Post # 1
I just need to vent a little!
WHOA. I’m 7 months from my wedding, but suddenly, that doesn’t seem like enough time! I put together a list of everything I still need to do/buy, and needless to say, there’s A LOT. I’m just kinda shocked at how much I still need to accomplish! When does this end??
Here’s what I need to do:
Pick up dress/veil
Candles for centerpieces
Chevron table runners
Save the Dates
Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts
Ring bearer gift
Flower girl gift
MOB, FOB gifts
Monogram for wall
Lanterns for reception
E-mail Cheryl about church/money
Tasting for dinner
Thank you sign for pics
Lose more weight
Collect pictures of us
Make card box
Bridal shower attire
Buy mom a dress
Nails done day before
Toes done day before
Facial/massage day before
Bridesmaid or Best Man luncheon day before
Oh. My. Gosh.
TOO MUCH TO DO!!!
What do you still have to do, and when is your wedding?
Post # 3
Somehow it all just comes together…! Just do it in small batches, and don’t leave it all to the end. I got married in June, and I know that at this time last year I was semi-freaking out. Then I stopped. Then I freaked out again. Then I was just…calm. I made all my own centerpieces, we did our flowers ourselves, and I made all the place cards myself. My mom decorated the tent with the help of her brothers (we just strung lanterns), and my maid-of-honor and bridesmaids put all the flowers out on the tables while I was having my first look. They did the bouquets and such the day before the wedding — it was the only thing I completely froze on. You can do it!!!
Post # 4
@MissBatman: A lot of those things don’t really have to take place: your bachelorette/shower/rehearsal attire can really just be something you already own. You can register for gifts gradually and add things to your list as they come up, plus you can set up a lot of registries online. If you set out to do 1-2 tasks a week, you’ll be done in just a few months. I had a really extensive DIY list and a 10 month engagement and everything turned out fine.
Post # 5
@MissBatman: Girl you just made me have a mini panic attack. My wedding is two weeks after yours. Oh Lord, thank God my Venue is all-inclusive, but I still kind of have a pit in my stomach. eeekkk!
Post # 6
Dont have a facial day before, even if uve had them a million times before with no problem, sods law says itll be thr time u react to toxins, new cream or whatever
Post # 7
@MissBatman: you have plenty of time. i planned our entire wedding in 5 months from outside the country. trust me, it can be done.
i too felt a bit overwhelmed when i looked at my list but when you break it down, it’s not that bad. really. get yourself a good planner that lists all of the things you should do for that month and follow it. staying organized and focused will be key.
you know the old saying, “how do you eat an elephant? one piece at a time”.
Post # 8
@newname_99: Good advice! I’ll move that facial a week or two out.
@lina010: Sorry! Didn’t mean to overwhelm you either! I was dumbfounded at how much I still have to get done!
Post # 9
I would separate that list into “Must Do”, “Would Like To Do”, and “If I Have Time”. Work on the Must Do list. Be okay if everything on the other lists doesn’t get done.
Post # 10
My wedding is in…uhm… 9 days.
I still need to load up the digital picture frame w/ childhood photos, print and fold programs, buy a couple of crate to put the kids’ goodie bags in & programs in, write the escort cards, write the signs (I made chalkboard signs), get my hair done (today), get my nails done, and get my dress steamed.
I’m probably missing something in there. I need to write a few checks, but mostly, I’ve been so stressed out that I think I’m finally lapsing into “calm.”
Post # 11
You know what we did? We got a bonch of papers, put the month at the top and how much time was left (October: 5 months!) and then organized the tasks by month. We purposely left the holidays without many tasks.
We can always check in and either skip things (we’ll do it next month!) or do things ahead of time.
It helps keep the feeling of being overwhelmed in check, because you can tackle a few things a week and try to get them out of the way.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA
i’m 15 days until my wedding and it still hasnt ended. LOL
Good luck though! 🙂 It’ll all be worth it in the end.
Post # 13
We’re planning on getting married in November 2014 but our ceremony venue doesn’t allow bookings until the calendar year the wedding is taking place, so I can’t book anything until January….I’m a definite plan-ahead kind of person so this is killing me lol.
Post # 14
@MissBatman: You will do great.
And, just an FYI I don’t know if you have ever had a wedding with fish or been to one, but I have some advice: Put the water in at the very least an hour or two before you put the fish in. Also make sure to treat the water at that time as well. The fish go in after the water and treatement drops have been setting for an hour. I will tell you: if you put the fish in the water and then go to your wedding, by the time you get back to your venue they will all be belly up, lol.
DH’s friend had this happen and someone had to go out and get all new fish. Our friend recently got married and was planning on doing the same thing until we told her to do what I recommended above.
Post # 15
@inky_1: AW MAN! PROGRAMS! I forgot that!!! Shoot…thanks for the reminder! And dang! Seating arrangements, table escort cards…just keeps adding up!
Post # 16
@MissBatman: It gets done, trust me. Make mini lists for yourself each week with things to get accomplished. My wedding is in 8 days and it all got done!!! Take a deep breath!!!