(Closed) Feeling overwhelmed – rant

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have about a month and 1/2 left to go til I get married. There is still soooooo much to do. I am freaking out! I’ve planned this wedding almost entirely by myself. So the last minute scramble, is well… too much. I have had little crying jags, late at night when I am covered in DIY projects, and thinking what else I need to do. But it is getting better, because all I can think. Well we are almost there! Almost.. don’t get me wrong planning has been fun. But sometimes you get a little overwhelmed. Just remember the fun stuff!

Post # 4
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

It’s going to be ok!  How you’re feeling is totally reasonable–wedding planning is a big roller coaster and some days are better than others.  Every once in a while I find myself having minor panic attacks about how MUCH there is to do.  At that point, I sit down and make a list.  And then over the next couple of days I start doing the things off the list and cross each one off as I go.  This is extraordinarily therapeutic for me.  Sometimes they’re small things…example:  at one point I started freaking out about the venue running entirely off generators and how that would work with our caterer, lighting, and DJ and I was feeling super overwhelmed about how to figure out all the logistics of powering each of those things.  So I sat down in the middle of Borders and made a list on the back of a receipt of the people I needed to contact–my venue manager, my caterer, the DJ, and my tent rental guy to ask them all what kind of power they would need and what kind of power was available from the generator at the venue (I’m getting married at the old country home of a former President and it’s such a historic location that they weren’t allowed to actually wire the building for electricity).  The next day I emailed each of them, got the information I needed, crossed each item off the list, and was all better.  This has worked for me each and every time I’ve freaked out.  You’re going to be great and your wedding will be beautiful, and you’ll just tackle each part of it bit by bit.  Let your Fiance know that he’s stressing you a bit (tell him gently), and I’m sure he’ll relax on the details.  (I feel you on the LOTS of time with family thing–my Future Mother-In-Law is staying with us right now.  She’s great and I love her, but no alone time with Fiance for 5 days is a little bit of a bummer.)  Lots of hugs!

Post # 5
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Ok, first I gotta say you’re getting married on my little sis’s birthday… congrats! Woo!

Second, I would talk to him about how you feel guilty that he feels weird about coming over. Maybe he can tell you why and you can alleviate the problem? I think it’s fair that you could split your time between the places!

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