I’m a May 26th bride:
-Venue Booked. Catering/Cake/Chairs/SIlverware/Linens booked through venue. Menu to be discussed in full eight weeks to twelve weeks before wedding.
-Hotel block reserved.
-Hotel rooms for day of booked.
-Hotel room for night of booked.
-Dress Bought and paid for.
-Photographer Booked. Engagement Session Booked (October).
-STD not sent but picked. Addresses not all compiled yet.
-First Dance song chosen. Processional song chosen.
-Band almost booked.
Buy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.
Book rehearsal dinner/room.
Buy rehearsal dress.
Buy Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen gifts.
Pick Parent’s gifts.
Generally, I have to say that with the over saturation of bridal shows and bridezilla notions, many people think that brides just obsess. I will say that sometimes, this is true. I know girls who will talk about nothing but their weddings and have very little else on their minds.Especially when you can’t carry a conversation if it doesn’t involve some wedding aspect. Being a bride, even I find this a turnoff.
For a year or more, the wedding consumes them, and when it’s all over, they suffer from depression and withdrawal. No wonder, it was their only problem/hobby/concern for a year! Not pointing out anyone in particular, but it runs rampant on some of the threads on here, and frankly, it’s pathetic. It’s one day and no matter how much you plan it, there should still be something free flowing about it. It’s a day of love!
Balance is essential.
So, maybe there are brides out there who just take it overboard. I’m definitely not talking about you specifically, girl. It’s just a fine line that many a bride cannot balance.