Post # 1
Hello ladies = )
I’m curious on how or if you planned before you were engaged. SO told me I can start looking things up ( umm..Thanks hunny, but I have been for a while!! LOL) So my questions are-
What did you ‘plan’? ( It can be things you booked/bought/ or just wrote down or saved)
How did you organize it all? ( On the computer or on paper. If on the computer-how?)
If you knew you were getting engaged within a few months..Did you start doing DIY’s?
I want to know because I’m clueless lol. I’ve been looking up wedding venues for a week now and my head is already spinning. I want to see them all in person but I think I’ll hold off until he puts a ring on it lol. And I know things in the wedding world change constantly so I’m nervous about falling inlove with something and then when I get engaged it wont be there any more. I know we both want a short engagement but it’s just about when he pops the question. Also I don’t know where to save everything and how to make it neat, so when I can actually start planning I have it all ready.
EDIT- Ohh also..We talked tonight about not getting married in a church any more( I was for it because my whole family got married in the same church, and he was against it because he liked the idea of getting married at the venue ) So now I’m going crazy looking up things for outside wedding ceremonys lol!
Oh and I added a Poll because they are fun = )
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I had lots of things bookmarked, so that right when I was technically allowed to start planning I could jump right in. I had things like venues, flowers, dresses, and honeymoon spots scouted out. I also had picked my colors (which my DH, SO at the time, was well aware of and agreed on)
Post # 4
@MrsNerdy: See that’s what I have already. Things bookmarked but I feel like I should be doing more or something lol. It might just be my nerves talking but I’m super excited to start.
Post # 5
Get a pinterest account. Its great for keeping photos of ideas you like (dresses, flowers, cakes ect.).
Post # 6
I didn’t plan a thing before we got engaged – but maybe that’s because I’m a procrastinator! We had almost a 12-month engagement and I found that was more than enough time to plan.
Post # 7
I just had ideas and things bookmarked, I didn’t want to actually plan anything because I wanted to save it for the engagement. And I was glad I did, that made it so much more exciting!
Post # 8
@asscherlover: I did this recently! It’s a nice way of keeping ideas together.
I started a binder but I gave up that idea. It’s sitting there half started. It’s just easier for me to organize my thoughts on the computer since they’re constantly changing.
I started with thinking about colors first… which I think is terrible since it’s changed several times. But, I’ve realized what I like and what kind of fits with our personalities.
I also started on the dreaded guest list! It’s easier thinking about budget, venue, diys, etc when you have an idea of how many you need to fit. The overall # will change but it’s great to have a ballpark idea.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I bookmarked/pinterested cool ideas, found a ring I liked (and put it in his internet bookmarks..), picked a date and picked a location … all of which I shared with him! The date and location were pretty key in forming our timeline.. because I wanted our wedding to be on the next anniversary that fell on a saturday, and the location to be where we had our first date (the reason for the anniversary).
I actually did start doing DIYs before we got engaged, but realized afterwards that the colors and that particular project didn’t really make sense… so I’ve got a whole ton of paper flowers in a crate with my other DIY supplies :1 So don’t get caught in that trap!!
Post # 10
I researched different venues and photographers, but nothing official other than trying to get ideas.
Post # 11
I joined wedding websites, started adding things to The Knot scrapbook, looked up wedding venues, looked at dresses online, thought about colour scheme, etc
Post # 12
Kind of…I began to envision the things I may or may not want, but my ideas quickly changed once I was plannig for real…especially after I was realistically able to pick out a venue within my budget. I think getting a better understanding of how much money you can spend is crucial.
I did, however, save as much money as I could for a couple years because I saw an engagement coming in the future, so I was mindful of putting money away as I knew we would have to front a significant portion of the expenses.
Post # 13
I helped my sister plan her June 2011 wedding and as we were going along I was already mentally noting things I liked for my wedding such as flowers and bm dresses. I had most of the major details sorted out in my head before the engagement came later the year in Nov. In fact since I knew it was coming, I went ahead and booked our reception venue bc it always books out up to two years in advance (which I only did bc my FI gave me the green light) and bought my wedding dress three weeks before the actual engagement. The wedding dress part was unplanned. Since my friends and I were visiting NYC, we decided to go to Kleinfeld’s to have some fun, and I ended up finding my dress. Needless to say my FI (then-boyfriend) was a bit surprised. He thought I found out about the ring he already bought and was hiding. =)
Post # 14
I didn’t really plan so much as just brainstorm, and a lot of the things I had imagined didn’t end up being what we used… which I’m actually glad about because now I get to plan some more 🙂 I love the whole seek and find part of it
Post # 15
@asscherlover: Haha I have one! I’m obsessed!! LOL
@Juliepants: Ok that makes me feel better because that’s how much time we want also. 12 months or less.
@Missloveknot: That’s true but if we want to get married in say..may of 2013 he would have to ask me now and it would be 9 months. AH! lol
@tehlilone: Thanks, your right I should look at colors. That’s something I haven’t even thought about!
@elysion: Ok so I def wont do DIY’s lol thanks!
@ChemistryBride: Yea I aready know the photographer I want because I love his work!
Post # 16
@Jacqui90: The knot scrap book? What is that?
@Miss Orchard: Startied saving for a while now and I don’t tell SO because he will want to spend it lol
@Olive12: Haha! I soo want to go try on dresses and book a venue but I don’t want anyone to think I’m crazy lol.
@MabelleBliss: I like that part also ( seek and find) It’s sooo exciting I just want to start planning already!