Post # 1
So, wedding planning is driving me NUTS. It seems like I was planning this since I was a little girl-but NOW that I have a ring on my finger and my wedding is 8-9 months away-I can’t seem to get anything done or planned. Maybe its the fact that I don’t have a lot of money-or that I can’t find a freaking place to have it-or that I have no idea who is actually MARRYING us. But I just want to go and hide and NOT plan my wedding. Is that bad? I can’t seem to get anyone to get excited-my bridesmaids have NO ideas and don’t try to be helpful AT ALL. Its just such a headache and I don’t know what to do to make myself get back into planning. *sigh*
Post # 3
Ohhh no. Don’t worry too much, we all have those days! Wedding planning can definately be hectic and stressful… I like to think of it as a roller coaster ride, at least that’s what my experience has been thus far. Take a little break (couple days with no wedding planning duties, researching, emailing, calling, etc) then dive back into things with a fresh attitude. Also, call all your BM’s for a girls lunch and vent to them about your stresses…. if they are the friends you think they are they will sense that you need them to step up and help with things. 🙂
PS. High five for midwestern brides!! woot woot!
Post # 4
Hey, we’re almost date twins! Okay, now take ten deep breaths, seriously it helps. Yes, it is overwhelming with all the details, and budgeting, and expectations you want to live up to that you’ve had since you were a little girl. I totally understand that. But just remember the reason behind it, you and your fiance… that is what really matters at the end of the day. That can take a little pressure off to think of that.
Now, follow a list of steps, its much easier when you have some sort of time line. Try theknot.com, become a member for free and they send you a list of things to do broken down by how long you have. I think its massively helpful. #1, guest list, #2 venue, #3 dress/feel of the wedding (at least that’s the order I went in).
Everything will work out fine. You will be a happily married woman in March 2011! The details will fall into place.
Post # 5
Thanks guys. I don’t know, it just seems like I can’t get ANYTHING done!!
Post # 6
Just take it a step at a time!
Why don’t you start by deciding your venues first? GO through wedding blogs to find out what your “wedding taste” is — do you want it to be whimsical, vintage, Old Hollywood. That will guide you in choosing your vendors.