Post # 1
So looking through the boards its obvious that there are many frustrations that occur when planning a wedding. For me it has probably been family issues between FI’s mother and my future sister in law (she is planning to marry FI’s brother in 2012 and is only a little jealous about us getting married before them).
What’s it been for you?
Post # 3
My biggest issue by far is my venue! within my 1st 3 months i had 3 different people to deal with. And each one told me COMPLETELY different info/ prices
Post # 4
Mine has been with RSVP’s! People adding kids, etc….
Post # 5
definitely need “other”…our wedding is FINALLY over and while it was everything i could have ever imagined – our biggest issue was FINANCES!!! seriouslly we had NO money to do ANYTHING and we owe some of our friends (including BM’s/Ushers) BIG time for just small things we had to constantly say “no” to during the past year and a half…
we had NO money to even take our Maid/Matron of Honor and her husband out for their birthdays when they helped plan and execute my surprise 30th last year! 🙁
but it’s all over and my raise went into affect…we’re god to go!
Post # 6
You should add, issues with guests! Especially RSVPs and non-responders and table assignments and seating charts!
Also DIY projects!
Post # 7
Mine has been finding a ceremony location!
Everything else has been smooth sailing *knock on wood* that it stays that way!
~49 days to go!
Post # 8
Unfortunately, my biggest frustration was with my bridal party. Sure, I had frustrations with vendors, in laws, etc. but the most frustrating and hurtful thing was that some of my BMs were not at all interested in the wedding, not to mention that the one who was (my MOH) moved out of the country a couple months before the wedding and couldn’t come back for it. Nothing else mattered as much or made my cry as much as my closest friends not being excited for me.
Post # 9
How about the whole process in and of itself??? My friend asked what I’ll do when the wedding is over and I have all this free time again….I jokingly replied “I guess I’ll start planning a baby, heaven knows that process will be a lot more fun, winkwink nudge nudge.” No, but really, I spent 2 hours online looking at dollhouse/model RR websites searching for a street light that will be proportionate to the bride and groom cake topper. WTF, me????
Post # 10
I agree with elaineathon, there’s nothing more hurtful/stressful than dealing with people that you thought were your best friends and then finding that they don’t care about your wedding. I should add that one of those “good friends” is ex-bridal party (her choice, not by my suggestion). The saddest thing to me is that I’ve tried to eliminate any financial strain the girls might be facing, by offering to help pay for things if they could just let me know in advance. Despite my offer, 1 bridesmaid dropped out, and another bridesmaid is not attending my bachelorette due to “financial reasons” (even though I offered to pay for her). LAME. My Maid/Matron of Honor is awesome though, she currently has cancer and is on disability- she has not missed a single event and you can tell that she genuinely wants to be there for me each step of the way. Thank goodness for her and my other bridesmaid!
Post # 11
@elaineathon: I agree, there’s nothing worse than being burned by your best friends 🙁 Super-stressful to say the least!
Post # 12
My issue is that my sister in my Maid/Matron of Honor and has done absolutely NOTHING. It is what it is but it does make me sad. We are very close she is 10 yrs older than me (I”m 30 she is 40) and has never been in a wedding. I guess it makes me sad that she hasn’t offered to help my other bm’s with anything (bachelorette, showers, etc…) I am not mad at her just sad and hurt…
Post # 13
I couldn’t pick between the top three. Between being bullied to invite abusive members of fiances family, losing 2 bridemaids and fighting wit my mum it’s just been a total emotional rollercoaster.
I can’t wait to jus be married!x
Post # 14
Frustrations from FH’s family. Aunts and uncles who think it’s their right to come to our immediate family only ceremony. Cousins who phone our venue with rude and presumptive questions. Getting the cold shoulder and then being talked about behind my back. Ugh!
Post # 15
Money issues, hands down. Our budget is super duper tight, but we want to invite all the people we love and care about. Not easy to mesh those two.
Since that wasn’t a poll option, I chose issues with future in-laws. Though that’s not been the most frustrating thing (so far), it still drives me crazy.
Post # 16
My brothers Fiance is extreamly jealous of my Fiance and I. We announced that we are getting married next year, and all of a sudden she wants to get married THIS AUGUST!! thats a couple weeks away… How do you plan a wedding in six weeks!. Also when ever my Fiance and I are around she always gives us dirty looks… haha its so crazy… But so far I have been trying to set a budget for 3months… its very irritating sense I have no idea what I’m doing or what anything costs.