Post # 1
To start – I am the most anal retentive, obsessive compulsive, detail oriented person on the planet. When I was shopping for a venue, I did so with literally… everything… in mind – including carpet, chairs, paint, lighting (natural and man made) and where the exit signs were. Needless to say, I never really found -exactly- what I was looking for, but I found something pretty darn close.
Well, I’m thirteen days away from the big day (AHHHH!) and I’m having a sort of “freak out” moment about those little things I told myself didn’t matter… the chairs, the carpet… the small stuff that no one is gonna notice, but that might show up in a picture or two – things I couldn’t change, cause of budget. I’m artistic to a fault, and love photography and I’ve always dreamed of having “Bloggable” wedding pictures. Our photographer is brilliant, the DIY details are something I am extremely proud of… I just don’t want to worry about something stupid taking attention from all the hard work. I know what’s important is my man and I’m focusing on that, because I really am the luckiest girl alive… but the OCD person inside of me is having a hard time letting go of those silly little nonsense details.
I guess I’m just looking for the reassurance that those things won’t matter…
Post # 3
I completely understand where you are coming from!! I accidentally referred to “this stupid wedding” the other day when talking with my honey – and needless to say, made him feel horrible. It’s easy to get caught up in the details of everything and begin regretting every decision you’ve locked yourself into. It seems like you’re going through normal pre-wedding jitters. You put in a TON of work and heart into planning your big day, so of course you’re going to second-guess things. No matter how perfectly all of the little details come together on your day, it’s going to be 100% representative of your love and your relationship. At the end of the day you’ll have yourself a husband, amazing pictures (come rain, shine, or decor mishaps), and wonderful memories.
Maybe one day you’ll even be able to look back at pictures and laugh about the hideous carpet 🙂
I can’t give you much advice, since I am in the same boat with my annoying Type A personality and tendency to find flaws in every plan, but I hope I can make you feel a little better knowing that you’re not alone in how you feel! And your day will be BEAUTIFUL!!! Maybe it won’t be featured on theknot.com (I hear they’re a little snobbish) but blogs and the “wedding” won’t matter as much as your marriage on your 50th anniversary 🙂
With only 13 days to go (yay, you!!) take some time to do anything BUT wedding planning. Giving yourself some fun or relaxing time for you (and maybe your future hubby) may be the best wedding gift you can give yourself. Good luck!!
Post # 4
Don’t fret! Every bride wants their day to be PERFECT! With all the work it sounds like you’ve put into planning, I have no doubt everything will be beautiful. Congrats! 🙂