Newly Engaged!

by Kate
(Endicott, NY)

So... After being a trucker's girlfriend for nearly 10 months, I suddenly became a trucker's fiancee! We've been dating for 3yrs, 4mos now, and are beyond ready for the transition to marriage, but I'm getting caught up on the Wedding preparations.

He's out for 2-3 months at a time, and will be becoming a Company driver (instead of working for a sub-contractor) in June of this year.

Anyone have suggestions for how to include him in our wedding planning? He'll have very limited time to be touring wedding and reception venues, talking to caterers, or having a hand in invitations/etc.

I just want to make sure that he doesn't feel left out...

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May 14, 2012
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Congrats! NEW
by: Brandee

Congratulations, Kate! You two look so cute and happy together!

May 11, 2012
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Thanx Hervy NEW
by: Helonwheels

Just thought I would help out. :)
love this site too!

May 11, 2012
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cow bells, whistles and confetti NEW
by: Hervy

Congratulations Kate! And I agree with Shayna, that is an awesome picture of you two.

and awesome checklist from Anonymous

May 10, 2012
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:) NEW
by: Kate

Thanks so much everyone! :)

May 10, 2012
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Love you pic! NEW
by: Shayna M.

Just wanted to say, I love your photo you posted on here! So cute! Congrats and good luck!

May 09, 2012
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That's great! NEW
by: Anonymous

Well now that sounds like you have given yourself some time to get ready for the wedding!

So I do have some tips that "well", help me in my everyday life.

Mandatory:
1. Calender
Use the calender system to regulate your checklist.

2. Daily checklist (yes daily :)) It's a good habit. Write down only a few items each day. Get them checked off and then begin slowly adding an extra item to be done each week until you build a
tolerance level and each month more and more will be accomplished with ease. You will begin to feel confident that you can handle more than you once thought.

3. Use your Time Management skills
This can help to keep you organized without becoming overwhelmed with life's little stressors, and the planning of your wedding. You can add to your checklist a time table to follow,
it can look something like this:

ie;
7:00 am Take shower and get ready for work.
8:00 am Feed the pets and give them love
8:30 am Make a quick grocery list
8:45 am Leave for work
9:00 am Arrive and begin work

Viewing these time frames keeps our mind aware of what needs to be done next and in a timely manner helps to keep us on track.

Well, I hope this helps some, but like anything you must stick to it. Swaying away from the rituals will make us become frustrated then feelings of being overwhelmed will set in. Indeed!

Good Luck! :)


May 09, 2012
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Well... NEW
by: Kate

The thing is- we're not really "rushing" to get married- our wedding is planned for mid-May of 2013. But it takes a lot of planning to make a wedding happen, and I want him to take part in it. I have a full time job myself, and another full time job taking care of our 4 combined dogs :)
So I want to involve him, but I don't want to wait too long to start planning if I don't have to. I also don't want to bombard him with wedding stuff every time he gets home- although that might be unavoidable.

May 09, 2012
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Congradulations! NEW
by: Anonymous

Well, since he will be changing jobs soon maybe you can wait to do all the planning when he is home more often, and after all you just got engaged it does not mean you must be married right away right?

Or does it?

Just something to think about! :)
Happy Trucking!
Congratulations too! :)

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