Post # 1
Brides to be: What are you worried about most and find yourself asking advice about?
Newlyweds: What did you worry about most that didn’t end up being that big of a deal after all and what do you wish you’d spent more time on?
I, personally, had a very…concise engagement. 🙂 Specialist Sierra asked my father for my hand during the second to last week of September and we were married on October 31. I found myself in a mix of emotions and a mess for a few days of the month and a half we had to plan the wedding (me being in CA and he in GA where our ceremony was to take place). I worried quite a bit about the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, the Out of Town Bags and the venue. I ended up purchasing the first dresses that I had picked out (each Bridesmaid or Best Man had a different style of floor length black dress) and I know I should have spent far less time worrying about them. I didn’t need to worry about the fact that the Olde Garden Roses weren’t available on such short notice.
I should have booked a DMV appt in advance because the name changing process could have been expedited by a couple of weeks.
I should have prepared notes on the toast that I gave because I was hoping that hubs could do it and I’d be off the hook but my parents ended up insisting that we both do one and I wasn’t prepared in the least.
I should have listened to “What a Wonderful World” sounded like when our cellist played it before the Day Of so that I could have exnayed it on the grounds that it sounded oddly similar to “Twinkle Twinkle.”
Let’s hear yours!! 🙂
Post # 3
Wow, you have an even shorter timeline than I do, and it’s stressing me out! We’re doing 5 months, out of town for most everyone that matters to me, so I’m afraid no one will be able to come. That would make me SO sad…
Post # 4
I voted for spending my money most effectively. So far, not so good. We’ve spread our money and our famillies money pretty thin. Yikes.
I’m also most stressed about the guest list. We want all of the favorites to come. That means the family and friends that are most important to us. For the most part they’ll be there but there are always some disappointments that you can’t avoid. And we want the people who were invited out of obligation NOT to show. Is that wrong? Lol
Post # 5
@ Jennifer: My vote on the obligatory invitees are to wipe them off the guest list. 🙂 Seriously. If they are coming just to be polite and you are inviting them just to be polite…
Post # 6
Money. It’s Satan incarnate.
Post # 7
I said other, because my e-ring broke this weekend, so I am most worried about getting it fixed and back before the wedding!
Post # 8
I stressed out the most over bridesmaid dresses….finding something to fit 6 girls that wasn’t expensive and that was champagne pink stressed me out for months. I started looking for them BEFORE i got engaged….in the end, my mom made them and it was no big deal. But i spent MONTHS looking for those damn dresses. Everthing else was so easy. That sounds like me, though–being more concerned about my friends than anything else that directly impacts me and our wedding!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I’m most worried about the schedule and timeline for the weekend, and making sure everyone can get to where they need to be without getting lost, etc…There’s a lot of events for my wedding weekend (Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, Post-Rehearsal Dinner Party, Ketubah Signing, Ceremony, Reception, After Party, Brunch the next morning) and they’re all in different places!
I’m also really worried about money and the atmosphere of the party…
Aghhhh, so many worries!