Post # 1
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still over-the-moon-happy about planning a wedding. However, I’ve learned over the past week that planning isn’t always rosy.
A few wedding revelations:
1. Weddings = Drama
It seems to be unavoidable.
2. Dress shopping = exhausting
I had fun yesterday, but I came home feeling exhausted, confused and grumpy. Anyone else feel this way after dress shopping?
3. Budget-friendly = harder than I thought
Alteration charges on a significantly under budget dress that I only sorta like will bring it up above budget. Fees and stuff are tricky. Sigh
I’m glad I had some come-back-down-to-earth moments early in the game!
Post # 3
I agree with you on these points!
Post # 4
To be honest, wedding planning is sort of depressing. Unfortunately. I am so in love with Fiance, and I can’t wait to get married, but I have a constant knot in my stomach now.
Dress shopping was fun, but tiring and stressful.
My guest list is massive, as in 410. This is about 250 people more than I envisioned inviting. Fiance keeps telling me “they won’t all come” but he doesn’t get that I have to plan like they all WILL! We found a venue after almost 7 months of searching, but the lady is spacey and is stressing me out. I can’t find a decent caterer – I have to worry about renting tables and chairs, linens, bartenders/alcohol, decorations, etc.
I am NOT getting help from any of my 6 bridesmaids. Or Fiance to be honest.
Everything is so expensive – – I second guess every decision I have made or considered making, because I am so eager to please everybody else.
LOL – Totally took over your post. Sorry! I needed to vent!
Post # 5
That’s one reason why our wedding was smaller, because I couldn’t deal with the hassle of 400 people!
Post # 6
It’s okay @Lindsey! I totally know what you mean about second guessing. I’m sorry you aren’t getting any help. I hope everything works out the way you want it to!
I’ve been avoiding the guest list issue. I know it’s not smart of me to wait so long to think about it.. Just the idea stresses me out. I would love a small wedding. However, I have a large extended family (and I’m close to everyone). Plus, we both have our “church family” to invite. The fiance went to a small private school and has tons of friends from there. It’s all starting to sound like our guest list is going to be huge.
Either way – large or small – the wedding will be simple and sweet and on a strict budget. We aren’t having a lot of things that are in most weddings today. I guess it can still be a simple wedding surrounded by lots of loved ones.
Post # 7
I think it’s great to have these revelations early on. I always thought it was a bit silly that popular culture portrays wedding planning as this rosy time of happiness when your family and friends fawn over you and help you plan. In reality, it’s a crash course in solving disagreements with Fiance, friends, and families and navigating lots and lots of drama in your journey to the big day.
Oh, and trying on wedding dresses always exhausts me. I have no idea why. Even the other day, when it was my Maid/Matron of Honor who was trying on dresses and I just tried my dress on once to show her, I was falling asleep afterward!