- 6 years ago
This whole wedding-planning process has just been too much for me. I’m type-A and things like this (things like the most important event of my life) are hard for me to handle because I get overwhelmed. I can honestly say that I will never look back on this time fondly. I am so ready for my wedding day to come and go. It’s sad because I wish I could muster up even an ounce of excitement, but I can’t. I see other brides saying, “I am so excited!!!” People ask me if I am, and I lie. Every single time, it’s a lie.
If it hasn’t been one thing, it’s been the other. For seventeen loooong months! My cake deal (through a “friendor”) fell through. So, I am currently frantically searching for a baker who can come through in 25 days. Then, my mom texted me to let me know that she is getting the deposit back from the beach house she rented, and she wants ME to find her new accomodations. Me. A bride who is 25 days out from her wedding and has a myriad of tasks to complete. The reason for her doing this is because she rented a house with no pool. Uhh, she should have thought about that before reserving, no? Unfortunately, she isn’t the only one who is soliciting me to be their personal travel agent. I know I chose a semi-DW, but I just assumed that everyone would be capable of making their own travel arrangements. Guess not.
A couple of months ago, I realized the dress I’d bought didn’t fit. Not even remotely. So, I had to buy another one on eBay. The eBay dress is truly a dream dress. I never imagined I’d own something so nice for a mere $99. The only problem is, it didn’t zip. It has been at the alterations shop for over a month now. I didn’t anticipate it taking this long. The alterations are actually done now, but the seamstress wants to add appliques to the area where she let the dress out. So, I’ve got to track down said appliques, return them to her shop, and wait for her to put them on the dress. Another week, or so, I estimate.
The guest list keeps bopping around. Did you guys know that it IS possible to not be able to get a final head count? I do not have an accurate head count, and will not, thanks to my (and FI’s) rude ass family members. So we will be paying for 60 guests, when it is likely we may only have 52. We’ve got relatives who RSVP’d “yes” and are now not coming (they knew they probably wouldn’t make it BEFORE they RSVP’d, but I guess didn’t wanna “hurt my feelings” by saying no). We’ve got relatives who couldn’t even bother to RSVP, but are definitely coming. Some of the non-RSVP’ers aren’t coming, so I had to track them down for the long, drawn out “no” that I was looking for. A few confirmed inviteés are planning to bring uninvited guests with them, regardless of what I say…
The list could just go on and on. Ahhh! I just wanna go somewhere and scream. I needed to let it all out, so thanks if you read this! Feel free to vent your stresses here, as well! It helps to get that release sometimes.