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. Mr. T 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 Mr. T 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?
- Law Student
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- Saint James Chapel at Quigley Prep/Murphy Auditorium