Post # 1
I just got engaged on Feb 25,2012. I am not getting married until Oct. 24, 2014. We are waiting to get married until I graduate from college. Being a girl who’s always dreamed about her wedding, it’s hard for me to not think and try and plan out our wedding. When should I really start worrying about picking colors, and bridesmaids dresses, and my own dress. I have so many ideas, but I don’t want to use the same colors as my friends have used in their weddings, even if they are my favorite colors. And my fiance has a lot of input in things too, so we have to agree on what’s done. He isn’t one to just say, ok whatever about this kind of thing. Also, does anyone know of any other places to look for bridesmaids dresses, other than David’s Bridal, that are still inexpensive. My MOH and bridesmaids are already having to drive 3.5 hrs to get to where we’re having the wedding, I want to keep things as inexpensive for them as possible! Thanks for any tips and help!
Post # 3
@MrsClay2B: Alfred Angelo is sort of like David’s Bridal. Keep in mind that, since you do have a lot of time, you can find bridesmaid’s dresses ANYWHERE. Jcrew, the Limited, department stores like Macy’s and JC Penney. Depending on how many BMs you have, you can even find things off the rack that don’t require alterations or ordering. Keep an open mind!
Post # 4
You can get a great headstart when you have a longer engagement! You can start collecting items, look at potential venues, enter lots of wedding giveaways on blogs, and get awesome discounts because you have time to search for deals!
Department stores have great deals and sales throughout the year and you can score cheap bm (and bridal) dresses!
Post # 5
Girl, you have time! I don’t think there is anything wrong with starting to peek around, but don’t make any huge decisions, because you might regret them later (bridesmaid dresses, your dress). I think it’s okay to book your venue and church if you are having one. There is nothing wrong with that…especially if you know exactly what you want. My fiance and I were engaged (and still are) for almost a year and a half. We began our process early…we knew that we wanted it in a hotel, so we started scoping them out soon after we got engaged. That way, we had time to be choosy. There is nothing wrong with that! People may laugh and you and tell you that you have so much time (they did to me), but I would rather be ahead of the game! This way, you can start your DIY and get a good idea of things that you really want. We are getting married in 40 days, and I can’t believe it! Time will fly by! When it gets here, it will seem very surreal because you’ve been thinking about it, planning for it, and talking about it for so long, that when it gets here, you’ll be like what?!?!? When did this happen!?!? Take your time and soak it up! 🙂
Happy planning! 🙂
Post # 6
Our engagement to wedding date is 2 years and 4 days. One thing I agree with other posts is dont buy your dress or bridesmaids yet things can change a lot in 2 years. Ive lost 40 pounds FIs best man is now someone we wont even talk to and were still happy we had lots of time. Start looking at magazines and collecting photos (I have a binder organized with each category in which I have photos and notes). Micheals coupons are the best and when you have time you can go in everyweek for a new styrofoam ball and save 40% on each one. For BM dresses we are making them ourselves which in the end only cost about 45$ per girl but all sorts of stores carry dresses so just shop with eyes open. We picked up our flower girl dress on clearance at the grocery store. Time is a good thing but dont let it stress you out.
Post # 7
i got engaged last Feb 26…..we aren’t getting married until june 29 of 2013….so that’s 2 years and 4 months…..i “thought” i had my ideal wedding, then it TOTALLY changed! i think a longer engagement is great – that way you get what you want after 2 years of planning!
Post # 8
I got engaged in December of 2011 and we are getting married on October 12, 2014 so that is more then two years away. Because I am starting law school I will not really have the time to devote to scoping things out when the wedding gets closer so me and my fiance decided to start planning now and I am so glad we did. As of yet we have booked the venue, the DJ, the photographer and I have narrowed down my search for my dress. Ofcourse I havent ordered invitations or flowers yet as I will leave that for closer to the wedding but I am happy that I have started planning and got most of the big things out of the way.