Master July 2018 Alberta

What part of planning has taken up the most of your time?

Stephanie, on 30/November/2018 at 21:17 Posted in Plan a wedding

There's lots to think about when wedding planning! What task would you say you have spent the most time on?

I think for me, it was finding a venue. I looked up and e-mailed pretty much every venue in my city, even if they were smaller than what I was needing (and I live in a large city!). Then, there were the venue tours, although we found our venue on the third tour and cancelled the other appointments, otherwise, it would've been a lot longer!



  • Paige
    Frequent user June 2019 Manitoba
    Paige ·
    Bridesmaid dresses! I’ll admit I was being picky lol but I was trying to find a balance between the look I wanted and cost. We ended up with beautiful but extremely affordable dresses ($27.99 and $34.99) that they’d also wear again. Now it feels like I’m good and could totally get married tomorrow lol.
  • Allen
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
    Allen ·
    Decorations for sure!
  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
    Jackie ·
    Trying to reserve a block of hotel rooms. Didn’t go so well. Turns out to be a big conversation weekend and most hotels are sold out or only have a few rooms left.
  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·

    Seating chart was probably my biggest time consumer! It was like trying to put together a very difficult puzzle.

  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
    Tyanna ·
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    Yep! We have a lot to figure out for space/seating wise and we each work 3 jobs so we need to start things early to get them done on time!
  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    You're already working on the seating chart???

  • Alli
    Curious November 2019 Alberta
    Alli ·

    For me, it's been the guest list. Which is driving the FH and I a little crazy!

  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
    Tyanna ·
    Seating chart! The guest list was the easy part for me but the seating chart has been hard as I want to make sure someone from both sides is at every table 😊
  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·

    Definitely the guest list, everything else was fairly simple to decide I found. I spent a lot of time and discussions on the guest list.

  • Phaidra
    Frequent user October 2019 Alberta
    Phaidra ·

    The. guest. list.
    sweet baby jesus.
    we both have huge families, and we're both the first wedding in like..30 years, so everyone is SO stoked, but our venue can hold a max of 220 (which is still an absurdly huge number). narrowing down all of our guests to get a number that doesn't make me want to cry has taken at least 8 months,....keep me in your prayers.

  • Janaya
    Devoted August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya ·

    We planned everything big within the first month or so .. and now I have 7 months of planning time left to figure out the decor, and honestly it might take me that long! haha I cant decide on anything

  • Vinod
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·

    Its a tie in 2 way for me personally as the time was equally put in the same. The venue to ensure all was good and up to date with payments.

    Second was the time with MOHs planning the dance during the last 2 months and outfit shopping and tailoring. The same place where my suit and husbands wedding outfit was bought.

  • Sharlene
    Frequent user August 2019 Alberta
    Sharlene ·

    Decorations as they are an outgoing thing. Signage, centerpieces, table runners, tea lights, regular lights, etc. Then I would say looking for his wedding band. Lastly, I would say transportation. The rest of the details have been very easy for us to agree upon.

  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    You don't have to have one if you don't want to. I personally really wanted my girls by my side.

    Since your wedding is still a bit aways. you have time to decide if you want them or not.

  • K
    Newbie May 2020 Ontario
    Katlynne ·
    Wedding party !!

    Do do I have to have one ? Hahaha

    i cant decide and it doesn’t help that No one is offering to help with planning.
  • Michelle
    Expert April 2019 Alberta
    Michelle ·

    Decorations. I have been back and forth about EVERYTHING in my mind, I have zero vision. I have spent a lot of time thinking about linens, signage, backdrops, and centrepieces. I am the literal WORST at trying to picture what a space will look like.

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