Post # 1
Is anyone else totally freaking out that they will neeeever get everything done? I’m going over my list tonight and at T-minus 138 days, I’m pretty convinced I’ll never get it all done and my wedding will be a huge chaotic mess. I meticulously plan meetings, due dates for myself, and a myriad of other things, but NOTHING helps me feel like I’ve got it all under control. I’m hoping our two meetings with day-of coordinators will help convince me I’m on the right track, becasue most days, I feel like me, Fiance, and my mom are just totally out of our league and headed down a path of destruction. I schedule everything within plenty of time, but every time I have a well-deserved day of rest to catch up on things like laundry and cleaning and maybe even reading a good book to help me relax, I end up kicking myself for having “wasted” my time. But then I look over my 3432 lists and think to myself “what, realistically, could you have done this weekend? What could you really be doing now?” Some days I feel great…others I feel like I am at the bottom of this gigantic hole that I’ve dug myself and I have no hope of ever getting out. Ugh, it can really suck all of the fun, joy, and meaning out of wedding planning.
Post # 3
I was getting a little bit nervous a few days ago. With 5 months to go, we haven’t even finished the mockup of my dress, and invitations aren’t even printed yet… among everything else not being done. But now that I’m going to visit the venue site in a couple days (it’s across the country), and will be spending a week in the area buying and DIYing centerpieces, altar, everything else, + my invitation paper is coming in soon, + we’ve now figured out the bodice to my dress and it’s coming along very quickly… I’m feeling pretty calm.
Don’t fret so much. Take it easy and focus on the big important stuff. Start making a weekly to-do list, maybe?
Post # 4
I think making yourself a task list of what you’ll do every week is a good strategy. Breaking things down into manageable bits, sometimes makes things look less overwhelming. Or perhaps, you have legitimately taken on too much. I know I did. As my wedding got closer, I made what I lovingly referred to as my “Fuck-it list” (excuse the language, but it’s just not as good when it doesn’t rhyme with “bucket list”, where I added things that I’d wanted to do originally, but either ran out of time or enthusiasm. This should be fun!
Post # 5
@SapphireSun: I am actually a list-obsessed person so my planner is color-coded with weekly and monthly tasks all with assigned due dates!! I don’t know what it is…I guess I am just having one of those reality check moments where I’m like ‘holy shit this is happening and i’m the one driving it’. Love the “fuck-it list”…that sounds like where i want to assign all of my plentiful tasks right about now…I wish I hadn’t sworn off vodka or tequila in an effort to convserve calories as much as possible. a strong cocktail seems to be the only remedy right now!