How planning a wedding is a lot like moving

Guest post by Emily
A Whidbey Island, WA wedding in their own backyard
From this Whidbey Island, WA wedding. Photo by: Hannah Wahl Photography

Trying to orchestrate this move has made me realize how much moving and wedding planning have in common. They both involve:

  • Talking to strangers on the phone/by email, who you will be giving a lot of money.
  • A lot of research, a lot of stress.
  • Everyone has an opinion, and they’re going to give it whether you want to hear it or not.
  • After all of the planning and the stress you get to experience a fun major life event, making it all worthwhile!

Maybe I’m not giving us enough credit, but I’m not sure if we would be able to handle the logistics of setting up this move in such a short time frame if it hadn’t been for all of the wedding planning.

Thanks to wedding planning I know how to get multiple quotes from people, and I know how to avoid feeling pressured into something I don’t want or need. It’s still stressful and a little scary, but it’s doable and even a little fun at the same time!

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Comments on How planning a wedding is a lot like moving

  1. Oh my gosh, I totally understand this! (And soon welcome to Maryland, that’s where I live!!!) My fiancée is moving from Seattle to Maryland next month so we no longer have to be long-distance. We are making it through this move (and the cost!) before we really dive into wedding planning. So many exciting things are on the horizon and I just can’t wait until they arrive. Best of luck with all of your logistics and juggling.

  2. I’m going to be doing moving and wedding at the same time. I’ve done enough moving so far that I’m not that stressed about the move its self. I’m more concerned about the cost of the moving at the same time as the cost of the wedding. But it’ll all work out and happen.

  3. It’s so crazy because now I’m going through both at the same time. Luckily our move is just 1 town over, but it’s so crazy and a lot to take in at once. 3 months till the wedding and a very good chance of us moving before then.

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