Post # 1
I know I am tired of talking about this wedding. I can only imagine what my friends and family feel like. I got engaged in September. Already I feel like I am being hounded to death to find a venue. This is WAY harder than it appears. I thought going into this easy peasy. Know the amount of people and I know the budget. Easy… boy was I wrong. This whole thing is a headache. Thanks for all the posts on here, totally keeping me sane.
Post # 3
I feel the same way, it’s all I can think about too!! I’m finishing my degree through correspondents and I find it so hard to stay focused on school when all I want to do is look at veils, dresses, cakes…
It is a bit stressful but once you get the venue, photographer, and catering out of the way its a bit smoother :). Do you have a wedding planner? They are worth their weight in gold in terms of planning, advice, support, the budget…and all the little things you don’t think about or have time for.
Post # 4
I was there! Trust me, once you find your venue it’s like a huge weight right off your shoulders!
Post # 5
Most of the venues have inhouse coordinators. I assume thats the same? *shrug. Looked in my area for a wedding planner. No luck.
Post # 6
@Romi:The in-house co-ordinators will be helpful, for sure. That will be for moreso the catering, dance, etc etc…I have learned so much from my wedding planner that I didn’t even KNOW about weddings(and to be honest I work full time and do school in the evenings so don’t have much time for anything). Where she has really helped out is with the guest list, what the invitations should say, the dj, music at the church, caterers, and most importantly keeping me on budget!! Her and I have gone shopping together for creative reception decorations and we will be making them together, and on the wedding day she will be the one actually driving around for the flowers, making sure everyone knows where they are going, not to mention decorating our reception venue.
If I had more time I would have done it myself but that;s just not the case! I would suggest forming a budget first and foremost and making yourself a timeline- ie when invites are to go out, how long till people rsvp, when to have your dresses ordered by, etc etc. If you’re organized you can probably do it on your own no problem.
And also for the “day of”, maybe there are family members or people who can help with the little details so you can relax and enjoy your day. Good luck 🙂