(Closed) Ok I’m freaking out… vent

posted 6 years ago in March 2012
Post # 3
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Man I am not looking forward to when I’m that close. I’m doing a lot of things myself too, but only for 50 guests so half the pain I guess! Skimming your list (yikes! but you can do it), I think the things that you should tackle right away are passports, rings, alterations, and meeting with the pastor.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

You have plenty of time. Just take a deep breath and take it one day at a time. Maybe you can print out some calendar sheets and write tasks in each day so you can plan it out and better visualize a timeline. There are some free ones here: http://www.wincalendar.com/2012-Word-Calendar.htm

You might feel better if you can see your plan. When you start to freak out you can say to yourself “Okay, I’m on track. I sent in my passport application January 12th and I’m going to order my garter February 3rd.”

Post # 5
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1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know that overwhelmed feeling well as I planned my entire wedding (which was budget friendly and somewhat DIY) in 14 weeks from 2000+ miles away. If I can do it, you can do it. I had some ridiculous to do lists, including finding a minister 6 weeks before. Just keep chipping away at that to do list. Save the non-essential things for last.

Let me know if I can help with anything. I have templates, readings, etc. and would be happy to help.

Post # 6
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3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can and will get through this and have a great time on your day and during your honeymoon. My words of advice:

Great list so far, but like one of the other posters said, put ANYTHING on there, no matter how small. It feels really great and motivates you to do more when you can cross something off. 

Prioritize – what do you need to get done first? I agree with @LittleSu: and add getting the invitation components completed and sent out – that’s a big chunk of the list and one that depends on a lot of other people, so just get that out of the way. 

Lastly, recruit people you trust will be of help, ONLY if you know that you can depend on them. Sounds like Maid/Matron of Honor might not be one of them given her crazy schedule. See if you can find other people you trust to assist you. 

Just start banging out the list one at a time. I know how daunting it seems right now,  but once you get moving on things it will rapidly decrease. 

Good luck!

Post # 8
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@quishi: Hey guishi! I am from Puerto Rico (Carolina) and wedding is on March 17th as well! I am pretty much set up, just waiting on the day to get here, so if you need any recommendations for vendors let me know. 

 

I live in Dallas, and wont be in PR until the first week of March. But I can always help you too from the distance! let me know here’s my email ([email protected])

Post # 9
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

The first thing you need to do is try to get your passports. They typically take a little while. The veil, garter, and jewelry you could probably do all in one shot. I love Etsy.com. They have a lot of great handmade items that are better priced. I would also let the bridesmaids get their own alterations. You really dont need to be there and its one less thing that you will need to do. I would also send my vendors an email confirming their services and that way you have everything in writing. Place cards, menus, and seating charts all have to wait. There is no sense worrying about them now. My Fiance is extremely busy and travels often for work. I did delegate the honeymood task to him and he was able to get that accomplished. Maybe that is something you can give him to do. 

Just remember to relax, you will be much more productive when you are not all stressed out.

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