(Closed) Total Wedding Planning MELTDOWN!

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Sorry everything is going wrong!  That must be so hard!  However, just breathe.  You still have a lot of time!!! 

Post # 4
1 posts


This is what you should do. Take a deep breath – I am a Certified Wedding Planner and I have dealt with a lot of people like you. What I need you to do is send me a direct email and I will give you some real good advice.

 The worst thing you can do is get stressed – you will wind up spending more and forgetting more

Once I get your email I will send you a timeline planner –  have to ensure that is done and the time it should be done by. And, trust me – all my Brides love that – they say it is a huge hit.

 Event Planner

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Your wedding is not until August–why are you freaking out about the invitations now?  Put the paper away, take a deep breath, and tell yourself you are not going to think about them for another three months.  By then you may well have saved the money somewhere else. 

You don’t need to order the favors for months!  If you need to cancel the videographer, you still have time.  Sure, you’ll lose the deposit, but that would be less than spending the whole on him.

There’s plenty of time to find ways to save up extra money.  Everything does not need to be taken care of and paid for this minute!

Post # 6
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

Sweeny, yes, you CAN print on Stardream paper!! I used Stardream and printed tons of items using my Canon inkjet photo printer! It can be done =) Don’t stress out, you have plenty of time!

Post # 7
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

Hi Sweeney,

No worries!  I’m sure with your sinus issues and the holidays, you’re probaby feeling more stressed than usual.  (I have a sinus infection too, so I feel your pain!).

Now… if linens and invitations are more important than a videographer, I suggest you cancel your videographer.  Also, if you have a fantastic photographer, and a friend with a videocamera, you can use that money for your linens.


And it looks like your stardream issues have been resolved.



Post # 8
47 posts
  • Wedding: May 2018

I just printed on Stardream envelopes yesterday.  First the front side, then the back, so they went through my printer TWICE.  Nothing is smeared at all!  I have a HP Laserjet, if that helps.  =) 

Post # 10
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

Hey Amber,

 My venue has ugly chairs and offers chair covers for $6 a chair. I think that’s way too expensive, considering you can buy them for $7. Plus, I really hate the way chair covers look. But instead of spending the money to cover them with linens, I think I’m going to try to do one of these crafts that I found on a craft store website:


Post # 12
109 posts
Blushing bee

there are just so many details to think about – but don’t worry, you’ll get through it and your nervousness now will make everything better in the end. good luck!

Post # 14
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My best advice iss to BREATHE!!! I know its easier said than done, but its but a meltdown moment that will pass! Good luck 🙂

Post # 15
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was just a papersource yesterday and they said that the shimmery papers (stardream included) wouldnt’ work on my printer but Kinkos does have a printer that will work. 

Favors can be done very cheaply so I don’t think you should stress there….

We’re doing Lindt ball truffles.  You can buy them cheap in bulk.


$20/a box of 60. 

To save money our videographer isn’t editing the tape.  (We’re having a friend do that but even if we didnt…)  A lot of the edited versions I’ve seen are pretty corney.  See if you can change your contract and just get the raw footage.  With that in hand you can always have it edited later when you dont’ have all the expenses…


Hope this helps at all and YES RELAX!  August is a long way away still.  :o)

Post # 16
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just realized this poor girl’s weddnig was prolly this past august.  :o)

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