All of the DIY stuff is done, the vendors have been booked…I’m just kind of riding it out now for our wedding in September. It gets better! TallBride is right about the box checking bit — I make LOOOOOOONG lists (like break each task into mini tasks) and it helps to feel like I’m accomplishing alot more when I check off each one.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception

I didn’t really do any planning until 8 months out. I started with finding the venue, booking our officiant, finding my dress and figuring out photography. Then I took a break. The next thing I devoted attention to was the invitations. Then I took another break. I didn’t get serious about working on the details until a couple of months out. You have plenty of time to set your own pace and take a break until it feels like fun again

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - The Rivers Club

I am taking a bit of the break at the moment with actual wedding work, leaving many projects about 70% completed. Taking time to relax and read until I love the work again 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I also took about a two month break at about the five-month-left point. And now with about six weeks left to the wedding, my major project at work is due in about three weeks, so I’m going to be taking about a three-week wedding-planning break! Don’t worry, I think it happens to everyone. I think sometimes we think we have to plan plan plan and come up with new and better things and we forget to live our lives and enjoy ourselves and remember WHY we’re getting married. I felt so much better when I took a step back and the wedding didn’t consume my life. But I think at this point I WANT the wedding to consume my life because my project is killing me – weddings are so much more fun than publications!

Post # 8
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Eh- not really, but we kept everything simple and had a short engagement of about 4.5 months.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’ve got a year left to plan, but we’ve already picked a site.  I think there is a long road ahead and I’m not much of a planner, but I’ve been coming here to get inspired.

I think I’m tending to be a planner in spurts. Few days on, few days where I don’t even think about it! (Otherwise how the heck do you keep up this marathon?)

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Oddly enough…I felt over it and stressed for many months (we’re having a year engagement) but now, things are mostly planned and I feel like just odds and ends need to come together and I’m trying to savor every minute of the anticipation! For me, the annoying-stressful part was the beginning, now the fun is happening wiht showers etc and I love it! Just stick it out and it’ll get better, promise!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

try working in weddings and planning your own! ugh.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

just part of the ebb and flow!  take a break, as tallbride suggested, or just let it go and enjoy the rest of life beyond planning.  🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

haha. so glad you posted this. not only am i annoyed with nearly all things wedding related and the fuss about it all – i am mostly annoyed with all the high costs! we basically have all our vendors set (with still nearly a year to go) but are having such a hard time locking down a photographer because I just can’t believe the crazy prices. and they raise them like $1000 or more a year! that’s why i took a break for a while – even from weddingbee – eeks! that helped 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

our engagment is 22 months long; we’re 11 months into it (halfway through), and i definitely find myself going in cycles. when i get annoyed, luckily there’s enough time left for me to take a break and not feel too overwhelmed.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

OMG, I know exactly how you all are feeling! LOL

When we first got engaged, I purposely put the planning on the back burner. We had 17 months until the wedding. I waiting until it got down to the year mark to really start the planning procees.

Now, having booked the venue, the photog, the officiant, the flowers, the DJ, the guitartist…I’m weddinged out! And I have about 10 months to go!

So I’ve decided to take a break from it all. I’ll pick it back up in about a month with the invitations and the cake…and of course the dress! I am excited about that..I just want to wait a little longer to ensure that I have something to be excited about!

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