Thoughts on Wedding Planning – The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Wedding planning is stressful, joyful and full of ridiculous things you never thought you would ever have to think about. It’s definitely been a learning curve.

I thought it would be funny to share a smidgen of my experience so far with less than 70 days to go.

The good

When you get engaged

Omg I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. Yay!

When you find the right dress.

I feel like a princess! Plus it’s not so big that I’ll need help going to the bathroom – score!

Planning the honeymoon

New York and Disney and food, oh my!

Seeing your wedding ring for the first time

Squee! Never have I been so happy to see a piece of jewellery in my life

Finding out your family who live abroad are pretty much all coming

This is so unexpected and I feel so loved.

When you tick off two things on your to do list in one day

Yes! I am uber planner! It’s all going to be great and amazing.


The bad

When you find out the price of everything

How much?! Can’t we just elope?

When people ask you how the planning is going.

*Internally shrieks with panic

The moment you realise it’s less than 70 days away

*Internally shrieks with panic…louder

Not receiving RSVP’s (oh…I thought you just assumed we were coming)

I don’t like people. Why do we have to invite people?

Realising that bridesmaid dresses on the high street are all pastel

Bah! I want bright dresses dammit. Pastels suck! Why are there not happy colours anywhere?


The ugly

Having a DIY wedding and being told not to make it look cheap


When family politics gets in the way

I just don’t even know what to say.

Realising you have to make double the amount of paper flowers you were planning on doing.

Please excuse me while I manically run through Hobby Craft pushing old ladies out of my way. Get me my glue gun – stat!

When there’s no more yellow crepe paper in your local Hobby Craft.

I never thought I’d find myself cursing children and their Easter crafts…

(my local Hobby Craft is on a retail park that has paid parking with no minimum time so you have to pay for the privilege of coming out with nothing. Twice.)

But it’s all ok. It will all get sorted. Because I have a list. I have a list ok? It’s all going to be ok.

Clutches list and weeps.

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See my other wedding articles here:

We’re Engaged

The Proposal: His Story

Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Introverts

Wedding Dress Rage

How to Stay Zen when Planning a Wedding

Adventures in Paper Flower Making

Wedding Planning – The Groom’s Point of View

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