Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stress

One element of wedding planning that people always bring up is how stressful it is. It's what turns sane women into raving lunatics like the ones you see on Bridezillas. For the first 13 months of our engagement, I was happy that I didn't really experience much wedding stress. Adam and I did a good job effectively managing the to-do list and keeping things in perspective.

This last month, I have not been as good at it. I think it's just the time crunch, but wedding planning has taken over my life. Planning a wedding means dealing with a never-ending to-do list. As soon as I complete a task, another one seems to pop up in its place. I am currently unemployed, which means that I have lots of time to spend on completing wedding tasks, but also means that I'm doing the vast majority of the work. I've had the pleasure of tracking down RSVPs and coordinating logistics with guests. I've taken countless trips to craft stores. Our apartment has been taken over by things I've made or bought. (Lord knows what we're going to do with everything when we get home from our honeymoon.) Unfortunately, all this has led me to fight with Adam about stupid things that don't matter.

Everyone keeps asking if I'm excited, and I am. I really am looking forward to the wedding, and I don't regret our decision to have one. But I'm also really looking forward to it all being done.

Does/did anyone else feel this way?

1 comment:

  1. I totally feel you. I was so stressed out leading up to the wedding, and it felt like it was still so far away until the day of. It's been 19 days and our guest bedroom is still a disaster. I have boxes in the basement full of my crafts that I have no clue what to do with (I'll probably sell them but I'm lazy). The other side is SO nice though, I promise. I've been so relaxed since and it's been amazing. I forgot what it was like to actually sleep a full night through.

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