Erika
Dedicated August 2020

Newly engaged Wedding 8/16/20, also my 35th bday?!!

Erika, on September 2, 2019 at 11:55 PM Posted in Planning 0 14
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Hello fellow brides! Soo before meeting my fiance,I was single x7 years. I wouldn't have imagined that I would be planning a wedding let alone 1 year from my engagment which happens to be my 35th bday. I am still soaking it in but I feel like I am consumed with planning. I get overwhelmed at times but I have a great support system! We are paying out of pocket and our budget is 16k, give a few. We have a venue that is phenomenal.

I know I am not alone....please tell me these jitters will get better! What are some of your self care secrets for wedding planning stress?

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Latest activity by Erika, on September 4, 2019 at 7:44 AM
  • Samantha
    Dedicated March 2021
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    Congrats!! The venue is beautiful! I try to take
    3 days of a week from planning or talking anything wedding and let friends and family
    know my break days so they don’t bug me
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  • Angelica
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    I like to have a spreadsheet to write everything down, what it costs, what we have paid and what’s left to pay. This way it is off my mind Smiley smile. Also, I take breaks, one week in and one week off wedding planning so I can enjoy this time without stress. The venue is the main thing, everything else will fall into place. Good luck everything will turn out great!
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  • Naikesha
    Super September 2020
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    I agree with spreadsheet or planner with receipts and write down cost of things.

    I make calendar events and reminders to pay vendors.

    I also don't let wedding planning consume me and I have a large bridal party whom was dying to help so I delegated something to all of them to keep me on track with. They are very good with checking in and holding me to deadlines.

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  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
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    Excellent idea! Planned days off!
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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
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    We are just taking things one day at a time. We really and truly have been each others rocks to get us here to the little over a week mark. The gitters dont really get better, they just are different I'd say. At least that's my experience

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  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
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    This is great. He is definitely involved but he has no idea the plight I am dealing with on my end. I will definitely keep him abreast.
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  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
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    My cousin sent me her spread sheet and yes it was so good. I will also make one for the ceremony/reception time line
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  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
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    I have a home made binder..lol one of my bridesmaid is going to buy me one...she wasn't impressed with the aesthetics of my binder.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    Be as organized as you can, and set deadlines. Do 1 thing at a time. For example, for the next 2 months (or whatever) focus on only the venue. Work on it a couple nights a week for 1 hour at a time, schedule tours, etc. Then when that's done, focus on catering (for example). Don't try to do 6 vendors at once and overwhelm yourself. Take 1 night a week for self care relaxing (whether that's date nights, spa days, etc.) and don't focus on wedding planning.

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  • Kayla
    Devoted November 2020
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    A big one for us is taking a date night where we talk about anything and everything BUT planning. It's just a date night for us to relax and unwind. We shoot for every other week.

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  • Angelica
    Savvy July 2021
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    Great! Good luck with everything
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  • Sheryl
    Savvy August 2020
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    Your venue is beautiful! I just scheduled a facial and a massage to pamper myself this week before I meet with photographers/videographers and florists.

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  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
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    This!!!!! I love this...I have been doing multiple vendors at once. I will focus one at a time. Thanks so much!
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  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
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    A must. I find myself talking about it daily. I will remember this!
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