We've all talked before about how weddings make us all crazy and whatnot. You obsess over invitations or decor or whatever. But there's a lot of stuff that nobody told me, so I'm telling you.
They don't talk about how the 12 days before a wedding make you go completely batsh*t nuts. Decisions are paralyzing and the event is so close you cannot see the forest for the trees. Even if all you have is time, none of it is enough time. Everything seems weighted with so much importance, so many decisions to make, and you don't have time to talk to everyone and get the approval of the fiance and the parents and the attendants. You just have to go and hope it turns out okay, but not having the time to think over decisions makes them seem horrifying and makes me want to hide under the couch.
Also, nobody mentioned that I would start rethinking every decision that I made early on and second guessing everything. My decision not to decorate the aisle? Totally to hell - I'm now obsessing over whether mums in baskets would be better or galvanized pails hanging off the shepherds hooks. My decision to buy $200 of paper lanterns? Now I think that they are too much work, too much stress, and that it gets dark so fast now that if we aren't going to light them, I shouldn't even bother with them. Plus, who is going to take them down???
I'm hoping to hit again that point of go-go-go decision making that I was in last week - everything just has to get done, so decide and move on! Or that point of not caring and just enjoying our family and friends who are in town. Time for some deep breathing.