(Closed) December 2011 brides! How are you hanging in there?

posted 7 years ago in December 2011
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I alternate between feeling like I already have a lot accomplished and complete anxiety about everything that I have left to do or that can go wrong!  I totally understand the waking up at 3 a.m. in a panic over details!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I haven’t hit the panic button, yet. But everything that needs to get done is still swirling in my head. We’ve left some things last minute (table-cloths and chair covers! yipes!), but we’ll get there. I keep reminding myself that as long as Fiance and I are there, ready to take that big leap, thats all the matters. Everything else will fall into place.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am also trying to take a step back and enjoy these final weeks of being a bride to be — I have loved planning my wedding so I’m trying to make the most of still being able to talk to people about veils, programs, seating charts etc!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m on the rollar coaster as well. Sometimes I feel really antsy to get the show on the road. Then I see the pile of unfinished DIY projects on my dinning room table and freak out. I go from not caring about all these details anymore to freaking out that I half assed the project. Sigh…the next 40 days will be torture…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hey Decembeeess! I need a kickin in the ars! I feel like I’m frozen! And I can list a zillion things to do…but I’m still not moving. 

I tried on my dress since it’s first arrival and I was about 25lbs heavier. Well I tried it on anticipating it might not squeeze as much as I’d like but it’d be do’able; its a corset. WRONG! With a beautiful wreck of emotions going through my head while putting on the gown, I was so proud of myself, yet so upset that my work needed WORK! It didn’t squeeze anything, I could stick about 2-3 hands down the back of my dress with it fully squeezed. So after pushing my personal goal wedding dress budget + paying the “plus size fee”, I now have to take the inseam ($150), French Bustle (5; $20/bustle) and Steaming ($100)!! WTH!!!! I was instantly red, and I know people were saying nice things to make me feel better but all I heard was CHA-CHING! And what the heck are you going to charge me steaming for when your going to throw it back in the dam bag!? (My gown is tafetta) So im stressing; mom is trying to make me feel better, but time is’a tickin, and well you ladies can relate. Im so thankful that you ladies can. How do we make this happen!? Where does this will power come from?! 

Favor supplies are done; well except a ‘Thank You’ tag. 

Debating on doing a Program, our ceremony/reception is a total of 4hrs. 

Groom needs to decide on his dam suit; it’s stressing me out. 

Bridesmaids have all their gowns and are getting alterations and red shoes. Deciding on hair style for them. 

Flower Girl Hair? Im thinking Red Shoes as well; just because I think little girls can get away with wearing FUN and VIBRANT colors. Dresses are Teal and Shoes will be Red patent or Red Glitter? Suggestions? 

Oh ya…still need to decide on my bouquets. Im not really a flower girl so I just cant seem to put it at the top of my list of to do’s lol. But I dont know what florals will compliment Poinsettias since that will be the staging florals. 

HA! And you know those things….oh ya VOWS! …We had some troubles with our previous officiant, and luckily my cousin asked/offered to do it for us! **PHEW** But i know its last notice and he’s in law school with a full schedule, but we do want something simple/sweet and romantiful! 

Crack open a bottle of wine ladies and get those lists out, dont forget those comfy pants and good tunes; and we’ll FINISH it!!! 

Thanks for letting me vent!

Best of Luck!!! Always thinking of my fellow December Brides! xo

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I sat down and wrote out my to do list last night and set deadlines…it was THREE PAGES LONG. ahhhhhhhhhh

 

@CupCakeMeg: My dress will be done this week and my seamstress is not steaming the dress since I still have a month to go before the wedding, but I do have a steamer myself that I will be using the night before on the dress. I’m hoping it turns out okay …

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I feel like I am missing things because other than buying command hooks to hang out ceremony decor, reserved signs for the family pews anf tables, finalizaing the day of timeline and figuring out what to feed the bridal party the day of since it will be a long one, I am done. I am at the point of, let it just get here already!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am also losing sleep, waking up in the middle of the night and worrying over details…sigh.  It seemed like I had so much time; what happened?!

I’m chasing down the rest of the RSVPs, finishing the labels and poofs on my favors, writing thank you notes from the shower, and I still have to make seating arrangements and make the escort cards and make a sign for (and the actual thing to sign for) the guest book.  We’re also working on confirming arrangements with the various vendors and will soon be writing final checks.

Yikes!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Im glad everyone is starting to get things finished. Its such a great feeling when I cross something off my list. I think in the past couple of days I have been in Lets Get This Done Mode!!

Last Night was our final meeting with our DJ to discuss all the final details, its such a relief to have such a great DJ. We knocked so much stuff out in a short amount of time.

Today Fiance and I are going to our Final meeting with the Florist and to get our Marriage License (If he gets home in time for that). I am so excited to see a mock up of some our flowers together. I also have some programs to finish and that I will complete today (I promise- These things have been the worst)

Hope everyones day is going well so far!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MM423: haha my friends and Fiance were making fun of me that I hand wrote out the to do list instead of using something hi techy and I said there is something about physically crossing an item off my to do list that brings me such satisfaction 😀

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m so glad to hear that I’m NORMAL. I’m going crazy as well.  Sometimes, I want to scream and don’t know exactly why…then I’m super excited…then I want to cry…then I’m just so on edge I can’t eat, sleep, or anything…I really want to enjoy these last few weeks, my shower is this Sunday.

I just know we have flowers left to do, need to get my dress shortened, and make programs, buy favors, and bridal party gifts…ahhhhhh.

I’m hoping myself and all of you can just take a step back for a minute and breathe…once our big day is here it will all be worth it! Smile 

I LOVE reading all of your posts, it makes me feel so much better about all my crazy emotions. This month is going to fly by….ahhhh!!

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