I am stressing out.... Beyond everything....
My mom is trying to take over my wedding. She keeps making "suggestions" about what she wants at the wedding and they are starting to get out of hand.
I know I am late at starting the planning process, in fact we just decided about a month ago we were going to get married on Sept. 13th. I am honoring both sides of my family because my mom's parents were married in the church we are getting married in, and we are getting married the Saturday we would have celebrated my dad's mom's birthday. She passed away 10 years ago this year and around her birthday everyone is always depressed.
My MOH has 2 kids and the only time I can really talk to her is late at night when she gets her kids to bed. My other 2 bridesmaids 1 is in another state and the other has 2 kids as well, works night shift and goes to school during the day. So relying on my bridesmaids is kinda hard to do to de-stress.
My fiance is awesome about the whole thing. Me and him have been together nearly 8 years. He waited for me to finish up my bachelors degree while I went to college in another state and we had set a date about 6 months after I graduated but sadly we had to put his mom into the nursing home because of how severe her MS became. So our savings for our wedding went to get her into the nursing home.
No we have never lived together, I live with my parents and he lives on his own. Over the past few years he was with his step-dad for a while until his mom got kicked out of the nursing home, then he moved in with is sister then into the place we found together. His parents has no money, his mom is on disability and his dad works at wal-mart so pretty much the wedding is up to us. If my parents help, mom believes that gives her the right to do everything the way she wants it. I have totally different tastes than she does so I'm taking her "suggestions" with a grain of salt and ex-lax.
I just finished my my M.Ed last month and decided it was time. So my fiance and I both decided the sooner the better. We actually picked out my wedding ring back around Valentine's day and I just ordered his but I will have it in time for the wedding.
A small wedding is out of the question because I am the only granddaughter on one side of the family and the youngest granddaughter on the other. The granddaughter of a pastor and on the other side a deacon. So I have to stick to most traditions, one I am going to be breaking is the solid white wedding dress. I'm thinking about getting a dress similar to Alfred Angelo 1516. White with Red.
Here is where I am with my planning
We have a location
We have our rings
We have some decorations
I have my bridesmaid gifts and making their sashes for their dresses (NEED THEIR MEASUREMENTS FOR THE SASH FIRST!!!!)
BMS and MOH have ordered their dresses
I have some decorations and some flowers
A friend is giving us her timeshare this year so there is our honeymoon (Orlando, FL) as much as I don't like the beach...
Flower girl dress has been ordered and already have the pedals
We have both picked out the wedding party.
We are not going to have assigned seats at all, wedding or reception. There is no point in it we have been together so long everybody already knows everyone.
Out of state guests will primarily be at my parents' house camping in the yard with the exception of like 3 in which they will be staying at my fiance's house.
I asked my mom to make the cake now whether or not she screws it up is a different story.
Guest list is still up in the air!!! AHHHH!!!! Place can only accommodate around 100 people, guest list for me is over 100 people *why do I have such a huge family*
We still have not decided a time for our wedding yet....
I still don't have a dress
No clue on what my fiance and groomsmen and ring bearer are going to wear
Have no idea on what we are going to do with the invitations, have not bought or ordered them.