(Closed) How do you handle work stress on top of wedding stress?

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

sarakat28 – I’m working, in graduate school and planning! but my wedding isnt until next year, so its not so bad! you just have to get a rhythm down.  Just take one thing at a time and one step at a time.  Although I know this is very hard at times! I usually find myself on here to take my mind off other stuff! haha

Post # 4
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Ummm yes!  I started a new job the week before we got engaged.  So I am still in the mode of trying to impress while being super busy at work and planning our wedding.  I would like to say weddingbee helps the situation but I find myself on this site while at work – NOT good.

My workouts are suffering too.  I was going 5 days a week and am lucky if I get to the gym three days a week.

Your wedding is much closer in time than mine so I bet you are feeling the pressure even more.  My advice would be to NOT sacrifice things that you like to do (ie, working out).  If you can, get up an hour earlier and try to squeeze a run in before work.

Though I can’t seem to do it myself, you should try to designate certain times of the day or days of the week to get your planning done.  I think you end up spending more time planning overall when you are doing it piece meal.



Post # 5
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh dear! I’m working full-time, have my own part-time business, go to school part time, am planning the wedding, and am planning to move across the country. I feel your pain! I have a lovely boss who is letting me drop to 50% time at work during the move/wedding transition, and I’ve cut back my client list. It sucks income-wise, but at least I get to keep my sanity–a trade-off I’m willing to make! Talk to your boss to see if there is any flexibility in your schedule so you’re not stressing. Or hire a wedding planner so you don’t have to do everything by yourself. You can’t slowly kill yourself over this. Something has to give. Your health is the most important thing you have! 

Post # 6
123 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t work right now and let me tell you, looking for a job in this economy ( as luck has it I am in finance) is even worse. On the upside, I can schedule things during the day and sometimes I wonder, how in the world would I go to all these appointments if I had my old job. Kudos to all working and planning girls !

Post # 7
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m lawyer, have started my own business recently, and am moving into a new office tomorrow (the interior of which I am painting myself)  with 2 weeks to go before our wedding.  This morning, when the tent company called to tell me that they don’t actually have the tent that I ordered six months ago,  I burst into tears and cried for 15 minutes.  So that’s how I handle it.  I cry.  and have a nice glass of red wine when I get home.  Maybe not the most creative, but it’ll get me through the next two weeks!   

Post # 8
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Apparently, I’m not dealing with stress well at all… the other day, my boss asked if there was anything she could do to help because I haven’t been myself lately, and it’s been getting worse.  Having her point that out to me definitely helped me realize I AM super stressed out.  I’ve been trying to delegate more to my fiance, as well as get myself on a regular sleep schedule.  What sucks is that means I’m getting up at 6am regardless of whether I go to work for 830 or 1pm.  It’s pretty boring at 6am if you have nothing to do for several hours.  For me, I think delegation is the key – there are plenty of people who want to help, so I’m trying to be less of a control freak and let them help.  

As stupid as this may sound, once I found my shoes for the wedding, the rest of the monumental list of tasks that need to get done just didn’t seem so long anymore.   

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