We’re getting married in early November. What if, say, I were to have 98% of all wedding tasks done by mid September? Let’s just throw out September 15 just for the heck of it.
- Final dress fitting
- Final suit fitting
- Buying perishable or other food type items (fudge favors, beer keg, ice, pumpkins for our centerpieces, etc.)
- Final vendor confirmations
- We’ll continue our dance lessons too, but that’s just for fun at this point
But what if, seriously, everything else could be done nearly two months in advance? All decorations purchased, all remaining balances paid, all accessories bought, hair and makeup trial done, playlists made, etc.). I think, too, that even though we won’t have a final guest list by September 15, that I’ll print out the place cards with the names of each invitee, and we can just pick the cards out of the stack that we’ll need. Another plus? It will force me to think of everything far enough in advance that I won’t have to pay any additional shipping. For instance, I just ordered something from Etsy for the wedding that has a six week turnaround time! I’m glad I ordered it early!
It just feels so liberating! So, I think I’m going to give it a whirl and let you know how it goes. And I’ll see what, between September 15 and the wedding date, we forgot to do and ended up having to do.
I’m not sure what made me think of this. I was just thinking I guess of how hectic brides’ lives seem to get in the last weeks leading up to the wedding. And I don’t want to be that bride.
I wrap up a HUGE project at work on September 9. And, if I make my new “pretend” wedding date September 15, I can bust my ass both at work and at home on wedding-related stuff, and then chillax for nearly two months before the wedding! And dare I say even perhaps take some sort of mini vacation in October?
So, brides, what were some of the things that took up a lot of time in the weeks leading up to the wedding? What should I be aware of and look to take care of well before the wedding?
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This is a great idea, I just stumbled across this when I googled, ‘how to manage wedding stress’ then read thougha few posts. I have 10 weeks to go until mine and for some reason I am feeling really stressed all of a sudden.
Reading this made me realise, I’m pretty much done, all suppliers are booked and paid for, 99% of the decorations are bought and in my spare room, music is sorted, suits organised, final dress fitting is booked so I just have to turn up for that – really, so what am I stressing about! Nothing! I’ve done all the hard work.
Great, Great, Great blog, will continue to read through some more posts!!