Post # 1
This came up on an invitation related thread, and it got me thinking…in the summer of 2007, the summer Mr. 99 and I were dating, we must have gone to like…twenty weddings, it was ABSURD!
Anyway, the thing that got me every time, and was certainly not the bride’s fault…was this abomination:
As if for a moment in time, every bride in America’s invitations would be completely complimented by a either a green or purple stamp with this chicken-hawk looking thing on it…and its not like Zazzle existed the way it does now…you could either go with this or deal with the ding dong…super fun
What things just irritate you for the bride, because they’re stupid and she still has to put up with it?
Post # 3
As a bride, I’m pretty much infuriated by Pinterest. My new motto is “Pinterest is destroying the sanctity of marriage.” Obviously a joke, but still. It’s just putting so much emphasis on these little, insignificant details, it’s causing brides to have meltdowns over chair covers and straws and favors and little tiny decorations. “AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FO’ DAT!” I know some brides love that s**t, but I’m more of a “Who give’s a s**t” kind of bride lol.
If I see one more picture of burlap or mason jars I might kill myself.
Post # 4
@Nona99: Stamps pissed me off as a bride. I had hawiian shirts for my postcard stamps. I’m frugal so no way in heck was I going to pay more for a fancy stamp. I got over it, sort of….
Different variations on colors annoy me. I wanted maroon. Texas A&M maroon. But depending on the vendor that color could be Maroon, Burgundy, Cranberry, etc etc etc. I can only imagine the girls who choose more common colors like blue and red. *shudder*
Post # 5
The only thing that sends me into a fury is hearing this “You’re doing it once, don’t cheap out on a few hundred dollars”. This was said for EVERYTHING by my parents. I kept telling them, but it ADDS UP. They’ve always won. 🙁
Post # 6
Etiquette in general. It’s okay as a guideline, but for many things, it sooo doesn’t apply to me, my family, how we do things and what we consider acceptable or not (some things are different in other countries or area, just deal with it). I think it’s very subjective and unless you are throwing a very formal, very black tie event, etiquette rules are suggestions and not necessarily obligations. As a bride, it really makes me cringe to feel that I am not a *good person*, that I have no manners or that I am not polite, because some decisions we make regarding the wedding are not what a 1950’s book would advise us to do. We go with the flow, we get inspiration from what people do around here, and sometimes it’s quite the opposite of what people used to do 20, 30 years ago. So, I always try to take etiquette advices with a pinch of salt, and remind myself that in the end of the day, I’m a good person and I know my family better than anyone else, and that the only persons who judge me are actually on the Internet.
Post # 7
I hate the term “bridezilla.” I’m sure there are plenty of women who really are behaving badly, but most people who throw the term around have absolutely no idea who the bride is trying to accomodate/please/pacify and what her constraints are. Brides are usually the people who are managing the wedding planning and talking to vendors, but they are not usually the only people with opinions that need to be accomodated.
Post # 8
Chairs. Why the hell do people get so worked up about chairs? You’re just going to sit in them! They don’t need to be covered or sashed! And chiavaris certainly don’t need to be rented for double the price of regular chairs. We’re so concerned about guest comfort, except when it comes to the chair you’re sitting in the entire night! WTF mate! WTF! They’re just chairs!!!
Post # 9
People lecturing me on how our wedding HAD to be in a church.. We are not church people.. We did not have our wedding in a church.
Post # 11
That’s one of the many reasons I stay as far away from Pinterest as I can. Am I a hypocrite if I say that Etsy (in some ways) is a completely different story? 😉
Post # 12
All of this. I never understood the appeal of chair covers, sashes, and bows, but that’s just me.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
@littlemisst08: Colors are so annoying! I wanted hot pink, or just regular old pink, but coral is everywhere instead. Half the things labeled “pink” are actaully coral, and the number of pink options just seems so low! I never thought I’d be mad at a color, but I was getting seriously irritated at coral!
Also, my mom called me and said I needed to specifically note on our website that dinner will be served. For some reason, that bugged the hell out of me. The ceremony is at 4, the reception starts at 6, who would think we wouldn’t serve a meal at that time? Plus if people are so concerned, why don’t they look at the “FAQ” page on our website where I clearly mention dinner a couple times? Will adding one little line about it on another page of the website really help? But she was getting calls about it, so I finally gave in. It still really really pissed me off for some reason!
Post # 14
people RSVPing to my parents instead of me. My parents are not supporting my wedding or my marriage in any way, and yet they still get the “honor” of giving me away and stamping their name all over my wedding. I called my 75 year old aunt the other day just to chat and to see whether she received her invitation. She replied that she had and she attempted to RSVP. She continued that “I tried to call your mother but she was at work. I’m sure she’s working a lot of overtime to be able to throw you this beautiful wedding!” I wanted to scream. It would have been petty to correct her, but I run headlong into a fury about the fact that my parents (my mean spirited mother, especially) are being congratulated by their friends and relatives on MY wedding but treat me like garbage behind closed doors.
Post # 15
The color thing annoys me as well. Can all the great leaders of the world meet and provide every color with a universal name, please?
Post # 16
Speaking of color, I like how David’s Bridal has a lot of colors. What I don’t like is matching some of the DB colors to the colors that a venue/other location may have for colors.
My rant comes from initially wanted a complementary color to match my girls’ Rosewood (DB) dresses, and Men’s Warehouse seemed to be like O.o about the Rosewood. It’s also that no one seems to understand what I mean when I say “Rosewood”. I’ve just begun saying a dusky/dusty rose, and pink with some brown tones.