Post # 1
I’m tired of planning my wedding all alone. It’s not because my fiance is not interested in our wedding. He’s deployed overseas with the military, so he’s not here. He tries to help, but he’s working, and I don’t want to burden him. I’ve done the big stuff – venues, photographer, dress…, but now it’s time for more detailed work, and it just doesn’t seem fun/appropriate to move forward without him. I want to talk to him about all the details and have him go with me to appointments, but he’s not here. More than anything I’m just lonely. He’s been gone for 10 months now, and although he’ll be back soon, it seems like that day will never come.
Are there other military brides out there? Or brides that are planning with their fiance far away? How do you cope? Just looking for a little support on a cloudy Sunday. Thanks.
Post # 3
I am not a military bride, but just want to send hugs your way!
I know its hard, I feel like I don’t have anyone to help plan my wedding either. My family all lives in FL, and I honestly don’t have much girl friends really…so I feel like all projects will just be me and my fiance. But thats ok.
Plan the best wedding you can…it will rock!
Post # 4
sacbride- I’m a military bride too. Hugs your way sweetheart, I feel your pain. It is hard and a emotional rollercoaster for sure. For me its hard to not get frustrated. Its not their fault, yet its just so frustrating cause you want them home. How do I cope…hmm.. gym, decorating, diy projects and when your having one of those days, i say fill a glass a wine, go lay in a nice hot tub and have yourself a good cry, sometimes you need it. Other then that I just try to keep myself busy as possible. Hope your day is going a little better. Sending prayers to you and your ur hubby to be
Post # 5
Specialist Sierra just got back from Iraq on August 15…now he’s in GA (where we’re having the wedding and where we’ll live) while I’m in our home state of CA. The whole situation is frustrating… I don’t know if he is able to call and talk to you often, but if so, I would share your details and excitement about projects with him-Specialist Sierra always loved to talk about that kind of stuff while he was away because it was a break from the intensity….
Soon to be Miss Bravo Sierra
Post # 6
Hugs to you. So glad your Fiance will be home soon.
Reach out to weddingbee when you want to talk about your planning. Everyone here loves that sort of stuff. Keep your Fiance updated on your progress – I’m sure he’s excited about everything too.
Post # 7
I’m not a military bride, and my fi doesn’t have the excuse of deployment to not be helping – he’s just not that interested! Luckily I have an army of enthusiastic girlfriends who have been happy to help out with anything, whether it’s dress fittings, making the invitations, designing the decorations, or shopping for shoes. Are you able to call on your bridesmaids or other friends/family members to help you get your wedding mojo back? And don’t forget to look after yourself too – wedding planning can always wait, but a decent night sleep or a walk in the fresh air will do wonders 🙂