(Closed) Just Sobbed in the Post Office

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh honey! It sounds like you’ve got a lot going on right now, and as another budget-conscious girl, I understand being frustrated at something like this. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

Post # 4
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh I can relate. I knew mine would be expensive, but I didn’t realize that the thickness of it made it into a “parcel” not a letter. AND that the RSVP we got was “too rigid” to be a postcard as intended, which tacked on extra postage for that. 

I didn’t cry, but I did have to atone to Darling Husband who wasn’t expecting having to shell out an extra $300 just for invites :/

Post # 5
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Where do you live?  I’m in Seattle.  I feel the same way, swamped with school, planning from a distance, and here’s the kicker…I just saw a show last night on the Travel Channel about my Venue being so crappy that they will probably go out of business in 6 months.  Okay, what??!!  And news came to me yesterday, after 6 months of me agonizing of my custom made engagement ring.  The jeweler made it wrong…oh so wrong.  I couldn’t possibly wear it with a band so for 6 months I wore it on my right hand and we bought a cheap ring from Fred Meyer to be my engagement ring.  Finally, Thursday night I broke down.  I cried.  I took the ring back to Fred Meyer and begged them to let me get another ring…a ring I swore was a better fit for what I was looking for.  The window for returns had long long long passed but the jeweler agreed as long as I was sure (and the new ring was a few hundred more).  But he had to order it, b/c they didn’t have it in stock.  They had it at a nearby mall where I first saw it.  It was okay though because I knew it was going to be better.  But then I started freaking out and had to see it.  Drove out to the mall (in another city) and they had already bagged it up to ship over to my store.  So I tried on every ring in the store…give or take.  And tried on one that was the same ring but in a different color and I hated it.  HATED IT.  I didn’t come home until 9:30pm and my fiance was just pulling out of our driveway because he was going to go looking for me.  I cried and cried and told him just how miserable I was and how I couldn’t take it anymore with all these stupid rings.  That I didn’t want a ring at all.  And I really meant it.  The next day I skipped school and went to a jeweler to fix my original ring and he said he could do it but wouldn’t.  WTF!  He said I had to go back to the jeweler who made it and tell her she did it wrong.  So I did, another hour drive to the jeweler and she doesn’t listen and is pushy the first time until I cry and just say she doesn’t listen and it’s not what we wanted or asked for and we were trying to just accept it but I’m miserable…two trips back…gave up my favorite white gold earring for her to “fix” my ring and FINALLY yesterday I had the ring I originally wanted…from day one.  All was good…and then that show came on :/  Lot of champagne and stress for me this past week!


Good luck hun.  If you lived in Seattle I’d invite you over for some wedding support πŸ™‚

Post # 6
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ugh.  I feel your pain!  I work with the post office on a daily basis due to my job, and there are so many stupid rules and regulations that they use to “up the costs.”  It is maddening!  Hang in there, hun.  Take a hot bubble bath and watch a good chick flick.  Things will look better soon!  There is a reason it is called “going postal”, so you’re definitely not alone!!!! :p

Post # 7
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

*Hugs*  Hang in there!  You’re not a loser, I think it’s totally normal to have a mini-crying session in public!  I mean really, what normal person hasn’t done this at least once in their lives?!  πŸ˜‰  Congrats on your upcoming wedding! 

Post # 9
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

AW! It’ll be okay! Deep breaths! Melt downs are okay. Just have a drink or an ice cream or a bath or whatever relaxes you. It. Will. All. Be. Okay. And know you’ve got lots of good vibes coming your way!

Post # 11
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m so sorry! I too am paying for most of the wedding. This is the first year both me and the future hubby are working full-time (I just graduated with my masters) and ALL our money goes to the wedding, we’re saving over 1,000 a month just to make it work.  It’s so frustrating seeing all my friends spend all this money, my mom is having her MOB dress CUSTOM made, costing the same as MY wedding dress, yet she’s not budging on what she gave us.  Believe me, I’m thankful for any sort of money, but we’re barely making ends meet to pay for this wedding and we are cutting cost’s in every way we can.  There are hidden costs everywhere, not to mention my friend had promised to pay for my photobooth got pregnant and decided she couldn’t.  (I understand but it just sucks!) When I feel overwhelmed and scared, I just think: The only thing that REALLY matters is the moment when I am walking down the aisle and see HIM, GET him, and when we are announced as HUSBAND and WIFE, that’s all that matters.  You’ll get through it and it will be the best day of your life πŸ™‚ One of my friend’s said, “After stressing every day for a year, on the day of my wedding, I decided I would let it all go, whatever happens that day, I don’t care, I get to marry my best friend, nothing else matters” Don’t lose sight to what’s important, you got it girl!

Post # 12
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Aw I’m sorry *hugs* When I got to the post office to mail my shower invitations (long story why I offered to do them) I was told that because I addressed the envelopes one way and not another the stamps were going to cost me even more. Money I totally didn’t have to spend! *grumble*

Post # 14
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we are paying for our wedding and i just had a break down looking at something stupid and small because i felt like i kept compromising everything i wanted from the beginning (very tight budget) so my FH had to sit me down and tell me it would be ok i felt so stupid afterward because in the end I’m still getting married and that’s the whole point right?! πŸ™‚

@Elisemarie1986:  just read yours and thats exactly right!

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