Post # 1
I have majority of things already planning for my Oct 2010 wedding. Fortunately, I have not run into any huge problems and the planning has been fairly easy. I have had a few issues with my future mother in law, but nothing I can’t get over. What I can’t seem to figure it is why I have all this anxiety?!?! I never had issues before with anxiety, but it’s to the point where I’m almost in tears when I leave for work in the morning because I can’t do “wedding things” while I’m at work. Does anyone else feel the same way? If so, how are you dealing with it?
Post # 3
It sounds like you might be spending a lot of time on planning and need a break. While planning an amazing wedding is important, it shouldn’t be the focus of your life throughout the engagement. It sounds like you are well ahead of schedule, so give yourself a break and forget weddings for a few weeks. Don’t talk about it, don’t plan, don’t go on wedding blogs, etc. Instead, fill your time with your other interests and projects. You are definitely not the only one this happens to, and a break usually helps.
Post # 4
*Hugs* to you! I don’t blame you for feeling stressed, planning a wedding is a big undertaking! Have you formulated a wedding “to-do” list yet? I have each month planned out in terms of what I need to do. Seeing everything month to month helps reduce my stress, because I’m not focusing on it ALL at one time. I just do what I need to do for this month, and I don’t look at anything that needs to be done next month.
DIY crafts are often really time consuming, but you’d be surprised how much your bridesmaids or family may be willing to help! It’s fun to get together and work on projects… and it makes everything get finished so much faster.
Everything will come together closer to the time. I’m already noticing this, and I still have 4 months until our wedding! Hang in there 🙂
Post # 5
I definitely think I do need to step back and take a little break because I am so ahead of schedule. I love the month to month to-do list! I have been looking at the whole picture, which could be a big part of my problem. Thanks for your suggestions…very helpful to hear it from others!
Post # 6
Unfortunately, I don’t have any advice for you but wanted to tell you that you aren’t the only one! My fiance and I have been engaged for 1.5years but just set our date last month (we were waiting to hear about grad school) and now I’m planning the whole wedding in 3 months. The thing that has helped me the most has been to look for ways to make planning easier like reducing the number of diy projects (as much as I would love to do a ton of them)
Post # 7
I have to say, I took a month off of wedding planning a while ago, and it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I am planning on taking another 2-3 weeks off sometime in the spring, and another week or 2 off just before the wedding. I firmly believe that if you don’t take time outs you lose all perspective on your own wedding and it becomes too consuming. When you take a break for a bit it actually re-focuses you and you prioritize much better.
Post # 8
Ahh im the same way never had that problem before I thought maybe I was getting overly excited but I looked it up and it was a type of anxiety. I do work a lot on the planning even though I have an event coordinator but even when im not working on it im thinking about it. I was just thinking the other day I have a birthday and anniversary (the day we got together) coming up before the wedding day and those are really big events that we celebrate but I have not thought about it at all which is very odd for me!. When I feel im going to get stressed out I take a brake at least a week no wedding mags, shows, planning…nothing and when your ahead already its not going to make a big deal gather yourself and do whats best for you. : )