Post # 1
This probably seems ridiculous but I am so frustrated with planning this wedding from another country that I stay up half the night worrying about it! I wont be back to mail my invites on time, I wont be able to meet the florist or DJ or photographer or minister or ANYONE until 2 months before the wedding, I have to send my mom on all of my errands including tastings, I haven’t seen my dress in months and wont see it again until 2 months before, I haven’t even seen my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in person yet! I can’t even really begin to choose FI’s and hig Groomsmen suits… its just really getting to me. I feel so behind and like this is never going to work out.
Okay, done venting.
Post # 3
A) Invites don’t get mailed until 6-8 weeks. If you have them done, all you’ll need to do is slap a stamp on them and take them to the post office.
B) I never did see all of my girls’ dresses until the day of. I picked a color at DB, and they went shopping on their own.
C) Most tux places won’t let you make a reservation until two months before.
D) I met with our priest two days before the wedding, and didn’t meet the DJ until the reception.
As a fellow long distance bride, I can tell you – it will all work out. It’s really not worth the stress (I stressed too)
Post # 4
I can’t even begin to imagine the stress that you must be under planning everything from so far away. I do’t have any advice for you but here’s a (((HUG))) anyway!
Post # 5
I think there’s only one option if you’re going to keep your sanity and not be a nervous wreck on your wedding day – RELAX and LET GO!
Due to your circumstances you’ll have to accept that you won’t have full control of every detail and that there may be items at your wedding that weren’t your first choice or to your taste. But does it really matter if you have chocolate or vanilla cake at the end of the day? You will be married and your guests will have a fantastic time whether the bridesmaids dresses are burgundy or bordeaux. Just prepare that there may be things that aren’t 100% perfect and you’ll feel much better.
And it sounds like you have an awesome mom who’s able to help you out so much with all the preparations!
Post # 6
@afbacher: thanks, its hard to remind myself that I’m not the first person to do this..
@The Unsuspecting Bride: if only I were the kind of person who could ever be okay with that.. absolutely at the end of the day, my marriage is the important part of the whole shabang, but I’m not the kind of person that can accept a less-than-perfect wedding, no way jose