(Closed) Whats been the hardest?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What has been the hardest item(s) for you to check off your list? (you can pick more than one)
    Picking Wedding Date : (18 votes)
    18 %
    Venue for Wedding : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Venue for Reception : (10 votes)
    10 %
    One venue for both ceremony and reception : (12 votes)
    12 %
    Florist -bouquet/boutonniere or centerpiece styles : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Photographer or Videographer : (16 votes)
    16 %
    Ceremony Attire - (Dress/Tux/Suit or blue jeans) : (17 votes)
    17 %
    Favors for reception : (8 votes)
    8 %
    DJ's & Musicians : (7 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The things I found the hardest was the photographer because they are so much money! I stressed over it because I didn’t want to spend all that money and be disapointed.

    The other was giving into chair covers. I hummed and hahed over that one for awhile. So much money for something that most won’t remember if you had them or not!

    Post # 4
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    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Nothing was all that hard, but I spent a lot of time figuring out invitations.  

     

    ETA:  I take that back, the guest list was hard! There were definitely a few arguments over that!

    Post # 5
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

    We’ve been pretty lucky as for date, venue, photographer, music… but the caterer was HARD, cause we had a lot of opinions and a really tight budget.

    Post # 6
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    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Right now it’s picking a color scheme! Everything else we’ve had to decide so far has been pretty smooth sailing. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Guest list is my hardest so far.

    Post # 8
    Member
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Honestly, choosing vendors was relatively easy.  We went with the best vendors we could afford who fit our vision.  I’ve been having trouble with all the smaller items – decor, favors, welcome bags, etc.  Trying to prioritize them in our budget, figure out what will add value for our guests, and attempting to be creative (no small feat for me).

    To answer your questions, we’re planning on 90 guests and we each have 4 attendants (my sister and 3 friends for me, 4 friends for FI).

    Post # 9
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    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The thing I’ve had the hardest time “checking off” has been my outfit. While picking things has generally been the same amount of difficulty all across the board, most of them (like florist, photogs, etc.) were essentially decided upon, and forgotten about. Like, “Hey! I found a Photog! Check that off my list!” But my outfit is like “Hey! I found a dress! Now I need some shoes! Now I’d like a bracelet! Now I want a bolero! Now, I feel that a sash may be neccesary!” It’s an item of my list that keeps growing and growing, so I never quite feel ready to say “Done!”

    I struggled with a lot of dress regret though, so I fully realize that all this accesorizing has been a giant game of trying to compensate for the regret… though I do have to say, it has been working 🙂

    Post # 10
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    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    OMG! The guest list, I switched dresses twice (but I love my 3rd dress!), I went thru 3 photographers! My caterer died last week!!! His wife can still do it but we’re not sure at this point. I STILL don’t have an officiant but haven’t really been looking for one. I can’t seem to commit to a color scheme but I’m trying to stick with this one (apple green, truffle brown and ivory). At this point I’m asking myself what’s going to go wrong next? I still try to keep my positive attitude. The only thing that’s making me happy right now is me finding my perfect dress!

    Post # 11
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Guest list and bridesmaids dresses

    Post # 12
    Member
    583 posts
    Busy bee

    The hardest is all of the little things!  Certain people to invite or not, where to put what, floorplans, deciding on dishes from the caterer (picking the caterer was easy), planning the actual ceremony, SONGS – omg the worst!

    Post # 13
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The hardest things for me were/are venue and hair/mu. Venue because we are planning from so far away and had some specifics. Hair and MU because I can’t believe the price of it. 

    Post # 14
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    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    The hardest things for me to check off:

    Caterers

    officiant

    One venue for ceremony and reception

    The caterer is killing me and I am a little over 4 months out and still no caterer.  Two feel through and my favorite is a budget buster so I am back to square 1 and not sure what to do.  This is by far my toughest item to check off my list and I want it off my list ASAP!

    I still don’t have an officiant and still no definite ceremony site (it’s between the church or my backyard).  But I have yet to see about getting an officiant. It all depends where we decide to have the ceremony (church=pastor, backyard=lawyer).

    I had a hard time finding an all in one venue that fit into my budget so we’re having ceremony and reception at different locations.

    Post # 15
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    583 posts
    Busy bee

    @MadameTussaud:  you just reminded me how awful it was picking bridesmaid dresses.  I got drama from a bridesmaid I never thought would bring drama!

    Post # 16
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    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The million gazillion hoops we have to jump through to get married in the church… UGHHHH. I keep telling myself that it’s the only thing that matters to me (other than my Fiance of course) and that all the stress related to it will be SO worth it. AND to top it off.. the priest that was going to marry us transferred to a different parish.. and didn’t tell us (I knew b/c he announced it to the congreg.) despite me trying to get a hold of him for the past month…. UGHH. Thank goodness I like all of the other priests at the church.

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