July Brides – what's currently annoying you?

posted 2 years ago in July 2014
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I feel your pain.. My wedding is July 18th and…

 

*One of my bridesmaids won’t respond/ hasn’t bought her dress.. (I have decided she is no longer in the wedding and did not include her in the program)

 

*My caterer is responsible for food, flowers, cake, tables, chairs, etc. and we have only heard back about the food.

 

Oh the joys of wedding planning!

Post # 3
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1072 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Dear god, don’t even get me started:

1) Just found out our venue has appalling ghetto toilets on an entirely different floor to the restaurant, and nobody told us. Currently trying to figure out what we can do since we have a few people with disabilities coming and there is basically no way down there but stairs.

2) My bridesmaids dresses look like they won’t arrive until 2 days before the wedding due to a miscommunication with the seller…if they arrive.

3) My makeup artist has ignored my last two emails over the last two weeks.

4) My florist has gone totally AWOL and just stood up my fiance for their meeting – the next time we are in town is 3 days before the wedding. I kind of hate them right now but the venue insists we have to use this florist if we want flowers.

5) Food allergies, food allergies everywhere.

Tearing out my hair right now. Just keep on reminding myself that it will all be OK…

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

All the people who keep saying “I might bring a guest.” Ugh…just decide already…

 

The wedding is 10hrs drive for most people, if they don’t have a “guest” chosen by now I am thinking there won’t be one unless they are taking vacation.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

*trying to lose 2 more pounds and they just. Won’t. Drop. Even though I have been pretty good at dieting and exercising!

*the weather forecast isn’t available yet! I really really hope it doesn’t rain…

*I managed to get sunburnt at the weekend and now I have bright pink blotches on my arms. Fail. 

*my skin has decided that now is the time to get spotty again. I’m wearing as little makeup as I can bear in the hope it calms down again. 

*I started a new job in March with really long hours and now I know I’m going to be the bride with bags under her eyes…

yeah, we can see a theme here that I’m a bit worried about how I’ll look on the big day!

Post # 6
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I guess my biggest complaint right now is that I didn’t end up losing much weight, but I’m not heavy or anything so it doesn’t really matter.

Also, I have a momzilla who brings out the worst in me. Cannot wait until the wedding is over!

Post # 8
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Newbee

Oh my gosh!! Can it really be true?!? YES there are only 40 days until my wedding!!! AHHH July 19th. I am planning my wedding from across the country… so that makes things hard!  

One. I just realized that our venue does not allow sparklers, or confetti or anything really… good-bye grand exit?? I am sort of thinking of just having sparklers anyway… dont ask and ask for forgivness after?? I am not worried about loosing a deposit since we dont have one and its not like we are going to burn the place down…..

 

Two… My mom had this BRILLIANT idea to use old family china for the reception. The problem? FAMILY. My grandmother has literally 6 sets of china from her, her mom, my grandfathers mom, her aunt etc. Now she is worried about us using it all and just told my mom that she doesnt want anything to get broken! The reality is that one or 2 plates MIGHT get broken but honestly after my grandmother is gone those china sets are going to go to goodwill, there is no way that my sister and I want 6 sets of china, we already both have a set from my other grandma, AND I will be getting sets from my Fiance’s family and my moms…lol the fact is that if we dont use them now then they will never be used!

Three- We want to frame photos of all the couples in the family, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Getting all of these photos has been really difficult. I would just go get them and enlarge them myself but I am out of town!!

Four- My sister is a little brat and has decided not to come to my bachelorette party. I started planning this last year before October. My friends and I are currently ALL over the country so I asked them to come to the east coast for a beach vaca. Since I am not flying I am paying for one night at the hotel. Well my sister waited SOO long to buy her ticket that its now double the price. She was never planning to pay for herself, she wanted my parents to pay for her but they are paying for so much it is really not fair to make them pay. She lives at home and has NO expenses AND she just went on a trip to Brazil (last minute to see an old firend “just becasue”) UGH. 

The sress is getting to me for sure!

 

 

Post # 9
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Cruzin4436:  Hi, there.  Our venue (for July 11 – holy cow!) has basically the same restrictions on confetti, petals, etc and sparklers need special approval yet they never return our calls.  So, we found these for our exit.  Hoping they cooperate for photos, but there’s zero confetti in them and the streamers stay attached to the popper so clean-up should be a breeze.

http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-1006-932-Pop-Streamers-pack/dp/B002BSHDKE

I didn’t like the cheezy labels, so I rolled them in wedding gift wrap and and added a message, something to the effect of “aim high and push the lever to send good wishes to the new Mr & Mrs”  Or something like that.  🙂

Post # 10
milkcowBee
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

Cruzin4436:  A friend of mine had similar restrictions and she did glowsticks, so that might be something to consider? The DJ gave them out a bit before the end of the reception so everyone could dance with them and then use them for the exit.

 

My only annoyance right now is that a few of our vendors haven’t responded and it’s been over two weeks. I’m pretty chill and I know they have a lot going on, but it is a little frustrating to wait so long as we get closer and are trying to finalize things. As long as it gets worked out by our wedding, I guess it’ll be fine! 

I also wish people would RSVP soon! I am not annoyed about it though – we still have 18 days left before our RSVPs are due back. I’m just excited and impatient to see who else is coming 🙂

Post # 11
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Newbee

Thanks so much for the exit ideas!! I will look into them! One thing that is not annoying to me but that I LOVE is getting home from work everyday and looking in the mailbox to see how many RSVP’s have returned!!! Its like christmas everyday!! One thing that I am REALLY happy I did was to number the back of the RSVP’s. My fiance thought it was a waste of time but we just had 2 come in yesterday with no name! lol Oh and another annoying thing… one of our groomsmen and his girlfriend STILL have not gotten their wedding invitations! We worked really hard on them and had them calligraphied so I dont just want to send them a new one, I want them to get the origional one 🙁 darn USPS!

Post # 12
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The biggest annoyance is that it isn’t July yet!! I want to get this wedding going NOW (:

 

-figuring out the best time for the caterer to set up

-parents on both sides keep adding to the guestlist……

-family members lameness and rudeness

-BM stuff

 

The usual annoyances of a wedding haha

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

These RSVP’s will be the death of me! I’m so anxuois even though our rsvp date isn’t until 7/1. The wedding is 7/26- 45 days to go.

 

I just found out that one of my out of town bridesmaids wint be making it to the wedding. Why do you ask? because she booked her flight and hotel for the wrong weekend and apparently the airline wont change her flight.  HOW DOES ONE DO THAT??? She didn’t get a save the date because she moved and forgot to tell me but I specifically told her when it was. wouldn’t you confirm with the bride before you booked a flight and a hotel? I even sent her the link for the hotel that had the specific dates in there for the group rate! I guess on this one i’m more hurt than annoyed.  ok sorry for the rant.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

weatherbug:  Oh yeah, numbering the RSPVs is the way to go.  I think I had 3 that came back with no names.  And one of those added an additional, uninvited person to it.  Um, NO.  Just no.

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