Post # 1
So, I am more of an observer when it comes to Weddingbee. So, I have not posted alot on the site. However, over the last couple weeks as my wedding/marriage started to become more real to me. I started looking at everyone else’s posts and I kind of feel behind the ball. We just recently changed our wedding date from July 27th to August 3rd and even before then I felt as if I should have alot more things together i.e. somewhere to at least have our shindig. I’m having a wedding and I have no location, no bridesmaids, no guest list, nothing…so where should I start ladies? Maybe I just need a push. My fiancee, Camille, while I love her is like IDK but in a nice loving way, but I need a push ladies…what should I do first. Sorry, this post started out as an initial question and then went into a rant. Sorry!
Post # 3
Hi there! First things first, congratulations! I’m an August 2013 Bee too, but not until the 11th 🙂
The way I found easiest was signing up to ‘The Knot’ (http://www.theknot.com/) It has a great checklist and it’s ordered so you know where to start! You can tick things off as you go along.. but my first thought would be to sit down with your FI and talk about what kind of wedding you both want, how much you have budget wise etc.. that way you have a guide as to what to look for!
Good luck and happy planning!
Post # 4
I love the checklist on weddingwire because you can add things in and keep track of payments and your budget really easily.
I would start with:
probably in that order.
ETA: You aren’t behind. Most timelines are 1 year long. The rest of us are just ahead of the game because we have long engagements and didn’t want to wait to do things.
Post # 5
Congratulations and welcome to August 2013! I think your first step is to decide the type of day the 2 of you want. Do you want something big and extravagant or something more intimate? That will help the other decisions to fall into place.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Welcome to the boards!! I think @asscherlover’s list is a really good place to start, although you might want to do budget before guest list.. your budget may determine how big (or small) your guest list can be.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’re all here to help each other!!
Post # 7
@elysion: Thats a good point.
@MrsMillieMoo: Once you start deciding a few things other decisions will be made for you. So for example, if you hire an expensive photographer and your budget is set in stone than you will have to have a less expensive option elsewhere. If having a formal wedding is very important to you, that will probably mean spending more per guest and having a smaller guest list. Whereas if you want a large reception with the same budget you will have less to spend per guest which generally means having a more casual event.
Post # 9
Lots of people plan a whole wedding in less than a years time. I would start now though to save yourself some headaches. Get the essentials first: hall, ceremony site, photographer, dj..