Post # 1
OK I think it is time for an intervention. Has anyone else found that wedding planning is turning them into some kind of an alien?
I consider myself an intelligent, educated, professional woman who is successful and enjoys many interests. I am a mother raising two great teen-agers. I am usually well versed in current events from politics, economy and sports.
Now this is where my thoughts are.
Last night I was excited about polka-dot round balloons for engagement pictures. POLKADOTS!!!
Tonight I figured out that I wanted my guest book to be a postcard album of vintage postcards and started obsessing over what kind of pens to provide.
I think I need a 12 step intervention program and to step away from the wedding planning.
Anyone else getting a bad case of wedding brain? Do you return to functional adulthood after the wedding?
Post # 3
Okay. Step away from the wedding planning. 😉 Jk.
I think we all have days or hours or weeks (I guess it depends) where the most seemingly mundane thing can become an obsession. And damn google for feeding into it! :p
Post # 4
Today my mother and I had a 2-hour convo about the exact wording on the invitations.
Then we had tons of margaritas and laughed about it.
The second part was the most important part. Just have a sense of humour about it.
Post # 5
Totally happened to me. It made it so difficult to finish out the semester when I got engaged! I called it Bridal Brain, and it can still take over everything once in a while (we have had a 2 yr engagement). But it’s getting close now! And of course, the closer it gets, the more I procrastinate on stuff 🙂
Post # 6
I had the opposite problem – wedding planning alerted me to the fact that I am (apparently) already an alien. I think it’s actually made me more sane. If I needed a pen for my guest book (which I don’t because I’m not doing a guest book), I’d find one in my purse.
I’m the odd one out, though, I already know. I had to start a blog to vent about how not-crazy I am. 😛
Post # 7
I feel the same way sometimes. It’s amazing the things I never thought I would care about until they were presented to me as decisions I needed to make–suddenly I find myself developing strong opinions about details I never even knew existed!
I still have a long time to go, so I’m trying not to get too caught up in it. I try to get my fill of wedding stuff online so I don’t become one of those people who can only talk about the wedding.
@Beluga: That seems like the best way to go about it to me! As long as I can maintain a sense of humor and stay grounded in a reality where my choice of centerpiece vases and save the date designs aren’t all that important, I think it will be okay!