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Who has been the most helpful?

Lynnie, on June 25, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Planning 102

Has anyone really stepped up and helped you plan? Who has been the most helpful with wedding planning? Friends or family?Photo from Talina Designs in MontrealNext Question: Who is bringing all the drama? Back to the Beginning: Friends or family?

Has anyone really stepped up and helped you plan? Who has been the most helpful with wedding planning? Friends or family?


Photo from Talina Designs in Montreal

Next Question: Who is bringing all the drama?

Back to the Beginning: Friends or family?


  • Tonia
    Expert October 2019
    Tonia ·

    My sister and the wedding planner. They have given advice that makes sense to me. I love my other friends dearly, but some of their advice was not needed.

  • Beginner August 2019
    Family! My soon to be mother in law has been a huge help with DIY decorations and creative ideas
  • Valentina
    Dedicated September 2019
    Valentina ·
    My sisters
  • MrsCase2020
    Dedicated September 2020
    MrsCase2020 ·
    My parents and my sister as well as my bridesmaids and my FH
  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha ·
    My family hands down and a few friends have been really helpful.
  • Fenja
    Expert June 2020
    Fenja ·

    So far my photographer, who is a friend. Although I have a feeling she might become family soon...

  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae ·
    I have been making most decisions on my own .... my mom only helped with paying for the venue .... and she only helped by calling the place and booking it for my .... i payed with my own money
  • Tamera
    Devoted May 2020
    Tamera ·

    Definitely my mom. She is helping to plan a second celebration party, and she is helping to plan a bridal shower as well, so she has been very involved in the plans. I also vent to her about everything lol. Other than that, it's mostly me and my FH making most of the decisions together.

  • Diana
    Super December 2019
    Diana ·
    My FH and my 18 year old daughter!!
  • V
    Savvy November 2019
    Victoria ·

    Money wise, our parents. My dad is chipping in 15% of the total bill so far, and fiance's parents are gifting us a honeymoon (within given amount).

    Advice wise, wedding party and a friend group of recent/current brides. It's like a geo-targeted wedding wire forum! Same geographical location, same large group of friends, same general mind-set, etc. So thankful for these girls (and parents)!

  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated September 2019
    Kaitlyn ·

    Friends with listening to me talk things out but family when I had family desicions

  • Leslie
    Devoted August 2019
    Leslie ·

    My mom for sure! She did at least 90% of the work for my invites, reached out to photographers, and is helping me make centerpieces!

  • Karina
    Savvy June 2020
    Karina ·
    My FMIL for sure! She has been so great contacting all our vendors and getting appointments scheduled.
  • Savvy September 2019
    My maid of honor and groom’s mother
  • Kristal
    Dedicated February 2020
    Kristal ·

    My mom and grandma have helped quite a bit to help with deocorations, favors and set up. MoH stepped up for bachelorette and night before plans. FH is dealing with hotel stuff and helping with the caterer.

  • Marlena
    Devoted June 2020
    Marlena ·
    I've done all the planning myself though I did ask my mom and aunts opinion of a thing or two.
  • Brandi
    Beginner October 2019
    Brandi ·

    In terms of money, my mom. But otherwise, it's just me, the wedding blogs, and these forums. It's been really stressful because everyone (and by everyone I mean my family) has an opinion about how they think things should go, but no one really understands the cost of a wedding and what it takes to actually plan the whole thing. Plus, no one in my family has planned anything "fancy" that has taken place outside of my little hometown & involves things like professional caterers and online resources have been a big help.

  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·

    My sister! Sometimes I take for granted how great it is to have a built-in best friend.

  • CourtneyBrittain
    VIP August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
    Mom for sure, but almost overly helpful. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love and respect her and am very appreciative of her help, but she doesn’t focus much in the fact that it’s FH’s wedding too.
  • Mandi
    VIP March 2020
    Mandi ·
    I've really only asked my mom for help.

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