(Closed) Bee's im having wedding planning blues. anyone else?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
263 posts
Helper bee

Awww, don’t feel silly! I’m going to be an older bride too and just focus on planning a day of joy 🙂

Post # 5
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am. Mostly because everything the Fiance and I planned has been flushed down the drain. The only thing I have is a dress, bridesmaid dresses, and a date. The venue we picked we had to cancel and now we have to find a new church (a lot of issues with the new pastor.) I want to get this stuff planned already before we start school because it’s crazy during that time! I’m blue because of that and the fact that my family wants nothing to do with the planning, don’t even ask how it’s going. I’m impatient with the Fiance because he’s like “it’ll get done, don’t worry.” I want to get it DONE already! Ugh 🙁

Post # 6
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Every girl deserves her day no matter what age she is! Don’t get down on yourself! 40 is not even old! If I see “older” brides, I just feel happy they found someone that makes them happy not judging them for having a wedding lol

Post # 8
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m feeling them.   I was just saying tonight that we waited too long and now we’re fat and slobbish.  That if we did this years ago we could just be planning a vacation right now lol.  It’s hard to believe something so wonderful can feel so stressful.

Post # 9
1 posts

After the marriage proposal, the reality dust settles. The bride sets off to work out her wedding plans. It’s at this stage, when the engagement bliss is slowly being dampened by the more serious and sober mindset that the bride realizes that planning a wedding is harder than she thought. As she begins experiencing the see-saw effect of emotions that result from this challenging task she is confronted by things that she will in time learn to master and overcome.

Because a wedding has so many facets tied to it, it only seems fitting that the solution is also contained therein. I have found that as a wedding professional, it’s a simple rule we’ve heard more than once in our lifetime.Take one step at at a time, over time. When you practice this solution, the demand upon your resources is incredibly manageable. You avoid becoming overwhelmed by the process, because there’s something about a small step formula that gives you the ability to manage what you thought impossible and also gives you a sense of accomplishment as you check off each completed task.

Some brides feel pressures of having a “perceived” audience, a conservative budget and a sensitive time frame. Every bride will come to terms with these stressors in her own time. Initially many brides may feel stuck somewhere in reverse once they are in the planning stages Pricing, fear of compromising quality or vision can be some concerns for a bride. Imagined fears and doubts can take their toll on the once content bride. It’s not hopeless though. Being plan specific by doing your homework and determining the average price ranges in your area for vendors and venues will give you an idea of the type of budget you will need to realistically set. Achieving your dream wedding is very do-able when you get down to the simple 1-2-3 of it.

The more time you have before your wedding date to prepare financially by making monthly installments the better. If you are able to make large chunk payments toward the initially installments, you can pay it off sooner. This will free up money in the future making additional purchases possible and very likely.

One last thing that I wanted to touch on was the age and fairytale wedding topic you mentioned . Being
40 doesn’t disqualifie you from a right to celebrate and enjoy festivities. 40 years old is considered a youthful age. I should know…I’m forty and I’m young. Yes, I will wear white when I get married. I will have a beautiful fairytale wedding and yep, you guessed I will make sure my friends throw me a bachellorette party. I’m going to spoil myself “silly” and enjoy doing it, because I deserve it. And you do too.

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