Post # 1
Hello bees, I just started thinking about my eventual engagement to SO (our timeline is about a year from now) and I’m excited to take that next step, even looking forward to legally binding ourselves together. But I’m not looking forward to planning a wedding. Anyone else feel like this?
See I did it all before. It just wasn’t with the right guy. I planned a beautiful ceremony and reception at a gorgeous venue, I have a beautiful dress that I never wore outside of the alteration office, I had bridesmaids (who ended up flaking on me and only one of them is talking to me) I picked out flowers, food, and cake. Spent thousands of dollars and ended up without a groom. I’m very happy that I didn’t marry my ex, but I don’t think I want to plan a wedding ceremony or reception. The most important part is the ceremony. Which I could do at city hall. What do you think?
Post # 2
Lovely really lovely. I would have loved to do a city hall wedding my fiancé and I are eloping but even that takes a lot of research. City hall would be so cute and elegant or whatever you want.
Post # 3
I think I kind of know where you’re coming from. I’m not engaged yet but my bf and I have looked at rings and plan to get engaged in the next few months. We’ve decided on an October 2018 wedding. In theory I want a big, romantic, traditional wedding but the more I think about it and realize all the planning, work and money that will have to go in to it, the more it sounds like a nightmare. I’m not sure I want to spend $30k on 8 hours. Chances are I’ll be tired, or I’ll have a headache, or my feet will hurt, or I’ll just be too stressed to enjoy it anyway. The idea of eloping sounds more and more appealing to me. But I have a giant family on both my mom and dad’s side and I’m worried i would be letting them down by not throwing a fancy wedding. I’d way rather put the money towards a long, romantic honeymoon. Just saying that makes me feel selfish.
Post # 4
don’t ever let family stand in the way of your wedding! Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter! Lol I learned that from my previous experience. Your family should be happy for you whether you have everyone there or decide to go small 😊