Post # 1
So far mine has been the guest list…keeping it under 150 but over 100 and keeping budget with that. I would say that flowers are a second biggest stressor for my wedding because I know absolutley nothing about them or what they cost, and I really don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on them at a florist. or anywhere.
i swore i wouldn’t let this stress me out, but i can’t say that this is an easy task. 6 months is going to fly by!
what has been the most difficult for you?
Post # 4
A lot of FI’s design tasks have been really stressful, b/c things end up taking way longer than we originally think. Our wedding website took AGES for him to put together… but it came out beautiful. Same with the invitations. I’m freaking out b/c we have SO much to do on them still, and they need to be in the mail in a couple of weeks…
Post # 5
Planning my wedding from Texas, when it’s in California! I’m so thankful for my sisters and my Mom… without them I’m sure I would’ve ripped all my hair out by now! It’s been a stressful thing not being able to see things in person and having to go just off of pictures.
Post # 6
The FI REALLY does not want a videographer and my mom booked one anyway, so I just change the topic a lot.
Post # 7
The most stressful thing about our wedding planning has been the budget. The amount of money we’ve spent, I’ve lost track of… I mean my parents are paying for the catering, but we are paying for the rest. It’s all about money for me. We work a little more each month just to pay for something.. It’s driving me nuts.
If I had the money I would hire a wedding planner…. so she could deal with everything for me…
But, I guess over all the stress it’s been a fun ride….
Post # 8
DEFINATELY getting people to RSVP…UGH!
Post # 9
One of mine has been the guest list also. Now, I am worried about finding a good caterer.
Post # 10
Money. Definitely money. I recently lost my job, and my parents have stepped in to help out with a lot (and seem happy to do so), but even a “cheap” wedding seems VERY pricey when you’re still job searching.
Post # 11
Definitely money. I have remained calm and even enjoyed all of the planning, the booking, the phone calls, the snafus so far… it’s just when I look at the budget (even though we are staying within our relatively modest budget), it boggles my mind that we’re spending so much.
Post # 12
I was going to say venue, though my trouble finding one is a function of a giant family/guest list and budget. Finding something in the city close to our church and affordable has been near impossible.
Post # 13
Ours was family drama. It.was.bad.
Post # 14
Wedding planning was a pain at times but the worst part was the action of others.
Post # 15
So far, plans for the night before have been most stressful, surprisingly enough. My parents are paying for most of our wedding (a total shocker — we didn’t ask for or expect this) while FI’s family has done nothing to contribute. My mom said we should hold off making plans for Friday in case FI’s family wants to host something, but meanwhile time is ticking away. My overbearing aunt made a few attempts to plan and host an event “for us” on Friday. We definitely don’t want this and it’s been very difficult to back her down.
We’d like to have a very small gathering Friday night, but my family considers it rude not to invite all out-of-towners (50+ adults plus kids). We don’t want everyone at our small house and we can’t afford to take a group this large out to dinner, so we are renting a local social hall and doing much of the cooking for that evening ourselves. We’re already doing a lot of our own wedding cooking and baking, so it’s more stressful than fun to add this to the list.
It feels exhausting: like we have to host a mini wedding the night before our wedding. I’m hoping that when all’s said and done, we’ll manage to relax and enjoy the evening. It will be fun to see everyone before the wedding (and 2 days later we’ll be lying on the beach in St. Martin 🙂
Post # 16
I think for me it was planning the logistics of the budget. I never set a ceiling, I just kept track of what I was spending. And then his family basically needed us to pay for ALL of them to attend! It really broke the bank! (STRESS!!!)