Post # 1
Bees, I don’t know what to do…I’m at a loss! I feel so stupid not knowing what I should be doing next, but there it is. I’m also a bit terrified.
So FI and I have our chapel booked, our reception place booked, and our photographer booked. I have my dress and my shoes.
NOW WHAT? How does it go from there to all of the gorgeous wedding photos I see on everyone’s blogs? How do I make it all come together. (granted our wedding is in October, but I already feel like I’m running out of time.)
In some ways, I don’t feel like I have anyone at home to talk to about this. FI and I work full time and his father is very sick, so we deal with that a lot. Also, my parents are paying for the wedding and I don’t have a lot of female friends, so I only have two people in my wedding party – my sister and my cousin. I feel like both resent me for the fact that my parents are paying for it. They offered my sister money for her wedding – she just wanted to do everything herself! My cousin is unmarried.
So…I don’t know. What should I be doing? How do I go about bringing it all together? There’s a million details I simply don’t have the time and oppurtunity to handle. Is it time to get a wedding planner?
I know what my colors are: Red, black, and silver…how do I tie this into an event?
Sorry, I’m just venting really – it’s so daunting and I have no clue what I should be doing at this point.
Post # 3
I would try coming up with a theme or a general vibe for your wedding. Try looking up centerpiece ideas, that will help you start to tie everything in. After that, maybe make a list of all those cool DIY things you want to do and check them off as you go. You’re really not behind, try not to stress!
Post # 4
If I were you, and you can afford the cost, I would definitely look into hiring a planner. All the details can be really overwhelming. Maybe look into a timeline checklist, and see where you are at, and what you should be doing.
Post # 5
Based on your circumstance, and especially if it fits within your parents budget, I think you should get a planner. She/he will be able to suggest things for you to do and also help you tweek the ones you have already thought of.
Other than that, make lists!!!
Lists are key. Make a list of all of your vendors; booked or not, and then make a list of any DIY items you are considering doing. Check each item off as it is completed.
Go to the Knot or project wedding or another website that has checklists for what you should have completed by now and for also what you should be in the process of completing.
Post # 6
We are getting married in October. I, like you have everything booked, it was very weird to do it because it all came together way too easy. We met with the reception place and loved everything about it, met only one officiant and she was perfect. Our photographer is a family member who does it for a living, he is only charging us $500.00, so that was pretty easy.
Right now I’m focusing on details. Just searching inspiration pictures and gathering up ideas. I’m going to start making some projects to see if I can do it and see what needs to tweaked.
So I say start a folder on your computer and save pictures you like to gather up ideas. Start focusing on if you want to do your own decorations or hire some help.
Anything you want to do yourself, you can always start making things now.