Post # 1
I was excited to start and plan our ceremony until I realized all of my close friends are in New York and I would have nobody to share the little things with, try on dresses with etc..
My mother and I are not close and I said hmm maybe if I ask her to try on dresses with me when she comes to visit that would help. NOPE and BOY WAS I WRONG.
I asked her one day when she was here to visit if she would like to come with me, she said why can’t your husbands mother go.. I just looked at her like ARE U SERIOUS.
I have friends here now, but it seems like they are just listening to be polite and really don’t care what I have to say, so all of this planning and decision making is ON MY OWN and when I try and perk myself up about it.. i just get even more depressed.
Yes this is our renewing of vows and NOT A BIG DEAL, but it is the biggest thing I have ever done and planned and just seems like nobody wants to hear about it except me.
Post # 3
I’m in a similar situation. You’re still a year out, so maybe people will be more interested as you get closer.
You can also get your FI involved. I’ve been surprised by all my guy’s great ideas and interest. I have to tread lightly though – I can get obsessive and he can only handle so much wedding stuff at a time. So, I come on here!
Post # 4
Awww, I’m sorry. It really suckw hen other people aren’t interested, or don’t seem to be, when you are so excited. I would say find whoever IS excited and supportive and cling to them for support…even if it is your SO. I had my FI and my friend, and my mom towards the end. And I just only shared things with them since other people were not so helpful or understanding. I hope you cheer up, don’t let anyone discourage you from YOU being excited 🙂
Post # 5
People may get more excited as you draw closer to the date. I know when I first got engaged, people were all excited, but because the wedding date was 2 1/2 years away their enthusiasm waned pretty quickly. Now that I’m under a year away people are starting to ask for details again, offer assistance, and show interest in general.
Besides, even if your friends aren’t all that excited there are always plenty of busy Bees that are happy to boost your spirits and get excited with you about all things wedding! <hugs>
Post # 6
I’m in sort of the same boat. All of my friends are in different states, so I’m a little alone when it comes to details/dress shopping/planning. But I agree with @junabiona my DI has been super involved and has a lot of good ideas. And there is always the bee!