So we're a little less than 12 weeks out until our wedding, and in the past week or so we've hit some speed bumps that are giving me some serious anxiety. I keep trying to tell myself that everything is going to work out in the long run, but I am having a hard time calming myself down, and would really appreciate stories from people who hit other similar bumps (or worse) and came out the other end fine. Major apologies for the vent and TIA for listening--I could just use a little reassurance (or alternatively, a GET YOUR BUTT IN GEAR AND FIX THIS NOW talk).
Things that are causing me anxiety, in no particular order:
(1) The priest who was supposed to be marrying us in our Catholic ceremony passed away this past weekend. :-( He was a really sweet man, very accommodating, and incredibly welcoming to my Jewish FI. We both liked him a lot and are really sad (1) that he died and (2) that he don't be marrying us. The church where we are having our Catholic ceremony has other priests, but I don't know them well, and I'm worried that we're not going to be able to keep our same ceremony plan. I'm going to go over to the church to talk to them next week (I'm sure with the priest's recent passing that a wedding 12 weeks away is the last thing on their mind), but it just stinks. Really stinks. For the parish and for FI and I.
(2) My dress doesn't fit. Like, will-not-zip-over-my-fatass-hips doesn't fit. I bought it as a sample gown 7 months ago and it totally zipped and was even a bit loose. 15 pounds and a historically crappy winter later . . . nope. The top is fine but the hip area is a no-go. I have never been so mortified in my life as when I took it to the tailor and it wouldn't zip up. She has assured me that I have plenty of time to lose the weight and that worst case scenario the issue can be fixed with a corset back, and I've been super strict with my diet since this happened 9 days ago and have lost 6 1/2 pounds since then, but . . . I am too fat for my dress right now. And I hate myself and my body for it, and I don't want a corset back because the dress has buttons down literally the entire back head to toe, and I feel like if it has a corset back it will just advertise to the world that I was too fat for the dress. And FMIL wants to come with me to the next fitting and I really don't want her there to see my fat butt hanging out of my dress that won't zip.
(3) Literally all of my family is OOT. I set up room blocks in two separate hotels, but almost everyone is trying to stay at the hotel where FI and I will be. Our wedding is Saturday, so I booked a bunch of Friday and Saturday rooms with a few on Thursday as well. Well, practically EVERYBODY is coming in on Thursday, and some are even coming in on Wednesday. So I keep having to call the hotel to expand the Thursday room block because I'm getting constant calls from my family that Thursday is sold out, and they won't even give us the block rate for Wednesday since the hotel is almost sold out that night, and I feel like an incredibly crappy host for not booking this room block better and making it so hard on my guests who are spending all this time and money to come out here for us.
Again, apologies for the vent and the super long post. I just needed to get all of this off my chest.