(Closed) Things I’ve Learned While Planning a Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@keepsmiling19:  I totally agree with #1! I used to be ehh about sending RSVPs back in a timely manner, but wow the next time I get an invitation in the mail the RSVP is getting sent immediately!

Post # 4
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Number 2 speaks to me. One of my best friends (and bridesmaids!) got engaged a few weeks after me and when we met up to talk about plans, it came out that she us getting married before me and that we had picked the exact same colors! I was bummed at first but now I have a ton of fun planning with her. It’s good to remember that your wedding will be special no matter how much is similar to someone else’s…you can share in each others joy 🙂

Post # 5
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I give in to everyone and often don’t take my own opinion into consideration… Darn it

Post # 6
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have learned to focus on what we REALLY  want and to screw the rest.

Post # 7
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

One thing I learned is that there are some aspects of the wedding I couldn’t care less about – like alcohol, since I don’t drink. I assumed Darling Husband would take care of it, since he definitely does. In the end it turned out I did have opinions about it – I wanted an open bar, but agreed to drink tickets since we had some pressure from guests who are in AA. I think the point is here to not ignore any areas which are important to your guests.

Another thing is that seating charts take a long time to work out. I finished ours the day before our wedding and it screwed up our last minute printing.

OUTSOURCE. Outsource, outsource, outsource. You should put some time and effort into figuring out who wants to offer help. I found the offers came pouring in the week before our wedding. I wish we had known earlier. One thing I could have done which I do regret not doing was to get more input from people about the kind of music that they would want to hear. Our guests were all over the map age-wise. I know there were other people more into music than I am who could have contributed. That said, I was glad that Darling Husband and I got plenty of what we had wanted and chosen before guests started messing around with the playlists.

Post # 8
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This list is a great idea…it’s nice to have something written down to remind yourself of things.  I definitely agree with #3.  At first I was so into getting everyone’s opinions, and trying to alter things to make people happy.  Well, with so many people saying different things (and different than what I/we really wanted), in the end it just stressed me out.  So now I just talk with Mr. Mouse about it and we do what we want. 🙂

Also, I’ve wanted to do a ton of DIY projects.  Some I’ll admit are kind of silly in the sense of what they are and how much time they’re taking (eventually I’ll be posting my wine cork place cards that are taking forever to make 360, with 3 different parts that need to be glued per each one), but it’s important to me.  So, I’ve started everything SUPER early and am just trucking away as the weeks go by.

Post # 9
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Stick to a budget no matter what.

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