(Closed) OK confess!!! Who here is knee deep in wedding planning?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: I have....
    LOTS of ideas, nothing more : (21 votes)
    55 %
    I have lots of personal stuff decided (Dress, hair makeup..ect) but waiting on the big decitions : (6 votes)
    16 %
    My future FI has said he's not a wedding planner and I'm secretly planning away!! : (5 votes)
    13 %
    I only look at the waiting boards, and will not plan until I have a ring!! : (6 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I try not to think about it too much, because we’re in a weird spot. He tells me he’s ready and he has the money for a ring, buuuuuut…nothing. Thinking about it too hard can be painful. Were it not so ambiguous I would probably have lots of ideas.

    Post # 4
    Member
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m the worst!  I love planning anything (vacations, parties, friends’ weddings), so I have my entire dream wedding planned out in my head.  I don’t talk to SO about it to try to avoid overwhelming him, but…..ahhh, I can’t wait!!!

    Post # 5
    Member
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I haven’t looked at anything and won’t until I have the ring. It would kinda feel like I’m jinxing myself, and honestly there’s a lot of stuff we’ll have to decide together.

    Downside though is that:

    1. I think he’s thinking we’re going to get married next year
    2. The ring/proposal probably won’t happen for another month or two
    3. I don’t really want a winter wedding
    4. We live in a large metropolitan area

    All of which conspires to mean that I’ll have like 8 months to plan this thing and man that is going to be tough. Part of me thinks I should start looking now!

    Post # 6
    Member
    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have rough ideas and I love looking, but that’s it. My OH is cool with it, which helps, the extent to which he has thought about it is his one statement:

    “I want a James Bond car for the day”

    Bless…

    Post # 7
    Member
    2894 posts
    Sugar bee

    No planning. The sheer amount of work it takes to organize a wedding is incredibly daunting to me. I won’t attempt that beast until I absolutely have to. πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
    Member
    488 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am planning out the little details… but no confirmation of anything.  I just like to look and get ideas.  Oh, and SO has no idea.  I want a really short engagement so I hope he’s ready πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 9
    Member
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The mister and I have been going over details together. He even set up the Style Me Pretty Wedding planning spreadsheet on Google Doc for us! While I’ve done most of the researching and just brought him the top options to for his opinion (he has shared some of his ideas too…I just have more. lol), we haven’t set anything in stone. He wants to wait until we’re both working to pay for things, even though I already have money set aside for the wedding expenses. 

    Though it’s nice to have a game plan together now so when it’s time to go, we’ll be ready to knock off those checklists.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1731 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have a lot of ideas and I’ve done some research (mostly to ensure I have a good idea of what’s possible with what will be a very limited budget) but no specific plans. Or purchases, even though I did see the post about the $75.00 wedding dress on The Limited website and I was tempted…………………

    Post # 11
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    488 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @MissPine: I may or may not have gone immediately to thelimted.com when you said that πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 12
    Member
    44 posts
    Newbee

    I have a lot of ideas and have contacted several venues and photographers. I’ve decided to DIY my bouquets, decorations and favors. I know my colors and I have a relative budget for what everything is going to cost. I know what BF is going to where and I love MoriLee Julietta Dresses. I promised BF that I would only talk about wedding stuff once a month, the first month was hard that was this month. I broke that rule a few times. I talked to him about what I’m looking at, thinking about and things about 5-7 times this month, but I’ve cooled down on that.  I’m waiting til the early middle of next month to share some other things that I’m thinking about.

    Post # 13
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    1279 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I just save pictures of things that I think are pretty. Whenever we talk about our ‘wedding’ the vision for it changes. It could be a huge affair with everyone we know invited, or it could be a simple, small affair, or we could elope. So I just keep little details I like until we get engaged πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
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    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have a habit of becoming completely engrossed in new things. SO calls it my ‘research addiction.’ So when we first talked about marriage, I immediately began researching and looking up all sorts of things – venues, caterers, dresses, etc. I have a folder on my desktop full of things I love, haha. He pretty much just goes along with me – he’ll even chat with me about ideas – but he HAS asked that I refrain from actually calling vendors or having meetings until I actually have a ring on my finger. Since he’s in the middle of the ring-buying and proposal-planning process, I don’t think I have long to wait, but ooh, it’s so hard sometimes. I won’t lie, I have contacted a few venues just to get some pricing ideas, and doing this has allowed me to rule out some places already. I just figure I’m getting ahead of the game. I honestly would rather elope, but SO wants the whole song and dance, so I figure, if I’m going to tackle wedding-planning, I need as much of a head start as I can get!

    Post # 15
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    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I know that when Mr. Beary proposes, it’s going to be quite some time until we get married.  I want a long engagement, and we won’t have the money for a marriage for a while.  I’d rather wait to plan in case any new venues come up or I change my mind.  You never know!

    Post # 16
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    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @HeyKaraoke: I suffer from research addiction too! Oddly enough I’m not as bad with wedding stuff yet but I think that has to do with the fact I’m doing an actual research proposal for my phd, maybe that’s whats sooking up all my research addiction…:p

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