(Closed) seriously brides, why do you do it?

posted 9 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have fun!  That sounds like so much fun for you and your FI.  The important part is that you’re doings YOUR way a la Sinatra.  🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m having fun. I didn’t think I would at first, but I’m having lots of fun. I think I’ll find new ways to do crafts even when the wedding is over. I’ll also try to stay in better touch with family and friends who are coming out to celebrate with me.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

because it’s fun! it’s a celebration! and I think it pays off all the effort; it’s the only time you can be a planner a designer a coordinator and an artist

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Me too, I am with mary-alice, I am having alot of fun and bounding with my FH.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

this is such an important and happy time of my life and i want to share it with all my friends and family!  and of course with all that comes stress, but like pp its fun!  when else are you going to have the opportunity to have a celebration like this again?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Haha i am about to jump on board with you all joking aside. It is stressful on me now and i am a yr out yet…ugh just curious if anyone did change their minds going from planning to eloping?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m just starting out, and hoping not to deal with most of this stuff.

But I’m doing it for two main reasons:

1) I want the people I love and am close to to be there when I make this commitment, and

2) My cousins are Mormon so my grandmother won’t be able to see their weddings, so she only gets to see mine and my sister’s, so it’s pretty much expected that I’ll have a wedding.

(But honestly? It’s mostly number 1.) 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think people make it harder tha it has to be

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re doing it because we want to celebrate with our families. And so far, we haven’t really had any drama. But then we are both pretty laid back people and our lives are pretty drama free.It’s also going to be not so traditional.

Our families are doing the food and our guest list is not ironclad, so if more show up, it’s not a big deal. We are having kids at the wedding-the more the merrrier. Not doing the bouquet or garter toss. Probably not doing the unity candle. I’m wearing a short dress. Having only a MOH and a Best Man and two flower girls. I don’t care what my MOH wears as long as it’s dress and not white/ivory.

We are in our 30’s and it’s a first wedding for both of us. Our parents are helping to pay but are letting us do it our way. I guess we’re pretty lucky!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Because I like party planning . Because I like the chance to bond with my in-laws , my new sister. Because I want my family there to share in the moment. There are a million different reasons  , but i agree , you have to do what’s right for you. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i think wedding planning is so super fun! it’s a big party! and honestly it’s been great practice for me and FI in how we plan, communicate, compromise. we’ve lived together for almost three years, travelled all over together, and still learning things through this process. amazing!

i definitely understand now how things turn into a circus tho! we have constantly struggled with keeping our vision versus what everyone else wants for us. but i think it’s very true to what we’ve wanted from the beginning. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

In my opinion, hosting a catered event for 150 people is a wedding reception.  So, really, you are putting on "the show" that goes along with a wedding.  I don’t think you can knock brides who enjoy planning events.  I feel that your post is a bit snarky and condescending.

I look back on my wedding and I don’t regret one thing about planning a traditional wedding.  I loved the entire process (and I was engaged for nearly 2 years!).  Not everyone’s experience is full of drama and problems.  Some people just steer clear of it and remain focused on the ceremony and celebration of marriage.

 

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