(Closed) The most frustrating part of wedding planning is…

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Most stressful part is...
    Wrangling bridal party : (11 votes)
    10 %
    Finding a vendor : (9 votes)
    8 %
    Booking a venue : (9 votes)
    8 %
    Dealing with parents/inlaws/other family : (53 votes)
    49 %
    Other : (26 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Figuring out how to pay for it all!!!!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Sunnyday278:  Yup. That money part is definitely a doosey. The other annoying part is starting to be (as I just really begun planning for this thing) making everyone happy. I DO NOT WANT A BIG WEDDING…does anyone care? nope. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    @jpalm13:  That’s my budget too! Although I have to admit, when I first started budget planning, I recognized trouble, and I sort of bumped mine up to $12,500 just in case. I’m AIMING for 10, but sort of planning for UP to 12.5 so I don’t get a nasty shock… of course I won’t even have 10 if my current financial situation doesn’t change :/

    @Mimoza:  I have been pretty lucky so far in that most of my family members are excited for, yet keeping their noses out of, my wedding. It is one of my biggest pet peeves when I hear other bees’ stories about family members totally hijacking the wedding. What makes them think this is THEIR wedding? Ugh I feel for you. I hope it all works out in the end though to be a wonderfully awesome day for you and your FI!

    Post # 7
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    For me it has been the bridal party, making sure they get their attire on time. I got all the ladies together, now I’m getting the men together.

    Post # 8
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    9578 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Hardest thing for me was finding a venue I loved.  Second was the photographer.  Both of these probably took me a month to decide.  Haven’t had any problems with family so far and my Bridesmaid or Best Man have been great.

    Post # 9
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    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Managing the guest list.

    Post # 10
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    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I was just having a backyard BBQ.  Something very inexpensive and laid back.  My parents and the in-laws decided that they were going to split the cost.  But I guess since the in-laws were paying for 12 the wedding that my opinion didn’t matter.  No matter what I told them I didn’t want, if the Mother-In-Law liked it then that is what happened.  It got to the point that I stopped putting any input on my own wedding because I didn’t want to fight.

    So I told the hubby that on our 5th anniversary we are going to renew our vows the way we want to do it.  Probably as a destination thing with my little girl 🙂

    Post # 11
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    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Definitley dealing with parents, in particular my mum. To be fair, she is doing all the planning (meaning I can’t really pick anything else), but she is way too opinionated when I want something to be a bit different. I’m not allowed a yellow wedding dress, I absolutely MUST have a bouquet and don’t even get me started on the music. She actually stormed out of the room I suggested Gangnam Style for walking down the aisle to. I was kidding!

    Post # 12
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    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I said other: Sticking to a budget!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for dealing with parents/family.  That’s the only problem that I had the entire time we were planning.  It really made both Darling Husband and I want to just cancel the entire thing and run off.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    OTHER: Deciding on gifts for everyone!  (That might just be most frustrating to me because it’s what I’m on NOW.)

    Post # 15
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    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    In hindsight, it was a tie between dealing with in-laws and family demands/expectations, and managing all of the peices (we did everything a la cart so everthing was it’s own contract and vendor). Yikes, so happy that is over!

    Post # 16
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    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Other: Picking a dress!

    Everything is so so pretty. I love them all. Can’t I have 3? …or 10?

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