Post # 1
We have a little over a week to our wedding. I am a worrier and have been under a whole lot of pressure during the wedding planning. Yesterday our photographer gave me this advice: “You have to accept that many things will not go as planned. You will be able to enjoy your wedding more that way if you mentally prepare for that.”
Uh, right. Easy for you to say, bucko.
Still, Fiance and I kept joking about repeating this as our mantra. As we joked, it became “Something Is Gonna Get F—ed Up,” which we turned into the acronym “SIGGFU,” which makes us laugh because it sounds like a sneeze. “SiGGFU!” “Gesundheit.” Another friend contributed the acronym “FIDO,” which stands for “F— it, drive on.”
I don’t know if these will really help my stress in the long term, but at least it’s making us laugh now. Anybody got a coping mechanism of your own?
Post # 3
I like SIGGFU, it does sound like a sneeze! I pretty much keep telling myself “Everything will fall into place.” I’ve also accepted that things aren’t always going to go as I planned them. I just plan to try and make the best of it all 🙂
Post # 4
“We’ll be married when it’s all over!” Thinking about the marriage rather than the event will probably help.
Post # 5
As someone who has been there, your photog gave you great advice. Something will go wrong but if you don’t let it bother you it doesn’t matter. We someone how were missing a table!! But the venue set one up in about 20 seconds and no one really noticed. My mantra for snafus was “whatever, no one will notice but me anyways”.
Post # 6
My Maid/Matron of Honor made my day with that one. Just find something to laugh about, and you’ll be fine. (Sounds like you’ve got a good one!)
Post # 7
I agree with Carbon Girl. 100%. Nobody will likely notice but you, and in the grand scheme of things, its really not a huge deal. Chances are, you might not be able to do anything about it, so why stress? I mean shoot, I misprinted my deceased grandmothers name in the program. I printed “Mary” instead of “Grace.” Mary is my aunt, who was very much alive and present. I realized this immediately before the rehearsal dinner. So the pastor made an announcement and we all had a laugh. My centerpieces were wrong, but I said “oh well.” Seriously, Nobody knew what the centerpiueces should have looked like, and nobody even noticed the typo until the priest pointed it out, Its one day, and the day is about the MARRIAGE. If that happens, then the day is successful