(Closed) Help,,,I’ve got wedding jealousy!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ARRhodes: I know it’s hard but remember it’s all about you and your fiance. Getting married doesn’t need to be an over the top event to impress everyone. Instead, I’m sure you’ll family and friends will see how happy and in love you both are and how overjoyed you are to be able to have a party to celebrate with them. I’m sure no one will even compare the two weddings as I’m guessing your cousin is in a different place then you (family, finances, etc…). Just remember to focus on all the love, your’s and your new husbands, you families who are surrounding you and all your friends and don’t worry about anything but enjoying yourself and the BEAUTIFUL wedding you were able to put together.

Post # 4
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The nicest weddings I have ever been to have ALL been low budget. It will be great but I can’t help myself I want to hear all the details LOL Smile

Post # 5
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The best weddings for me are casual, fun affairs and budget has never determined that.  And honestly?  The best part for me are the vows and the love between the couple.

ETA: You should be extremely proud of yourself for having paid for it yourself. 

Post # 6
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Budget does not dictate a good wedding. As long as you marry your love and your guests have a good time, im sure your wedding will be amazing. The best weddings reflect the bride and groom, so focus on that rather than your budget.

Post # 7
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve been proud of my cute-but-cheap planning so far (I’m under budget!) I think that is awesome!! That is how you should keep seeing it because you are doing the best you can.

I know how you feel about compairing your wedding to other ones because I have been to some over-the-top weddings and I know I won’t be able to do what they did!

I think people will be able to see the difference in the weddings money wise, but I think as long as everything goes smoothly and you are happy on that day, that is ALL that matters. I have also been to a wedding with folding chairs/tables in a rented fire hall and I had just as nice of a time because they didn’t focus on the material crap, but just the love they were celebrating. Cheer up!!

Post # 9
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think that the most important thing about a wedding isn’t about the kind of chairs you sat on or the centerpieces on the tables or whether there was a photobooth. The most important thing is that you and your wonderful Fiance are getting married and also that the guests have fun! Fun means different things to different people.

I can understand the sentiment that you compare your wedding to others, but remember that it’s not a competition to see who spent the most money! More money wedding doesn’t necessarily mean happier marriages ๐Ÿ™‚ My Future Sister-In-Law is also getting married the same year as me, and at first all I could think about was making sure that there was nothing in common with our wedding styles. But now, I don’t think it matters too much, and I was totally focusing on the wrong thing.

Don’t feel bad! Be happy that you are marrying the love of your life and if you are having a good time, I’m sure your guests will too.

Post # 10
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know JUST how you feel! My wedding will be beautiful but no big affair. My parents and his are paying so it’s not like we have to do much but I refuse to have my parents go broke over a wedding! We are doing fake flowers on the centerpieces instead of real, we shopped around forever to find an affordable venue and caterer. Instead of having a cake made, my good friend is making us one for a wedding gift. His cousin plays in a wedding band and is playing at our wedding for basically free (discounted to all of the other members) for our wedding present. We aren’t doing anything crazy, just simple and nice. I just want my family and friends to have FUN. If the music is good and the mood is right, decorations don’t even matter! Keep your head up and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. This is YOUR day and that’s all that matters!

Best of luck!

Post # 11
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think your family, if they truly know your situation, will appreciate all you put into your day and they won’t compare the three weddings. And you know what? If someone says something or acts like yours is not as good as the others, YOU know inside that YOU did all this work, stayed within your financial means, and that is something great to be proud of. People go to tons of weddings with the whole ‘enchilada’. Yours will be a little different, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Post # 12
39 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

Just thought you should know that I have been using the term “recessionista-chic” ever since I saw this thread! LOVE IT ๐Ÿ™‚

And a side note, I agree that some of the best weddings I have ever been to were low-budget. I actually went to a wedding this past weekend that was held in the exact venue of another wedding I went to a few years back. This most recent one was SO MUCH MORE FUN and much more stunning. I also happen to know they spent waaaay less money on it.

my point is that money does not dictate a great wedding. I think how much heart you put into your planning, and into each other, is what people see on that day, and that is what makes them memorable ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ARRhodes: Dont worry about it… Focus in on marry your Fiance and nothing else


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