(Closed) Help! Where do I even BEGIN with wedding planning???

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Start looking at venues! That’s definitelu a good place to start because it influences the rest of your wedding planning.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I second that! Definitely the venue, because if you get your heart set on a day, you might not be able to get a venue for that date. You can also start thinking of a theme/colour scheme for your wedding. When I got engaged, I went crazy for about 2 weeks looking at EVERYTHING (I think I stayed up until 2 am every night looking at the DIY section), now i’m just taking it one step at a time and trying to focus on one thing. I’ve been engaged for about a month and I’ve reserved the venue, picked our colour scheme and made a binder for all my planning. Have fun and congrats!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Agreed on venues. The other thing that I would suggest is starting to talk with your FI about what things are really important to you both so you can decide where you really want to be putting your money. AKA you love flowers, he cares a lot about the music, you both really think photography is important…etc.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

yup, start with venues…that’s what we did, and it was the easiest and fastest thing to choose (for us anyways)…but then we knew what we wanted, and we have the same taste in that kind of thing….think about your “theme” or colour scheme as well…this can help in choosing the venue….

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I bought a book on Amazon for $20 (“The Wedding Planner and Organizer”) and it has been immensely helpful.  It gives timelines of what needs done when, tips (like how to find a budget), and places to stick brochures/business cards for vendors you visit.  I highly recommend it.  It’s like a GPS for wedding planning.

 

(I’m not affiliated it with it in anyway– so don’t think I’m promoting it with bias 🙂 )

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Since you already have a good idea of budget and guest count. . . start thinking of WHEN you want to get married and WHERE. 

http://www.theknot.com has a great resource for venues – you can narrow it down by price and area. It helped me find my venue! 

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