- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 2008
Lots of people on Weddingbee get really into the details of the wedding. To all those folks, I love reading your posts and seeing your cool creations!
But me, I was so much more hands-off when it came to planning my wedding. My wedding was 500 miles away in my hometown and my mom planned lots of it (she has great taste and I trusted her to this task). For example,
- I did not see my reception venue in person until we’d already paid our nonrefundable deposit (and I loved it).
- I was unable to go to the food tastings there due to timing issues—but part of the reason we chose the venue was that we had heard the food was amazing—so my mom went, tasted some stuff, and we chose most of the menu on her recommendation.
- My step-mother-in-law, whose 6-year-old daughter was our flower girl, picked out her flowergirl dress. My only instructions were "make her cute." What a great surprise she was on the day of the wedding!
- When I met with my florist, I said, I want tall centerpieces, and I would like a cascade-style bouquet with cream and pink roses, calla lilies, and orchids. I loved my florist’s work and I knew she would do a great job. I saw my centerpieces and bouquet for the first time on my wedding day (and loved them).
- My bridesmaids chose their own dresses (I chose Alfred Angelo in sage green, they chose the rest) and shoes (I don’t even remember what they wore, actually….)
I was really happy I delegated these decisions. I did put a lot of personal and detailed effort into our photographer, cake, programs, and my attire—so I had my taste of wedding minutiae. I still went a little crazy over the wedding planning, but it helped to have decision-making help!
In what ways are you (or were you) a laid-back bride? What decisions have you delegated or kept your hands out of? What ones have you put more attention into? Are you happy with your decisions?