Why do women love weddings?

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Sumero:  Free food, free drink, free dancing, legitimate excuse to dress up fancy.

I honestly don’t get what is not to like?

Post # 4
8014 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

“Small details” like the dress and the venue? I don’t think they are so small… especially the venue!

Post # 5
3995 posts
Honey bee

Sumero:  Because it’s fun?

I always have some sort of project on the go. Right now it happens to be wedding planning. Next year it will be something different.

Post # 6
3597 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Because it’s a way to express yourself in a big way. And it’s planning a huge celebration of something wonderful for your friends and family! a mega party full of love and happiness. And the “details” have to be chosen by someone… They can’t just not be chosen. Even if you are having a house party you have to figure out who you are inviting, where you will have the party, if/what kind of music your are having, what you will wear, food, alcohol, how to invite people/let them know. A wedding is just on a bigger scale. Also, some people genuinely enjoy planning.

Many brides have to be careful choosing these “small details” because of budget. I know I shopped around a lot because we couldn’t afford to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on everything. By spending time to weigh all the options or do things yourself you can save a bunch of money.

I don’t really understand where you are coming from thoug? How do you think “small details” like dress, venue, and food should be chosen? Pulling names out of a hat?

Post # 7
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Sumero:  some women love weddings. Other women are indifferent or even reluctant, but recognize that it’s important to their families and future husband so go ahead with it to make their loved ones happy. Don’t generalize. 

Post # 8
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I’m mostly there for the liquor and cake. The planning itself I didn’t care about. Except for, well, buying the liquor and picking the cake 😉

Post # 9
3568 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Sumero:  I was on the same page as your for awhile.  The only thing I cared about were the big things, such as the venue, my dress, and the guest list… but when you get into planning a wedding, a few decorations can go a LONG way.  When my FSIL got married, my FMIL made a comment that her wedding was “nothing special” and “fairly standard.”  It’s sad, but people DO get judged for the wedding they throw.  People are there for YOU, so they want to feel treated for being there and getting you a gift.

Plus, it’s your special day!  I want to look beautiful, have a gorgous outdoor back drop, and have a surf-and-turf dinner with the love of my life… and some of our closest friend an family 😉  It’s what’s important to you on your wedding day!

Post # 10
7166 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Sumero:  why do people love reality tv shows?  why do people love mushrooms?  i don’t like either of these things.

everyone has different tastes.  some women love planning weddings, others don’t.  some love attending weddings, other dont.


Post # 11
2374 posts
Buzzing bee

Sumero:  Haha! Women don’t love weddings. But you are on a wedding board. Women who willingly sign up for a wedding forum and participate are probably mostly women who like weddings. If you were on a fitness forum you might think, “wow, why do all people in the world like fitness?” They don’t, obviously, your sampling would just be wildly skewed because you would be on a fitness board.  

Post # 12
1185 posts
Bumble bee

Sumero:  There are so many boards etc because most people planning a wedding have never planned anything like this before so have to get advice and support from other people who know what we should be doing etc. The reason people need so much advice and support is because there is a horrific amount of pressure to do it right and do all the things weddings ‘have to’ have and everyone knows that whatever they do someone will judge it as missing something. There’s pressure for it to be amazing for your guests and the pressure of it being ‘the best day of your life’ and the pressure of it being a representation of your love for each other and all the other pressures that other people and the media put on women to plan weddings whilst telling us all that men aren’t interested and women don’t want their input anyway because we’ve all been dreaming of it for our whole lives (whatever, I had much better things to think about when I wasn’t planning one) so it all comes down to the women to do it

Post # 13
8999 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I love weddings! I love parties, pretty things, love stories, cake, rings, family & friends, gowns, flowers, paper (really I love paper), music, and food! 

Post # 15
5362 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sumero:  For me, my wedding was so much fun to plan because it was a big party for all our friends and family. That was my favorite part – having everyone we cared about all together to support us as we got married. 

I do love to attend weddings too – its fun to dress up, open bar/good food, social interactions with friends, etc. I also consider myself a romantic so I love seeing other couples happy and enjoying their day, as well as supporting their marriage. 

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