Wayside Wedding

I know things have been a little quiet on the wedding front over here, but that's not my fault. I have an explanation.

I work at a very small hospital in Manhattan; however, this small hospital is fully-staffed when we have three registered dietitians splitting the case load. Well, we've only had two for the past few months and there's no telling when we're going to hire another. Because of this, I have not been able to take any time off from work...and have pretty much stopped planning my wedding.

I mean, I'm still getting married in 79 days, but I don't know what type of wedding it's going to be anymore. There are so many things that I need to do-things that I need to be OFF FROM WORK in order to accomplish, but that's just not possible. I'm tired. I'm defeated. I'm stressed. And there's not a damn thing I can do about it.

When am I supposed to get my dress fitted when I'm working every weekend until October? When are we supposed to get our marriage license when I have no weekdays off to head down to City Hall? How am I supposed to plan the most IMPORTANT DAY OF OUR LIVES when I am half-dead when I get home from work everyday. These are all questions I do not have the answers to and it's taking all the fun out of this whole process.

The worst part is, I can't project any of this anger and frustration on anyone in particular. The economy sucks and it doesn't care that I have a wedding to plan. I feel very fortunate to have a job at all, but it makes me sad to think that our wedding celebration is going to suffer as a result. We only have ten weeks left. TEN! There's too much left to do and some of it is not going to get done.

This is normally the point in my posts that I ask for advice or a different perspective, but I honestly don't think that there's any way to rectify this situation. It's totally and completely out of our hands. Wil sees the worry on my face and I know that it kills him that there's nothing he can do to make this wrong, right. 

I guess the only thing I have left to do is hope and pray for the best. What's most important about our wedding day is that we get to celebrate the occasion with everyone near and dear to us. All the other stuff is just stuff. Maybe if I keep telling myself that, I'll actually come to believe it.

6 comments

Deer Donna said... August 24, 2011 at 5:47 AM

if you need any help lemme know, i can do diy things from a distance and send them to you. i would LOVE to!!! honestly!

and oh also, can your bridesmaids help? can hubby get the licence?

Danfredo Rivera said... August 24, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Thanks, Donna. The DIY stuff that we're doing involves some pretty heavy stuff, so that probably work out for you to pitch in...unless you have any ideas about new, less time-consuming projects. Our theme is the NYC Subway. Think away!

There is not a single bridesmaid who lives within 60 miles of me, so no go there. Oh, and hubby has to come with me to City Hall. He wants to help, but all the other stuff is "lady stuff." Sigh.

MODERN MOM said... August 24, 2011 at 7:14 AM

I can help out too! I will make some calls when I get to work maybe I can get u some mock ups by the end if the day {{fingers crossed}}

SmooveSalsero said... August 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM

I can't say I know exactly how you feel 'cause... well... I haven't been in the wedding-planning position before (you're invited whenever that happens... whenever that happens lol). But I know it has to be frustrating for you. If I know you as well as I think I do though, God and the resilience that I know is in you will make it through this!

Jennifer said... August 24, 2011 at 10:35 AM

That really sucks girl. I'm sorry. I say ask for as much help from friends/bridemaids and moms as possible.

As for those wondering if hubby can get the license, here in NY you BOTH need to be there.

MODERN MOM said... August 26, 2011 at 10:04 AM

I haven't forgetten about you still calling in some designer friends I know to see what they come up with for your programs.

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