(Closed) What have you been most surprised about during wedding planning?

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was surprised how adamant my Fiance was about some planning details. (Had to be a night wedding, I have to walk down the aisle to Here Comes the Bride). Also, how happy he is that we’re having a keg of Guiness.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was surprised at how much work it is! I mean, even just picking the venue took us a solid month of negotiating and site visits. i guess the good thing is that it makes me even more excited for the actual wedding since I won’t have to plan anymore!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

How strongly other people feel about YOUR wedding! That’s crazy to me – what does it matter to a great aunt if we get married in a church or not?!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I second Lilyfaith. I was shocked how many people wanted to stick their hands in the pot. I was also shocked how predatory the single girls at work acted about it. They all want to be so involved, like theyre living vicariously through me. I’m not generalizing all single women, just the ones at my job.

Post # 7
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How expensive everything is!  It’s just crazy!! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m with lilyfaith!  What is it about wearing an engagement ring that makes everyone think they can tell you what to do.  The other day I was filling out one of those rewards cards as a store, and the clerk tried to tell me what I should do about changing my name or not.  Like, not asking what I was doing, or sharing their personal experience, but telling me that I needed to change/not change.  Sorry, but that’s a personal decision, and I’m not going to make it based on the opinions of random strangers!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was surprised about how EVERYTHING must be spelled out in contracts.  How you assume with a buffet, napkins would be included! Things like that…

Post # 10
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Two things:

1) How expensive it is–especially table linen rentals!

2) That my Fiance was adamant about having flower garlands for our ceremony venue. No joke. When we talked to our florist-flower farmer, she mentioned them as a possibility, and now it’s the one detail he care about most! Who knew?!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was really shocked about how much there is to do.  I was completely baffled at how women do this all the time.  It takes SO MUCH time and hard work!  How come no one told me?  LOL 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

omg…def how much everyone else cares about your wedding. everyone thinks it is so awful that we are asking half our guests to turn their chairs to face us for the ceremony. we are having our ceremony and reception at the same venue. WHO CARES! it is simply turning your chair around. FREAKING IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!! would you rather me have you drive across the city to another location than turn your chair? seriously?! 

also how immature my sister (MOH) and friends can be. also made me realize that maybe i dont like to be the center of attention (i always thought that is what i liked :D)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know a few people above say that they’re surprised by how much there is to do, but I am actually the complete opposite.  I’m not doing a ton of DIY and I’m admittedly a little lazy when it comes to this wedding planning business, but I am surprised y how little to do.  Based on the board, blogs and other people’s input, I feel like I should be doing something wedding-related at all times.  Not so much.  I’m doing far less work than I expected.  and THANK GOODNES FOR THAT!

Post # 15
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That my fiance ended picking the wedding colors!

Post # 16
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

How bad people can be about RSVP-ing. Our due date is tomorrow and we are still missing 53 cards. As of last Friday, we were missing over half.

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