What was the hardest part of planning for your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What was the hardest part of planning for your wedding?
    Ceremony : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Wedding Attire : (12 votes)
    14 %
    Photography/Videography : (11 votes)
    13 %
    Stationery Invitations/STD/Programs : (12 votes)
    14 %
    Reception : (16 votes)
    18 %
    Music : (13 votes)
    15 %
    Bakery : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Flowers : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Decorations : (12 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    i voted on attire – everyone especially bees on here hate my wedding dress that i picked and has made me feel really self conscience and emotional

    i voted on guest list – we are having a very small wedding and i REALLY dont want to invite my friends boyfriend. but everyone but Fiance seems to think we should. Also my cousins rollercoaster of fiances

    i voted other – picking a colour scheme has been very hard for me

    Post # 4
    Member
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Picking a date was the hardest for us. It seemed every time we’d suggest one to our family it would get kiboshed because somebody couldn’t make it.

    Next hardest was a venue (which kinda followed from the “when” issues). 

    After I knew our venue and date everything else just fell together easily. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    For me, the hardest part of all the wedding planning was picking the song for my father/daughter dance, believe it or not. Lol…a week out and still haven’t chosen a song. Everything else was easy-peasy but song selections are hard, go figure lol.

    Post # 6
    Member
    890 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Voted Guest List:  This was the most difficult because we both don’t like much of our family memebers and we only want our family we know to come to the wedding making it more intimate. We also have certain kids attending pretty much the immediate family who are in the wedding anways thats it lol.  Also we didn’t want to hurt anyones feelings because of who “wasn’t” invited but we invited who we wanted too for sure the rest are back ups but so far everyone that was invited has responded so no back up are needed πŸ™‚  Guest list is pretty much talking it out with you two and your parents and narrowing it down to who you and Fiance want for sure to be a part of this special day.  At least thats what we did and so far it is workign :))

    Post # 7
    Member
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    my mother…

    Post # 8
    Member
    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

    honestly dealing with other peoples bullshit…and its not just bridesmaids, its family, friends, the wedding party both men and women, dealing with everyones “opinions”. thats been the hardest part.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    More complicated than your choices. Basically it boils down to family politics. Its not just who gets invited, but paying, peoples inputs and expectations, roles etc. I learned that relationships last longer than the day and to let things go I thought were important, because 1.5 years later they are not important but the relationships still are

    Post # 10
    Member
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The hardest part was actually organizing everyone and setting up the day of (got let into the facilities at 11am, wedding at 4pm). I thought I had everything carefully planned, but it was a mess with me instructing everyone on what to do, trying to find tables/chairs at the venue, plating food, setting up the bar, etc. I wish I had hired someone for that, but it wasn’t in the budget πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
    Member
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Mine is something not on your list: dealing with other people!

    Everyone has an opinion- my mother, Fiance, FML, the wedding planner. I just want things my way and my style and I don’t want to deal with other people! Sadly, I have to and I have to compromise. One thing I know- my wedding will be beautiful!

    Post # 12
    Member
    394 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Does my Mother in Law fall under the ‘Other’ category orrrrr…? Undecided

    Post # 13
    Member
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Picking music, guest list (FI’s side and his parents over inviting), and indecision about decorations probably. So far…

    Post # 14
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    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    For us, it was sorting out the hotel block, because we live in a pretty expensive city and most of our friends (at least the out-of-towners) live in much cheaper areas. So even though we ended up with a fantastic rate by DC standards, many guests felt their wallets pinched a bit. This, combined with some unexpected circumstances among our guests, caused us to be really short on our contract, but we were able to re-negotiate with the hotel so we didn’t end up owing. But the whole thing was far more work than it should have been.

    Jos A Banks made things a lot harder than they needed to be; one of our Groomsmen got measured in Winter Park, Fl, where he lives, and their store had a really hard time understanding that he wanted to pick up in DC. In the end, that GM’s suit ended up 800 miles away but fortunately they were able to send a new one by courier.

    And our DJ was just a handful.

    Post # 16
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    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    my health problems which made me postpone my wedding a year. i would say the next biggest hurdle is finding a wedding dress. I have tried on over 126 different dresses and still havent made a firm decision.  The problem is the lack of non white or non ivory dresses available on the market. grrr Honestly the rest has been rather easy so far though I must say that the added year has helped with that.

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