Post # 1
This is my first post here! Although I’ve been lurking all day. Anyway,
My sister had an AWESOME wedding in the summer of 2010. I mean, literally everything about it was perfect.
Now that it’s time for me to plan my wedding, I find myself wanting to use a lot of her same ideas. I don’t want my wedding to be a repeat of hers but I am really not very stylish/imaginative/crafty like she is…I don’t know how to come up with my own ideas while still making my wedding equally as great as hers was, and I know there will be comparison. Any advice?
Post # 3
Have you purchased some magazines and gone through websites, like this one, and printed, tore out some idea that you like. Make a board or tape them to a notebook page. Use those as inspirations for your decisions.
Post # 4
I think there are plenty of things that are fine to repeat.
Have you thought of asking your super creative sister to help come up with ideas?
If there’s anything in particular, maybe we can suggest thigns to make it different.
Also, I don’t think people really compare weddings the way brides think they do. I could see if you both had the same theme, colors, food, venues, etc, but chances are it won’t match up like that.
Post # 5
I agree with fluffy mittens. See if you can have your sister help you out. She may have tons of ideas that came across her mind when she was planning that she DIDNT use that you might love.
Plus, I dont think its a big deal to repeat some things.
The internet is a great place to browse too!
Post # 6
Thanks all! I am DEFINITELY having her help me plan my big day, she has such great taste. It’s just hard because I’d like to be able to give myself a shot at planning something completely unique AND equally as awesome, but I feel like I don’t have good enough taste to do that.
I have been browsing different sites and saving things I like. My colors are different, but do include one of the colors that she had. The venue is completely different so I suppose I’m just worrying a bit too much about what other people will think.
It’s just that inevitably every time I see an idea I like I ask myself if my sister would think it was cheesy.
Post # 8
What ideas are you thinking about having?
Post # 9
My best friend is having her wedding at the end of March while mine is in December. I’ve been to most of her appointments with her: dress, venue, flowers, etc, so sometimes I feel like I can’t have something if she has already picked something like it. I was engaged about a year before her and only looked at 2 ceremony/reception venues, the first one was nice but I fell in love with the second place so we decided on that. Turns out that my friend is having her wedding at the first place me and my FH looked at! I cringe to think what would have been said by all my friends and family (as there will be a lot of the same people at both our weddings) about me “copying” her wedding. But then I started thinking, even if we chose the same place, we are two totally different people with different likes and personalities. Me and FH happen to LIKE a lot of the cheesy stuff and would have made our wedding our own by incorporating our quirks into a lot of things.
I don’t think anyone would compare your wedding to your sister’s, as you are two separate individuals and everyone attending will love your wedding for YOU, not for what your sister did at hers and you just happened to like some of the same things 🙂