(Closed) Bored Bride

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m in a similar position. I’m 9 1/2 months out. I just go ahead to the next project, so that I’m ahead of the checklists. There’s a certain point you can’t go any further (such as the menu), but might as well. Plus, I keep looking for ideas for favours and other last minute things. Have you registered yet? The discussions with your fiance may take a while. What about candles, centrepieces, etc? Can you do (or at least plan) them in advance? Otherwise, you can just sit back and wait.

Post # 4
88 posts
Worker bee

i don’t mean this sarcastically at all —

if you are really truly bored on the weekends/nights, the best thing you could do for yourself this far out is take on another part time job to save money.

you will be astounded how little things come up, and tough choices that will have to be made.

related to this, my other suggestion would be to plan your honeymoon. you have the fortune to be able to plan a great trip far out (just be leery of small airlines this far out) .. and you can work toward a goal together with your Fiance

Post # 5
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Oh man, there is so much to do! I kinda feel the same though because nothing is completely finalized, but even if you don’t have the information you can design (if you’re making your programs/menu yourself). I just play around on Photoshop for things I know need to be done to get a head start.

 I agree with missrae, plan your honeymoon… discuss the registry…did you go dress shopping yet? did you talk about your bridal party or music? start doing small things in advance that when the time comes you’ll have at least a portion of it already done. 

 good luck!!

Post # 6
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I say enjoy the break.  You are right there is a true rut in the planning process.  I would say if you do not have your invitations done start that process.  I started that 5 months from the wedding and regret how rushed I was.  Also plan the honeymoon because gas prices are down so hopefully if you are flying somewhere flights will be done as well.  I am 9 weeks out so I am in a pretty steady mode at this point.  I had the meetings for the ceremony early so I just finished designing my program and just need to print it out.  One other thing you can do this early if you truly want to do something is go look for wedding bands.  We did that a bit early too and now I am quite happy we did.  Good luck!

Post # 7
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

You can start planning the details of your ceremony – readings, music, etc. You can make your own veil and save yourself a couple of hundred bucks. You can plan out all of the music for your reception. You can investigate different decorating schemes. Enjoy the luxury of time! I got engaged on May 1 of this year and am getting married on October 12, so I know how valuable that extra time could have been!

Post # 8
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

get into the meat of your ceremony, its surprising how many details u need to determine. any diy projects that you are doing aside from stationary, get a start on (like favors, centerpieces, ect) diy details are very time consuming. if u get a good start now you won’t be rushed into the process.

why not finalize the menu now? might as well get it out of the way so thats done…..

i was where u are….i thought i had nothing to do…now with 9 weeks to go i am pedal to the metal and not quite sure if it will all get done.

focus on your health regimen. excercise, eat right. and relax. i am betting u will get down to the wire one day and wish for the days where u sat around with nothing to do!


Post # 9
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Planning a wedding doesn’t mean you need to be working on it all the time.  Pace yourself, do stuff that you enjoy, and with the time you’re not working on it, go do something else. 

If you’re working frantically on a wedding for another 10 months, you’re going to burn out and it will stop being fun.  Go to the gym, go hang out with your friends (and don’t talk about the wedding), go do all of the stuff you did before you were engaged.

Post # 10
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

Are there some things you can do w/ your man to spice things up or strengthen your relationship before the hectic months begin?  Also, did you start your out of town bags?  Start brainstorming where you will suggest your guests go and work on a website?  It may be fun to read some (non-planning) bridal books & novels.

I agree with the relax & health focus, but really enjoy this time…we are only having a 6 month engagement! (but I started a little beforehand)

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