The Wedding Details Head Spin (& Groupon/Vistaprint Rant)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How many hours do you spend on wedding-related tasks a week?
    Less than 2 : (5 votes)
    17 %
    2-5 : (2 votes)
    7 %
    6-10 : (9 votes)
    30 %
    11-15 : (5 votes)
    17 %
    16-20 : (5 votes)
    17 %
    21-25 : (2 votes)
    7 %
    26-30 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    31+ hours a week : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Check couponcabin for vistaprint coupons. I got mine thru there at 90% off. Another trick is to sign up for the business email under a separate email address. They send tons of free stuff emails to the business email addresses. I got most of my std’s for free that way.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It’s hard but I tried to limit my wedding planning time. I would keep a checklist of things I needed to do. I would add to the list for 3 weeks and then focus on tackling everything the last week or weekend of the month. This strategy was developed after stressing 24/7 for a few months. It’s not worth it for just one day! 

    Post # 6
    Member
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @JJBelle:  Wayyyyy too much time, I’ll tell you that! My major problem is that I can’t make up my mind and I keep going back to look at other things when I’ve already bought what I’m getting. I’ve been to JoAnn’s and Michaels twice this week. I’ve pondered and debated freaking everything, which is sad cause it’s only a teeny tiny JOP wedding…although now I’m debating have a non-denominational officiant come to my house instead. I am Queen Flip Flop. Dammit, I make myself so mad sometimes. And now, naturally, I just sit here second guessing everything I’ve already paid for and I took so long making up my mind I don’t really have the time to return things and then get new things. We’re at 2 months 3 weeks and counting. Pooey. But getting excited cause my dress comes on Monday! *SQUEAL* 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @JJBelle:  I spend way more time on weddingbee than I do on wedding related tasks… lol the internet is my downfall! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @AlwaysSunny:  that is a really great strategy.  now that i’m in time crunch mode, i feel like i am at a constant level of stress and i just hate it!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @JJBelle:  i totally feel you on the wedding head spin… just a simple task of looking into hotels near the wedding results in me having 7-9 tabs open, lists of things i need to do, etc.  i am getting sooo overwhelmed! 🙁  i’m currently a graduate student getting my PhD, and i’m easily spending more time wedding planning than working on my research. :/

    Post # 10
    Member
    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    It’s honestly hard to keep track because it seems like I am constantly perusing Pinterest/Etsy for more ideas or details that I might have missed! Everytime I make a to-do list and finish it, another list appears out of no where. I feel like I’m going to have withdrawal symptoms when the wedding is over. Also, I’ve been on winter break from school for an ENTIRE MONTH and wedding planning has been a full time job since we’re two months away from the big day and there is still so much to do! I’m trying to find a venue for the rehearsal dinner, pulling together bridesmaids giftbags, putting the finishing touches on our ceremony and glittering everything insight all. the. time. But hey, we only do this once (hopefully), right?

    Post # 11
    Member
    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @sleepyhead22:  I’m in a PhD program too! Still in coursework phase, but it feels like wedding planning + grad school = a special kind of stress. GL with the rest of your planning!

    Post # 12
    Member
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @ckbbride:  me 3!  It’s the worst – I spend time wedding planning, feel like I was productive, then realize I still have a million more things to do!

    Post # 13
    Member
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    In the beginning when I was looking for inspiration I was spending waaay too much time on wedding stuff. It slowed down until I finished with school and the holidays, and now I’m putting in extra hours ago to make sure I don’t miss any details.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Not sure how many hours a week, but I know it’s ALOT.

    Most of my down time is wedding planning or crafting for the wedding.

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