Anyone planning a wedding different from what they pictured?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Are you planning/have had the wedding you always dreamed of?
    Yes : (40 votes)
    47 %
    Some parts : (28 votes)
    33 %
    No : (17 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MrsN14:  The fact that I am planning a wedding at all is far from what I pictured. I didn’t grow up with wedding visions, but FI really wanted a big to-do, so we are planning the real deal. 

    But I am actually excited about it now that we’ve gotten into it! I think it’ll be a fun time when all is said and done (getting married at an aquarium, so it’ll be a little different).

    Post # 5
    Member
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    YES!  We were planning to get married in Vegas (hence my username lol) but now we’ve decided to get married in our homestate and have a more traditional ceremony/reception deal.  I was worried I would feel like I had missed out on the whole “wedding experience” if we did Vegas and FI is a good sport and tells me to just do what will make me happy so…here we are now, jumping into the crazy world of actual, real wedding planning. 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    3432 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Not really.  But then again, I only started picturing a wedding when I was engaged.  It wasn’t something I dreamed about as a kid.

    Post # 8
    Member
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I planned (for as long as I can remember) a summer wedding, light colors, etc. Well my FI and I have just decided we want a winter/fall wedding (Dec. 6, 2014).  Totally different than what I imagined but the little planning I have done so far has been so fun!  Life doesn’t always work out how we plan..just gotta roll with it! 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    287 posts
    Helper bee

    I always thought I’d have a big, fancy wedding with 150+ people; all my family and friends and family friends. Now we’re planning a wedding for 15 people!

    Post # 10
    Member
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I was just thinking about this the other day. Some parts are what I always imagined, like the people I’m inviting, and the style of the reception (very simple). But a lot is different.

    I always imagined having an outdoor wedding on my parents farm. I had the whole thing planned. My parents had a walk-out basement, and to me it was the ideal location for the ceremony. It would have been a ceremony preformed by my United Church minister, simple and quick. The reception would have been at the community hall that was just a mile down the road. I really had the whole thing planned.

    Things have changed though, and the location is going to be totally different. My parents retired and moved to town, so there is no more farm for the wedding. We will now be having our wedding in my FI’s church, and the ceremony will be very different from what I have always imagined, because he’s an Orthodox christian, and I will be converting. FI and I live in the big city, so our reception site is also in the city.

    I’m happy with our venues and everything so far, but sometimes it does make me a little sad that I’m not having the wedding I had always dreamed of.

    Post # 11
    Member
    532 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Definitely! I was convinced we were going to elope but now I have somehow gotten roped into planning a destination wedding. It has its pros and cons but some days I wish we would just go back to the eloping idea.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Yes, completely. Admittedly I never spent a lot of time planning my future wedding before getting engaged, but I did envisage a more vintage romance type affair, in a rustic setting – maybe a grand country estate or mansion. 

    Instead – due to our current location, our expat circle of friends, our families being on opposite sides of the planet – we’re doing a destination wedding in Bali. BUT I’m working very hard with a wedding planner to eliminate as much of the tropical/exotic elements as possible, to put together a romantic French-inspired wedding in Bali.

    Post # 13
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    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MrsN14:  I had always figured that I wanted a semi-small wedding, very country, vintage, formal… basically everything you see in the wedding magazines and in movies.  That then changed to a similiar thing only on a beach.  That finally changed to our ‘final’ plan which is an ultra-small wedding at Disneyland (wait!  I can afford to get married at Disneyland?  Awesome!  It’s my absolute dream, but I just assumed that we couldn’t afford it.  Assumptions are a dangerous thing because I am now getting my dream wedding at a very affordable price).  So we ended up with an ultra-small, elegant, but very laid back and fun wedding.  I couldn’t be more happy!

    Post # 14
    Member
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Our wedding is definitely going to be different from what I imagined! I was really thinking something small and casual but, you guessed it, it’s turning into a bigger affair with more going on than anything I thought might happen! I am enjoying it though. I think in the end I will be glad to have done it this way.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Yeah, it’s definitely different. I always imagine a gorgeous ballroom, formal, very elegant. The reality is we’re getting married in an independent art museum, semi-formally, and totally us (geeky book theme!). How our priorities change. haha

    Post # 16
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @MrsN14:  I never had a “wedding I always dreamed of” because I was never that girl. However, my partner and I have changed our wedding plans 3 times now so our vision has definitely evolved (some parts by choice, others by circumstance).

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