Post # 1
So I’m planning my Michigan wedding basically by myself. Everyone on the bridal party and most of the guest list are out of state. I have my parents here as well my Godparents and sister here to help a little.
He and I met at college in TX. I’m from MI, he’s from MT, and everyone we plan to invite and have in the wedding are living around the country.
My sister, who will be my MOH, is the closest one. She lives about half an hour away, but otherwise, my man lives in North Dakota. 3 of my girls live in Minnesota and one lives in Seattle. His brother, the best man, and his parents live in Montana. The other groomsmen live in Colorado, New York, Texas, and North Dakota. The ushers live in Indiana and Alaska.
And to top it all off, we are inviting friends from school who, needless to say live out of town. So around 90% of our guests will be traveling, and making it basically a destination wedding.
I need some help. Advice. Anything to help me. I think we are going to avoid a wedding planner just because we don’t have the extra money, and I’m really good with the little details and he sees the big picture really well. Just going to have a friend be our hostess and take care of the day of details.
I appreciate anything y’all could help me with!! Thanks!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
I’m planning a wedding in Canada from the UK with guests travelling from Sweden, UK, Brunai, US and all over Canada so I fully understand your worries. It’s not so bad though, lots can be done over mail, Skype etc and I have found my vendors really helpful And understanding of my situation too. Key is to keep it simple and managable for yourself I think. i domt have a wedding planner but our venue includes food, ceremony and DOC so that makes things so much easier for me. PM me if you want to chat some more about it. 🙂
Post # 4
You’re better than me. We lived in Texas, were both from Michigan, and I was like to hell with this and we eloped to New Orleans lol.
I’m a big fan of writing things down. Not putting them in a computer, but writing them by hand in a planner. Maybe that will help you?
Post # 5
@deetroitwhat: We’ve thrown the idea around because at this rate, we will get to see each other maybe 5 or 6 times between now and our wedding that’s next June. Our parents would kill us if we eloped though. I’m the last to get married in my family and he will be the first.
I love to write things down. I feel more organized having everything printed out and in my own hand writing. I have them on both the computer and in a big binder, just in case. But I feel like I’m getting more done when I can see what I have checked off.
Post # 6
@Kail22: Ha, I guess we’re rebels. He was the only boy in his family, I’m the only girl and the first born. I was like ffffff it. I’m not messing with it. We had some people mad, but oh well.
As for planners, I love Erin Condren, my fave! A little pricey, but totally worth it 🙂
Post # 7
I’m planning a wedding in Sweden from Canada – with both bridesmaids in Sweden. I’ve wanted a lot of feedback from them, so we all signed up for WhatsApp and it has been great! I can send them links for dresses, photos and thoughts and get instant replies. Don’t want to think about the logistics without it!
Post # 8
We’re getting married in NC, but live in Alberta, Canada right now. My mom I found out is basically going to be of no help, although she lives in the city we’re getting married in. Her excuse? She might mess something up and then I’ll be upset, although I told her I’d set up all her appointments. I’d just need her opinion and for her to take some photos of items for me. One of my bridesmaids, and my sister (aka maid of honour) lives there too, but I’m not holding my breath on those two. My sister might highjack the wedding and my bridesmaid is super busy with her own wedding at the moment. So I’ve decided I’m going to try to just skype with vendors if I can, get lots of photos from them, organize everything, and pray it goes smoothly. I’m also hiring a DOC though, cause on my wedding day the last thing I will want to do is be stressed.