Post # 1
I see all of these amazing pictures of beautiful brides in lovely gowns at magical locations with perfect weather and happy families and wonder… what if my wedding sucks?
Here I am 11 days before “I do” and we’ve had our fair share of bummers in planning. Friends and family that can’t make it, vendors that love to say “no” to requests, and recently learning my spot on a wedding show was passed to the bride two days before mine (same reception space). Keeping in budget, we can’t afford the lavish firework display, the arrival on elephants, or the grand dessert du jour… It’s just a wedding. With a wedding theme. A church, a lot of DIY, and a reception.
Maybe I did it to myself… the overwhelming amounts of wedding shows, pinterest, blogs, magazines, etc. The need to create an EVENT without the hiring of a wedding planner or the help of the bridal party and parents. Just me and my man.
So, let me ask… Did anyone else have the same worries going in to your big day? What did you do to overcome?
Thank you for your time!
Post # 3
@mizliz: don’t let it get to you.. I think alot of the wedding shows, Pinterest, magazines play a part in how we think a wedding should be.. I got a lot of inspiration pics on Pinterest but I didn’t have a candy table, photo booth, fireworks, flip flops for guest feet, etc.. My wedding went on just fine and was beyond beautiful in my eyes.. My guest had a great time with out all that stuff.. Your wedding will be fine.. Don’t compare yours to everyone else’s.. It’s your day, just enjoy it when it comes 🙂
Post # 4
@mizliz: just because they are smiling for the camera doesn’t mean there weren’t issues.
i’m sure your wedding will be beautiful!
Post # 5
It’s all how you look at the wedding, and what is important to you. For me I just view the wedding as a party, the ceremony and marriage license are the important things, everything else is just for fun.
Post # 6
Our wedding was nothing spectacular, but many guests said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Why? Because everyone had a BLAST! It’s all about the people and their attitudes on the day of. The things that cost money are never the part everyone remembers about a great wedding. Just make sure you dance your heart out, have a good time, encourage everyone else to do the same and of course be openly and madly in love with your new HUSBAND, then it will be a fantastic wedding 🙂
Post # 7
@mizliz: I think every bride has that feeling that their wedding won’t be as “Amazing” as all the weddings we see on Pinterest or different blogs. It’s BS though! Your wedding is about pledging to spend the rest of your life with your best friend, that’s what people are there for. Your family and friends are there to see you on one of the happiest days of your life and to be a part of it, they don’t care if you have a sparkler send-off or a 20 foot long desert table, (and if they do then they kinda suck). After every wedding I attend the part that sticks with me most is the look on the couples face when they are told that they are now married. Enjoy your day and don’t worry about what others think! Congrats!!!
Post # 8
Thank you all for the positive reinforcement. You’re right. Don’t compare weddings, know what’s important, and have a great time. B R E A T H E….