(Closed) Ok I’m freaking out… vent

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Deep breath remember we r all more productive when we are not as stressed. I would suggest breaking your list down into stages ie invite list decor list ect if you focus on doing 1 thing at a time it won’t b as over whealming. Breaking down the list into smaller sections will force you to take smaller chuncks of the work at a time. Good luck. I’m sure your wedding will be beautiful .

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Whenever I have an overwhelming list like that, I like to list EVERYTHING, even the little, stupid things (i.e. “chose a colour for mounting paper for invites”). I go over the list and add in anything I might have forgotten. After that I set aside 3 hours (no more than three) and look at the list and get AS MUCH AS I CAN done in that time. You would be amazed what you can check off that list! Looking at your above list I would say that you could buy remaining honeymoon flights, at least figure out where you want to make your registry, update website for RSVPs, get passport paperwork filled out, research readings, start a seating chart and look at a layout. That is about a third of your list easily completed!

My other suggestion would be to print out a monthly calendar from January to March. Come up with a “due date” for everything that needs to be done. Try to get one thing (or at least part of a bigger thing) done each day. By breaking it down into “one task a day” you might feel less stressed about all that is left to do.

Finally, I would put your foot down with your mother. Explain to her that you need final numbers to get things worked out and you cannot work off of more than 100 people. Maybe you can show her your budget and explain how much more it would cost to add the 20 people she wants and ask her to give you a final list of names and addresses totalling no more than ___ people BEFORE ___ or else they will not be put into the final count. As an animal lover with a dumb, dumb dog who has had more emergency vet trips than you can imagine (he once swallowed a shoelace and it was stuck halfway in his mouth, halfway in his stomach), I understand that animal emergencies can be stressful, but she needs to put that aside for 20 minutes and finalize who she wants to be there.

Besides that, good luck! You are marrying the man of your dreams so I know you will have a great wedding, even if you get half that list done!

 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Whoops! This seems to be a double post. I’m going to close this one and you can respond on the other one here:

Ok I’m freaking out… vent

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