(Closed) Things for your wedding you CAN do while you are waiting…

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@WaitingweddingBE: Well, as silly as it is, I’ve created a folder on my laptop that contains all of the things I want in my wedding. From flowers, jewellery, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, cakes, centre pieces, etc. Everything is picked out already. That way when the time comes, I can just consult my folder and go out and find these things. I’ll avoid the whole “should I go with roses? Or lillies?” debate. I know what I want, it would just be a matter of finding the best price.

Other than that… I’m trying to eat healthy because the day we get married, is the day we’re going to TTC. I’ve fallen off the ‘healthy wagon’ a bit lately, but I’m slowly climbing back on board.


Post # 4
493 posts
Helper bee

I’m trying to think of things to do also. All I can do is look at SYTTD and Four Weddings. I’ve also searched for my dress online and have it bookmarked on my phone.

I’m in pretty good shape so I try to excercise when I can. I stay busy with my little one and his youth sports.

I graduated 2 months ago so these 2 months have been the hardest out of my whole year of waiting because I had school. Since I’ve graduated and SO got the ring 10 weeks again I’ve been dying. I’m hoping that the waiting is over soon. I’m pulling to be engaged by the end of the month, maybe????

Post # 5
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Until you and your SO are both in agreement that marriage is imminent, the best thing that you can probably work on is yourself, not your wedding.  I liked your work out suggestion.

Other things that make you the most independently appealing individual (first and foremost to yourself) in the world will go further to make your wedding really special than having a killer inspiration board 3 years out.  

It often seems to me that proceeding with wedding planning w/o having your SO on board with you can make the relationship feel out of sync…the waiters get more impatient and the would-be proposers feel pressure, like their not measuring up, or like they’re not in the same place. 

Post # 7
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@WaitingweddingBE: I’m going nuts with being excited.


BUT, the one thing that I find that helps is focusing on what’s going to happen AFTER the wedding. Save money for a house/kids, take a trip you’ve always wanted to go on. Get in shape! This sounds silly, but sharpen your cooking skillz. It’s nice to feel like Susie Homemaker once in a while.

Post # 8
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@WaitingweddingBE:  This is great!  I have about 6 months left of waiting… and it’s driving me nuts!

Things I’m doing:

1.  Reading- I LOVE to read.  So I’m trying to occupy my time (and thoughts) with reading more.

2.  My Nails- I’m getting really into giving myself mani-pedis ๐Ÿ™‚  Plus, my nails will look great when the time comes for pictures!

3.  Saving Money-  I’m really focusing on my finances and realizing that I do live at home, so I’m saving for the amount I’ll have to spend based on an actual mortgage payment.  I’m using Mint.com!  It’s been helping me budget and there is an iPhone app for it.

4.  My Job-  It takes up a lot of my time anyway! 

6.  Working out!- You all have inspired me to get back on that treadmill again… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Starting today!

5.  Being Grateful- That I’m in a loving relationship with a really wonderful man.


Post # 9
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Start saving money – Things will most likely be more expensive than you imagine.

Start thinking about a wedding date/theme/color – People will ask you about this the second you are engaged.

Work out – Because this is always a good thing to do.

Prepare for MARRIAGE – That is why you are having a wedding in the first place, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Learn about fair fighting, clear communication. Talk to your boyfriend about your and his plans, values, and views. You don’t want to find out post-wedding that he wants you staying home, hand-washing cloth diapers asap, while you never want kids and are working towards a career as district attorney.

Post # 10
1088 posts
Bumble bee

@GwenvonD:  I too have a computer folder full of wonderful wedding ideas!  It contains a number of pictures of almost everything wedding-related; invitations, Save-The-Date Cards, BM dresses, cakes, centerpieces, table runners, etc.  A friend of mine got married a little over a year ago and was a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices that are out there.  I’m very much a planner, and I enjoy finding ideas online! 


Post # 11
117 posts
Blushing bee

The big three for me are: saving money, losing weight/getting in shape, and going to therapy.

Not couples therapy, but individual.  SO and I decided that before we get engaged, we want to each be at our best and feel completely 100% confident in our own lives.  We’re both going through really stressful times right now at work and grad school, so we’ve separately started going to therapy.  It’s been really helpful to me in learning how to better handle stress and my emotions.  I think I’ll be REALLY grateful we did this once planning is in full swing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
1365 posts
Bumble bee

@GwenvonD: I have a folder, which in it contains more folders and in some of them are even more folders!!!!!

Post # 13
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I do the folder thing, too! Glad to know it’s a pretty normal thing for us waiting gals. I’m also trying to eat healthful meals and get enough rest so I don’t look like a zombie with a sparkly on it when the time finally comes. Oh, and I’ve already started growing my hair out too…made it to the shoulders, now working on armpit length haha.

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