Post # 1
My wedding is over a year away and I think I’m already super organized with everything. I have already picked the bridesmaid dresses, my dress, the flowers and alot of other details. My girls in the bridal party keep offereing there assistance with things but I would honestly like to just do things myself. I would honestly have gone dress shopping alone if I could have. I’m just super picky and I like to get things done on my own. I dont mind advice from others but it becomes overwhelming when there are all these people coming from every direction telling me a good photographer, good flowers blah blah blah. I’m not trying to be a snob but I like things my way..I do ask my fiance abou things though so its not all my decisions always.
Post # 3
It’s not wrong, but it may hurt their feelings if you don’t ask them for advice about anything at all. My gals are far away and always offering. They can’t do DIY projects, but I’ve asked them about things like shoes and flowers that they can research online.
Post # 4
I’m kind of like that too lol. I made so many things for my wedding but I preferred to make them myself, even though it was a huge undertaking for one person (I started early, so it worked out). Some of my BMs tried to help me with paper flowers, but most of theirs turned out really badly… I ended up secretly tossing them later lol…
Post # 5
Nope! I pretty much did everything myself. The only thing I did with one of my BM’s was go dress shopping, and I would have went by myself if I had to, but honestly, that part was more fun with her b/c we did the running of the bride shopping (after the craziness was over).
Post # 6
@deathbydesign We seem to have a few things in common lol. It must be because we live in the same province! 😉
Post # 7
@sweetchiquita12: Most annoying thing to hear while planning your wedding “You should…” *scream*
Post # 8
I’m like you. Im slight control freak/planner anyway. My bridesmaids ask me if they can help with anything, and I’m like, nope got it covered. I told them I just want them there with me on that day and show up in their pretty dress with a smile. I’ve been in so many weddings, I know how annoying it can be to people on the outside sometimes, so I’m trying to keep their part minimal. They are all happy I can tell..lol. Basically I ask my Fiance questions when I have them, or give him a “job”, and I go to my mom for advice. I find it’s smoother when you don’t get a million opinions too! Sometimes too many thoughts make you second guess yourself. Glad to see others are the same. 🙂
Post # 9
@sweetchiquita12: I feel the same way!
Post # 11
I am doing it all myself as well, super organized when it comes to party planning (and in general). People aske to help, I’ll let them (like fmil made table linens). As long as I can supervise and they can execute my wedding vision, I can use the help. But I never ask.
If so many people want to help, find something simple they can do and let them. Or organize a DIY party and get what you need done with all your girls (it’ll get done faster).
Post # 12
No, I am doing everything myself, with the exception of my mom helping some. My Maid/Matron of Honor syas she is too busy but if can wait until the day before the wedding, she can help do everything! I don’t think so!!! I didn’t ask for the help anyway. I am a self confessed control freak in the first place. Plus, the day before the wedding, my mom & I will be doing the flowers. (Mom is a florist)
Post # 13
I’m the same way; I used to work in the wedding industry so I have a decent idea of what I want + like. I mainly like to just get sh*t done and it’s easier for me to do it than rely on others. I do have my Mother-In-Law and mom helping with occasional things and I’m sure my BMs will help with anything I might need closer to the date.
Post # 14
I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way! I feel like its my wedding so I want to do it all without others opinions lol
Post # 15
I am mostly doing everything myself. I was raised if you want something done you have to do it yourself plus I am a bit of a control freak so that doesn’t help much. I don’t call any of my BMs asking for their assistance and they really don’t call offering any. My mom gives her input but I never really like it because it’s how she wants it and not how I want it. With that huge issue, I had to hire a wedding planner to help but she ended up not being much help either. Her taste is on the traditional side but I’m more outside the box :(. Therefore, leading me right back to doing everything myself and not getting really much of anyone else’s input on the subject.
Post # 16
@sweetchiquita12: I’m trying to do everything myself because I want my wedding to look the way I want. I am also trying to keep it within budget. Monitoring everything is stressful, so I wish that I had people to help me do what I need them to do, not do what they want me to do.