Post # 1
How are you holding up? What are your last minute projects? Has anything gone wrong at the last minute? Are you nervous….excited….unsure….scared? Have you figured out something that you didn’t know?
I am close to 6 months away and I have no idea how I am going to be feeling at that point or what is going to still need to be done. Please share with us your feelings and thoughts so we’ll know what to expect.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Orange County Performing Arts Center
Totally stressed! I am doing something wedding related EVERYDAY right now. Trying to tackle the projects that I can have finished and done with and not have to worry about anymore.
We’re starting to get into some of the detailed stuff like the day of schedule and what we want to do at the reception.
At 6 months, try to finish anything you can that doesn’t require to be done right before the wedding. And try, if possible, to finish a project before moving onto the next. I have all these half done projects sitting around!
Post # 4
I’m getting a little overwhelmed with how fast time is going. But overall, I’m excited. A lot of days the excitment get replaced with ‘is it over yet?’. I worry about my nerves, about being pulled in too many directions. I want to enjoy the day.
I don’t have too much to do though, as far as errands or projects go. We’re addressing the invites this weekend, we’re sending them out 2 weeks later. I have to paint a lil design on the aisle, make some pomanders for the shepherds hook to go along the aisle. Then the rest is stuff like my fitting and hair/make-up trials. Those are the most stressful. I’m afraid I’m not going to like the way the dress fits, or the way my make-up looks. Ah! We’ll see though 🙂
Post # 5
I’m feeling pretty zen. Everything is finally starting to coalesce and make sense – thank god!! All of my DIY projects are close to complete. I’d recommend setting a deadline for yourself. Any of my projects that aren’t done by the end of March are getting scrapped – I want to spend those last 8 weeks relaxed. It’s cool to be making final decisions now instead of planning and to actually be seeing the real results from all of the work we’ve done.
I find myself less drawn to looking at wedding porn – maybe because I don’t need ideas anymore and I know what I’m doing.
Post # 6
AWW, Lace…please don’t be stressed out. I am doing wedding stuff almost everyday too and I am not down to 3 months.
Jennifer, I know exactly what you mean about the time shooting by. It seemed like we just got engaged and I had a full year….then 8 months..now almost 6! WOW!
Sweet, I am really glad that you are at zen. I hope that it stays that way for you. And the part about things coming together that were in your head, is exactly what I am looking forward to. Some people hear the ideas and don’t get it, but I have it all together in my head, lol
Post # 7
I’ve got less than 3 months. Sometimes I feel stressed but I know overall I’m doing really well and am confident it will all come together.
The biggest thing I’m worrying about now is the timeline of everything. The logistics of the wedding day.
Post # 8
I’m definitely getting a little overwhelmed. I’m also having issues putting tasks in a logical order. What to finish first? Recently I fixated on the escort cards until Fiance pointed out I really shouldn’t make those until after the RSVP deadline. Right.
Post # 9
Well I have 18 days! 18 18 18! LOL
I started my projects months ago and glad I did because now I can do silly things like glue rhinestones on the programs though they really don’t need them.
I bought all the bridal party gifts about 3 months ago and wrapped them and wrote out the thank you cards. They are all in a big cardboard box sealed up and ready for transport. I made my chocolate airplane candies about 2 months ago and put them in ziplock bags. Next week I will put them in their little favor boxes.
I printed programs last week and the Fiance folded them over the weekend. I have final vendor appointments this week.
I pick-up the napkins a week early from the vendor so that I can fold all 200 of them early instead of at the venue the day of. Glad my aunt thought to ask to pick these up early. I plan to have mom, SIL and aunt over to fold them.
I got cardboard boxes and labeled each with Cake table, Memory table, Sign-in table and then as I buy things or finish them I put them in their boxes.
I’m doing okay today stress wise, but last week I had a OMGosh moment. 🙂
I also, started buying clothes for the honeymoon, showers, etc. about 2 months ago.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I’m terrified, and have way way way way way too much left to do.
(Not scared of the getting married stuff, but of all of the things I have to do).
Post # 11
@Vintage: You are AMAZING. I hope to be that organize 18 days out! I really like your idea of labeling boxes and putting everything in it for specific tables…definitely going to use that one!
I’m just about 8 weeks out from the big day, and I feel pretty good about everything. Like Rgeddy, I’m starting to worry about the timeline of the actual day, but I know that there are some things I just need to let go. By the day of, I am vowing to not care about details and just ENJOY!
Invitations are going in the mail this week, we have everything we need for the reception decorations and centerpieces (except the flowers, which will be a wedding week project), Mother-In-Law is doing the favor boxes and wedding programs, our ceremony is well-planned, and mostly I’m just working on the schedules for decorating and the day-of.
I’m trying to remain positive and excited, but sometimes I can’t help but think “why didn’t we just elope???” 😉
Post # 12
@scissors I am with you I am 100% terrified I feel like I have a million and one things to do and its making me sooo nervous!! Yikes and yet I am not doing wedding things everyday because between working and going to the gym and eating something its like 10pm but the time I am done ugh!
Post # 13
@5292010- Thanks! And btw… I’ve often thought why didn’t we just do Vegas! 🙂
Post # 14
Yeah I’m completly stressed. So stressed in fact that I keep putting off things I know I need to do partly becuase I just don’t want to deal with it right now. Personally I’m just waiting for the day to come so I can enjoy it and go back to my old seld and not this wedding obsessed bride!
Post # 15
I have 2.5 months left and I’m freaking out daily. We still need to ask someone to marry us, hire a DJ. and find something for the groom to wear. I finally found a cheap enough restaurant for the massive rehearsal dinner today. If I had those other three things done, then I could calm down. And maybe get some real work done at work. I have lots of crafting left too, but I have a good game plan and plenty of time to get that stuff done.
I felt a little better after mailing the invitations yesterday. Although now I’m worried everyone will actually come and it’ll end up being very pricey to feed them all.
Post # 16
Vintage!! I so am stealing that labeling boxes idea. I have cardboard boxes, just not labeleed. Everything that comes in or I buy just gets put in these boxes…but why oh WHY did I not think about seperating them? You are a pure genius!