Post # 1
Hi, new here but I just need to vent. I hate wedding planning. We’re only 3 weeks in with 9 months to go and on the face of it are doing pretty well. We’ve got the venue, the date, the invitations are designed, save the dates printed. But I’m getting so overwhelmed and stressed out already that I’m dreading the coming months. I hate people asking me about it. I just want it to be over!
I’d love to have the guts to just elope but there are so many people who I would be letting down. Since when was it about everyone else?!!
Post # 2
Completely normal emotion! Just keep ploughing on through or make the decision to elope. I have six weeks left and I can’t wait just to be married – wedding planning is so so so stressful! But it does feel better once you have the big things out of the way. good luck! x
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Don’t let it overwhelm you! You have lots of time. Make a detailed list and put it in order of time-sensitive importance. Then just work on one or two items at a time. I think it can be crazy-making to look at the whole event and all the moving parts all at once. So streamline your stress. 🙂
Post # 4
I feel the same way. Everything is so complicated. Nothing is going smoothly. Im at a point where I dont want to do the whole party anymore and eloping os getting more and more attractive.
Post # 5
Yeah, I have two weeks to go and hate the whole planning process with the fire of a thousand suns right now. But hey, it’s all in a good cause, right? Most people seem to think it is worth it on the day. 🙂
Post # 6
We are eloping but having TWO receptions! One in my hometown and one in my fiance’s hometown.. I thought that would be easier than a big fancy wedding but since I’m doing it all myself, I am really beginning to regret already sending out those invitations 😛 I only have 4 weeks to go until the wedding and 5 weeks until the first reception. I haven’t even started on the second reception in September! I am beginning to wish we just eloped and that was it 😛
Post # 7
2 receptions?! Oh wow! Twice as much planning!!!
My employer noticed my productivity levels at work have gone down due to all this stress. Not good. I really need to nip it in the bud and focus on work.
On another post they recommended downloading the wedhappy app. (Weddinghappy) and so far it looks great. It gives you a countdown to the day and how much you’ve got done in % terms.
Post # 8
I reccomend getting a wedding notebook from barnes and noble sand/or the knot app on your phone. They both have checklists that are super useful. I’m 17 days out and, somehow, I made it. You will be ok. If you can afford it, get a planner. It takes away a great deal of the stress. My planner found all my vendors for me while I was finishing up school and dealing with a sick dad. I know it’s stressful, but you will make it. As long as you stay organized you’ll be ok.