Post # 1
So four weeks into being engaged and we have a date, venue, attendants, guest list, colors, website, 2 registries, bought blank invitations, and save the dates have been ordered! Tentatively we have a menu & photographer! I am feeling accomplished but then I look at the check lists online and feel like I have so much ahead of me. And suddenly parents are bringing up details I hadn’t thought of…. like where will I be staying the night before the wedding. Do I stay with my parents, or my bridesmaids/best friends? What about the honeymoon? We are having a March wedding and a tight budget…. staycation? post pone it for warmer weather? or just go do something small together? Rehersal dinner? We are having mostly out of town guests but aren’t sure we want a full blown welcome dinner although it would be nice. Should we do that at our house? Who would clean up? What do you put in a welcome bag? What should I expect from the bridesmaids? What about a bachelorette part? I like far away from all my close friends… How involved am I in planning bridal shower? Mr. Starfish’s birthday is the night before how should I honor that?
I know I know just a crazy random rant but that’s what happens when your fiance works 24 hour shifts and you have too much time to sit and think about these things and are unable to get ahold of the one person who is required to listen to all things wedding with out being annoyed.
Any ideas? Advice? What did you/ are you doing?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Congrats on your progress!
We really tried to get all of the BIG things — vendors, contracts, etc. — out of the way early, but with less than two months now, I’m wishing I’d started thinking about some of the smaller details sooner…so maybe consider that!
Post # 4
Wow, congratulations you’ve accomplished quite a lot! We had a short engagement- 5.5 months and I wasn’t sure if it would all come together, but it did, so try not to stress about the small stuff right now. Once you’ve made the big decisions the rest of it all seems to fall into place. You have plenty of time to nuture your vision and brainstorm ideas with your family and friends, as well as with the hive!
Post # 5
How did you do that? I’m in awe! We’ve been engaged almost two months and I have nothing! No date, no venue, no, nada! 🙁
Congrats on your accomplishment! The little details? Group them by category and just list them out. Then do the checklist one at a time. Something tells me that you’ll be fine and everything will come together nicely! You go girl!
Post # 6
You sound a lot like me 🙂 I had the date and venue picked a week after behing engaged! I purchased a wedding organizer (I like it a lot because it also works as a scrapbook) that has tabs for flowers,reception, guest list, etc and then I have folders for muisc, guest list, etc and that way it all stays organized, even random aritcles I clip from magazines or print from online.
Good luck and congrats!!