(Closed) Mini-metdown; is this normal?

posted 12 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Awe I am sorry that you had a meltdown!

I can’t tell you if it’s normal or not as I am still a year off!

But I can say Hindsight is a B***** and there is no point worrying over what is done (the invitations) from this point I think that you should try and change some things to make this wedding your own – it seems as though you have been a people pleaser with your wedding it is now time to add your own personal touches!

Good Luck *HUGS*

Post # 4
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know from personal experience regarding the wedding as we are still far off, but when it gets close to game time for important decisions I’ve made I often panick and wonder if I made the right choice. I think its absolutely normal. Just take a moment and try to calm down. You can’t go back and change your invites and chances are your guests did not think there was anything missing from them (Plus many people don’t hold onto them long term anyway). You can’t change the venue, but are there things that you can bring in to make it more you? If you can’t change the dress situation, why don’t you wear your white dress to the ceremony, but wear a black dress to the reception?

You have two months time to add in your personal touches. You can do this.

Post # 5
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ahhh I see you’re close to my date! I’m the 24th!!!!!!!!!! It is completely normal to have melt downs right now. Yes. Just let it all out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Completely normal … and it may happen again. Just take deep breaths and come on wedding bee.

Post # 7
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I think you are totally normal! I got to a point where I didn’t like anything I had picked out, thought everything was kind of lame, and definitely felt like I should have eloped.

But, then I had my second dress fitting and thought…oohhh, I remember why I liked this so much. And I got compliments on all our invitations and web site. And people started getting me excited about the wedding by telling me how much they were looking forward to it. And I looked over things with all the vendors, and I felt much better about the decisions we had made.

I agree with MsHyman, you will probably have more melt-downs as you get closer, but try to remind your things there were reasons that you did things/picked what you did, even if you can’t remember them during the meltdown. I won’t tell you to try to relax because it’s pointless now, but just hold on for 2 more months!

Post # 8
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

About your dress: I hear you not wanting to make another purchase. Could you maybe buy a black lace shawl to drape over your shoulders, and wear a black dalia in your hair? Or get some black tulle to add into the skirts, or even a lacey black over-lay that a seamstress could attach? I don’t know the style of your dress, but I am SURE there is a way to alter it so its more YOU while still making your family happy with the traditonal white.

You have two whole months, you should start getting some stuff together that will make you feel more like its YOUR wedding. You need to put your foot down with these people who you think are embarassed by you or whatever it may be. If you’re not happy at your own wedding, no one will have a good time!! And THAT would be embarassing!

I hope you can insert some of you into your wedding, those are the weddings I find most fun to attend! I want to see what interests the bride and groom have, even if its not my own interests, I love anything that is not cookie cutter!

Be strong, march into… wherever you gotta march, and say you are having a bit of you at your wedding! We’re with you!

Post # 9
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i think a meltdown at this point is not surprising. you probably feel like there’s a lot going on that you still have to do, etc.

take the weekend off.. yes… completely. do NOT do anything wedding related at all. hang out w/ your friends, Fiance, etc. talk about other things than the wedding. be a human again – the person you were before that ring went on your finger. it’ll make you feel a lot better when you re-engage.

then, when you re-engage, you can check and see if there’s anything you can add to make it more “you” – in subtle ways – or whatever’s most important to you.


PS: this sounds strange but i’ve had more than 1 person (friends) remind me that weddings at the end of the day really are not about the bride or groom but about their families.

Post # 10
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Noelle, I’m sorry that you feel that your family can’t support who you are and may even be embarrassed by you. That is such an uncomfortable feeling. Can you wear a hairpiece, like a fascinator, that would express the gothy, eccentric side of you? Choose some shoes? Carry a strange bouquet or some other object? I’d suggest not mentioning these to anybody before the day of the wedding. After all, it is your wedding and your wedding photos. I’d hate to have you looking at them regretting the day. Have you checked out rocknrollbride.com? There may be some ideas there, as well as on indiebride.com. Good luck!

Post # 11
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I do think it’s normal to have freak-outs like this at 2 months out — at least I certainly hope so, since I’ve been having them for the past month myself! Personally mine have been less regrets about my plans, more just general frustration with my parents that keeps cropping up because I’m just SO TIRED of planning. I feel like I’ve reached a point where I can’t stand talking about the wedding anymore and I just want the whole thing to be over so I can get out of here and go on my honeymoon! 

I’ve found it helpful to step back every once in awhile and try to remember the point of this whole thing, and the fact that none of this will matter once I’m married. It may be frustrating now to feel like I’m making concessions to please my parents, or just to generally feel overwhelmed by planning, but in 30 years all we’ll remember looking back at the wedding day, hopefully, is how much fun we all had, and all those details won’t make one bit of difference in our marriage when all’s said and done. 

That said, you certainly shouldn’t have to feel like your wedding doesn’t fit your personality at all. It sounds like you’ve made a lot of compromises, so hopefully your family will be able to make some compromises on their end as well and understand why you want to inject a little more of YOU into the plans. I think the other posters suggestions about accessorizing are great — some killer shoes and a fun fascinator could be a great way to show your unique personality without giving your family a heart attack over a full-on black dress 😉

Good luck, and don’t worry, you are DEFINITELY not alone! 

Post # 13
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Breathe in…breathe out! Everything will be just fine. I always have to have a meltdown before anything big happens in my life…its the only way I can figure out how to regroup and get myself together…you will be ok!!!

Post # 14
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Take a lttle wedding planning break.  Regroup and then go back into it with a new attitude!  Either that you’re really okay with things they way they are or that you are going to make changes to make it the way you want.  2 months is a long time!!!  Plenty of time to change things!  Don’t melt down and don’t think it’s too late!  I’ve made a ton of changes in the past 2 weeks!!  And my wedding is next week!

You’ll love it in the end!   Kiss

Post # 16
499 posts
Helper bee

Trust me, I had a meltdown the month of the wedding and broke down at work two weeks before the wedding.  There was a lot to deal with in our situatin since the maid of honor lived 2 hours away and we had relatives coming in from out of town.  Don’t worry about it.  It’s normal.  You will be fine.  Just relax and have a margarita.

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