How high would you rate the stress of planning your wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How high would you rate the stress of your wedding planning?
    Unbearable! : (28 votes)
    10 %
    Fairly high stress. : (103 votes)
    36 %
    The fun and excitement has outweighed the stress. : (108 votes)
    37 %
    Not stressful at all. : (50 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    It was stressing me out so much that we decided to “elope”. Now it’s nothing.

    Post # 4
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    So far, it hasn’t been too bad. I feel like doing a destination wedding, you figure that most of it is out of your hands and the most important parts are having the people who think it’s important enough to fly for your wedding be there and actually getting married. The rest is all just icing.

    Post # 5
    11 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was so stressed out, for months. This came along with sleepless nights, and if i was sleeping i was having nighmares about the wedding…


    But in the end I had a beautiful wedding and when something went wrong ( a few things did) it didnt matter. It was all okay.

    Post # 6
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m loving pretty much everything about it. I’m a super type A planner so this is like heaven to me! Haha

    Post # 7
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee

    Most of our wedding planning occured in the 7 weeks before the wedding.  Earlier in the year we had to move, replace almost all of our furniture, my FIL passed away suddenly, and my MIL had heart surgery and was critically ill for 5 weeks following. I was also swamped at work.  The wedding took a back seat to everything else.

    It wasn’t until about 2 months prior that things settled down enough to turn my attention to the wedding.  I had to make some compromises (I didn’t get to walk down the aisle to Canon in D Frown ), but I didn’t have time to second guess myself or dither either. I didn’t stress about details, and when I made a decision, that was it and I moved on to the next thing.  So while it was stressful in the sense that 3 weeks prior, I still had no caterer, I didn’t have time to freak out about things because they just had to get done.  In hindsight, I think our compressed period of planning was a blessing in disguise.  2 weeks later, and I’m still hearing about how much fun everyone had, and frankly, no one gave a shit that my card box wasn’t special and unique or that there wasn’t a photobooth.

    Post # 8
    1107 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    So far the only stress I have is trying to save to pay for everything. Otherwise, since we’re having a 2 year engagement, it’s been SO nice to be able to do one thing a month, and spread it out. We already have everything big (photographer, ceremony and reception venues, decor and flowers, and I just bought my wedding dress!), just need catering.

    That said, tomorrow marks 20 months til the big day, so I think once we get down to the single digits, it’ll start to freak me out haha.

    Post # 9
    1609 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I loved planning my wedding! The biggest stress I had was my MIL giving me a hard time because my little cousin was a flower girl, but her darling neices (who are little monsters) wern’t invited.  But, I had the mentality of if you don’t throw in a dime towards the wedding, then you have absolutely no say in anything.

    I was just telling DH last night that I wish we could do everything all over again, including the planning.

    Post # 10
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    FI’s family has made things really difficult. They don’t support our marriage and have tried to get us to change our minds many times. 

    Just for info…we are both in our mid 30’s, support our selves completely (ie: independent) and this will be FI’s second marriage. In other words, there’s nothing really unusual about us. They just don’t like me and that we are going away, just us 2. 

    Post # 11
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    Lack of RSVPs has made me a basketcase. I wasn’t stressed until this point, but with a 59% response rate when our RSVP deadline is in six days, I’m angry and stressed out.

    Post # 13
    4601 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    It’s pretty high. I haven’t had much help with anything and in the beginning my support system was pretty nonexistant. I’m mostly just ready for the wedding part to be over. I haven’t enjoyed wedding planning much at all. 

    Post # 14
    2151 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I voted that the fun outweighs the stress, but some days it’s pretty high stress. 

    Post # 15
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I am very stressed. But, I don’t blame it all on just the wedding. My fiance and I work full time jobs (mine with a fairly demading schedule), and four year old twin girls who just started preschool in September, and we are in college.

    Today, I was off but had homework to do and couldn’t concentrate because I have the cake and makeup for the wedding in the back of my head nagging me. It literally made me sick. 🙁

    Post # 16
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Four words: Full. Service. Wedding. Planner. I was able to really enjoy the process this way! There are SO many details and aspects of wedding planning I had no idea existed before actually being there myself, and I seriously can’t imagine doing it all myself and maintaining my actual life at the same time! No thanks…I would probably have wanted to elope too.

    I really only stressed the last 2 weeks with logistical details regarding family coming into town because I wanted to make sure everyone was happy and no one felt left out.


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