Kelly Clarkson's Wedding Breakdown Was Inevitable

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kelly clarksonYou'd think that Kelly Clarkson would be ontop of the world right now. Not only is she over-the-moon, blissfully in love with fiance Brandon Blackstock, but she's planning their dream wedding, which she admitted recently will feature a reception performance by country superstar, The Voice coach Blake Shelton (who calls Blackstock his manager). OMG, amazing! But, believe it or not, it's not perfectly harmonious over at the Clarkson-Blackstock residence these days. The happy couple is actually pretty stressed out!

Kelly admitted to K-Frog radio this week, "We're just kind of overwhelmed with the planning of the wedding." Aww! I hear ya, girl!

She went onto explain:

We're actually thinking fall this year and we're thinking outside. We're trying to make it small, but it is hard. I literally had a breakdown two weeks ago about the wedding list. ... I'm terrified of everyone watching me walk down the aisle.

Yuuuup, sounds about right. It's funny how when you first get engaged, everyone tells you how wonderful wedding planning is, and what seems to happen more often than not is that you learn just how stressful and difficult it can be. Not all the time. Some parts are great -- choosing the venue, saying "yes!" to the dress, actually finding vendors you click with.

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But it's also not uncommon to run into plenty of parts that are nothing to write home about (an understatement!), and there's no shame in that. I'm actually relieved to hear Kelly admit she's had her bumps in the road!

Still, while every bride and groom experiences highs and lows through the process, there seems to be a common thread ... A lot of what you think is going to go one way ends up going in a totally different direction. Like starting out with a plan to go small and finding out there's no way you can get the guest list below a number you would have initially cringed at. You learn along the way as you discover all the hidden costs. You have to pick your battles to win the "war." (I know, horrible analogy for a wedding, but it's true!) And you find yourself making compromises to keep the peace. That said, having one or several breakdowns along the way is totally normal! It might be inevitable.

So, you know, it sounds like Kelly's right on track. Hopefully, no matter the breakdowns and hard parts and terror she's feeling now, she and Brandon will get the Big Day they're dreaming of -- or, at least, as close to it as realistically possible!

Do you agree wedding planning never goes according to plan?


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tuffy... tuffymama

I've been friendly with a few wedding planners for a long time, and if the planning doesn't go well, it usually means something is wrong on the vendor or client end. We hear a lot about mistakes and misfires in event planning, but truth be told, most go off without a hitch. It poured rain unexpectedly at my brother's reception, in fact, and the wedding planner made arrangements in a snap that smoothed over everything, and not one guest got wet.

As for me, I hate a damn wedding. Probably catered too many of them. Lol.

chigi... chigirl1228

My wedding planning is going really well. I thought it was going to be extra stressful bc my engagement is only 4 months but surprisingly my vendors don't mind at all. I get along with all of them and even though my list and days are super packed with commitments I am having fun. Mainly I think bc I'm not one of those gimme brides and my maid of honor is a dream! If you just breath and take things one step at a time it will all fall into place :)

jessi... jessicasmom1

my wedding planning went well  

Zoeberry Zoeberry

For the life of me I'll never understand why couples stress themselves out (and spend so much money on a wedding!) over wedding planning.  My husband and I got married in my parents back yard with immediate family surrounding us.  We are still married 25 years later!

grnsm... grnsmomma

We eloped and still not everything went perfectly.  Weddings are way too stressful.

Silve... Silvernail

We had a year and a half engagement and it took me about 6 months to really get into it. Once I started though I think I had the whole thing planned and booked within 2 weeks. The only thing that I really procrastinated on was a videographer but even then 2 months before the wedding I called a couple places and had someone booked in a day.

I really don't think that wedding planning has to be stressful.

ericabb ericabb

I felt Kelly's pain, so we had just the parents in my dad's backyard. Done in less than 10 minutes.

3wond... 3wonderfullboys

My wedding playing was awesome I got married at the court house

Linda Gosselin

My daughter is getting married this year and my husband and I are doing it the old fashioned way and financing it for them. To avoid the whole "mother / daughter stress thing" we got a wedding planner to take care of all the organization. Now SHE tells my daughter when things need to be done, instead of mom "nagging" to get things done. It's great!


Seriously...The entire thing. I look back & wish I would have gone with my original plan & just married my husband in a small justice of the peace thing or eloped somewhere. But being 19-20 years old I felt the need to please what everyone else wanted for me. I love my husband but by no means did we need a wedding. Everyone kept telling me Id look back regretting not having one & now I look back & regret having one. Now 7 years later I know marriage doesnt mean wedding.

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