(Closed) What have you learned about yourself through wedding planning?

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 46
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Only a few months into planning but I have already learned:

-That I don’t care about a wedding as much as I thought I would. And that Fiance cares about the wedding a lot more than I thought he would.

-To ALWAYS take sales tax into consideration in your budget as it can add up to A LOT! And gratuity!

If it were up to me, we would use our budget to elope and travel for a few months. But, alas, Fiance wants a wedding…

Post # 47
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203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’m pretty traditional. Also, I’m more laid back than I realized.  Family members seemed to care wayy more than me about certain tiny little details, while I took the stance that if no one would notice, then it’s something that can be skipped.

Post # 48
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I have always thought that I’m very up tight but through wedding planning I’ve realized that I’m more flexible I’ve actually done most wedding pl Ning with just me and my Maid/Matron of Honor but I’ve had my bridesmaids offer to help and I honestly haven’t micro managed or anything  everyone says my god daughter who is my flower girl is more of a diva then me. Im happy I’m able to keep calm, the only thing that I’ve sorta freaked out abt is my wedding colors since I couldnt settle on a palette 

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

emitchell456:  I learned that my family’s opinions influenced me more than I realized, as their opinion on a dress I loved absolutely ruined it for me (for fear of looking “too plain” on my wedding day). I also learned just how stressful the planning is (moreso the amount of money that would go into this one day) and I’d be happy eloping, having a nice honeymoon, then throwing a big party later. I’m seriously considering doing it this way. 

Post # 50
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550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

– I’m a lot more anal retentive than I thought I was.

– I can Excel and budget if I really try.

– My wife is a really frivolous spender. “That’s an extra $250” “oh okay cool we can swing that”. 😀

– Planning a destination wedding is really damn annoying because apparently no one can freaking read emails or respond to simple questions.

Post # 51
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4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I learned I am not an island. I had to re-plan my wedding from scratch five months before (even buy a new dress). It’s a really long story, but as strong and organized as I was trying to be, asking for help from my DH’s Godmother and her niece was what made everything possible.

In essence, I learned that it is ok to ask for help.

Post # 52
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1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’ve learned a lot about budgeting, shopping around and working with people. I’ve also learned a lot more about my priorities.  When you have a fixed budget, you really need to make some hard decisions about what is the most important aspect of the wedding and what you can do without.  

Post # 53
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1977 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

I’ve learned that until planning a wedding myself I didn’t realise just how much work and decision making goes into it. I’d like to apologise to anyone’s wedding I’ve been to and not noticed the centrepieces, can’t remember their cake at all and binned the sugared almond favors as soon as I got home.

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

THat I dont really have any friends or family. Noone to ask to go dress shopping with me, or anyone who cares. Except for my Fiance, and thats all that matters.

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