(Closed) Things Men Don’t Know About Weddings

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 47
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Add E-Pics to the list of things my Fiance doesn’t understand. I mentioned to him that our photographer had asked for some ideas of places we might like to take our E-Pics. I said ‘engagement pictures’ and he heard ‘dramatic proposal reenactment pictures’.

Post # 48
1086 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@camrie: We’ll just roll with it, if we don’t have enough chairs some people will stand” LOL!!! i love that

Post # 49
34 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

This post brings me so much anxiety!!! Like the other ladies, my Fiance has no clue how much weddings cost. He also had no idea how much in advance you needed to book things.


But, perhaps the worst offense of them all…



.. he didn’t want me to rent chairs for our beach ceremony! Ummm where will they sit!?!

Post # 50
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@stargal34: Our cake actually reads “Happy Wedding” because that’s what FH writes on all the wedding cards.

Post # 51
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ PinkPinstripes – the movie thing… that’s really funny.

This thread is hilarious. I have to give it up for Fiance because he’s been really good through this whole process. I just think it’s funny how he doesn’t always have logic on his side – he forgets each detail has it’s own little list of things that need to be done for it. Out of Town bags for instance:

Him: Can’t we just shove some treats, an advil & 2 water bottles in there.
Me: Yeah, totally
Him: Okay, that’s easy. *thinking* we should put a note or something about brunch in there too.
Me: Good idea.
Him: Cool so that’ll take like what? An hour?
Me: Uhh… Not really.
Him: ?????

Post # 52
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m pretty sure he still doesn’t understand the difference between shower gifts and wedding gifts.  I ended up (accidentally) opening up a bunch of wedding gifts at my shower, and in the thank-you notes he kept writing, “thank you for the stemware!  Meghan just opened it at her shower!” … to people who weren’t invited to the shower.  Whoops.  Overall he was pretty good though.

Post # 53
375 posts
Helper bee

Although I’m not engaged yet…. my boyfriend mentioned yesterday that he had no idea that weddings had color schemes. He thought that bridesmaids just wear their favorite dresses.

Post # 54
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

@effinjess: BAHAHHAHA  “dramatic proposal reenactment photos”.  i love it.  i think all ephotos should include this from now on.

Post # 55
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 1989


Post # 56
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hahaha great stories ladies!

My Fiance def has no idea how much planning goes into weddings. He has an hour commute on the way to work each day and early in the planning process he came home one day and said, “I tried to think of things that I could help you with but since we already have invitations, a venue, a photographer and a date, I couldn’t think of anything. What else is there?

If only he knew….

Post # 57
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

These are so funny! Keep them coming!

Post # 58
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

mine had no clue about the cost of a wedding…. mind you we are doing our entire wedding for about 15 thousand dollars for 150 people…. i think thats pretty good…

fi about had a cow when i told him that i got a great deal on a photog at 750 for the whole day!!!! 🙂 lol he thought that was far too much! 🙂

he also made to comment “do we really need centerpieces” uhhhh yea…. we do hunny!!!

and then he told me that those “net thingys” look funny and he didnt want me to wear one… (he was talking about a birdcage veil hhahahaa!!!!)

Post # 59
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Mrs. Meowerson: “dramatic proposal reenactment photos”  That has to be one of the funniest things I have ever heard!

Post # 60
7299 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

If men could plan weddings the industry would be in trouble. SO has said,

“Why would you pay that much for designs on paper? I’ll do it.” (He’s a graphic designer)
“Who the hell pays $2000 for something you eat! No, it’s not happening.” (Talking about the cake)
So a rehearsal dinner isn’t practicing eating?”
“We’re not paying some guy with a camera $5000 to use photoshop and healing brush. Find a newbie. I’ll edit our photos.” lol
“Not paying $600 for some dude to sit behind his laptop and play music from a playlist. Nope.”
“Why can’t I see you before? We have sex every night!” (This was before we decided to do The First Look”
“Engagement party? Are you kidding me? Let’s just go out and hang out with friends. I’m not paying for another venue.”
“why do you need ‘wedding shoes’ No one will see them!

Why do we need flowers? People are looking at us! Why throw 6000 rose petals on the ground to be walked on.”
“WHat is a monogram and how much does it cost?” ha ha ha

Post # 61
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 1989

@Miss Tattoo: Love the monogram comment!

I can’t think of any great lines, but I do remember my Fiance being floored by the fact that one family pays for the wedding and the other the honeymoon.  I tried to tactfully explain so that he could go talk to his family at some point about that.  The next time we had a wedding conversation he had a whole list of who does what to inform me of, because he had apparently done some heavy research.  Now I spend half my time trying to tell him, We can just cover this part together, because now he thinks every part of the wedding is supposed to be divided up!

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