BEAT the stress!!
Okay, so life has been a total sh*t sandwich the last few months (okay more like year...) and wedding planning has just been a huge source of stress amongst all the rest!
And my FI and I were at dinner with his 'rents and a bunch of their friends (joy! lol) last night when we realized...oh lordy, we have 4.5months to go!!! AH!!!!
We've had pretty much everything "planned" for about 2 years, but even to this day, we don't have much booked, and even the one thing we do have booked, that vendor is a HUGE headache and we have no idea if she's actually going to SHOW! Ugh! And with life stuff going on, the issues are potentially moving to the south in 4 weeks, or moving to another area of our state in a few weeks (at least we won't be living with the in-laws though,...I digress!)
SO, after a tantrum & meltdown...I realized, I'm just planning a friggin party and I need to remember that EVERY DAY! And just stop turning it into a huge thing, and stop freaking out, but also stop ignoring it.
So I did a little pinterest search for 'grad parties' and 'party planning checklists' and all that jazz. Obviously weddings include a few more things, IF you want them, but for the most part, I'm using this planning my friend & mentor Ashlee Proffitt made up for her kids bday parties! lol
But hey...it keeps the stress down & helps you simplify!
I hope it can help some of you too loves!