(Closed) planning wedding, working FT, going to grad school

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I know how crazy everything seems right now, but just take it 1 step at a time.

Right now I’m planning my wedding (its next month!), working full time, buying a house, dealing with crazy roommates, moving/packing… but you know what, its not as hard as it sounds. Yes, its stressful but this website helps SOOO much so you already are 1 step ahead :).

My advice is to allow stress relief time, whether that’s art or jogging, or some type of sport or just haning out with friends. Do this once a week, regardless of how much you have to do.

Good for you doing all this! I’m sure your Fiance will help & also you hopefully have friends/family to support you thru this crazy time!

Stressing over it now will just make things seem worse. Don’t think of everything at once! Maybe make a wedding checklist of things you need to do each month, while you have more free time, then you’ll have things set up for that & know what you have to get done.

Post # 4
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m with you.  I’m doing it right now. 

I work full time (complete with an hour commute each way), go to grad school at night (two classes a week) and am getting married in about 2 months.

It’s VERY stressful, but can be done.

Post # 5
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Props to you for doing all that! I’m in a similar situation, although your class-load sounds heavier (I’m an evening MBA). It might take some getting used to, but you can totally do it. You’ll start getting into a routine that works. You’re kind of forced to manage your time better. I’ve found that school actually helps balances out my work a little bit. If you keep your expectations realistic (i.e. you might not get an A+ in all your classes), that helps. And if you find yourself getting burned out, just take a deep breath and work on wedding stuff. Make sure you set aside some downtime for you and your Fiance too. Good luck!

Post # 6
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1566 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not in school, but I work 70+ hours a week in finance. To minimize stress, I try not to be too picky with the details or get caught up with finding the “perfect” flowers, invites, accessories, etc. I think a lot of brides care about creating the perfect vision, theme, etc and then executing every detail. This is well and good if you have time for it, but not very feasible with a crazy schedule. So I try to think like a guest and not stress over anything guests wouldn’t care about. 

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