wedding planing stress… everyone's opinions and now eloping?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Aww…I am really sorry you’re going through this.  At 3 weeks out, I definitely have days that I just want to cancel everything and elope.  Take a breather.  Wedding planning is stressful for just about everyone – even people that appear to be in stressless bliss on the outside.

It sounds like you would really regret it if you canceled.  If people are making things more difficult (like your mom), don’t include them in the decision-making – just make it on your own!  When it actually comes down to the wedding day, no one will be thinking your centerpieces look junky.

Wedding planning is stressful!!  Try to give yourself a break before making any rash decisions.

Good luck!  And remember, this is really about you and your fiance 🙂

Post # 3
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Same story!! Had the big wedding planned, cost was to be about 12k and it just got to be too much- too much stress, too much money, too much of feeling like no one cared, etc so we eloped!!! It was the right call for us. 

Post # 4
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m sorry you’re going through this. I went through some feelings of wanting to just go to the courthouse and not deal with everyone’s opinions too.

We still haven’t decided on a florist, and my mother is making me insane over the centerpieces not being elaborate enough or big enough to fill a 72″ table. She also has very different ideas of how our wedding should look, and doesn’t want to trust any of my initial aesthetic ideas.

It can get very overwhelming, but try not to let stress get in the way of your happiness and excitement. It’ll all work out even when it feels like it might not.

I also picked up this book one afternoon, and it helped me chill out a bit.

How to Have the Wedding You Want (Not the One Everyone Else Wants You to Have)


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