Post # 1
My FH have been unofficially engaged for about two months. This past weekend he totally surprised me and proposed while I was visiting my sister and brother in law in NYC. It was such a nice proposal and meant that I could FINALLY start telling people that we are getting married. I have been planning for the wedding since about November/December when we decided we wanted to get married. Now that it is official and I can start solidifying the plans I suddenly feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. I just made a list and that made me feel a little better… I love lists. I just thought it was odd that I felt overwhelmed when I have been doing the whole planning thing for a while already. Just thought I’d get it out there so I could move on and focus. 🙂
Post # 3
Oh my goodness, I feel overwhelmed ALL the time and we’re having a pretty simple, small wedding. I think it comes in waves. I’m also a fan of to-do lists. Congratulations on the official proposal!
Post # 4
It’s okay to feel overwhelmed. You should be proud of yourself for making a list. Pick up a few wedding planning books at the local library so you can get an idea of where you need to start. The more you start planning, the more overwhelming the situation becomes – just FYI. 🙂 Be prepared!
Post # 5
oh i know the feeling! i was there a few months ago – start with picking a date….which im guessing is the 20th of august? sweet check it off – brainstorm colors and/or theme and with that you can start with venues (if its important to match your venue to your wedding – for me i wanted a specific chruch so i could put off the colors and stuff for al ittle while)…once you have your wedding location and reception locations locked down things start to get easier and fall right into place. Once i paid my deposits on my venues thats when i started to feel like things were slowly starting to come together.
i agree with other posters – there are alot of great timelines out there for wedding planning – just start going down it and researching.
Also a piece of advice -take some breaks – i literally had to take like a month off from planning because it just became too much and my idea were conflicting. it really helped to look at it with a fresh set of eyes and a clear mind. so i highly suggest taking a few days here and there and NOT doing wedding stuff. it will keep you sane
Post # 6
@jessjess: I knew I wanted to marry my Fiance a few months before he proposed. We talked about a house together and about other things like kids, finances etc before the proposal happened. However, when it actually happened, I felt so overwhelmed and stressed that I didn’t want to have anything to do with the wedding planning process. I knew that we had to pick a venue, so I (very reluctantly) looked for it together with Fiance. We picked and booked and all the time I wasn’t excited. I actually started to feel very strange about it. I bought my dress and still I felt quite bad about this whole wedding. Only a few days after I got my dress (which was 2 weeks ago) I started to get really excited and happy about the wedding.
I didn’t really expect to feel so sad and depressed right after the proposal. I’m not sure why I felt this way – maybe it’s the idea of so many changes happening in my life at the same time – I’m just glad it’s gone now and I can be happy again 🙂
I hope your planning is going to go easy and happy 🙂