(Closed) FI and I are emotionally overwhelmed (LONG)

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You can still have a wedding and scale it down – just cause your Save-The-Date Cards are out it doesnt mean you have to do soemthing elaborate. Being together is the most important thing. At the end of it, a wedding is just a date. It’s a celebration yes but your guests won’t care about what food or what the centerpieces look like – in the end they are going because they care about you guys. They will love your wedding even if its in your backyard because its you two. 

I’m in school too and in the midst of finals and I know it can be too much but take a deep breath and calm down and just enjoy t rather than worrying. Worrying doesn’t change anything but your perspective can. 

Post # 5
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Get some perspective. It’s 250 days away and a one day event. If it’s not perfect, you life won’t be ruined. If you scale back, people will understand. Don’t let this one day event control your life. It’s not worth it!

Post # 6
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Scale it back!

Maybe you’re not elegant reception in a ballroom people.

Maybe you’re catered BBQ at a state park people! There’s nothing wrong with that.

Post # 7
2602 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BeeRod527:  “When he told me what was the final straw (he saw something inappropriate online that left him startled and shakened), he had an emotional breakdown.  I was upset at him at first but I forgave him for it.”

I’m confused. Why did you have to forgive him for his anxiety attack?

Post # 8
1797 posts
Buzzing bee

How much money would you lose by changing things around to make your wedding smaller and more manageable? Whatever it is, I’m sure it is definitely worth changing for your Darling Husband and your health and sanity! Do whatever you need to do, and I’m sure everyone will understand your need to make changes. Maybe just take a few days or a week or two off from the whole wedding planning thing to relax and enjoy each other.

Post # 9
7276 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsW-to-MrsM:  +1 OP-what were you forgiving him for?

Just take a step back right now. 250 days is plenty of time to finish up planning a wedding. If you want to scale back I’m sure people will understand.

Post # 11
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

A wedding is a glorified party. Do not let a glorified party stress you out this much. Scale back to save your own sanity.

Post # 12
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am going to disagree with PPs and say you shouldn’t scale back if Save-The-Date Cards are sent and deposits are made.  I think things will get better.  Then again, I don’t know ANYTHING about anxiety or your fiance.  I know that when I get stressed, it passes in about three weeks.  Instead of calling it quits and losing money with still eight months to get it together, I’d start delegating tasks to family members and close friends.  Tell them about the stress and your concerns.  I’m so sure they’ll be beside themselves in any way they can.  Assign someone to pick a cake, someone to find three caterers in your price range for you to choose from, assemble a team to come up with feasible DIY projects that look cohesive and easy.


I really think you can do it!  So many people plan a wedding in less time.  If anxiety is so bad you can’t plan what you originally considered a normal, feasible, doable wedding, maybe some counseling will help!


EDIT.  Just read your update – I did not realize the deposits are only around $700.  At that point I might actually go back to the drawing board and do something you both are more comfortable with!

Post # 14
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It may be time for you to priorize what you want for your wedding and determine who is going to do the planning.

If  the two of you want the wedding you originally envisioned, can he detach from the planning and have you carry the load?

If he can’t do that, then you may need to scale back to something less anxiety provoking.

He also needs to seek medical attention or mental health counselling, or both. Unless he owns his own company, he is jeopardizing his employment watching anything sexual at work.

Post # 15
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BeeRod527:  Agreed with pps- definitely scale it back. Usually anxiety gets worse as the date approaches- all the vendors are getting paid etc. A wedding is supposed to be a happy event- I’d do whatever it takes to make your special day enjoyable and as stress free as possible.

Post # 16
3588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@BeeRod527:  Sweetie! SCALE IT the F*CK down.

A Big White Wed-ding is not worth angst and worry.

Can’t you invite the same people but plan a daytime affair with SIMPLE luncheon food, in a SIMPLE place and call it a day? No DJ, no band, no “program” no DIY no (for god’s sake) “theme” and etc–all of that is bunk and has nothing to do with you being married.




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