whats the one thing you hate about planning a wedding? mines the stress of trying to arrange appointments around two people who work completely different shifts! haha
Hi I agree as we work shifts too:)
So far it's getting a simple *Hen Do* ie: A quiet meal with my sister, oldest school friend and her mother. (my mother died years ago, so Aunty Eileen is my surrogate mum). I live in Letchworth, my sister is in Stamford and Jo and Eileen are in St Neots... Probably end up in Stamford, as St Neots and Letchworth are not known for fine dining.
Getting the girls together to sort the hen night/weekend and the guestlist for the day!
If both of us are unable to be at the same appointment, we will discuss as much as possible with the supplier over email, agree between us what style we would like and then one person goes to the shop/studio/whatever to finalise and implement the choices. It takes longer but we have good communication skills and it's better than waiting!
I'm also finding that annoying, but am taking suitable alternatives, mums, friends etc.
People inviting themselves!
Seating plan. Xx
The cost of everything.. 😭
Trying to keep everyone happy I don't think it's possible
Planning a wedding at the other end of the country!!
All of it I think after getting my dress everything else is like ahhhhh x
Louise Farley Not Picking A God Dam Dress 👗Lol #StillLoveYou x
Dress is stressing me the most as one of my patients was kind enough to point out "you're kinda chubby not sure they do pretty dresses for your size "
Finding a reception venue that’s in the style we like but doesn’t cost the earth!!
The flaming guest list and table plan......changed so many times due to people dropping out, then coming back in and then changing their minds again, then rsvp'ing for a family of four but only 2 coming - this was all in the 2 weeks before the actual day!
Also make up artist and hair stylist - both of my original bookings cancelled 6 weeks before (litterally the same week whilst we were on holiday) so mad panic - my aunt came to the rescue and secured her hairdresser for me who then recommended their make up artist - saved a fortune too as they were both cheaper and I loved both :)
The costs when you put the word wedding infront of things xx
Finding a decent videograher who has good camera work AND good clear audio with multiple camera angles and good editing, who doesn't look like it was shot in the 80s and who won't charge you me the earth.
The whole thing... not really. It’s more the family drama, people (aunties and parents) want to be fully involved yet they don’t get on at the min so trying to accommodate it all. Also having to repeat myself to every ‘group’ ie MoH first, then the other bridesmaids, then parents, then family .... I forget it all!
Guest list!!! 🤔
Finding food us a nightmare !!!! My other half is so fussy it's stupid!!! We found the perfect company .. only problem was they wanted £3500 !!!!
My hen do has been a major pain in the arse.
An overbearing feeling that everything has to be right and that know body else understands my struggle 😂
Trying to find accommodation for 150 people when you’re (amazing) wedding venue doesn’t come with any accommodation and is in the middle of nowhere!
Agreeing on a venue
We have just sat and wrote our guest list and the wording we want in our invites. Most stressful evening to date and I reckon it's only going to get worse
The table plan! It is a nightmare! I have changed it a million times -just finalised it 5 days before the wedding! 😡
Not being able to have more than 60 in the registry office and having to decide who to leave out :(
You lot are making me soooo grateful that I've not one single stress going on lol. Not sure if that's my control freak side making sure it's all good or I just have amazing friends and family that are making it seem smooth. Bit of both I'm sure. But good luck to you all. What this is costing in time, energy and money - soak up and enjoy every second if you can, build up included xx
We will remove all the stress of planning by doing all of the leg work and presenting you with a couple of options when it suits you.
Mines having no help at all literally none
Having a unique themed wedding (Monty Python) means I have to design pretty much everything that needs to be designed (stationary, cake, proof etc) all by myself. No ready made invitation/menu designs.
The whole thing is stressful atm hope it gets easier x
The People that don’t realise it’s your day not theirs is what I’ve hated most about planning x
All of the stress
So far finding a venue that allows you to bring your own food in that doesn't cost the earth
Having to re shop for my bridal dress after Alfred Angelo went bust and having 8months to do it and have moved counties
Mine was the seating plan. And guests requests. R u seriously telling me what has to be in MY wedding to make YOU happy??
Other than that it was great fun making plans and building a budget and getting all the bits and pieces together
People thinking they can invite themselves on the hen do when I had no intention of inviting them x
Its not, Christina O'Callaghan
Only thing im stressing about is hoping it all comes together on the day n everything goes how i expect. Other then that ive really enjoyed it. Me n my h2b have done it together, every step of the way =) ...we get married next month after 2yrs of planning. Now my nerves/anxiety is kicking in xx
People thinking they know more than me who havnt ever planned a wedding . Such you don't need to go shopping for flower girl dresses that early.
Actually I do as they take 6 months to come in and then I have them altered thank you I have researched every little bit of this wedding
I can help with it. I work flexibly around my family and I would be able to come with you and help. I am a wedding planner from Oxfordshire. Let me know if I can help in anyway.