Issues you have run into

posted 3 years ago in July 2014
Post # 3
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3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

No real issues here!

I’m sitting here trying to figure out if I have emails for everyone…. I’m sure there’s an easier way to do this, but here I am cutting and pasting like a loser. I am scared I’m going to find out I totally neglected to send a save the date to someone. Or more than one person!

My wedding is a destination wedding for the majority of guests. I’m planning on giving all my single friends a +1, and secretly hoping assuming that most of them won’t bring one. I’m also inviting all the kids and REALLY hoping most of them can’t come b/c of the cost of flying here. But even if everyone and their +1 comes, bring it on! 😀

My main issue is my language barrier. My FI thinks my Czech is fluent enough to speak to people like Hotel staff and arrange (or try to) wedding blocks of rooms, etc. But I know I wouldn’t be able to communicate re: things like that, so I’m avoiding. 🙁

Post # 4
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@REchick:  The only thing I have left to do is get the permit for our park… Unfortunately we forgot about it and the park that we want is booked. I am so sad! Permits for parks in Toronto are ridiculously priced. All the nice ones are $350-$450 for two hours and usually those parks are super busy during summer months. I either need to dish out the big bucks or find another park. Bummer 🙁

Post # 5
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@REchick:  No major issues.  The budget has gone a bit over but that’s due to the fact that I had a case of dress regret and bought a new one today – that I love love love.  Trying to sell the first gown and was able to return the reception dress since the new one is light enough to keep on all day.  Other than that… not really.

Post # 6
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am having the hardest time deciding what to do for our full catholic mass ceremony programs! We have a lots of odds and ends to still finish; cake topper, garter, lingerie, flower ribbon, attendants gifts, groom gitft, how we want to do our koozies, and labels for our invitations!

Post # 7
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251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Having a church wedding is an absolute pain! Doing preparation at our home church and then we are having to work with another church 3 hrs away. And I just found out last week that despite what we were told in August, we are not on the calender at the church we’re supposed to be getting married at! The old preist left, who said he would marry us, and now apparently we are not allowed to use the new one?! They won’t put us on the calender until we have a priest confirmed, so now I am kind of worried.

This would not be half as bad if I actually wanted a church wedding in the first place…

Post # 8
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@MsBark:  That sucks! I ran into a similar problem here in vancouver. I wanted to have a ceremony in stanley park (a DT park) but it was $450 AND they only let you have 20 chairs. Screw that, if I’m doing a stand-up ceremony I’m doing it rogue style and not paying $450. So I ended up finding a nearby municipality that rents park space. Found it by scouring the internet, see what you can dig up. I’m not sure how toronto’s municipalities are governed but I looked up nearby districts and municipalities, and ultimately found something run by Metro Vancouver, which is some sort of government agency that typically runs infrastructure-type things over the entire vancouver region (i.e. over all the munipalities). They have a park in North Vancouver (not sure why North Vancouver didn’t tell me this, but oh well) that they oversee that is at a dam, and there’s a park beside it with a killer view of the mountains. And it’s cheaper than the vancouver park sites and they’ll let me bring chairs no prob. So long story short, look into other places in Toronto and if there is a Metro Toronto organization try them… you never know!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We haven’t really had any issues, except that the guest list keeps increasing because friends and family keep starting new relationships! Lol. I joked with FILs “that’s it, no new relationships allowed!” because we’re already over the max number our venue can comfortably hold. It’s a shame to be hoping that a few people will RSVP no! At least our venue is a marquee so if necessary we can add an extension to the tent, but it would be pricy to have to do that.

Post # 10
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@BassGirl:  thanks for the tip! unfortunately the way the city of Toronto works is even if it is another municipality, it is still run by the city of Toronto, unless we go an hour away which is kind of far. My cousin told me about a uni campus that has a beautiful garden and its 5 minutes from our church which is perfect! It is only $175 (we are getting an alumni rate) and they only book 2 weddings per day which is great because we wont be fighting for picture spots with other weddings. It is also connected to one of the parks/gardens that was in the $400 range so we’ll probably sneak on over there anyways 😛 

Post # 11
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@REchick:  A couple little issues. The first was our photographer. When I was in grade 11 I discovered the most amazing photographers (2 women in my city) and I was in LOVE with their work, and since then I always said that they HAD to shoot my wedding. Well when I finally got engaged and set a date they were the first people I emailed, and I didn’t hear back from them for a couple of weeks. Eventually they e-mailed me back said that because weddings take up their whole summers and so much time, they are going to stop shooting wedding in 2013 and spend more time with their young children. It was understandable, but it broke my heart! I cried lol, I thought I was going to be stuck with a really crappy one..but after a few weeks I found the ‘real’ most amazing photographer!!! She was hard to find because she has just been increasing in popularity. But i LOVE LOVE LOVE her. She was the first thing we booked! We are now facebook friends and every sunday she posts pictures from the day before and each one just gets better and better! Now when I look at the original photographers -which they still take really nice photos, but not nearly as good as my photog- and i’m so relieved I didn’t bok them!

 

The other little issue was with the bridemaids- 2/3 of them didn’t like their dresses last minute which they picked out. So it made for a very stressful weekend of texting/calling back and forth as they tried new ones on (I don’t live in the city where we are getting married/where everyone else lives). But evenutally they found beautiful dresses that we all love!

 

The last issue was with a photobooth. The city where i’m getting married only has 2 photobooth rental places- 1 i’m pretty sure is a scam because they were very …weird and suspicious. The other was legit and we were going to book them. Our date was available, but she said only after 6pm…which the whole wedding would be over by then!. So that was a big let down. She said she would contact me if an afternoon one became available. But I think we are jus going to hire my photog’s second photographer for a couple hours and make a DIY photobooth so take pictures and then send them to all the guests after the wedding. We will save a lot of money doing it this way, but now we need to figure out another favor for the guests to leave the wedding with (it was going to be their photobooth strip).

Post # 13
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

(1) I have never felt as if my family was excited about our engagement. I threw an engagement party for us because no one else was going to. 

(2) His family thinks I’m frivolous. They are of means, but acted shocked when we asked if they wouldn’t mind doing a modest rehearsal dinner. They said they’d never been to a rehearsal dinner before. It doesn’t have to be a 5 course meal, but I don’t think my family should have to absorb that cost on top of everything else. 

(3) I’m in floral hell. I met with two florists last week. The one whose work I really liked gave an estimate of 15k, then 7k. The other one gave an estimate of 5k, but I found his flowers very ordinary. So now I need to find another one. 

Post # 14
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@REchick:  wow, a diy photo booth? If you figure it out let me know!

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