(Closed) Hardest Part of Planning???

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What was your most (surprisingly) stressful planning aspect? Vent in the comments!
    Bridesmaid Stuff (Dress & Drama) : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Venue : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Details: Flowers, Photo, DJ, Video, Favors, Invites, etc... : (34 votes)
    38 %
    Guest List : (23 votes)
    26 %
    My Dress! : (3 votes)
    3 %
    The Groom! : (0 votes)
    In Laws : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Your own Family : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The DJ is becoming a thorn in my side. We haven’t found one yet due to the experienced ones being way over priced and the not so experienced ones being so cheap they scare me off. Centrepieces are giving me nightmares. I want something so beautiful, but works within my budget.

    Post # 4
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    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Deciding the overall big picture – I really wanted something tiny, like running off to San Francisco City Hall with our parents and a few others, followed by some awesome lunch out. My FI wasn’t too keen on that, and neither was anyone else, so I had to learn to embrace the idea of a bigger wedding in my town. That was not something I was completely opposed to – but it was hard to shift my big picture vision, especially with immigration and timing issues brought into the picture.

     

    After deciding to do a more normal sized wedding her, it’s been pretty easy. I’ve only ever met with one venue, one photographer, and one celebrant, and I booked them all. I did lots of research beforehand, so I have been happy with my choices.

     

    Post # 5
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    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s the little details that are getting to me. Like the sign in table… I have no idea what I’m going to do to make it look cute and cohesive. Dang Pinterest for making me think I have to have a sign in table to make people go WOW =) 

    Post # 6
    Member
    62 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m dying trying to budget properly. I have a pretty decent guest list set up that FI agrees to. I have a few venues picked out that are alright. But it’s the little stuff. Renting chairs at $2.50 per. Renting tables at $50 for three. It adds up so quickly!!

    Post # 8
    Member
    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Guest list. So many people, so little space.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1221 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

    @bruinchick4:  +1  

    The details/small things (most of which probably didn’t exist before pinterest):  cool sign in table, fun stuff for guests to do at tables, fancy signature drinks and signs for them, gifts for parents/bridesmaids, stuff to do at rehersal dinner, etc.

    Also the registry.  We are having such a hard time deciding what to register for.

    Post # 10
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    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @bruinchick4:  I hear ya! I feel like it needs to be so elaborate but really my guests will stand there, sign a book and then go and sit down.

    Post # 11
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    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The biggest and more surprising problem for me was my bridesmaids. (I’m only having 2 – maid of honour and bridesmaid). Finding a dress to fit two different body types and trying to keep the prices reasonable for them was really hard. Plus, they weren’t as supportive/helpful as I thought they would be in the beginning. After feeling like I didn’t even have a wedding party, I sat down and talked to them and voiced my concerns. Now they’re there for everything and it’s been a great bonding experience for us.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Guest list x 100 for us. We paid a set price for 150 people and anything over that was going to cost $55 a person. We ended up inviting almost 200 and 129 showed up. it ended up working out perfectly. 

    Post # 13
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    9234 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    For me it’s all the boring crappy details like where to buy tablecloths? how do I make sure people don’t drive drunk the 10 minutes into town? how many hotel rooms to block?  BLAH.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1032 posts
    Bumble bee

    For me, the hardest part of planning, is everything, because I’m 3,000 miles away. (I live in CA but family lives in NY, where our wedding will be.) I’ve got my venue already (my aunt’s house) but I still need tent rental… catering… photographer… cake… oh boy. 🙁

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    The venue has been the hardest for me, thus far.

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