For those of you who aren’t familiar with the situation, I am a long distance bride. Currently, I reside in Virginia, and our wedding will take place in Florida. It is about a 14-hour drive to get home from where we live, and plane tickets are…well…expensive considering the economy right now!
This puts me in what is sometimes a frustrating situation! When we first got engaged, the excitement of the wedding planning was in full swing. The venue search was a relatively fast ordeal…my dress was selected after only a few trips to bridal salons (I am decisive, what can I say?), and after attending a wedding expo, I was the lucky recipient of a prize for flowers from a local florist, as well as a DOC package. It seemed as though things were falling into place, and I was at peace.
I don’t feel that way lately.
Ok, so for the most part, the important aspects of our wedding have been booked. ***Insert a temporary sigh of relief*** But, when it comes to the small (yet important) details, I start to feel a knot forming in my stomach. I need to get our Save the Date’s printed, addressed, and sent out…I need to start on DIY projects (because there are many…the guestbook, flower girl pomander, favors, centerpieces, table linens, etc…I could go on…but I don’t want you to fall asleep…), and I need to maintain sanity while doing so!
It isn’t that I don’t think I can accomplish this on my own. Its that I wish I was getting the support I know I would receive if I were still in Florida. I wish my mother were around to help me. Lately, with all the plans we’ve been making, I feel as though I am constantly on the telephone, attempting to relay information…or making a phone call to ask advice/confirm details before I make a decision. It definitely doubles the amount of time it takes me to get things done!
Is there anyone else out there struggling to be a long-distance bride? What have you/are you doing to streamline the process?