(Closed) What was you toughest decision with planning?!

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I struggled with how much involvement to give other people in the planning. Ended up having huge fights with my IL’s about things that they had no right to voice an opinion about. I learned the lesson that less is more. Tell people just as much as they need to know and leave it at that. It was a life lesson, not just a wedding one.

Post # 4
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Reception venue and who to walk me down the aisle!

Our church was non-negotiable, Darling Husband really wanted to get married there, and it has a lot of family history for him.  Unfortunately it is in the middle of a very small town, with very few reception options.  The nearest bigger area was 30 minutes away, and I had to choose an ugly venue but very close, or a nice venue but a drive, plus I had to take into account the weather.

 

Post # 5
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6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Five dresses?  Too bad you couldn’t do a post-wedding photo shoot in all of them.  Just because.  πŸ˜‰

My toughest decision by far was the venue.  I did immense amounts of research and toured about 30 venues before Fiance and narrowed it down to the top 3.  We wanted to tour the top 3 one more time.  One of those venues had booked solid from November til April within a few weeks, so that choice was out.  We had such a hard time deciding between the other two.  One was a Saturday but outdoors, the other was Sunday but indoors, etc etc.  There were pros and cons to each and every venue and we had a really hard time making the final decision.  It became a major roadblock for us and we couldn’t do any other wedding planning until we booked a venue.  In the end Fiance and I are so glad we booked the venue we did and we know we made the “right” decision.

Post # 8
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316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Venue and my dress. And the food is kind of something I’ve been stressing about lately. I was the teenage girl who was obsessed with weddings, and wedding planning. I would make little collages of what I wanted things to look like! But when it actually came time to plan my real wedding, I found that I hadn’t strayed from those collages too much, so I had an easy time with most of the stuff. Guess it was a good thing! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@Eva Peron:  Haha yes, Fiance and I may have gone a tad overboard with the venue hunt but we actually wouldn’t have found our current venue unless we did so it worked out in the end.  Smile

Post # 11
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444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Mwitter: yep, exactly the same.

Post # 12
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5546 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

For us, it was deciding if I wanted the big fancy party, or to go on our honeymoon. We had $X, and both weren’t happening. In the end, I think, I made the right choice. I was so worried no one is going to have fun because we are having cupcakes and cocoa in the church fellowship hall. A friend kindly pointed out, that while yes the big party is nice, the point of the day is that we are married. Which we will be. And heck, most people don’t remember that much of the reception anyway! It goes by so fast and you are a million places at once. But I most certainly will remember spending the first two weeks of married life in the incredible Italy. 

Post # 14
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Eva Peron: Oops, forgot I didn’t elaborate on the second story.  I was torn between my dad and step-dad, and I didn’t want to offend either – so I had my mom! πŸ™‚

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