(Closed) What is the one aspect of your wedding that you DREAD(ed) planning?

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
1254 posts
Bumble bee

(1) Ceremony and vow exchange planning

(2) DJ song list – I mean isn’t telling the DJ ” I want to hear Top 40″ enough?

(3 & New) Obtaining addresses – it’s worst than pulling teeth!!! Like it’s some kind of treasure that they are afraid will be stolen. Yet these people are the quickest to share their FB profiles, email addresses and cell phone numbers. I don’t get it. It’s not like I’ll be sending them junk mail or unexpectedly come and visit… I only see most these people on holidays to begin with so what makes them think I’ll suddenly want to drive 8 hours/fly 4 hours to stop by and say hello. UGH!!!

Post # 4
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Getting the liability insurance 🙂 It’s the one and only job I’m making FH do! Everything else I’m enjoying so far!

Post # 5
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This wasn’t something I started out dreading, but it turned into a total fiasco and drove me crazy: the hotel block.  I had reserved a block at one hotel and then couldn’t get anyone to call me back so I could finalize and sign a contract.  When I finally went to the hotel to speak to the sales manager, I found out that there had been a “mix up” and they no longer had rooms reserved for me.  (I suspect that they bumped our block of rooms for a group that was actually having the wedding at the hotel, which is fine, but I just wish they had told me that instead of just ignoring my calls!)

Then the sales manager at hotel #2, where we did sign a contract, never returned my phone calls either, so it was a much more complicated than it needed to be.  I didn’t enjoy nagging people to death during the planning process, and lucky for  me, this is one of the few areas where that was needed.

Post # 6
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Guest list. Oh man….

Post # 7
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m dreading my mother the day of the wedding. She likely to try to fight someone on the wedding day as she did this at my college graduation. Since she’s disowned me four times (never apologized, just started calling me again), I’m hoping that I can get her to do that before the big day because I realize now that she’s just a toxic human being who wants nothing good to happen in my life.

Post # 8
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Where do I start?

The guest list and explaining to friends that this is a small wedding with only family.

Figuring out the wedding party and where to place everyone!

Post # 9
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Flowers! I love them, but can’t deal with booking them, especially on a low budget.

Post # 10
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Booking transportation (for wedding guests)! For some reason, it was the worst!

Post # 11
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The music! I mostly listen to country and i am trying to put together a list of songs for the DJ to play.. for some reason it is stressing me out! Im not sure what people will want to hear! 

Post # 12
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@PaperCrane: Oh the DJ was totally it for me.  I got my Fiance to call . . .

Post # 13
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@hermitcrab: Agreed!  Transportation was the worst. 

Post # 14
398 posts
Helper bee

I’ll be booking everything from another State.   It was my idea to get married in his hometown but the idea of doing everything over email and phone scares me.

I don’t think I’ll be able to do things like a hair trail, so I will basically be trusting online reviews for the best salon.

At least his parents live there, so I’m sure they will be able to help us with anything we need.

Oh and I’m not sure how to do a cake testing.  We are going there a few months before hand, so maybe I can do it then.

Post # 15
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

– Putting together a list for the DJ

– Figuring out the bridal party pairs, the order in which they walk down the aisle, and where they sit. (We have one engaged couple and one married couple in our parties. So if they walk together, they would end up in corresponding places in the line-up. But one is the Maid/Matron of Honor, and her husband is not the Bridesmaid or Best Man. Get it? As for seating… I’m finally understanding the “sweetheart table” idea). 

– Getting addresses and keeping up with the names of everyone’s +1s!

Post # 16
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

the guest list and enforcing (or trying to enforce) a smaller guest list with my big family and the “no one under 21” policy.

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