No idea where to start

posted 2 years ago in New York – Upstate NY
Post # 2
Member
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

Hearos:  I do not live in your area but I might be able to give you a few suggestions.

FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT- FIGURE OUT YOUR BUDGET,….. WITHOUT THIS CHAOS WILL BE IN YOUR FUTURE……  AFTER THIS IS FIGURED OUT THEN I WOULD SUGGEST THE FOLLOWING

1. Visit a wedding website like the knot and print out one of these wedding checklists.  Theese checklists are also available on the internet.  They are a good guide and can help you figure out what to do and when to do it (invites, venues, dresses, etc).

2. Figure out what type of wedding you want- indoors? outdoors? big? small? fancy? casual?

3. once you figure out what type of wedding you want start searching venues in your area.  These places tend to book fast so I would first select the venue and date.  Without the venue, nothing really can happen.

4. after the venue, would come photographer, videographer and florist…….. use the web or pinterest to help with ideas if you are stuck

5. STD’s…. generally a good idea as it helps guest plan

6. dress and bridal party

7. invitations

etc…..

Post # 3
Member
7531 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m not in Western New York. But decide on what your likely budget is, the people you want there, and your style.  I started with the amount I was comfortable spending, then made a list of what was needed, and wanted, listed in order of priorities -maybe pick your top 3 priorities.  Then as I spent money, I subtracted that from my total amount.  If it was important to spend more in one area, I spent less in another area to keep within my budget.  Ways to save-buy gently used items, make similar substitutions within your budget, borrow items, diy, if you are handy/crafty-if it costs less.  

Post # 6
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1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hearos:  One you start putting money down you will be amazed at how quickly it will disappear. 🙂 Just do a lot of research on each vendor and have a solid vision before you book anything and pay deposits. Starting with colors and a general idea of vibe is going to be helpful. Casual? Formal? Artsy? Outdoor? Ballroom? Art gallery? Once you have an idea it will narrow down your venue choices and also your dress choices – two huge decisions. 🙂

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