Post # 1
What do you think is the most stressful/frustrating/aggravating?
Right now I’d have to say finding vendors. Especially photography. I live in a pretty cheap area and all the photographers that are priced lower are booked and the expensive ones are $2000 more. Big uphill battle right now.
Have one I didnt think of? Post it below!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Figuring out how to pay for it all!!!!
Post # 4
@Sunnyday278: Tell me about it! $10k sounds like a lot at first and its slowly sounding like nothing! Im getting angry that my mother and FI’s mother both said they would be seriously unhappy if we went to Vegas. I don’t want to live with that for the rest of my life..
Post # 5
@Sunnyday278: Yup. That money part is definitely a doosey. The other annoying part is starting to be (as I just really begun planning for this thing) making everyone happy. I DO NOT WANT A BIG WEDDING…does anyone care? nope.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
@jpalm13: That’s my budget too! Although I have to admit, when I first started budget planning, I recognized trouble, and I sort of bumped mine up to $12,500 just in case. I’m AIMING for 10, but sort of planning for UP to 12.5 so I don’t get a nasty shock… of course I won’t even have 10 if my current financial situation doesn’t change :/
@Mimoza: I have been pretty lucky so far in that most of my family members are excited for, yet keeping their noses out of, my wedding. It is one of my biggest pet peeves when I hear other bees’ stories about family members totally hijacking the wedding. What makes them think this is THEIR wedding? Ugh I feel for you. I hope it all works out in the end though to be a wonderfully awesome day for you and your FI!
Post # 7
For me it has been the bridal party, making sure they get their attire on time. I got all the ladies together, now I’m getting the men together.
Post # 8
Hardest thing for me was finding a venue I loved. Second was the photographer. Both of these probably took me a month to decide. Haven’t had any problems with family so far and my Bridesmaid or Best Man have been great.
Post # 10
I was just having a backyard BBQ. Something very inexpensive and laid back. My parents and the in-laws decided that they were going to split the cost. But I guess since the in-laws were paying for 12 the wedding that my opinion didn’t matter. No matter what I told them I didn’t want, if the Mother-In-Law liked it then that is what happened. It got to the point that I stopped putting any input on my own wedding because I didn’t want to fight.
So I told the hubby that on our 5th anniversary we are going to renew our vows the way we want to do it. Probably as a destination thing with my little girl 🙂
Post # 11
Definitley dealing with parents, in particular my mum. To be fair, she is doing all the planning (meaning I can’t really pick anything else), but she is way too opinionated when I want something to be a bit different. I’m not allowed a yellow wedding dress, I absolutely MUST have a bouquet and don’t even get me started on the music. She actually stormed out of the room I suggested Gangnam Style for walking down the aisle to. I was kidding!
Post # 12
I said other: Sticking to a budget!
Post # 13
I voted for dealing with parents/family. That’s the only problem that I had the entire time we were planning. It really made both Darling Husband and I want to just cancel the entire thing and run off.
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
OTHER: Deciding on gifts for everyone! (That might just be most frustrating to me because it’s what I’m on NOW.)
Post # 15
In hindsight, it was a tie between dealing with in-laws and family demands/expectations, and managing all of the peices (we did everything a la cart so everthing was it’s own contract and vendor). Yikes, so happy that is over!
Post # 16
Other: Picking a dress!
Everything is so so pretty. I love them all. Can’t I have 3? …or 10?