(Closed) What part of planning do you most dislike?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Are you hiring someone to do stuff you don't want/have time do?
    DOC--I'll deal with the lead-up planning and stress if I can pass it all off to a pro on the day. : (17 votes)
    26 %
    I'm contracting out something specific that I REALLY don't want to do (i.e., DIY projects) : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Full-on planner--it's worth it to skip the headache! : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Nada. Too expensive! : (37 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    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
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    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    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
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
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    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
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    13017 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
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    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    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
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    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    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

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