Post # 1
I just need to vent because as the wedding gets closer my to do list gets longer and I get more and more overwhelmed.
*We’re now wayyy over where our guest list was supposed to be…and have invited 3 extra people in addition to all that
*My side has much fewer people coming and it makes me sad because so many of my relatives aren’t coming.
*My to do list is soooo long and in between working summer school, looking for a job, etc. I’m just not getting much done.
*I’ve been so busy I haven’t worked out and as a result I feel like a bum
*I’m still unemployed, just had a job interview (finally!) and have to wait until Friday to hear…which is stressing me out.
*My mother has been completely irrational lately and we’ve been going through a tough time.
*FI is VERY stressed at work, as he’s in charge of a huge task that he has to prepare for the end of next month.
I know I’m ridiculously lucky to be marrying my best friend but I just feel so overwhelmed and stressed about life in general right now 🙁 Basically I’m ready for the honeymoon right now!!!
Post # 3
I went through the same thing! Panic attacks, arguements, and family issues included. You still have lots of time even though it doesn’t seem like much. My advice is try to do just one thing a day for the wedding and scrap the unnecessary stuff. I kept stressing over a DVD slideshow project and we didn’t end up doing it, however I heard through the grapevine that one of our guests said to a friend that it was the nicest wedding she’s ever been to!
Don’t stress too much, because people will never notice the things you planned but never did!
Also, for some reason other people are stressed about your wedding. Especially family. I still don’t understand why exactly but they are on edge too, so try not to take rudeness personally.
Post # 4
@future mrs kirsch: Very true that others seem to be stressed about our wedding and how things are done (especially my mother). I try to let her know that we’ve put a lot of time, emotion, and money into this wedding so it’s tough to hear unnecessary critisism.
Post # 5
I understand. I was unemployeed for a while and it’s not fun. As for stress, I think I hit a plateau where it’s not effecting me any longer (my 2nd band fell through last night less than 3 weeks to the wedding). Honestly, it’s amazing and I hope you reach the point too. It’s not like I’ve reached it out of frustration, I’ve jsut realized that I’m marrying McGroom and I don’t care about anything else. So whenever anything bad happens or your Mom is saying something which bothers you, just think about marrying your best friend.
Post # 6
I agree with the PP that I have reached a point where I am letting go of things. There are certain details I planned and thought about and found here on the bee that I will no longer be doing. Ive just come to a realization that our wedding will be special, unique and beautiful even without EVERY single last thing.
Also, prioritize your to do list. Do one thing one day at a time. Put the most important things on the top and the least important on the bottom. Then work your way down the list. That way you know you got the important stuff done and the less important stuff – if not done – wont be a big deal.