(Closed) Planning stress- does it get better?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Does planning stress get better?
    Yes, the nerves die down once things start falling into place : (15 votes)
    48 %
    No, the excitement just keeps building until the big day : (16 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    There are definitely ups and downs in the months of wedding planning.  Right now I’m stressed because Fiance and I are doing our wedding planning packet via FB chat because he’s deployed.  When he gets home finally, we can actually look at stuff together and have less chance of miscommunication, lol.  As soon as you get your first appointment set up and your vision starts to assemble in your head, I think the stress will ebb some.  Then it will build up again when you start writing check and signing contracts, lol.  Have fun!

    Post # 4
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    2158 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Really it depends on your personality type. Are you one to worry over every small detail, or are you happy to go with the flow? 

    I found the beginning the most stressful.  I had to hurry and book everything big (venue, photographer, etc) before they were all gone, but after that I could sit back and do crafts when I was able to, plan in my spare time, and everything just flowed for the most part.

    Post # 6
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    I’d say it goes through ups and downs – I just printed off the components of the wedding invitations which was quite epically stressful (this is what happens when you try to adopt someone else’s format with much less time or skill on your hands) and now I have a massive pile of paper waiting to be assembled. 

    Occasionally I’ll go into a flap and bully my poor Fiance into doing a whirlwind wedding tour – last weekend we viewed and booked the hotel for the night before and after the wedding so I have a place to get ready in and we have a place to sleep on the wedding night. Then we booked the cake and the rehearsal dinner and ordered paper for our stationary. Just try to get a lot done whenever stress levels get really high and try to ease off a bit in between.

    Post # 8
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I get married in 9 days time! Haven’t had a decent nights sleep for about 2 weeks. It probably doesn’t help that there’s xmas to sort out as well. I am usually pretty organised but I have lay awake thinking about stuff to do. Although it’s a fairly informal do, I’ve spent a lot of time and effort in the fine detail and I keep thinking something won’t turn up on the day .. photographer, cake, hairdressser, MUA etc etc. Anyway, I hope to have everything sorted / everyone emailed within the next couple of days so I have a whole week to unwind?

    Get this though … FI’s ring hasn’t arrived yet – a hold up in customs. I have resigned myself to the fact we’re not going to get it in time and we’ll have to just buy a “fake”. I’ve gotten over the disappoinment and hope this is the the only ONE thing thaat goes wrong!!

    Post # 9
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    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Hmmm.. for me it was a bit hectic at first trying to book the big vendors (banquet hall, band etc).  Things slowed down a bit after the big stuff was taken care of and starting at 6 months out or so my life was a living hell.  I have one heck of a mother in law.. one heck of a sister in law and they just tried to make my life miserable.  If it wasnt for them it would probably have been much less stressful but it is what it is I AM SO GLAD ITS OVER! Wouldn’t do it again. EVER.

    Post # 11
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    @kestane:  Yeah, those invites are absolutely amazing!! I’ve managed to create something that kind of resembles the format but using a different hard cover technique and very different pictures (we’re having our reception in the library). The prototype was a success and if I manage to make another 54 of them successfully I’ll post a tutorial!  

    If you’re struggling with lay-outs and things you can maybe as a professional just to line things up for you. I took my individual pages to the print company who aligned them so I could fit 2 double pages to a page (saves a lot of paper) and front and back would roll out of the printer perfectly. It was a small job for them but would have taken me days and (literally) blood sweat and tears. Mostly tears. So do however much you’re comfortable with but don’t be afraid to ask for help!

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