(Closed) Someone Help! I have 10months to go Worried its not enough time…

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ditto the detailed outline.  Figure out how much free time you reasonably have each night and weekends.  Make sure to leave room for holidays, family functions, etc. and start filling the time with projects.  When estimating the time a given project will take, try to be realistic.  The number of times I’ve said “I’ll bust that out in 30 minutes” and spent three hours on something… well, let’s just say it happens alot.  Invitations, for example, can take A LOT of time.  Get a head start on them, for sure!  

Also, use Etsy/Classifieds/Ebay to your advantage.  If you can buy something on the cheap, it might be a better use of your time/money than making it.  I’m a DIY queen myself, but I have had to put aside the glue gun on certain projects and just realize that the only way for it to get done is to have someone else do it.  And there’s nothing wrong with that!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

You have lots of time.  My entire engagement is 11 months and I can tell you, it’s possible πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

My engagement is exactly 6 months, and it was plenty of time. I didn’t go overboard on the DIYs, which helped a lot with my stress level. If we’d had more time, I would have done more projects. Just prioritize them, and it’ll be fine. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just breathe πŸ™‚ You will be fine. My whole engagement is only 8 months long. You have plenty of time! But it’s totally normal to feel worried about getting everything done. I used the to-do list on weddingwire, and just slowly went through everything I needed done. Just do one thing at a time and you will keep your sanity! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Fiance and I have been engaged since Christmas 2011. We were originally planning to get married April 2013 in a town 2 hrs away from here but then in May we decided to move the wedding up to this November and have the wedding in our hometown. That left us with 7 months to plan a wedding! Honestly, it’s not that bad. We are only behind by 5 checkpoints (I peeped at the list!) but it’s not to die over! I understand it feels overwhelming but when the ball finally gets to rolling you will be sitting there like time isn’t moving fast enough! Set dates on your calendar. What I do is write what needs to be done by the end of the month and then plan to schedule appointments within that time. Just breathe and take it month by month.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I planned mine in 3 months and have been antsy the last two waiting for the day to arrive. You have time! And I am pretty detail-oriented…we have a lot of DIY and special stuff planned for the wedding. I even wrote a song and did a big production which will be a surprise for my Fiance.

 

You can do it!

Post # 10
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3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

breatthhhee!!! you can do it!

my engagement was six months long and I planned my wedding (not including waiting time) in a week.

*waves pompoms* YOU CAN DO IT!!! Just keep calm!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

you have lots of time.  the key is to be focused, organized and don’t stress out.  just stay on track with the monthly planner and it will all fall into place. 

this is a great wedding organizer template.  it breaks everything down for you.

http://www.russellandhazel.com/content/wedding-templates

i planned our entire wedding in less than 6 months from out of the country.  i did my own invites, menus, etc…a lot of diy projects too. 

 

Post # 12
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23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can do it!  Just make sure you breathe along the way. And, when it gets overwhelming, that’s what we are all here for on weddingbee! πŸ˜€

Post # 13
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

One of my good friends just pulled off a BEAUTIFUL wedding after a five-month engagement…  You can do it!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Please do not buy into those silly timelines.  They’re just marketing ploys designed to stress you out and buy more stuff/services for your wedding.

Post # 15
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think 10 months is a good amount of time πŸ™‚ I’m getting married in like 2 months (and I’m STILL not done on everything eek) so I guess to me 10 months seems like aaaaaages lol but seriously, I really do think it’s plenty of time to sort everything. You’ll be fine πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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13015 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The wedding websites (the knot, weddingwire, etc) give fantastic timelines for when you should have things booked by.  First of all, find your venue, if you haven’t already.  After that, everything else will fall into place, because you have a date!

Plus, all you need for a wedding is the license and an officiant…so you’ll be fine regardless! πŸ™‚

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