Planning your wedding is stressful enough as it is. Add in all the annoying questions your friends and family ask, and it’s no wonder you’ve started to develop that weird twitch in your right eye.
We’ve put together a list of the most frustrating, irritating and outright infuriating things people will say to you while you’re planning your wedding. Forewarned is forearmed! Smile sweetly, nod your head and scream internally.
1. Do You Like Your Ring?
Err, what? Are you trying to hint that you don’t like my ring? FYI, if I didn’t like my ring, I’d be having that conversation with my partner, not with you.
READ MORE: Help! I Hate My Engagement Ring
2. Have You Set a Date?
1. I literally got engaged five minutes ago.
2. You will find out my wedding date when I send out the save the date cards, which have the sole purpose of telling people my wedding date.
Does that answer your question?
3. Are You Excited?
Probably wouldn’t have said yes if I wasn’t excited… But I’m also incredibly stressed right now so don’t make me feel bad if my face isn’t plastered into a permanent smile.
4. What’s Your Budget?
My budget is approximately NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. Unless you’re the one paying for it, I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with you.
READ MORE: How to Plan a Wedding for £27,000
5. How Are You Paying for This?
Again, I’d rather not discuss my personal finances with you, strangely enough!
6. Are You Pregnant?
No, but thanks for making me feel like a whale just before I’m about to wear the most important dress ever – not to mention being photographed more in one day than I have been in my whole life.
7. Have I Got an Invite to the Wedding?
We worked together six years ago and we weren’t even close then, so, no, Alison. If you’re close friends or family, you’ll get an invite, but don’t make me feel guilty about it if we have to go for a smaller guest list – this is £100 a head!
8. How Are the Preparations Going?
If one more person asks whether I’m on schedule with my planning, I’m swear I’m going to call the whole thing off!
9. Have You Picked Your Bridesmaids Yet?
You know I’ve picked my bridesmaids, please stop trying to guilt me into making you one too…
READ MORE: Choosing the Perfect Bridal Squad
10. You’ve Got Ages Yet!
Maybe in your world I have ages, but in the wedding world I’m about five months behind schedule.
11. What’s Your Wedding Dress Like?
If I’m keeping my wedding dress a secret from the love of my life who I’m going to spend forever with, what makes you think I’m going to show you?
12. When My Friend Got Married, They…
Stop right there. This is my wedding, not your friend’s. Let’s not compare the two, shall we?
13. Are You Having an Open Bar?
Honestly, we’d love to be able to treat everyone to unlimited drinks, but it’s not realistic (especially with Auntie Eileen coming…). I’m already worried about money as it is!
14. If I Were You, I’d…
Nope, nope, nope. Not your wedding. Not sure where you’re going with this, but I’d stop before you even begin.
15. Where’s Your Venue Again? Should I Book a Hotel?
Errrm, I don’t know, maybe check the save the date, wedding invitation and wedding website that I spent 5,000 hours creating? You know, the ones that have ALL THIS INFORMATION ON THEM!
16. Why Are You Having Such a Long/Short Engagement?
Don’t rise to it. Smile and nod. I’ll work to my own schedule, thank you.
17. It’ll Fly By!
I’m getting married in two years. When has two years ever flown by? And anyway, I need it to crawl by as slowly as possible, I’m so unprepared!
SEE MORE: The Wedding Planning To-Do List
18. Have You Had Cold Feet?
Um, aren’t you supposed to be my friend? You’re basically asking if I still want to get married. The answer is yes, I do want to get married; no, I haven’t changed my mind; and yes, you shouldn’t ask that question again. Stop trying to stir up gossip.
19. Are You Dieting for the Wedding?
My partner loves me exactly as I am, but I’m guessing you think I should be on a diet? Maybe keep that unsolicited advice to yourself.
READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Fitness
20. It’s Not Too Late to Back Out!
I’m quite aware that I don’t have to get married but, actually, I’d quite like to. Thanks, though.
21. Can I Bring a Plus-One?
Cheers for putting me on the spot. Unfortunately no matter how much you try and embarrass me into saying yes to having your new Tinder boyfriend of three weeks in my wedding photos forever, I won’t give in.
And if you thought these weren’t annoying enough, wait until you read about the most annoying things people say to newlyweds – you have SO much to look forward to!