Post # 1
Ladies, it’s official (and I am sad, but soooo relieved) my Fiance and I have decided to postpone the wedding until April. the money just wasn’t where we needed it to be and stress levels were just too high.
Between us girls we are potentially planning to elope and then have our formal wedding in April. How romantic!!! I always wanted to elope, but my family convinced me not to, wish I would have stuck to my guns on that one lol.
My venue and caterer were both very nice and understanding about this and assured me everything would work out and changed my reservation date to April 13, 2013.
Have any of you ladies had to postpone your weddings? How did you feel about it, how did you tell your friends and family? I don’t want people thinking it’s a relationship issue, we are happier then we’ve ever been it certainly has nothing to do with that. this was a tough choice, but I think it was the right one for us.
Post # 3
“Have any of you ladies had to postpone your weddings? How did you feel about it, how did you tell your friends and family?”
We postponed a wedding. We undid the entire thing just 4 months before the big day (it was going to be next month by the way). However, it was because my dad had 3-5 months to live and the wedding was in 4 months. BAD timing and I was scared. Everyone would have to fly in as I don’t live near anyone, so it was a good thing we did cancel. My daddy passed away June 1.
Back in March when we cancelled, I was sad and also relieved as well. I think I started to sleep well at night! Huge sign! However, I didn’t have a wedding the first time I got married (eloped), so I was kind of thinking I should do a wedding this time, so I was mourning was never was.
Now we are really struggling with what to do for a wedding. I know 100% in my heart that I cannot go through planning a wedding like that again (we had 75 guests and it was in a national park). I just don’t want to do that again and I certainly don’t want to spend the money anymore! However, logistics and all with family being far away and how hard it seemed to get them here – it looks like we are eloping with maybe our parents as the guests and that’s it.
Post # 4
I’m sorry to hear about your dad! I think I rushed my wedding plans so that my grandparents could be there, they’re both not in good health.
But no matter what I did I just stressed over this wedding, everything kept going wrong and I wasn’t having the time I expected to have. Time flew by sooo quickly I couldn’t get a grip on anything, now I’ve got so much time and a lot is done already, all my decorations will fit perfectly in a spring wedding! My stress levels went from 100% over my head down to practically none. I know when October 6th gets here I will be a little sad, but I think we are planning to take the day off work still and do something nice together.
As far as eloping goes, I think we will be eloping in Hocking Hills here in Ohio and getting a cabin for a night or two. Just the two of us, no photographer or anything, just me him and the officiant. I think it will be great. It’s like $300 for all of that. Well worth it I think.