Post # 1
At what point did you start to actually enjoy your wedding. I am a week out and feel overwhelmed with things to do. My list is getting shorter but I am not exactly enjoying this week. Will all of the vendors show, am I missing anything, will everyone have a good time, if I eat this or that will my dress fit, etc etc. I am having a destination wedding and am heading down on Wednesday and am hoping that once I get there, and people start arriving, I will actually relax. People are traveling thousands of miles to be there and I hope I will actually enjoy it.
Any suggestions or insight?
Post # 2
At the rehearsal dinner (also a destination and also arrived Wednesday). At that point, I realized there was nothing I could do if anything went wrong. Also realized that if the worst happened (caterer didn’t show), there is always pizza. Everyone loves pizza.
Post # 3
When the photographer arrived for our first look photos!
Post # 4
We kept it pretty casual so while there were parts of the day/prep week where I was stressed out from the DIY stuff, overall I had a great time all day long. I only remember being really annoyed when half our wedding party went joyriding on an ATV instead of helping us prepare as planned (I know, I know, don’t expect people to do things for you except be there, but they were his little brothers, for heaven’s sake). It all started getting good when the families began trickling in a few days before the wedding – I love our families and enjoy any chance to hang out with them.
Post # 5
When I realized that I was getting married even if the flowers weren’t perfect, or the music skipped, or my curls fell out, or the napkins were folded wrong. You choose when you start relaxing and enjoying. If the most important thing is perfection for a party, good luck sweetheart. If the most important thing is marrying your person, and laughing at how stressed you could have been but decided not to be, you’ve already won!
Relax, we planned a wonderful wedding, destination as well, and had over 40 guests fly in for our special day; and guess what? We had blizzard. Not just a sprinkling of snow – a BLIZZARD. Everyone had a great time, and now it’s a hilarious story.
C’est la vie!
Post # 6
Thanks! I needed that. I am glad that I am not alone, but certainly happy to step back and realize what is important here – getting married to the love of my life. 🙂
Post # 7
After it was over. Haha
I think I started to enjoy it once everything was done..ceremony, speeches, cake cutting, etc.
Post # 8
We had a small Destination Wedding and also built and closed on our first house a couple of weeks before we left for the wedding. I put the wedding on the back burner because of the house so I had a lot of last minute stuff, but I never didn’t enjoy it. We got there a week before the wedding and our family came the next day. I actually didn’t want the wedding day to come because it meant the amazing week with our family in Hawaii was close to an end….but I was also one of the most laid back brides ever.
Post # 9
I was fairly relaxed about the whole thing,-planning and the day itself-but there was a day a few weeks before the wedding, when everything had been booked, and my mum said there’s nothing else we could really do, the food/flowers/photography etc will show up and do their jobs, the ceremony is sorted, people are invited, so then it was just waiting (impatiently) for the day to arrive! (while feeling there should be more to do)
If have all the main boxes ticked, you won’t have missed anything vastly important, so long as you end up married, have food, and your guests have a good time, all ends well!
Post # 10
When we started our rehersal. I was super stressed the whole week leading up to it but once we started rehersing I realized that this was it. There was nothing else I could do to change or make things ‘better’. My planning had come to an end and all I had to do was enjoy the ride and I’m glad I did. It was the happiest day in my life so far and even though things weren’t perfect I had do much fun and created so many good memories.
Post # 11
First look photos for me, too!
Up until then, it had been constant work. But at that moment, I was dressed and ready, everything else was either done or out of my hands, and all I had to do was walk toward my husband-to-be and enjoy the moment! The first look experience was amazing.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
I loved wedding planning right from the beginning