Sleepless nights...Wedding dreams Already!

I have just a little more than 5 months to go and I'm ALREADY having non-stop dreams about the wedding. I consider myself to be very organized and pretty well prepared...so what's to worry about?...lol!

Just wondering, how many other brides are experiencing this? Does it keep you from a restful night too? Is there a "cure" for this? :)
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 5:21 am
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theDame
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So funny but just last night I noticed the same thing....I woke up at 3:30 AM dreaming about rsvps. It wasn't a "bad" dream. I just figured it shows me how wedding focused/oriented I am!
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 5:23 am
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Yep, dreaming or thinking about something all the time, some good some bad.

I'm sure you two have nothing to worry about since your on it haha I still have so much to do- I'm staring to freak out! I thought this was supposed to be fun???
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 5:26 am
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HolyMoly- some of it is more fun than others.

Cake tastings: fun!
dress shopping: fun!

signing contracts: not so fun!

one thing that has helped me keep it more fun is involving people. My cousin has gone with me to tastings and some other meetings and it ends up being a girl day out. I took a friend to a bridal fair and she had quite a few cocktails; another fun day. And the same friend is addressing my STDs (she has GREAT handwriting) so I told her we can make a date out of it: I will order a great lunch, bring some champagne etc So you just try to make it fun or yeah, it feels like a job....
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 5:31 am
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Thanks, I don't know what it is but I feel "guilty" or something b/c I feel this way. I feel lost and burnt out on it- which really takes away why I am doing it in the first place, you know? I hope things start to change, or this wedding "process" feels like a waste. I feel if I could get my last two vendors squared away I would feel relieved and less pressure, so then I can start the fun stuff...
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 5:35 am
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Right after we got engaged, I had a dream that we showed up for our City Hall ceremony and it turned out I had forgotten to make the appointment! And I was wearing rubber flip-flops.

If you're an active dreamer, there's probably no way not to have wedding anxiety dreams. However, I find that working out before dinner helps me sleep more soundly - and most of us need to work out more anyway!
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 5:48 am
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I knew I wasn't alone :)

Last night, I had dreams continuously about the wedding. I don't remember much, except that it didn't seem at all like my plans.

HolyMoly...Take it one day at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself by constantly looking at the 'overall' checklist. Instead, make a list of tasks/items to check off with in the next month and next week. This the only way I've kept my sanity...especially with all my DIY projects. Evenings are spent on the computer finalizing the designs of invites, menus, programs, etc. I've given myself deadlines along the way so I stay on track. With all the build-up and how hectic things can be shortly before the wedding, its no wonder brides can turn into Bridezillas!
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 6:22 am
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it's ok, I'm like that too and I'm not getting married til next year! Just too many ideas of 'oh, i could do this' and 'i can do that' and 'hmm, would that even work out logistically?' For me, I just write it all out because it's like getting it out of my system. Then I find I can sleep a little easier.

I like to plan everything out to the 'T', too, but I think because there's usually something that ends up going wrong, there's always that worry. I'm afraid I'm going to freak out about a small thing and not enjoy the day...(hmm, note to self: but those mini bottles of wine)
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 6:29 am
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I have the dreams too, but I sleep all through the night and wake up freaked out... The other night I dreamt that my veil got lost on the way, the florist showed up as we were walking down the aisle, the photographer was MIA. I don't know why, but these are the things I dream about the most... Although, every once in a while I dream about my scrumptious cake. I can not wait for that! LOL

HolyMoly~ One thing that helps me is to take a full day break from it. It helps you get refreshed and excited about planning again. I also go to visit my grandma every once in a while, and even though there is wedding talk, there is no wedding planning so it is a nice break.
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 9:38 am
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I can't sleep - the wedding is a little more than 2 months away and I am having nightmares about all the things I haven't done yet! There's so much to do and so little time.
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 10:59 am
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How funny, I read this yesterday and had a wedding dream last night. Actually it was more a nightmare. Lots of bizarre things happening in it. I hope this doesn't continue. I woke up with my heart racing. Not fun.
Posted on March 21, 2008 at 6:07 am
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whoa. ok whew* now i KNOW its not just me!
i too have dreams of our wedding. its more like im subconciously awake in my sleep thinking of things for the wedding.

ive been playing video games b4 i go to sleep so my mind isnt on the wedding right b4 i fall asleep. hahaha (hey its been working)
Posted on March 21, 2008 at 6:15 am
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Last night was my worst night to date! I woke up in the middle of the night, couldn't go back to sleep, and then when I finally did, I had a horrible wedding nightmare where EVERYTHING went wrong (including my guests falling asleep at the reception). I woke up at 5 and decided to come into work early to do wedding stuff - more constructive than having bad dreams about it!
Posted on March 27, 2008 at 3:35 am
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I havent had one yet. But when I was in 6th grade (I use to have a problem with sleep walking and nightmares) it was X-Mas eve and I ran into the living room crying. My mom and her bf were like what the heck?? I started screaming like a mad ma because my dress wasn't right and flowers were the wrong color. MY mom tried telling me it was just a dream but I kept telling her "my wedding is ruined-I hate you!" lol.....I hope I don't start doing that again!
Posted on March 27, 2008 at 3:40 am
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well I am a worry wort so I if I wake up in the middle of the night I lay there and think about all the things I need to do still for the wedding. But slowly the list is going down and now I get up and write everything down so I can fall back to sleep. With 15 days till the wedding I need my sleep or these dark circles are not going to go away.
Posted on March 27, 2008 at 5:21 am
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Gosh I can totally relate to this. I'm a worry freak...been having sleepless nights for weeks now, all i dream about is wedding stuff and my brain won't shut off while trying to sleep. The wedding is 30 days away and I'm totally freaking out! I think my main worry is the reception decor and lack of space in the ballroom, since i'm very anal about those things.

Maybe us ladies need to go get more massages to relax.
I think on the night before the wedding i'll take some sleeping pills so that i'll feel rested on the big day.
Posted on March 27, 2008 at 5:52 am
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My wedding is in sixteen days. Every night and every day my mind is racing at 500 miles an hour thinking about what still needs to be done, when it needs to be done by, what is the timeline for the big day, what if someone is late, etc, etc.
I'm moving across the country directly after the honeymoon so I have a MILLION things to think about and I can hardly get a good night's sleep because of it.
That said, I am nearly out of my mind with excitement, as well!!
Posted on March 27, 2008 at 10:08 am

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