I was warned this would happen but I didn’t believe anyone.
Planning a wedding is like having a baby, and buying a house, and moving out of home; you can listen to people who have done it before but you’ll never believe how hard it is until you go through it yourself.
I’m trying to plan my wedding. I say ‘trying’ because I’ve basically given up.
Wedding planning is hard.
Getting engaged is fun and exciting. Those first few weeks of being engaged are one long happy-endorphin filled time. You’re on Pinterest for hours, you study the words ‘bunting’ and ‘canapé’ and you search Etsy for handmade vintage bargains, and then, a few weeks later, reality hits.
Weddings are expensive.
Weddings take lots and lots of planning.
Weddings are hard bloody work.
Then there’s the wedding politics. The decisions about destinations, venues and guests lists.
Even for couples like us, who want a small wedding, there’s still major decisions to be made. Who will make the guest list? Where will it be? Will we have a bridal party?
It’s been a year since we got engaged and I still have none of those answers.
I have about four different wedding scenarios in my head. All of which I’ve discussed with my fiancé about 100 times but neither of us can definitively go ‘yes that’s the one’.
We’ve considered a backyard wedding, as we fortunately live in the ‘burbs with an amazing yard. If we did that I’d definitely take on some of the ideas given in this video. Post continues after clip.
To be perfectly honest, and yes I know this makes me sound selfish and a tight arse, but I refuse to spend an insane amount of money on a wedding, which is making planning even harder.