Post # 1
I just have a question… Well Im fairly new to this site and was wondering if there was any advice when it comes to getting help with the wedding planning? I have my bridesmaides who are scattered everywhere and we cant seem to get together for fittings and my wedding is in sept. Then i have a fiance who wont help with the littles things …like to accompany me to look for our wedding bands. Just want to know some opinions on what to do! Should I just take care of it myself?
Post # 3
I moved out of state for a job and will be getting married this summer. I understand where you are coming from, it is difficult to complete tasks without help. None of the people in my wedding party live close. My advice to you would be to take advantage of the time you do have with your friends. I am making a trip home soon and visiting a friend later this month. When those events happens I take full advantage.
I freqently call my out of town friends while I am shopping. Then if I find something I like, I can explain it to them. I also email two of my bridesmaids daily.
Post # 4
Do you have other friends not in your wedding that you enjoy spending time with and would be willing to come along for the little things? If not, do you have bridesmaids who are into it but just to far away where you could send them pics so you don’t feel totally alone? As a last resort, can you tell your Fiance you know he doesn’t want to help with little details but as you have nobody, you would appreciate him coming along for the ride.
As a side note, he should be picking his wedding band out. That’s not a girly bride detail.
Post # 5
I would have LOVED to have had help during the wedding planning. I asked nicely, I hinted, I even got a bit irritated. I got ZERO help. And frankly, it irritates me still. I hope none of my BMs ever ask me for help with wedding planning because I will say no and explain exactly why. Luckily I found weddingbee the last three months before the wedding – at least I could get some advice and opinions!
Do ASK for help. But if push comes to shove and you got to do it yourself, then do so and create the wedding that is a true reflection of what you want it to be. In the end, we had a blissful, unique wedding and I had a great deal of pride in knowing that I was the one who made it happen!
Post # 6
Thanks so much to all of you! I do have friends that have offered to help, but i just feel like they shouldnt be the ones to do what my bridesmaides should be doing! I have sent plenty of emails to my bridesmaides but two of them are pregnant and the others are constantly working. It just seems like it would be easier to do what my cousin is doing, just let them pick there own dress style as long as its the right color! I too, love this site and it helps me a whole lot!
I have also decided to make my own centerpieces but i wanted to take care of it all and some friends said that i shouldnt be the one to do that… is it bad to want to be in control of that kind of stuff just to know that it is going to be done? Which also leads to the bachlorette party…another story!