- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
If you can relate, please give me some advice. First and foremost, I want to say that I’m not in it for the gifts. Don’t get me wrong, I will appriaciate them and be extremely gracious. However, that’s not what is making getting involved so tempting. I’m just a hardcore planner and event-planner. I’m always the one coordinating the functions with my friends and family, and even my fiance. I’m always the one scheduling our dates and coming up with ideas for places to go. I’m always hosting cute parties. Also, with planning the wedding, I’ve gained a lot of insight into event-planning, in terms of things like venues, catering, linens, etc in our area. My mom and sister didn’t really mention anything about my shower until I brought it up. They didn’t really give it any thought. They knew we were having one, but they didn’t start thinking about it until I started asking them about it. Then I started coming up with all the ideas for it. I found a great venue (to be fair, it was in my neighborhood). I came up with a great theme. I even found myself researching invitations and linen rentals. My mom and sister don’t seem to care. They’re on board with my ideas. I think they’re glad that I’m getting this moving along. Otherwise we would be no where with this. I think they also appreciate my insight. However, I’m worried I’m going to take it too far and start to get annoying. I’m starting to annoy myself! I have enough stress from planning the wedding. I don’t need to be stressing myself out about this too. I just can’t help it. I’m full of ideas, and I love planning parties. My mom and sister aren’t really into planning like I am. Like I said, this is not about the presents! I could really care less (although I will be thankful). It’s almost like I keep forgetting that this shower is for me and I can’t be throwing myself a party. HELP! Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you fix it? I got the ball rolling, but how can I now separate myself from the situation?
Also, please don’t judge me. I know I went overboard.