(Closed) Missing the “wedding planning ” gene?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We must be related!

Since I didn’t even wanna contact a wedding planner since I don’t  want people running detail decisions by me, I just made a really simple wedding-bare bones. 

Ill have to let you know in a few months how it works.

Just do whatever works for you! Hire that planner 😉

Post # 4
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think most of us start with the idea of a ‘nice, not too basic wedding’ – I wonder how many actually achieve it.  I’ve had so many family members involve themselves in the planning process – i’ve gone down the rabbit hole of wedding planning unfortunately. 

If you do want to keep it simple – don’t look at blogs, magazines or craft stores.  I think a wedding planner would be great – they will execute your vision and make as many decisions as you empower (and pay them) to make.

Post # 5
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was the same way.  It all worked out, but I really had no idea what I was doing.   I enjoyed it toward the end, but really wasn’t out to blow a budget and make things uptight or too overplanned.  You know, my lack of a planning gene made my wedding perfect.  Both of my videographer and photographer told me it was the easiest wedding they had both done because it was so laid back, things ran on time, and everyone was so happy.

Post # 6
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes.  This is me, except that I wanted to scale things down to minimize planning stress.  My first pitch was a dinner at an excellent restaurant for ~30 people.  My fiance wanted a larger event — it’s turned out to be around 90 guests at the final count — and I didn’t want to take that away from him.  (Marriage is a compromise, right?)  Unfortunately I am not ok with a mediocre or impersonal/”canned” event.  My first choice was simple and minimal work, my second choice is larger, personalized and unfortunately a ton of work, and to be honest a traditional wedding in a reception hall with an annoying dj and rubber chicken was not really an option I could handle.

So, I have been working my tail off.  To me, this is a lot better than spending a chunk of money on a wedding I would hate in exchange for convenience.

Post # 7
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sent you a PM 🙂

Post # 8
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

lol, not everyone has the gene!  My BFF totally didnt either.  for her wedding gift i hired her a full service event designer.  she really wanted their wedding to be “them” but just couldnt wrap her head around the details, colors, menu choices, dresses, who cares about linen colors, etc.  it cracked me up because im the opposite.

if you have it in the budget, id hire someone.  I have the gene in spades and i still hired someone to make sure all the details were cohesive.  it took so much off my plate!  it was really nice to not have to worry about things the months leading up to the wedding as well.

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