Post # 1
I’ve been around the Bee long enough to know that nobody cares about my wedding as much as I do. Okay, logically, I know that. Despite that, I’m still a little disappointed in the interest.
We handed out our Save the Dates over the weekend while at our engagement party. I had worked on these things for days! I spent countless hours sitting on the floor, cutting, gluing, assembling, etc…I LOVED them! And when we handed them out, people barely even looked at them before putting them away. Since then, we have had exactly 2 visits to our website. Two! And I happen to know that they were both from my Maid/Matron of Honor.
I know, I know…I shouldn’t be disappointed, but I thought if anyone would understand, it would be my fellow bees.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I totally understand this! We’ve had a lot interest in our wedding from random people and friends we don’t see all that much, but barely any from my best friend 🙁 I don’t need her to be excited all the time or talk about it a lot, but it would be nice if she showed a little interest or at least didn’t bring me down so much with her indifference.
I’m sure your Save the Dates looked gorgeous! (:
Post # 4
I find around 2 months prior to the big day the excitement really starts buzzing. At least, that’s usually when I start checking out the sites, getting registry info, picking an outfit. Don’t worry, it’s coming up soon.
Post # 5
@sugarpea: Yes, random people seem very interested! It’s the people who I thought would ooh and aah over everything that I’m surprised about.
Post # 6
I agree with KatyElle. No one seemed to care about my wedding until about….oh…2 weeks ago. Now it’s all anyone talks to me about. Give it some time. People will be all abuzz as your day draws near. Promise! 🙂
Post # 7
There is so much hard work and effort that goes into the tiniest details and unfortunately, we brides don’t get a lot of credit. But that’s why WeddingBee is awesome…because we all know how that feels! My Save the Dates didn’t create much of a buzz (no pun intended!) either…but I chalked it up to the fact that I’m dumb and forgot to include our wedding website on them! Whoops! When you get closer to the bigger events (think shower, bachelorette, and of course, wedding) the excitement will build as will interest in your wedding!
Post # 8
I know your wedding is in 6 months, but for most people that will seem “far” from today. I really wouldn’t stress over it too much. Like KatyElle said, you’ll notice more people showing interest as it gets closer. I am 4 months from my wedding, friends and coworkers just started asking about mine.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! Like I said, I know logically that it’s really not that big a deal to anyone but me and Fiance. Just gotta remember that 🙂
Post # 10
Not that it will make you feel any better, but the excitement for our wedding never materialized at all (my mother and father were thrilled, but that’s it). In fact, at out welcome dinner — where 80 out of our 95ish guests attended — nobody talked to me except a close friend and her husband. I was ignored almost entirely.
I feel your pain, however, because when we sent our Save-The-Date Cards with the website info, nobody visited for a long time. Eventually the hits went up, but I think that was because my mother told our family to stop asking her questions about booking a room and just “visit the damn website, my daughter worked hard on it!”
Comfort yourself with the people who do show interest — keep them informed (when they ask), and enjoy the whole soon-to-be-married phase with your Fiance. In response to your veyr appropriate avatar… “This, too, shall pass.”
Post # 11
@smiles4jo: I completely understand and I know as well that nobody cares about our wedding as much as I do but whatever. I had a similar issue, the save the dates went out to everyone that got invited – during this time we were remodeling the house we bought, so my Fiance friends would come over and help out here and there. One time I got there and I saw 3 save the dates ripped in half, all wrinkled etc just completely destroyed – he said his friends were playing around with them and they ripped. Now sure maybe I didnt spend a lot of time on them, since I designed them and ordered from VistaPrint but they were adorable magnets! and these bastards just ruined them.. basically threw my money away.
Post # 12
I thought I was the only one who felt this way… lol!
Post # 13
Ohhh, it’s totally OK to be disappointed. Our website didn’t get many hits either, which really drove me batty on the day of the wedding when everyone was asking how to get to the ceremony and reception sites. DUDE! I put maps, driving directions and links all over that website and I know you have a computer at home! You’re on Facebook all the time!
The thing that really cheesed me off was the number of people who never bothered to mail back their RSVPs. Even though they weren’t going to come, I still would have appreciated getting the cards back. Wasted money, you know? They were stamped and self-addressed, but apparently those people needed me to fly/drive to their house and mark down their reply, then put it in their mailbox for them. Sheesh.
Cheer up, people will get more into it as the big day approaches. 🙂
Post # 14
As it weird as it sounds…I think my Mom is more excited then me! She is just so HAPPY with EVERYTHING. She cant wait to go dress shoppin, cake tasteing, venue looking, what to help make the favors and….Just everything.
It’s a lot of fun =)
Post # 15
Awww so sorry to hear that… I feel the same way and really appreciate your title… hugs!!! Congrats and I am sure that your STD were amazing!! Can you post a photo please
I feel similar knowing how much time and effort I put into my DIY projects and as we get closer I think is anyone going to know or care about it as much as I do
Post # 16
If it makes you feel better, I was informed by multiple people that they didn’t realize there was a website listed on the STD, even though it was faily prominent just below our names. So just because no one’s going on the website doesn’t mean they didn’t like the STD.