(Closed) Not your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

oh hunny i am so sorry you feel like that! vent all you want here thats what this site is for.

i am feeling like you right now. i have to change everythign i wanted to something we could afford. i just keep telling myself how could i even think about spending 20k on a wedding when i have debt and i rather save money for my childrens college. something i didnt have.

i hope everything works out and try your best to stand up. its your wedding its yoru day. people will understand that. maybe instead of just giving in to your Fiance try to met each other half way



Post # 4
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I think sometimes we put waaay too much pressue on this one day to be perfect. How about you keep the wedding as a fun, big, backyard affair, but add something else. Like maybe make the rehearsal dinner elegant and romantic. Or have a morning after brunch that is really classy.

To add some romance to the reception, use lots of candles or hang twinkle lights in the trees.

Post # 6
1154 posts
Bumble bee

I think there seem to be three factors that are conspiring to make this feel not like “you” but they are three very different issues. 

One is financial, we all have to make compromises between what would be so nice and gorgeous and what is necessary/realistic, no one’s fault (though I needed like five minutes to mourn the clay flowers I can’t afford as favors – we’re not even having favors because I don’t like favors! no sure where this came from) it’s tiny ouch but hey life is pretty grand with or without cash and having a wedding at all is cool.

Two is your fiance.  This is a tricky one because on one hand he is the proper reason for you to feel like your wedding is not all ‘you’ because it is supposed to be ‘him’ too.  On the other it sounds like the two of you maybe haven’t discussed the issues and your differing preferences?  If you’re giving in to what he wants without clearly establishing what you want and why this might lead to some problems.  I know it might seem more drama free to give in and keep quite but the discussion I think illuminates what is important to both of you and how to achieve what is important to both of you and how to compramise and makes sure both of you are feeling heard.  Maybe you are not feeling very heard and it would make me sad if I felt no one was listening to me about the wedding.

Three are relatives who are offering help/have their own preferences.  Ah yes.  We all have to make our own compramises about the peace and having other people happy and having the wedding be authentic to us.


I think you still have plenty of time to find details that please and excite you.  Do you have a dress picked?  I’m currently getting warm fuzzies whenever I think about wearing my shoes.  How about some games planned for the reception?  What about music that you love?  How are you spending your pre ceremony time and with whom?  What meaningful and awesome traditions are you incorporating in the ceremony?

Post # 7
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I actually like backyard weddings better – I think they’re more intimate. I feel like all the stuff I see on Martha Stewarts wedding site is for smaller weddings and I think they’re beautiful.

I’m not sure exactly what kind of thing to suggest since I don’t know what all you have but maybe some small cute DIY would help.

One thought is putting crystals in the trees – it would add a little bit of sparkle and make it a little more festive.




Post # 8
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think your wedding sounds beautiful, and I completely agree with @camrie.  Do little things to remind you of who you are, little things that you can control.  Other than that, have fun and love your FI/Hubby.  I think we all find we have to compromise with others in this process, and those who would say they don’t at all are marrying push-overs and have a princess life.  I don’t know anyone that didn’t have to compromise a little with what their fiancé or MIL wanted, even if you completely see eye to eye with them.

Post # 9
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fi and I have a joke that the wedding is “only about 18% us.”  Most of the things we are doing are for family and friends.  So I completely understand where you’re coming from!

You will have a beautiful wedding and I bet at the end of the day, you won’t even remember all the things you wanted but didn’t get.  I’m hoping I will, too.  🙂

Post # 10
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, ocassionally.. but then I thought of an awesome alternative.

If you wanted the lodge wedding in a chapel in the winter… make the arrangements to renew your vows in a lodge/chapel in the winter in a year. 🙂

Post # 11
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

YES. I wanted to elope but now it has turned into this giant thing…

But remember in the end, you’ll be married!! I’m sure your wedding will be beautiful.

Post # 12
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just went through this.  We originally wanted a backyard, iPod, BBQ wedding and ended up with a nice hall booked, and caterer, DJ booked and all the works.  Nice, but not what we wanted.  Last week (with 4 months to go!) we called all of our vendors, cancelled everything, and started planning the wedding we really want.

I know you’re to close to the day to do an overhaul, but there are still things you can do to make it more “you”.  After all, it should reflext both you and your Fiance.

First, I think you and Fiance should both make a list of the details that matter most to you, then compare them.  You may find out that although he likes mexican, he isn’t hell-bent on it.  If there are things that he’s open to changing, change them.

Good luck 🙂

Post # 13
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should move forward with what you have, and use the time you have left to focus on finding LITTLE things you can do to make the wedding feel more like “you”.  Make a pact with yourself that for the remainder of the decisions to be made about the wedding, you’re going to honor your preferences and not let other people talk you into their ideas.

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