(Closed) I'm slowly turning into *that* bride

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee

This is so funny. Ive thought about that a couple times. It’s still too early for me to start the actual heavy planning, so i am unsure if i will be this way or not. I’m still in the “its silly to spend so much money” phase

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Went through that… came out the other side to a place where the whole wedding industrial complex leaves me feeling vaguely nauseous. If it’s supposed to be the most wonderful day of *my* life, how come everybody’s trying to tear a piece off it for themselves?

Post # 7
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327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

A huge joke in my family is that I justified missing 2 days of class in college for the NCAA tourny to my parents by using the arguement that it was a “once in a ifetime experience” (and then proceeded to go every year of college….).   So now every time i think i want something for the wedding I say that.  At first it was a joke, now I feel like its my reasoning and why i seem to want EVERYTHING~!

Post # 8
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227 posts
Helper bee

Yes! Just last night, we had a video call with a photographer who is twice our original budget! We’re cutting out the flower centerpieces and going with lanterns to make up some of the difference, but it’s hilarious how quickly it happens! I did the same thing with my dress. I teeter between “keep it simple and affordable, it’s just a day and everyone will have fun no matter what” and “well I don’t want to spend THAT much for a mediocre photographer when I can spend xxx more for this amazing one! And I don’t want to wear a cheap-feeling dress on the day I will have more pictures than moses taken of me!”

I agree that being able to laugh at the crazy parts will keep you sane. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think I went thru that at the start.  I had that fairytale wedding with every single person i’ve known since birth would be there, with an open bar, a live band, a huge dress,  and a plated sit down dinner with crabs and steak. 

Then after looking at a few venues and realized that I was the one writing the checks, out of the accounts that I had saved money in, so reality smashed those fairytale wedding ideas. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I haven’t yet jumped on that bandwagon.  Not that it isn’t tempting, we are just trying to stay super careful with our money!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Lol yep, things snowball pretty easily. Although now that I’m towards the end I’m too tired to care about perfection.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Hahahahaha are you stalking me? Yah I definitely have gone down that path. I’m still pretty reasonable and frugal though, but there have definitely been upgrades. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I totally got carried away in the beginning. One night I found myself crying because we would have to have a 7 piece Band as opposed to a 10 piece. The next morning I woke up wondering who the f*** I thought I was because my behavior was so ridiculous. It’s so easy to get carried away and I am a vendor’s dream.

At the end of the day, the band came down in price and I was able to book the 10 piece.

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