Post # 1
Not sure if anyone else is in a wedding related business. I am not officially, but I am the one person all my friends come to for style advice. I have done wedding planning, wedding stylist, DOC, baby shower planning, decorating, clothing consultant for years. WHich may I add I find hilarious because I never feel put together or stylish. If someone wants a party everyone assumes I will be the hostess.
So now it is time for planning my wedding.
My FI was marched to the JP for his first wedding 20 years ago. His mom and her mom showed up at the Auto body place he worked in part time while he was in college, handed him a clean shirt and drove him to the courthouse and married him off to his pregnant GF. It left a bad taste in his mouth and he wants a beautiful wedding this time. So this is my gift to him. He wants to start this right and he wants beautiful memories and traditions to be the foundation of our marriage.
I am so worried about the details, and I have to admit that reading all the blogs and seeing all the picture perfect “real weddings” make me doubt.
I know I need to just chill. Take a week off – not think about the whole thing.
But I do want perfection.
Anyone else feeling the pressure?
Post # 3
I am in a similar situation. My FHs first wedding was very “tacky” in his words, and it was all stress and no fun. This time around he wants an elegant formal wedding with someone else doing all the day of details. There was alot of stress with the last one, and he is actually having a good time helping me with the details. But I do feel the stress to make it everything he wants and everything that I want and have it all go right (even thought they never go perfectly).
Post # 4
LOL, I know what you are talking about. During my wedding planning, I only got about half the details actually planned. About 2-3 weeks before the wedding, we were trying to figure out chairs, DJ, how we were going to cook the meat (we had prime rib for 150), where everyone was staying… But after it was all said and done, I was told that we had one of the most beautiful weddings that some of our guests had ever been too. I think someone actually just told us that last week even, 6 months after the fact. You know what you’re doing, and even just wearing a dress, having flowers, attendents, etc, is more than he had the first time around, so I think it will end up perfect as long as you don’t stress. Enjoy it as much as you can (I didn’t, too stressful for me), but I also wouldn’t wait until the last minute to finalize your details so you don’t put any undue stress on yourselves. Good luck, even though I doubt you really need it! 🙂