Post # 1
Anybody just not into planning! I’m happily engaged and I can’t wait to get married but I’m just not into the planning. I want a fun reception but the wedding planning doesn’t excitement me. I’m more like ehh! Anybody else like me?
Post # 3
@Blubandit85: yep, same! Although in my case, it may have more to do with the fact that I don’t want to spend any money, lol.
Post # 4
@Blubandit85: Yes I was exactly like you! I didn’t care for all the details and work it took. I even had some folks ask if I really wanted to get married, because God forbid someone doesn’t enjoy that stuff! LOL
Post # 5
Yep! I got engaged last June, and by August, I was so fed up and tired and stressed out with wedding planning that I stopped everything and decided that we would either wait to have a house and do it in the backyard or have a quick city hall ceremony with parents and siblings if we don’t get a house fast enough. I can’t bring myself to spend that much money on one day (although I understand those who will do it) and I prefer spending that money on travels and a house. Also, I just hate planning such a big event and make sure that everything is coordinated for the same few hours (catering, venue, flowers, people, etc). That would drive me crazy with stress lol
Post # 6
@letigre: I’m on the same boat. I don’t want to sound cheap by saying this, but I have to be realistic : nobody else will take care of my student loans and my debts for me, so I won’t do anything to please others first ; I want to please SO and I, and it means not getting even more into debts because of our wedding. We have tons of projects we want to accomplish that will require money too ; the wedding is not the ultimate event in our life, it’s just the starting point.
Post # 7
Me! I am just not good at planning events. We still had a great wedding, it just didn’t have awesome details like some weddings have (which were not important to me, they stressed me out!). I only enjoyed picking out things that really only mattered to me (dress, ring-what guest ever had a bad time because of those things?); for most things, we chose vendors that we trusted (flowers, cake, DJ, photographer, venue) and let them do their thing within the parameters we set. Since DH and I were not set on specific things, it was perfect for us-for example, the flowers and cake were gorgeous and I know I am not talented enough to have had such a great result if I were more involved in designing them. I basically lined up vendors on two Saturdays and we made quick decisions to make it as painless as possible.
Post # 8
@NauticalDisaster: “the wedding is not the ultimate event in our life, it’s just the starting point.”
Beautifully said! + 1000!