(Closed) To the married ladies out there…

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wine and tacky reality television 😉

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I made sure I had pretty much everything done by then. Since I had almost nothing to worry about, I couldn’t get that stressed! I was working toward that for the whole engagement though, so it might not be feasible depending on how much stuff you have left to do. Also be sure to get plenty of exercise and sleep!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Getting as much done as you can beforehand, Everything else needs to be put on a list, and then figure out when it will be done! Also, make sure to give yourself at least some time off to not think about the wedding. Delegate, delegate, delegate

Post # 6
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I cried…..a lot.  I needed to be by myself a lot, and to just approach everything on my own time.  But that’s just me!  Just make sure not to work yourself too hard outside of the wedding planning, and take off as much of the final days before the wedding as possible!  Get plenty of sleep now, because in the days leading up to the wedding, I had trouble sleeping!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Darling Husband talked me down from the ledge a lot.  lol  That and I took a step back, deep breath, and realized that if I didn’t get something done, then oh well.

Post # 8
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had a wedding coordinator from 6 weeks out. I “released” everything to her about 4 weeks out. The only thing I was stressed about was my cost spreadsheet, which I checked about 8 times a day. To cope and to feel better (and somewhat normal) I watched a lot of terrible TV with my fiance (DH) and I didn’t try to rush around doing other non wedding realted things. The laundry wasn’t a priority, cooking dinner wasn’t a priority, we ate out a lot. I just made sure to take the easy route on all my other things. 

Post # 9
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7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Delegate… a lot. All of those people who are offering help? Take them up on it. Make your list, and start assigning stuff to everyone. Serriously, they want to help, so let them. And forget that the word “perfect” exists in the English language. “Perfect” is an ideal, not a reality. So what if the cut on a menu card is a little slanted? Don;t let “perfect” be the enemy of sanity.

Post # 10
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

lots and lots of champagne… Tongue Out

Post # 11
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7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Having a schedule in place for getting everything done, doing lots of yoga, and drinking lots of coffee.

Post # 12
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2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

organizing. Make lists. I was a mess about 5 weeks before running around like crazy. Hell, I got my Rehearsal Dinner dress the day before! To be honest, I got a lot of stuff done on my lunch breaks. That really split it up!

Post # 13
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5785 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Let things go. There were some things I delegated (like table #s) that didnt turn out exactly how I wanted. I did not spend hours fixing them because all my hair would’ve fallen out.

Also, feel free to yell about some of the dumb stuff your guests put you through. When my godmother complained about her seating assignment for the 8th time I shouted at my Darling Husband for a little while and felt so much better (I gave him fair warning lol)

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Uh, a lot of drinking?

Schedules help. Lists of exactly what you need to do and when, so if anyone offers to help you can see at a glance what needs to be done and what can be handed off. Lists are your best friends.

ETA: Probably a little Too Much Information…but sex is an excellent stress reliever. 🙂 I think my husband got laid more times in the month leading up to the wedding than he would ever have expected.

Post # 15
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916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wine. Lots of wine. I was on a major wedding diet (dress didn’t fit at my fitting), but the wine calories were necessary. 

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