Post # 1
The Fiance & I got engaged back in September. I was dragging my feet until a few weeks ago when I went to a bridal show. It excited me, but also caused me to have an oh sh** moment because I realized I had a million details to plan and I hadn’t really even started. Since then, I literally feel manic. I am always thinking about all the details. In fact, me and the Fiance took a nap earlier and the first words that came out of my mouth after waking up were “Do you want to go to Michaels?” (craft store). I get on to this site more than any other site, and at a minimum twice a day, sometimes five times a day. Granted, I can’t do any wedding thinking or planning when I’m at work and have to seriously focus. I have been having to take xanax to sleep at night, because I have racing thoughts about wedding planning and can’t go to sleep. That’s why I’m writing a post at 4:36 AM. In addition to all of the wedding planning, we are also looking for houses, so that also cuts into my wedding planning time. Sometimes I feel like I’m obsessed about it! If I could just not be manic about it, I would be ok with JUST being obsessed, haha. Am I nuts? Do any of you have this problem?
Post # 3
Lol you’re not alone. Not only do I make wedding comments immediately after waking up from a nap, I dream about them too. I think what has helped me is to take a small break, regroup, and come back to the planning armed with a serious list. First off, your date is in October, which isn’t high wedding season. This means you have more time than the average summer bride to book vendors, and you may even get a discount off of their peak season prices. Secondly, start with some major items first – venue, dress, colors, and things will realllly start to get easier from there. Each detail that you figure out means that the next detail has a larger framework to fit into. And if lists work for you (which they definitely do for me), it becomes really easy to see that you’re on track. Do you use http://www.theknot.com? One really handy feature on there is their checklist function. It breaks down how much stuff you need to do each month based on how far away your wedding is. And it breaks each item down into multiple steps, so you can kind of wrap your mind around everything that’s involved. You can add your own items to the lsit as you think of them, and you can even edit their items (like move them to different months, remove them if you don’t need them, etc). That list really helped me a lot to not feel overwhelmed. And don’t forget to enjoy it! For me, the first couple months felt like serious work, but now I’m at a point where it’s actually fun. And the weddingbee is a great resource – everyone is so nice – just post some questions if you have any! Good luck!
Post # 4
yes yes yes to all of that. I’m actually annoying myself at this point.