(Closed) Just Started Planning …Need help ASAP

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
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1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You didn’t wait too long to plan, but if you want to get married next October and want a wedding with all the bells and whistles you better get started.

First thing to do is to get a venue.  For outdoor venues in your area, it might be best to post on the local board.  There may also be a local wedding magazine (we found one for Baltimore in our Barnes & Noble) that will give you some ideas for venues, officiants, etc.

You don’t have to send out save the dates if you feel pressed for time.

Post # 4
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1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

First…..CONGRATULATIONS! Second….BREATHE

Here you go…

Budget?

Venue?

Colors?

Bridal Party?

Stationary?

Photographer?

Florist?

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me…..GOOD LUCK

 

Post # 5
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1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Unless you’re having a destination wedding, you really don’t have to worry about sending save the dates till about 6-8 months out.  The most important thing right now is getting the venue!!  Trust me… things get at least a smidge better once that’s out of the way!

Post # 7
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1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@wewed1012: Depends on where you have it… I am in LA so the cost here might be different than the cost in Brooklyn

 

Post # 8
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3943 posts
Honey bee

It’s ok…you still have a year!

The first things to do after youve figured out your budget and a rough estimate headcount is find a venue. Those tend to book up quickly. If the venue doesn’t include food & drinks then the second thing to look for is a caterer.

Once those two big things are done then youre good for a little while 🙂 Then you focus on florists, DJ’s, invites, etc.

Post # 9
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7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We started planning on October 2, 2010 for our October 9, 2011 wedding. A year was plenty of time. So relax- you are right on schedule to begin the wedding planning process. The PPs gave you a pretty good idea of where to begin. Choose yopur venue and get that contract signed. It’s hard to do most of the other stuff without a solid date and place. And if wedding planning really isn’t your idea, maybe a planner is a good choice for you. OffbeatBride, A Practical Wedding, and So You’re EnGAYged are really good places to look for friendly planners.

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