Post # 1
So a lot of the planning for my July wedding has been complete. But everytime i make a decision i begin to second guess myself after i have made it weeks or even months later. Such as with my dress. liked my dress because it looked really nice for the price and i looked good in it so of course i got it… well now im beginning to think i should have gotten the dress in white and not ivory… THEN after i already purchased the bridesmaid dresses i begin to have second thoughts on the dress i picked out for each girl… THEN after i bought my veil i was thinking “why did i buy this? there are so many different choices out there!” Am i just driving myself nuts for no reason?? Is anyone going through this stage in the wedding planning?? i just feel psychotic sometimes and overlly anxious about decision i have made. Please tell me i am not alone and i am still a SANE bride. I just hope i havnt migrated towards the dark side (bridezilla mode). hahaha
Post # 3
You are, indeed, just driving yourself nuts. There is so much choice out there on the market that, no matter how happy you are with your dress, veil, caterer, whatever, well, there’s always going to be something that looks a little bit better to you.
The best advice I can give is once you’ve made a decision on something, then stop looking at any more of that “thing.” Bought the dress? No more online dress shops or bridal shops for you. Got the veil? Then if you get within 10 feet of a veil, close your eyes. Just.Stop.Looking.
There’s a lot of marketing hype over weddings. Vendors KNOW brides-to-be are emotional, excited, and easily parted from their money. They also KNOW you are a bride-to-be because of your Internet cookies, so when you’re online at least, you’re going to get bombarded with more stuff to buy. Tune it out, be happy with your choices, and consider it a done deal. No need to torment yourself!
Post # 4
I went through the same thing. I think the problem is that there are so many choices out there and when we are planning we are planning with the mind set that this will be the only time we will ever get to wear a wedding gown, or a veil, or pick out bridesmaids dresses, and hopefully that’s the case. It’s not like buying a new pair of shoes or jeans. You can always buy another pair next week or next month or even a few months from now. You so much pressure to make the right decision because this is your only change to do so. I’ve driven myself crazy doing the same thing and in the end I always came back to my original choice and all the extra stress was for nothing. Just stick with your first instinct and you should be good, if not you will make yourself nuts.