- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I’m definitely not discounting anyone’s feeling, but I am curious why planning a wedding is seen to be so stressful. My engagement is 8 months long. I am currently 3 months out and have run out of things to do. I am on a tight budget of $5000, so that means I have had to do a lot of soul searching and internet searching. I’m doing everything completely on my own, including putting together 5 piece invitations (the envelopes are addressed, now I’m waiting on the rest of the pieces) I ordered all of our linens so I wouldn’t have to deal with more vendors (plus they were the same price as renting them and now they are mine). My fiance has a job that his working long hours, and I go to school full time (Monday-Friday 10-4) as well as work part time after classes. We are moving into a new place in two months. My venue gave away our date on accident after we had a contract and deposit in, but we got that all sorted out. 80% of our guest list are out of towners, including half of our bms/gm. I feel like I have every right to be stressed to the max, but I’m just not.
I understand family can add stress, and mine definitely has, including two “surprise” guests Future Mother-In-Law won’t tell me who and my dad inviting his new girlfriend. But I just do not care!! I am marrying my best friend and the love of my life. Things will go wrong, but no one else will know. A wedding is a celebration, not a performance. If at the end of the day you are married to your best friend, the day was perfect.