What are your wedding planning pain points?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Katyxa:  Awww see I had a long engagement so many of the things other couples find frustrating I had plenty of time to research and decide on.

I think the top things that frustrated me was

1. I focused so much on the tiny insignificant details (that only a bride notices) and I wanted to have all these blog-styled photos of those details… and didn’t get them. The funny thing is, I don;t necessarily miss them, I just kind of wish I had photos that show all my hard work.

2. Wedding brain. My friends and husband (fiance then) always complained when a song would come on or when we were shopping and i would say something along the lines of “This would be awesome for the wedding”

3. Being indecisive. I am not the most decisive person in the world, so planning a wedding was a really huge deal for me because there were SO many decisions that I would have to live with for the rest of my life, and I was so worried that I would make the wrong decisions much of the time rather than just enjoying the process!

The best advice I can give you is find a dedicated amount of time whether its on a weekday or week night where you can sit down and just go through things like caters, venues, photographers etc, that will help narrow down the list.

Another thing I have seen some people on here swear by are wedding planners. It just depends if you have the budget for one!

Trust me you can have fun and be fed up/frustrated with teh whole process all at the same time, I know I was at times!

Post # 4
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Logistics of the day probably have me the most stressed. A friend is a project manager, and will be doing day of coordination which means it will all be run beautifully. But, ahead of that we have to work out how to get everything into the reception venue on the day, then back out before midnight. Decorations etc, easy. Reusing wine bottles and jars as vases which can just be thrown out. But, FI wants draught beer (kegs in the kitchen of the hall) and an awesome, retro video games table. My mind boggles how a bunch of drunk people are going to deal with that in the middle of the night..

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