On the Edge

This weekend has really made me realise how stressed I am about the wedding. I feel under quite a bit of pressure. Not from anyone, but from myself. I’m counting down the weekends and counting up the tasks left to do and it’s not good, people. It’s frightening me! I keep reassuring myself that it’s all under control. I’ve got lists coming out of my ears (weekend breakdown of tasks, day before schedule, wedding day hour by hour timeline) but still I feel stressed. I feel that terrible feeling that I have forgotten something.

Our family friend is doing the bouquets and button holes. She’s fabulous and I have no doubt that it will all be beautiful. But we sat there and she asked me simple questions, like do you want the stems to be covered with material or just the stalks showing? And simple things like that and I started to panic and feel overwhelmed. In the middle of our meeting I was almost in pieces. Come on, Anna, pull it together! I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I can’t shake the panic.

Well, in the end we managed to tick the flowers off the list, then Ben’s outfit off the list after he had his fitting. He looked very dapper. And we chose our hymns. Whew! So it is going well, it just doesn’t feel like it, you know? There’s still so much to do.

Though I am generating some of this stress myself by taking on more things than strictly necessary. Like the sweet/candy buffet. I don’t have to have one, but the wedding has a candy theme and both Ben and me love love love sweets so it seemed rather apt. Anyway, I’ve been hunting around charity shops and Amazon and have found pretty much the selection I want to use. Then I went to Hobby Craft and got some ribbons and decorative bits to jazz them up a bit:

Sweet bufet

I want to add another larger vase and a big round bowl and I think that should be enough…maybe? The triangle white thing is polystyrene so I can display lolly pops on there. I’ve got shredded white paper to fill the bottom of some of the larger contains so it adds that little something else to it. And labels to hang off the lids or prop next to the containers. In the pink bag is our collection of sweets so far:


It doesn’t look much but it’s quite a big bag and I think I’ve got about half of what I need. So good progress! I’m also going to attempt to have marshmallows dipped in chocolate and sprinkles on display and my friend is baking me some cupcakes. So not too shabby!

On a non-wedding note (though that doesn’t seem to exist for me at the moment), I ran just over 7 miles on Saturday…

28.07 run

…and then had the best smoothie breakfast afterwards. It was really yummy!

28.07 smoothie28.07 Smoothie 2

Post Run ChocNut Smoothie

Approx. 200ml almond milk

1 x Alpro almond chocolate dessert

1tbs crunchy PB (no added sugar)

1tbs chia seeds

A pinch of xanthan gum

28.07 smoothie ingredients

It was so thick and delicious. Really filling. I ate it with a spoon, it was like pudding. Definitely a winner for me.

Right I will calm myself and stop stressing so much about the wedding…or at least I will try to!

Hope your week is starting well!

8 Replies to “On the Edge”

  1. Anna! Do not worry! Everything will fall into place just perfectly! DO NOT stress! Make fun out of planning this is you planning the best day of your life! Take a few deep breaths every morning and remind yourself of that! Make it fun! Love and Shine CourtStar

    1. Thanks 🙂 I think it’s just a case of stepping back and taking a breath, like you said. It is all going fine so I shouldn’t stress. I guess I’m just feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all.

  2. I’ve heard so many people say that planning their weddings is the most stressful thing they’ve ever done so sending sympathy your way! It’s so much easier said than done but try to chill and just think that it’s all about you and Ben and you having a good day; your friends will love whatever you do and it will all come together 🙂
    The sweet buffet sounds a great idea – and congratulations on the run!

    1. Thanks Eleanor. That’s the main thing, isn’t it? Just enjoying it and having all my family and friends there and I’m sure it won’t matter if a colour doesn’t match or something goes wrong!

  3. I love that your wedding has a candy theme, that sounds so great! 🙂
    I think it’s totally normal to be stressed about all this stuff. There are so many decisions to make and everything is just new (I’m not the most decisive person myself, so feeling with you).
    I know it’s easy to say that but try to find moments of peace between all this stress and take little time outs. I’m sure everything will work out and you two will have a lovely day 🙂

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