Post # 1
I am curious: how many Bees have loved nearly everything about planning their wedding and being engaged? Has it been a wonderful experience and everything you dreamed of, or has it been stressful and full of unexpected anxiety?
So many people say wedding planning is stressful, and a lot of the upset and regret filled posts on the Bee seem to back that up. For me, however, the overall planning experience has been wonderful so far. I am having fun and I still absolutely love my fiance, ring, dress, venue, bridesmaids, future inlaws, etc. The planning experience has been a huge blessing and dream come true, and I am sure there must be other Bees that feel this way too. Any other Bees loving being engaged and planning?
Post # 3
I am loving everything about this time in my life. I would love it to go a little bit quicker because our wedding isn’t until 2015. I love my FH more every day. My bm’s are the most lovely friends a girl could have. My friend is even travelling to the UK from Aus to be a bm for me.
I feel so blessed to be planning our wedding.
Post # 4
I’ve LOVED the process. I’m super organised, though, and with less than 9 weeks to go I’m pretty much done!
Everyone thought I was going to be crazy stressed, but I’ve been so laid back/organised that it’s going perfectly 🙂
Post # 5
I’m still totally in love with fiance, dress, ring, bridesmaids, but my planning has definitely had stressful moments! Thinking we over-invited by too much (turns out we didn’t :)), on and off financial stress, keeping the bridal party on track with their outfits etc. but all in all I’m happy with how it’s turning out!
Post # 6
@Soon2BD-CBee: It is so nice to hear from another happy bride-to-be who is wise enough to realize how blessed she is! I also love everything about this time in life, and it makes me so happy to hear from like-minded people. Congratulations on everything. With an outlook like yours I have no doubt the entire process will remain wonderful!
Post # 7
@Miss Jackrabbit: I am glad you have loved planning! I like hearing from happy brides. I am sure your exceptional organization skills play a huge part in it, as does your positive attitude! Congrats!
@catudan13: It sounds like the most important elements are in place for you! Hang in there and I have no doubt you can sort out the rest. Don’t let any of that ruin the experience, because you deserve to have a wonderful experience.
Post # 8
Love all the decisions, all the people, everying about the wedding and getting married to my lovely FI. But I have had some stress at times. Mostly because my work has gone crazy busy and fitting in the planning and the working has left me exhausted. We started planning properly in April, are getting married in September and it’s a big traditional UK wedding. So lots to do in relativly small amount of time…..but I wouldnt change the date for anything. I cant wait for it to come around.
Post # 9
Yes I love my ring, bridesmaids, dress, and fiancé!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Planning has it’s ups and downs and I’m ready for the stress to go away, but I’ve never stopped loving the essentials!
Post # 10
I had a little dress regret (and got over it), a little financial stress, and a LOT of stress/anger/aosdhjaihdkasjh with FI’s brother, but other than that, it’s been fine. No drama over my ring, bridesmaids, FI, etc. etc. 🙂
Post # 11
@FLBlonde93: Me! Well, thus far anyway. The beauty of having a long engagement is the luxury of having time to research and compare vendors to get what we want in the price we want. We have the ceremony venue booked (deposit just needs to be put down), photographer organized, priest organized and we know where we want to have the reception.
The only thing that has been a headache was the colour of my gown. I’m not one of those brides who sees their wedding as their only chance to wear “the white dress” – in fact, wearing “the white/ivory/cream dress” holds no appeal to me whatsoever. I tried to compromise with my mother, as she is paying for my gown, because she wants to it to be “traditional” but every time I thought about me walking down the aisle in a traditional gown, I got really anxious and at times, nauseous. It just wasn’t right for me and as soon as I said that I wanted it in red and she was welcome to retract her offer, I felt more at peace. And she didn’t retract her offer.
So I am loving my wonderful FI, my beautiful rings, my awesome girls and everything else.
Post # 12
I’m still a year out, but at this moment in time I have my wonderful FI, my fave girls as BMs, a beautiful ring and my dream venue. And we just booked the caterer so my guests will be fed. Everything is going great!
Post # 13
I have LOVED being engaged!! I love my ring, I LOVE my dress and dress shopping was the most fun thing I’ve ever done! I have loved wedding planning (we had one snafu with a wedding coordinator we had to replace, but other than that it’s been fabulous). My FI and I are closer than ever, and it’s really been fun to do with my mom. One of my bridesmaids has been kind of annoying (not responding to emails, telling me how she’s going to steal all of my wedding ideas, etc) but I mostly just shrug it off. I am super excited for the wedding, but almost don’t want it all to be over!
Post # 14
I loved the DIY, my bridesmaids/friends, my ring and my wedding overall. Things I hated would include: dress shopping and dealing with my mom. My wedding was as perfect as it could get (gorgeous weather, everything on time, etc), but I’m still glad it’s over and I get to just enjoy my marriage now.
Post # 15
Me! It’s been a dream. I mean, I get to plan a big party, exactly how I want, that I don’t have to pay for. Talk about blessed! I did have dress regret, but I took care of it right away and am now absolutely thrilled with my new dress.
Post # 16
Clearly I loved everything about wedding planning… I’m married and still here, living vicariously through everyone still trying on wedding dresses!