(Closed) Stressed, Panic Ridden and Going nuts!

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Maybe since it is his office, you can offer to come in over the weekend and print them yourself, or help him do the printing?  It might be easier and faster over the weekend anyway, when other people are not trying to use the printer.  That way you could maybe be all done printing by Monday, and ready to start assembling.  I would just take a deep breath and tell him (calmly, breathe, in-and-out) that you are running out of time, you understand he has had other things going on, but you really need to get this done.  And so you can be there bright and early Saturday morning!

Post # 5
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Worker bee

Ok. Deep breaths. 37 days is a long ways away. i just printed out my own invites and it took a couple of hours with assembly, printing addresses etc. Set everything up ahead of time, have all your files ready, and really, once you print, you assemble as you go and badam – out they go. Also, how about you say to your stepdad that you are coming over on say, Monday, and if he says, no, then just nail down a day THAT week. Or just show up. I am really good at pestering procrastinators – you just gotta show up and not leave until it gets done.

Again, deep breath. I know how you feel (I’m having two weddings with two different sets of invites), so I know it seems super overwhelming, but I promise it is no biggie.

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I know this is all overwhelming, but you should seriously relax. Having over a month left before the invites need to go out is a lot of time! If you assemble everything at once with a little help/few friends, I’m guessing it can all be done in 2 days.

We designed our invites ourselves and that took for-ev-ver. But, we made a proof and are now waiting to print the invites a week before we need to send them out and are having assembly day 2 days before mail day.

This way, the paper will be fresh and won’t have time to absorb moisture from the air or get in the way… I really think that when you are doing them yourself, being able to wait until the last minute is a perk. When you do print/assemble, it will be closer to time to put the envelopes in the mail and they will be much crisper and you will feel such accomplishment… and sweet relief!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My wedding is the same day as your wedding (the sunny, rain free, best weather ever day of August the 23rd)!  My wedding coordinator gave me a very detailed to do list – and it says that I’m supposed to put the invitations in the mail on June 23 – which is 59 days away.

I remember your elaborate timeline (from another post) due to your A and B lists – but I think you were pretty conservative in that timeline and I really think you have a lot of wiggle room.

Hopefully this gave you some comfort.  Good luck.

Post # 9
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378 posts
Helper bee

Instead of working and thinking about it all at once, just take it step by step. One night, pop in a movie or turn on a CSI marathon, and number your RSVP cards. The next time, cut the ribbon (or whatever). You have plenty of time. My wedding is at the beginning of August and I haven’t started assembling mine yet either. My favorite past-time lately is stalking my Papermart.com order with the ribbon. I know the printing thing is annoying, but it won’t take that long once it’s actually done. Try to schedule with your stepdad at like 8am on Monday morning, so he won’t be in the middle of something or have meetings or whatever. Good luck and keep venting to us!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

just relax 🙂 it all can get done.    I just finished printing/assembling/addressing/mailing my invites a couple of weeks ago, they were similar to yours.  You just need to do them one chunk at a time like what jma19 said.  I was supposed to have help putting together my invites, my sister was going to come to visit me over easter to help but plans changed and I ended up making all 120 invites by myself, not even my Fiance helped (he was studying). I was totally overwelmed at first,  but once you break it down it didn’t take that long.  You have roughly 8 weeks so give yourself a timeline:

Week 1: Print them (next week some time)
Week 2: Cut the pieces and Sort the Inserts/RSVPs
Week 3: Glue the pieces together  (seal on the front, main invite to pocket folder)
Week 4: Assemble the Invites (Separate the invites with different RSVPs)
Week 5: Address and stuff the envelopes
Week 6: Go to the post office

 And you still have 2 weeks to spare if you have don’t get something done one week. 

 I hope that helps,  good luck!

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