Bride-to-be Blogger Kathleen: Three Months Left!


I wish I knew where to start. I am kind of in this strange mental state of disbelief, excitement and slight panic. I feel like when you set up a wedding website and the countdown hits around the three-month mark, it should warn you that you will immediately start having nightmares and mild bouts of anxiety.

I don’t want to scare anyone who’s still coming up to this point—it isn’t like an overwhelming meltdown feeling—but you definitely start feeling like things should no longer be placed on the back burner. Like you have just crossed over into “game-time” mode, and your brain just keeps playing the Rocky tune over and over again. I have no idea where the last year and three months have gone, but time is no longer my friend.

So what is left on our to-do list? Well, we mainly just have all of the little stuff like accessories, bridal party gifts, timeline construction, fittings and stuff like that. However, let me tell you, just because a task is considered “little” in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t cause severe brain farts. I have been really good with all of the main items that make up a wedding—I mean, we had all of our major vendors booked at least a year in advance. I was on the ball. But now, something simple like making hair appointments at a salon for six people seems like I’m trying to redefine the laws of thermodynamics. Seriously, I called the other day to set up an appointment and I’m pretty sure this is what came out of my mouth: “Hello, I. Am. Up-do. How much? Do you sell pickles?” What is that?

My game plan for the next few weeks is to nail down as many small details as I can, regardless of where we are on the calendar. I no longer feel the need to hold back on planning things out because we “have plenty of time.” Like, I don’t care that the toiletry baskets for the bathrooms at the reception will be constructed and sitting in our guest bedroom for three months, they are getting crossed off the list. Eye of the tiger baby, eye of the tiger.

Did you come to a moment in your planning where you realize there was no long “plenty of time,” and that you pretty much had to just get cracking on everything? How do I just keep rolling along and not start panicking?




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