Post # 1
Seems like it should be fun, and it was fun looking at magazines, buying the dress, etc. for the first couple months, but now I don’t really want to do it!
I’ve been jumping back into it because it needs to be done, but I don’t really care about the details! Right now it seems like a chore, like vacuuming or washing the dishes!
Post # 3
i love it because i love weddings, its exciting seeing all the ideas fall into place especially wheni get great deals and spend less than i budgeted.. i heart weddings
Post # 4
I went back and forth. For probably 2 months or so, I just wanted to scrap everything and elope. In the end, though, I’m glad we made it all the way to the wedding. Partway through the planning process, though, I definitely started removing the unnecessary stuff from the to-do list.
Post # 5
Meh…I would say I enjoyed it up til like the 4 or 5 month mark. Then it became a chore…and now, I just want it to be over!!!
Post # 6
@abbyful: Right now it is not as fun. Everything is due now, and I have so much going on outside of the wedding (school, just moved away from my family, etc), plus I had some wedding party woes. Thinking about being married and going on our honeymoon is what gets me thru.
Post # 7
Nope. There are fun moments. I thought I’d enjoy it more than I do. I always feel pressed for time & just want things done. Makes me a pretty decisive bride.
Post # 8
I am loving the process and spending some extra quality time with my mom throughout it. The only thing I haven’t liked so far was the guest list. We had to keep the numbers down so we couldn’t invite everyone we wanted which was sad. I’m also very indecisive so I change my mind a lot, but it keeps the fun rolling!
Post # 9
Hm…I’m not sure. I get disenchanted when I see how much it’ll cost but I did enjoy going out with my sister and best friend to try on dresses (bonding) and go over the details with them. Some parts like compromising with FMIL hasn’t been enjoyable but we’re merging two families…
Post # 10
You know, I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve definitely hit a lull though. I think part of that is realizing that it’s going to be over soon…very much in the same way that one heartily enjoys Christmas time and is a bit depressed come December 26th.
Post # 11
Parts of it I’ve really enjoyed. I liked finding my dress and I liked scouring Etsy for some of my accessories, gifts, invitations, etc. I really, really like addressing envelopes (weird, I know!) so that part was fun. Finding the perfect poem/reading for the ceremony was awesome. Opening the box that contained FH’s dress kilt! Thinking about our relationship, goals, etc in a deeper way than I had before is fun. Feeling like a “baby family” is fun. Even getting our marriage license was fun!
Not fun? Phone calls. Banquet managers who can’t find your paperwork or depoist three weeks before the wedding. Getting stood up by officients we’re trying to interview. Writing checks. And paying the credit card bill. And writing more checks. Feeling guilty for the money we’re spending (notice a pattern? 🙂 ). Trying to balance our wants with what others expect. Trying not to feel guilty that we’re doing this thing our way, not the ‘expected’ way.
I think I’m going to love our wedding, but at this point, I’m really, really looking forward to the honeymoon so I can relax!
Post # 12
I definately enjoy it. I enjoy it so much that I am going to be expanding my business to include wedding planning. I love putting together ideas and seeing them all come together.
Post # 13
Kind of, but it’s not something I love. It’s not something I hate and see as a chore, either, it’s just hard to make it my top priority I guess. I’m not one to obsess over it. If I sit down and make myself think about it and do some research and planning then I can get stuff down, but I have to make myself do it, because otherwise I’ll find something else to do.
Post # 14
I truly did enjoy it, but I’m a planner by nature. Like when we go on vacation, I make it my project and put together a big binder and research the crap out of things. Once we hit the 3 week mark though…I’m really just ready for it to be over. But for the majority of it, I really did love it!
Post # 15
I have a love/hate relationship with wedding planning. I find certain things very fun, and other things super stressful. I was never a huge wedding person before I started thinking about our own wedding (and reading weddingbee), and I’m honestly surprised how into the wedding and this community I’ve gotten. I guess because there’s a lot of other people here I identify with and the enthusiasm here helps get me more excited for my own wedding.
Post # 16
Hmmm. Reading these posts made me think my lack of enthusiasm for planning may be because I don’t really have any family around me. My parents are deceased & my nearest relatives are on the other side of the country. We’re not a close family anyway.
I feel like I’m missing something.
On the upside, I’m also missing a whole lotta drama.