(Closed) My fiance has no clue.

posted 12 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I think you both have different visions of what a wedding should be like.  You need to just sit down and discuss everything.  First what each of you want, then what both of you are willing to compromise on, then how you are going to pay for it.  Put it all on paper and work to accomplish those goals.  I think both of you are talking but there is very little listening going on. 

 Good luck!!!

Post # 5
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

That sounds great!!

One thing my Husband and I did when engaged was make sure there were a few days a week when no wedding planning, discussing could be done.  Where we could just be a couple.  It helped us keep grounded and kept our relationship focused. 

Post # 7
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

he probably is being passive aggressive…my Fiance did this at first.  since we wouldnt have the wedding he wanted, we wouldnt have any wedding at all…we’d go to the courthouse.  ummm…NO.  so instead, i told him that we could definitely have the big, traditional church wedding he proposed, with 300 guests.  he would need to plan it and find a way to pay for it.  that went on for a few months…i literally did nothing.  then people started asking him about stuff and he started to realize he was being a selfish a**hole…  so, we met halfway and are having a smaller wedding (125 guests compared to orginal estimate of 300) with 8 GMS + 9 BMS (all but 3 are his friends)!!! but it is still the type of wedding i had hoped for…not so formal. not many traditional elements, etc… it will work out…explain to him how much his attitude is affecting your relationship…

Post # 8
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with Chela on budgeting time to talk about th ewedding and not letting it take over your whole life.  It’s always a difficult issue when there is conflict (I think it is the girl’s day too, and fiance should just not argue!)

It is the hardest when he seems very uninterested in planning but then out of nowhere picks one minor issue that he just can’t let go of (for me this week: the time of the rehearsal and dinner)

It drives me crazy because he hasn’t been involved thus far, hasn’t done the research, and doesn’t know how much will need to be done the day of the rehearsal!  But he insisted we make it 1.5 hours earlier ot have more time for dinner.

I’ll be so glad when the wedding day is actually here and the discussions and compromises are over!

Try to discuss things rationally, give him lots of options to think about and show him sample budgets that will make him realize how expensive a wedding can be!    You need to come up with a solution that works for both of you.

It will all work out, and in the end–you’ll be married.  That’s the best part, right?  *hugs*

Post # 9
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Remember it his wedding too.  Try to mindful of the things he may really want but still may seem silly to you. 

For instance my husband really wanted to go out and bar hop after the reception, so we did, why because he is my husband and he wanted to spend the most time with his friends as possible.  He gets to see them once a year, he’ll get to see me everynight for the rest of his life 😉 

He may be so aggressive beacuse you may be implying that you want this day to be your way.  So make sure you sit down and have a joint discussion with joint decisions.  It will make him more willing to help in the long run!

Good Luck

Post # 10
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve recently also been thru some "hiccups" with my guy over our timeline of actual formal engagement (he already considers us as engaged, me not until the ring is on the hand) and understand completely.

Men and mine included, have different ideas about the whole deal.  I’d suggest you both create a separate "wish list" for your wedding and then sit down together and talk about how to bring it all in together to compromise.

Btw, I think you’re being TOTALLY reasonable and very frugal in your planning..he should be so thankful!!!

Oh and let him know that the bachelor party is when he gets to do all that stuff he’s talking about.. 

Post # 11
62 posts
Worker bee

I had a totally similar situation, so I know where you’re coming from. I think if guys planned weddings they would look a lot like frat parties, ha ha! In my case I kind of explained to my Fiance the degree of priority that it was to both of us. To me, a traditional wedding was a big, big deal, and something I’d grown up hoping for. For him, the ‘Ultimate Guys Night Out’ style wedding was a passing thought, something that crossed his mind and made him say ‘That would be cool!’ After that we kind of agreed that if we were going to bring up a disagreement in terms of wedding planning, it had to be something that was actually significant and important to us. And he has – he wants a smaller wedding, certain reception elements, etc., but I am fine with that knowing that these are things that are actually significant to him and he’s not ‘kicking down my sandcastle’ as you said, based on a passing whim.

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