(Closed) Any Brides Surprised by How Wedding Obsessed You’ve Become?

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: What have you learned about yourself while wedding planning?
    That I am a closet CONTROL FREAK... : (20 votes)
    41 %
    That I have an edgy little OCD issue.. : (21 votes)
    43 %
    That nails can only be bitten down so far before the pain begins... : (2 votes)
    4 %
    That I should have hired a wedding planner... : (6 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    yes, that is so me! Luckily I’ve convinced myself to keep certain un-wedding aspects, like letting my girls pick their own dresses and shoes (giving them a color and telling them to have fun at whatever store) but then I come across the cutest idea in a magazine/blog/google image search and think… okay, now how do I work this in?

    I started blogging so I’d have somewhere to express all my ideas without my FI being annoyed… I have also started making the shift to design magazines because we are going to start furnishing a house from scratch (literally, all we have is a bed, a nightstand, TV and TV stand) next year! 

    PS you can TOTALLY send your wedding mags my way. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’ve gotten WAY more involved and stressed about it than I ever thought I would!!

    I think part of my problem is that I have a really hard time making decisions (in all aspects of my life).  I obsess about making the right decision, even if it’s just deciding what to have for lunch.  So, even though I don’t particularly care which shade of grey my tablecloths are, I still had to decide and then my OCD kicked in and I was obsessed with making sure I pick the "right" shade.  I’m also trying to be cost-efficient and that is causing me a lot of stress.  I spend way more time that I should shopping around and I’m slowly learning that it’s just not worth it sometimes.

    I’m SO ready to be married and I’m glad we are doing a traditional-ish wedding but I’m really not enjoying planning it 🙁

    One more month and then I can go back to being the old, non-obsessed-with-weddings Daisy!

    Post # 5
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    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Yes.  Part of it is that it’s a lot of money to spend, and I’d like to make intelligent decisions about spending it.  I don’t have a lot of wedding magazines, but I’ve spent my fair share of time researching venues, photographers, trying on dresses, etc.

    @cinemaparadiso – my FI also gets annoyed if there’s too much wedding talk.  Thank god for weddingbee.  

    Post # 6
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    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Ms. Hoboken, this was hilarious. I know exactly what you mean. I never dreamed of a wedding dress, ring, flowers, any of it–and now I can’t stop thinking of all that! I think it started first with my blog and then it just got out of control–now I check my blogs 3-4 times a day … and Wedding Bee a LOT more. I often want a break from it all, but I always come back more obsessed than ever!

    Post # 7
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    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Im pretty unbride regardless however I have always been into fashion and decor and creating things. I might seem obsessed but not by choice – I just know if I dont do it myself it wont be what I have envisioned in my head – however, FI is already offering to pay whatever for certain things (i.e. invitation mailers) so I wont take on another DIY project – he says you are doing so much already and dont want to give you more. Im just detail oriented for many things especially now for the wedding.

    I have a vision in my head & I guess I am obsessed with executiing it! LOL!

    Post # 8
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Oh, does anyone know if wedding magazines are recyclable?  I’ve got a huge stack of them headed for that bin in a few weeks!!

    Post # 10
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    618 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    *raises hand*  I’m obsessed and my wedding’s OVER!!    Guess I’m having a bit of a hard time letting go!  It’s still so much fun looking at all the amazing dresses, pictrues and projects.  The inspiration doesn’t stop!

    Post # 11
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @mshoboken – LOL, I appreciate your confession. 

    Post # 13
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    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i’m in the same boat. i am blaming my current (and constant) obsession with wedding planning to my previous nonchalant attitude. i just say, "well, most ladies having been dreaming of this since they were little girls, so i’m just making up for lost time."

    Post # 14
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    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’m completely taken aback at my obsession!  I never in a million years imagined I would become so wedding focused.  I have to research dozens of options and vendors, always fearing that if I don’t, I’ll make the wrong choice!  I’ve also been surprised at how laid back I am once the decision has been made.  I AGONIZED over each and every vendor, but once we put down the deposit, I never went back on my decisions.  My confession- Before I myself became engaged, I completely judged Brides-to-Be when they droned on about their own weddings.  I fear I have some bad bridal karma coming my way…

    @ Daisy Bride  –  The wedding mags should be recyclable.  I’ve always put all my mags in the recycling bin without a problem.

     

     

    Post # 15
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    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m not even engaged and yet I still have a file on my computer with 300 inspiration pictures! And an accordian folder with labels that I put things into (I cut up all the magazines as soon as I get them so the boyfriend doesn’t see them even though he’s the one who brought up getting married). Obsessed would definitely be the word!

    Post # 16
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Ugh, yeah. I didn’t want the wedding stuff to have any effect on the rest of my life at all, and here I am on Weddingbee during work hours while I return a vendor’s message. Sigh.

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