(Closed) New to this

posted 5 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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3295 posts
Sugar bee

Welcome! Best advice I can give, read the etiquette board on here and wait to pick your bridal party, read the bridesmaid board too lol.

Post # 4
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650 posts
Busy bee

welcome to wedding bee and yes i agree the first place to start would be the etiquette board to get some ideas for set the date, sending out invites, ceremony and reception protocol.

you can also visit the gallery to see pics of what other couples have done in terms of colour schemes and decations etc.

Themes could have you decided a theme to work with and you could also visit the thread where the bees have posted their dresses for ideas.

FInally you could always start your own thread and let the seasoned bees help you out if there is anything specific you need to ask.

I’m a newbie myself and that’s what I did

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Hello…I am new as well but have been married for 22 yrs.I have planned both of my daughters weddings. This is what I told them…Set a budget,date. and pick colors. After that buy a wedding planner and follow it!!! Follow your heart and make decisions for you and your fiance. You cant worry about pleasing others…. 

Post # 6
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650 posts
Busy bee

@mswy:  hey welcome to weddingbee 🙂

Post # 7
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1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Welcome to WB and the women and men that are here will help you on your journey down the isle. I have received good advice, support when I needed it, and laughs when the stress of life and planning a wedding can get you down sometimes.

Post # 8
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497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Welcome. I’m new to the Bee as well, but fairly deep into planning. Here are some things that I wish I would have known:

– don’t broadcast the engagement to EVERYONE. Some of those people you will be unable to invite.

– Set a budget (this may drive your guestlist and date, i.e. getting married on a weekday may be an option)

– Create your guestlist (I did two versions – 1 master list and a smaller intimate list)

– Pick a bunch of dates and let the availability of your venue drive your date selection

– Don’t feel pressured to follow etiquette. For instance, if I were unable to invite everyone to my wedding, I would still invite them to events leading up to the wedding (and tell them not to bring a gift). Some people are hurt to not be invited, but the alternative is to cotally cut them out of any celebration. Quick way to ruin a friendship.

– Pick your bridal party and invite them to be a part of your day (list tasks that they are expected to complete so there’s no confusion later on. There are so many nightmare stories of unruly bridesmaids, most of that is due to lack of definition of duties)

– Everything should flow from there: vendors, stationery, etc.

Post # 9
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

welcome!

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