Post # 1
So I’m reading a lot about “wedding planning stress”, and at 4.5 months out and my bookings complete (except FI’s tux which we’re shopping for this weekend), while I’ve found it to be a lot of work, I haven’t found it to necessarily be any more stressful than, say, my crappy job (and at least with the wedding, it results in something I can get really excited about). At first I thought perhaps it was a personality type thing. But then I thought perhaps the worst of planning is yet to come!
Can anyone (who didn’t have the help of a wedding planner) tell me where in the process the “real” stress really hit them? Is it in those final weeks trying to get your RSVPs and seating charts together? Or was the worst of the stress over once you had your venue/photog/DJ/invite decisions, etc.? Should I not speak too soon, and be prepared because the real storm is going to hit me in a month or two? I still do have a lot to do (shop for rings, dress fittings, address invites, favors, DIY, and so on).
Post # 3
honestly, i never ever felt stressed. i had everything organised a week before the wedding so i wasnt rushing round like a mad woman, i actually relaxed and enjoyed it all. i dropped my stuff off to the venue the day before then went home and relaxed. it doesnt have to be a massive stress – i dont know why some people are soooo stressed out before their wedding. and ours wasnt a simple wedding, we had lots of details etc, but i think the key is being organised!!!
Post # 4
I haven’t really found it stressful either. I thought it was going to be so much work, but if you just take things one step at a time, it’s not that big of a deal. I’m planning from out of state and have a useless wedding planner who hasn’t done anything, so I’m pretty much doing everything on my own. I’m also finishing my PhD and planning a cross-country move haha. I’m not a very dramatic person and am pretty laid back about my wedding (not laid back in general!), plus it’s all so fun!!
Post # 5
everything you can do now, do. take an hr a day or whatever to do something for the wedding. the more u do the less ull be stressed at the time.
Post # 6
Im 2 months out from my wedding….im def starting to feel the stress esp since its a Destination Wedding which means I have to have everything done a couple weeks ahead of time. no last minute things! ialso have a lot of things that cant be done until we have a final count :-/
Post # 7
Meh, I never really felt the stress. I won’t say that I never had stressful moments, but I had a very laid back wedding. My job is pretty stressful, so I think that probably had something to do with it…I found wedding planning a break from that kind of stress.
Post # 8
@runfaster: The only stress I have is really just from anxiety. I just keep thinking about all the terrible things that “could” happen…the kind of things you cant prevent by planning extra hard or something.