RANT: Overwhelmed by the wedding

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve definitely had my frustrating days.  But overall, I’m really excited about my wedding.  I do wish it was smaller and less expensive but I do like the idea of getting all of our close family and friends together for a weekend and I don’t know when that will ever happen again! 


You should pop on over to the A Practical Wedding blog.  I think you’re letting the wedding industrial complex get to you.  That blog and the associated book helped me to pare down what I really wanted and not to stress so much about the other things.  Although I do have my stressful moments!!!  I also think the wedding is just a day – a really awesome day! – but the stuff that makes your life is what come afterwards. I guess just keep that in mind.


The only bratty thing I see in your post is about your parents paying.  I wish my parents would pay for anything!  But I will say that weddings are one of those things that society expects parents to pay for their daughters.  And, if you’re having a smaller wedding, the cost is most likely not as much as college.


Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

YES! I too wanted to elope and feel frustration and resentment at the amount of time and money spent on a single event, as well as at the expectations to be a certain way because of “I’m a bride”. I’ve also found that alot of my insecurities – body image in particular – have jumped to the forefront.

I’m trying to breathe deeply and minimize the elements of frustration, holding my ground on some things (no, I’m not going to hot glue a single thing!), learning to let go of other things (yes, sigh, I will pay $10 per person for 3 pieces of paper that they will just throw away) and finding at least a few things that make me feel happy (yay! I get to spend lots of time with my close girlfriends).

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