Post # 1
I have this handy dandy wedding countdown widget on my phone. I haven’t looked at it in weeks because I’ve been super busy with school and I’ve barely had to time to even look at my phone that much. I’ve been sick with a sinus infection and while I was laying on the couch being miserable, I happened to glance at my widget. 5 months and 26 days said the countdown. I had a small panic attack because I starting thinking about all the things I have left to do. We’ve taken care of most of the big stuff. We still need to finalize the full menu and book our honeymoon, those being the major items. Then I need to find someone for hair and makeup, figure out what we’re doing about FH’s suit. I also need to get to work on my centerpieces and other DIY projects, luckily I didn’t think about DIYing as much as I originally planned to.
Another friend of mine recently got engaged and I was chatting with her on Facebook about stuff I had left to do, and she, like everyone else that’s asked me how wedding planning is going, kept saying how I had SO MUCH TIME and she couldn’t understand why I was even worrying about it.
Ok, I know my wedding isn’t next month or anything, but I’m planning most of this wedding while I’m in school. I graduate in November, leaving me with around 3 months of “no school, just wedding” planning. It’s a little stressful for me. I’m sure when my friend hits the 6 month mark, she’ll be a little stressed out too. It’s just like everyone I’ve talked was either not stressed out one little bit over the wedding, or they forgot how stressed out they were at this point. It’s the halfway point for me.
It’s not like I talk about the wedding unless someone asks me. So why ask me if I’m stressed out yet and then tell me I can’t be stressed out yet.
So, can people please stop telling me what I can and can’t be stressed out about?
Post # 3
@SouthernGirl: I think they are just trying to calm you down. Help your less worry by telling you have time.
Picture it a different way.
You : I have so much to do and only 5 months.
Them: OMG! Hurry up, you are running out of time, get off the couch, get moving now! The clock is ticking.
They just dont want to panic you. I dont think they mean to insult you by telling you that you have time left.
Make a list of everything you need to do, and start crossing them off one by one. Organize yourself and it may come to you easiler and stress you out less.
Post # 4
I have slight panic attacks every now and then but then I remember it’s just one day. There’s no reason for me to be stressed for months about. I’m also planning while in school and graduate 2 weeks before the wedding. I bet I’ll be stressed that last month but I think I’ve been pretty chill the whole time. I know it sucks when everyone tells you that you have a lot of time, but they generally don’t want you to be stressed out about it.
Post # 5
People can be so annoying.
I got a message from my mum ‘try to stop worrying and stressing’. My wedding is next weekend, can I help it? No.
Post # 6
@RedRose1979: I think it’s wearing on my nerves because I don’t have much free time to go talk to the vendors I need to talk to. I live two hours away from my wedding venue and some of our vendors are another hour away from there. It’s hard for me to get to them on their schedule and mine. Believe me, I have a list almost a mile long that I’ve been working on for months. I just feel like for every one thing I cross off, there are 5 more things that need to be done. My biggest issue is when people say to me, “Oh, you’re getting married in less than six months. You must be so stressed out!” And when I say, “Yeah, it’s pretty stressful. i still have a lot to do” and then they tell me that I have no reason to be stressed out, I get more annoyed.
@MrsN14: This is true. I usually don’t stress, or don’t show my stress, that much or for a long period of time. There’s just a lot of stuff that goes into wedding planning that you don’t really think about until you’re getting married. Most of what I have left to do are little things, but it’s a lot of little things. I stress most about my DIY projects. I attempted to make paper flowers and those were a bust, so I’m worried that my fabric flowers will end up the same way.
@amyinbrisbane: And wedding planning brings out the annoying-ness. I don’t think we can help being stressed out. I’m not at the point where I’m crying in the fetal postion or anything, but I do get overwhelmed. I imagine it will be worse when I’m as close as you are. I’ve already told everyone to put a stop to any bridezilla moments that I might have. I’m Type A, so I don’t like things not going a certain way. I’m worried that I will run into some kind of bridezilla moment.