Missa
Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick

Stress and time management

Missa, on 6/September/2018 at 07:17 Posted in Plan a wedding
Hey everyone!

So Im less than a year out and I was wondering how you guys planned your planning/ manage stress? Example, one task, one decision a week?

All my vendors are booked, now its time to make decisions on details, decide on a vision etc!

Any tips?
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  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    I love that you have a checklist! It's good to see things being accomplished - however big or small they may be. You keep doing you girl Smiley smile

  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
    Checklist on this site is great and i didnt do do a quarter of the things listed since it wasn't needed. It does help to know that your getting tasks done and keeping your vendors updated at times.
  • Missa
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Missa ·
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    I like that Smiley smile And I agree. At first, I think I was planning it for everyone else I'm definitely working on that! To help with the stress I ended up creating a master check list with tasks to attack every week so, when I do I cross it off and then I focus on other things until the next week Smiley smile

  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·

    I previously suffered from intense wedding planning related stress and the thing that started calming me down was taking care of myself. I've put myself first, started improving my health, and am remaining focused on the fact that this wedding is to celebrate the life-long commitment FH and I are making to each other and no one else.

    The wedding will happen and people will enjoy it, so I'm just attempting to enjoy this process and know that it will all work out fine.

  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
    Most vendors were taken care of first and then focused on most online shopping as half the purchases became free due to late arrivals or fefunds having to keep the item for free too.
  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Yup!! I'm just over a year but it'll come up fast Smiley laugh

  • Missa
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Missa ·
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    Yes - my goal for the weekend is to create a master check list with the different checklists I have on hand - I like the one here and I just downloaded the one from kennedyblue!

  • Missa
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Missa ·
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    Hahaha I hear you - I once woke up my FH at 1 in the morning because I couldn't figure out what we would feed our wedding party before the ceremony hahah. We'll get there!! Less than a year out ! Smiley smile

  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    I'm the same! I have gone completely off the grid for a few days when planning is getting too much! I also have periods where I plan 24/7 (I stayed up until 3am researching photographers one time lol).

    Good luck with your planning too!

  • Missa
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Missa ·
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    I like the one thing at a time. I definitely have phases where I don't touch anything and other weeks where I'll all over the place. I may make a detailed to do list with a timeline of when it should be done and concentrate on one item at a time! Thank you! Smiley smile Good luck with your planning!

  • Missa
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Missa ·
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    I just downloaded the checklist on kennedyblue, thanks for the tip!! Its so thorough! Smiley smile I like the no weekend rule - but my fh and I rarely have time to discuss and make decisions during the week so, i think I'll do like one decision if needed by weekend haha!

  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·

    To-do lists are my best friends, I love the one on WW when you go to cross an item off, there's a animation that actually crosses the item off! Sounds like you got a lot done with vendors booked.

    I focus on one thing at a time; one week I worked on getting guest list addresses for my side. This week, I'm slowly researching DJs and looking to start contacting some firms. Some weeks I'll do nothing except go on WW community. If you can afford to take a few days off from planning, your sanity will thank you!

    Pinterest is a great resource for visions and details, try not to let it take over your life!!

  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·

    I was like you and booked almost all my vendors early. (we are getting married July 2019). I wanted those out of the way so each month we could pay some more towards them.

    for me. I try my best not to do any wedding planning over the weekend. unless I have to (like I went dress shopping on a Saturday). that way our weekends are still just with my FH or our friends. I don't even go on WW on the weekends.

    I found an amazing checklist on kennedyblue when it came to planning. it is the best one I've seen out there.

  • Missa
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Missa ·
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    Thats a great idea! I will work on that this weekend!!
  • Missa
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Missa ·
    Thank you!! Im happy to hear that you just decided on your final decor as Im doubting my choices already!
  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·

    Checklists are your best friend! The one on WeddingWire combined with The Knot I found to be very helpful. I also then created one myself on excel with more specific items once I knew exactly what I wanted. I got addicted to wanting to check things off the list so it helped me focus on what needed to be done and how early I could start working on them.

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