Post # 1
Are there any parts of wedding planning that you really disliked? If you have a wedding planner, what/how much are they doing? If you don’t have a planner, what do/did you wish you could pass off to them?
I wish I’d had someone to do ALL of my DIY projects… I had all kinds of ideas, but not enough willpower or manpower to pull them off, which meant I was running around like crazy in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Also, it would have been nice to have a ‘real’ planner (we just had a DOC) who knew the ins and outs of the wedding plans tying up loose ends and bossing everyone around in the lead-up to the wedding. I could have chillaxed a little more. I wasn’t super stressed or anything, but it would have made things really nice to pass the ball and have someone else I totally trusted putting in the final hours!
What are you doing/do you wish you could do/would you have done on the planner front?
Post # 3
I liked doing my DIY projects, even though I probably bit off more than I could chew lol.
I really hated dealing with the guest list and all the related things… figuring out who is invited, sorting RSVPs, chasing people who didn’t RSVP, making placecards, seating chart, ect. It was just always annoying.
Post # 4
The timeline for the day of. Every time I think of everything we’ll need to do Fri-Sun, I start to panic
Post # 5
I’m not hiring anyone.
I enlisted my Maid/Matron of Honor to help me make a STD sign for my e-pics, but I did a lot of the work on that as well. She painted because she’s the artistic one whereas I’m the logistic one. And I’ll ask her to help with the centerpieces and other stuff because she offered.
I think the worst part of wedding planning so far was choosing the wedding venue. Fiance and I really couldn’t find anything we liked in our original budget range. We just weren’t happy with the places. We eventually re-vamped the budget which opened up a new range of awesome venues, but that left us with three awesome venues that we couldn’t decide between! Go figure. (#firstworldproblems , lol)
Post # 6
I hate the whole thing! Too many decisions and things to worry about, gah! Right now I’m putting off planning the actual ceremony, as in what music will be played and what readings will be read.
Post # 7
We’ll either have a DOC or plan the whole thing ourselves (with heavy help from his mom & aunt). I can’t afford a full-blown wedding planner, and honestly I think I can figure the wedding thing out lol.
I think the biggest headache will probably be the music. I’m waffling between a DJ and doing it myself, and it’s giving me so many nightmares. Either way, I’m going to be obsessive with the playlist and spend hours poring over music and listening to potential soundtracks on my ipod.
Post # 8
We’re having a DOC because our venue doesn’t provide one, and I really want someone there to make sure everything runs smoothly the day of. Other than that, we’re doing everything else on our own.
Post # 9
My mom’s friend is a DOC as a second job, so I’m going to lean pretty heavily on her (after giving her all the info beforehand) the day of. But that’s it – between the very helpful staff/vendors answering all my questions and helping with set up/tear down, it’s all me.
Soon we’ll start to get into the nitty gritty, which – aside from guest list – is going to be my least favorite part. Picking songs, doing the seating chart, figuring out logistics of how to get A to B by C, organizing the events of the ceremony…. ugh.
Post # 10
Doing everything myself. I was married once before – it’s less overwhelming if you break/write everything down. If it’s just running around in your head it can seem impossible. Take it a little at a time.
Post # 10
guest lists and table plans – my venue is smal so choosing who gets to come to the ceremony and wedding breakfast who who gets to come to the evening do is difficult and time consuming (and causing arguments with my mother)
Post # 11
I don’t think this is really what you’re asking, but the part I hate most about the planning process has been finding a vendor/purchase that we LOVE…and knowing that we have to say no because it’s out of budget. I really, really hate that. And cutting down the guest list.
Neither of which having a professional planner would really help.
Post # 12
We’re doing a DOC… she’s already been VERY helpful and I’m still 4 1/2 months out. I’m glad I didn’t pay her more though. She’ll be the BOSS and tell everyone what to do for the rehearsal and wedding. Sounds niver coming from her than me. I don’t think I’ll need anymore stress that weekend.
Post # 13
I am having the hardest time with invitations. I don’t want to spend a lot of money but I am not a DIY girl (because I suck not because I don’t want to do the work lol). I even have someone who wors in a print shop who will do all my printing or $25, that’s great but I can’t find any kits I like and I now I don’t know what to do. It’s really frustrating, I have enjoyed the rest though.
Post # 14
I really like planning – I love knowing that all of the little details are my own (or my mom’s lol) 🙂 But for the day of, we have hired a DOC as we don’t want to be worried about anything besides getting married. She was the DOC for my brother’s wedding and she did a super fabulous job. So I’m looking forward to working with her again!
Post # 15
BRIDESMAIDS! SO.ANNOYING!!!! No one agrees with who you want standing up (for us no siblings) so people are also giving their opinion about that. The dresses..the cost…the points of views…blah