(Closed) The most stressful part of wedding planning for you?

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Planning it without my Fiance. He’s deployed to Iraq and actually really wanted to be involved:( Plus, I’m finishing my last year next year and planning out of state. Thank God for the planner…

Post # 33
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Vendors who try to talk you out of what you want just because they don’t know how to accomplish it but somehow they keep the same (high) fees.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Originally budget. We were paying for the whole wedding ourselves and after meeting with the venue we realised we couldnt afford it. My parents then kindly offered that they would pay for the reception. What an absolutel relief.

 We went through 6 months of tight budget every dollar counted for and put away in thinking we were paying for everything and come to the realisation that we couldnt that was pure hell.

 Now the pressure has been taken off alot, but I still think that was the most stressful, when I think of problems i encounter now it seems trivial to the stress we went through before.

Post # 35
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1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Flippin’ bloomin’ guest lists. The invention of a singularly nasty devil.

Don’t fret about flowers: not unless you want fussy complicated stuff. 

Our (nearly) florist wanted 800 euro (ca. $1000) for church altar & pew stuff, bouquets, bouts etc. So, I’ve been watching tutorials and it looks SO easy.  And my Future Mother-In-Law is more than willing to help.  I’m goin to flower market next week, to price stuff and get ideas. 

Plan is to order what I actually want about 2-3 weeks before wedding, collect day before, then spend an easy 2 hours doing all except altar flowers. Getting church helper ladies to do those, will prob give them 50 each or so.

If you’re not doing the whole baking carry on the day before, then you can totally do bouquets, bouts, pews & flower girl baskets yourself.

If that’s just way too much stress, just hire it out. It’s def not worth fretting over!

Post # 36
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166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Guest lists and family stuff (e.g. a mom who shoots down everything I suggest, even if she once suggested it herself, just because that’s how she rolls when it comes to me, so I’ve just been sort of not talking to her about the wedding). And the interaction of guest list and family drama. Not a good combination.

Post # 38
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Setting the date and finding the venue! We got engaged in December and wanted to marry the following August. Plus, we wanted to marry in the Catholic church and all of the churches only had “wedding info night”  once a month! Luckily, everything fell into place.

Post # 39
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Bumble Beekeeper

Finding my dress! I had a really hard time finding the right wedding dress. It took me 7 months, probably 150-200 dresses and buying the wrong dress to find it. Also, the guest list was at the beginning. My mother and I had several blow-out fights about it. I wanted less than 80 and she wanted 120+. I won.

My biggest challenge has been finding things that are me. I have so many ideas and I’m having trouble making it all mesh/editing myself.

Post # 40
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Working the guest list….

 

Everything since then has been a breeze

Post # 41
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Family/place our family live in two different places and either side wants to travel

Post # 42
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151 posts
Blushing bee

Photography has been the most stressful thing to me! I can’t seem to find the perfect photographer that is cheap enough. Frown Other than that, I think making any “final decision” is hard! I plan on this being my only wedding Tongue out so I feel kinda sad when I make a final decision about something. 

Post # 43
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Guest list.  All the way.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Dealing with the In-laws…they are very worried about everything being PERFECT and I’m uber relaxed, so yah pretty much anything wedding+in-laws=HUGE disaster!!!

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My most stressful things on the to-do list are finding a venue for the reception, flowers (like you I really don’t want to end up spending tons of money, yet do like to have some nice buttonholes and ofcourse a nice bouquet — been thinking about DIY the buttonholes tho) and last but not least the guestlist (trying to keep it at a reasonable size while being able to invite those we really like to be there without having to bump any noses family-wise..)

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

The guest list was the worst.  Our cake baker also gave us hell.

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