Post # 1
Hi bees! I needed to share this because honestly, I’m starting to feel a little…crazy.
I’m Maid/Matron of Honor for my best friend who is getting married next year. And over the weekend we were trying to figure out what favors she should get…and she was stumped. So was I given that it’s HER wedding and she was turning all of my ideas down. She then asked that one question that will cause me to rant endlessly…
“If this were your planning time, what would you want your favors to be?”
I know I’m not alone on this one in that…some aspects of your wedding…are already planned…even though you’re not engaged *guilty as charged*. So, I told her what my plans were when the big day finally came. I want a photobooth! And I told her all about it, super excitedly..vendor, scheme, props and all. I swear, I was having visions.
Guess what? Today she e-mailed the bridesmaids that she chose her favors. And she went on and described the photobooth I told her about.
I was crushed! I know it seems to stupid since I’m not yet engaged, but I sort of feel…annoyed. 🙁 Ahhhh. I feel crazy for being so annoyed, but I can’t help it.
Post # 3
@miss_jess: Don’t be too annoyed by it. Your weddings will be unique in their own ways, with different guests and tastes… It won’t even look like one copied the other.
Post # 4
She probably isn’t trying to rip off your idea. To me, it sounds like she was asking you to think of it like it was your day to help her come up with more ideas and when you got so excited about the photobooth, maybe she thought you were excited to have helped her come up with such an idea?
However, that’s still so upsetting. Fortunately, photobooth’s aren’t incredibly uncommon at weddings, so I doubt anybody would think twice of you using one too when you get married.
You’re definitely not crazy for brainstorming and coming up with your ideas without being engaged- we’re girls, that’s what we do! Heh 🙂 Big hugs!
Post # 5
Photobooths have been popular especially in the last 2 years. So its be expected that most weddings will have some similar elements.
Post # 6
Photobooths are so common these days, many photogs suggest them already anyways. I know it feels like she stole your idea, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to still do it at your wedding.
She isn’t the first bride to do a photobooth and yopu won’t be the last when it’s your turn.
Post # 7
I would be a bit annoyed actually, sounds like she copied your idea a bit.
Post # 8
I have never hear of a photo booth except when I came on weddingbee… but of course I have never been invited to any weddings in the past 20 years so maybe that’s why? LOL
Post # 9
I know the feeling. I had ideas in mind for colours and a close girlfriend was talking about her wedding. Guess what? Just by chance she chose the exact same colours with the same accents. *sigh*. As a waiting lady I could hardly turn around and call dibs. Hugs.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! I def know that photobooths are a popular thing, I guess it was just weird…and frustrating. And just made the waiting that much more frustrating.
Post # 11
I’d be a bit ticked. I get that photobooths are popular, and you’re not engaged yet, but still. Will this continue to be a trend with her, asking for your thoughts *if* it were you and then doing the same thing? Tread with caution, perhaps know what you want but throw her some other good ideas as well.