Post # 1
So my wedding is now 7 months away. I got most of the big stuff out of the way early (venue, band, dj, photographer, dress, etc.) but I realized today that I am falling behind in my planning. I had some medical issues these past few months and had a surgery that required me to be down and out for awhile. Well, now I am back and I am super stressed at all that I have left to do. I haven’t picked out Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, haven’t looked at a florist, haven’t booked or even thought about our honeymoon, no limo yet, no makeup or hair stylists set up, no invitations picked out…and the list goes on and on.
Any other stressed out bee’s who have fallen behind?
Post # 3
You still have plenty of time. Many brides, myself included, plan their wedding in less time then you have left.
Breath and make a list of everything you need to do.
Then do the first most important item this week and assign your self a To-Do list for each week for the next 2 months.
I think when you organize your self you will feel a lot better.
Post # 4
You’ll be ok. Make a list with new due dates. I had 6 months to plan mine and it’s now 51 days out. You’ll work it out. Lists always help me!
Post # 5
You will be fine! I had about 9 months to plan mine and I sitll have things to do. I did have a melt down last week about how much there is to do but once I wrote it all down and looked at it I calmed down and wasn’t so overloaded. My mom also jumoed in a started helping me too. One last big thing to get out of the way hopefully tomorrow (flowers) and then it is just some DIY stuff that I can do at night while watching TV.
So take a deep breath, it will all be okay.
@MrsProf Hi date twin!! I was just on Jan 2012 board and was thinking I didn’t have a twin like every one else. lol
Post # 6
You are totally fine! I had 9 months and everything is coming together quite nicely. I didn’t book a honeymoon until last weekend, we’re still working on a getaway limo, and I’m still dealing with centerpieces. Don’t stress, make some lists, decide what months you want to dedicate to certain tasks, and make sure to breathe!
Post # 7
Take a deep breathe!! You will be fine! We planned our wedding in 9 months and i planned in out of state..We actually booked our honeymoon 5 days before our wedding and the limo services a week before !! lol It seems so stressful, but it will all work out! Ask for help! Thats what helped me to be less stressed, trust me people want to help!
Post # 8
@Katielee: Ahhh! I didn’t think there was anyone else either! I feel like I’ve found my long lost sister! haha
Post # 9
Take comfort that you’ve got the big stuff done! I’m planning mine in just than 5 months (less than two to go), and I’m not super organized. I think the other posters are right, start making a list of what you want to do.
Get other people to help – that KEY!
Why do you have to pick out Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses? I had my BM’s do the research and they gave me options to pick from that they had already sorted through. You can even give them vauge guidelines like strapless/straps or long/short or even just colors that you’re thinking of. Bonus – if they have a say, they may be a lot happier wearing the dresses than if you decided for them. If you think they may bicker or debate too much, just give one Bridesmaid or Best Man or the Maid/Matron of Honor the task of researching.
Bridesmaids, former bride friends or relatives can all be helpful with recommendations for hair/makeup as well. I have a friend who models sometimes and she gave me tons of hair/makeup referrals.
Have your fiance do some of this stuff too. Ask him what he wants to look into that’s remaining on the list. He can probably take care of the limo, researching the honeymoon or even the invitations. I got lucky that my fiance was so interested in some of the details and took off designing the invites.
Good luck – you can do this!