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Celeste, on January 30, 2020 at 7:25 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 38
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Is it just me or is this a hell of a lot more stressful and overwhelming than you originally thought 馃槚 . Like I don't even know what I'm doing. tenor.gif


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Latest activity by Ester, on February 14, 2020 at 9:05 AM
  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    Yup. Weddings are an expensive life event. I hope it bets better.
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  • Amanda
    Savvy April 2022
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    I'm feeling very torn! Part of me is LOVING the planning (I love checking boxes) but the other part of me is ugly crying as the expenses rack up, and I don't even have expensive taste!! 馃槪 Also overwhelmed with trying to please everyone 馃槄
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  • Kathryn
    VIP August 2020
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    Yep. I'm making huge payments and fielding family drama and just. Phew. Stress.


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  • Jasmine
    Devoted May 2021
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    YESSSSS!!!! I want to just scream sometimes. Lol
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  • Celeste
    Beginner October 2021
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    I guess I didn't realize just how expensive they can be.
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  • Celeste
    Beginner October 2021
    Celeste
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    I feel ya, I have a very tight limited budget, so trying to find a venue just to start is mad frustrating
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  • Celeste
    Beginner October 2021
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    My wedding isn't until October but I'm already ready to say f* this and just go to the court house 馃槴
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  • Celeste
    Beginner October 2021
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    Omg ! Right . Some of just seems absurd since its only for ONE day
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  • Jasmine
    Devoted May 2021
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    Yea it does, it's only January and feels like my whole year is going to reveal around this one day.
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  • Kathryn
    VIP August 2020
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    I wish I could say it gets better, but weddings seem to make people go CRAZY. if it wasn't for our families, we probably would have eloped.
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    Oh yes. The w word raises the dollar sign sadly. I am sorry.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I was def stressed about logistics and expenses
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
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    YES Celeste, being a 馃懓 is absolute hell, everything falls on our shoulders, so many decisions! Do you have a wedding planner, they are useful guides! First thing is to figure out your number of guests, find your venue and photographer, as they can be booked up 2 years in advance sometimes, determine what your budget is, so you know how much you can alot for food and beverage, venue if separate from the F+B, photographer or videographer, your dress, etc! I'm still a year away, and I stress everyday, I bought my dress 5 months ago, selfishly, it was my biggest concern, to find my dream dress first, I recommend looking online at the different styles before hitting the boutiques, it helped me figure out which styles I liked or disliked before tying dresses on, and don't bring to many people with you, to many opinions! you might feel pressured to pick a dress you don't really love ( like from your mom ) you'll know in your 鉂わ笍 when you find it, mine is from Stella York,
    style 6979, if you care to see it, seriously, I loved dress shopping, it is FUN! don't get to stressed, everything will fall into place!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
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    I cried while we toured venues. $10K-$15K for just the site fee????? 馃く馃槶 We had to get creative. We ended up doing a tiny DW and a local reception later. For the DW, we chose a weekday night, off-season. We chose non-floral centerpieces at both events. Many other money-saving ideas. Our events were by no means cheap, but affordable for us. Whew. And totally worth it. 馃榿 Hang in there! You can do it.
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  • Amanda
    Savvy April 2022
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    This wouldn't work for everyone, but I wanted a brunch wedding, so I was limited by caterers more than venues. So I started looking for affordable breakfast/brunch caterers and then looked at venues they were affiliated with. That helped me a lot in my venue search.
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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
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    Yes. It was kinda fun at first, but when the reality of bookings and crazy prices came into things, it changed. I am leaning towards an elopement now.

    I don't want all the stuff. I just want our marriage. Smiley ring

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  • Taylor
    Savvy May 2021
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    Omg I think this all the time, and I feel so guilty about judging brides who didn鈥檛 seem thrilled about planning the wedding because I thought it was going to be this magical time, but in all reality, I want to rip my hair out!!!
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  • Shauna
    Dedicated October 2020
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    Girl, I feel the exact same way. I feel like I can't shut the wedding part of my brain off and I'm pretty sure I'm on everyone's last nerve lol. I would just much rather be done everything by the summer except for the seating chart and just paying things off. I don't want to stress this summer. I want to be able to enjoy my bridal shower and my bachelorette and the wedding itself but I feel like I'm going crazy!

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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
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    Awww, I am sorry you are overwhelmed and stressed. We had so much fun planning our wedding. We also kept things very casual and simple so I am sure that helped keep us sane. I hope you are ultimately able to enjoy some parts of planning your big day. Smiley ring

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  • Angel
    Expert August 2020
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    I went through the same thing in the beginning. When you're on a tight budget, it makes things hard, especially if you'd like the help of a wedding planner but can't afford one. In my opinion, it GETS BETTER! I hate hearing how people are having horrible time's planning their wedding. Smiley sad While I totally get the sticker shock, you just have to keep searching. I was getting let down at first thinking I wouldn't be able to afford anything at all. Thankfully, our parents are pitching in, but we're still keeping EVERYTHING under $6k (well, not including my dress, which I paid for myself.) Look into cheaper options like banquet halls, etc. Don't choose a venue with in-house catering, that gets crazy expensive. Also, try to find a venue that allows you to BYO alcohol. Take a break if you need to. Once you find a venue that fits the bill, I promise it'll get easier!

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