Post # 1
Hello all! I currently have not started the entire process of planning our wedding. I have just looked into a few things. We have a ways to go (3.19.11) because we both wanted a long engagement. Before I start planning full speed, I wanted to get everyone’s advice/pointers/suggestions. Any tidbits of information that might help a novice like me plan an awesome day when my time comes! What things have you learned that you didn’t know when you started out? Did you have any problems/successes where you didn’t foresee them? Just anything really!
Thanks ladies! 🙂
Post # 3
Take it one day at a time. And utilize the planning schedules out there… I’m realizing that the ‘fun’ stuff isn’t always the stuff that needs to be done first, so it’s important to keep on top of stuff. 🙂
Post # 4
i agree with daydream…. def take it one day at a time and try to do a few tasks a month. Our wedding is in the fall of 2011… we still have yet to decide a date until we nail down the venue and church. Thats my “task ” for this month as we have a meeting with the priest next saturday.
keep looking for inspiration and save any images you love….doesn’t mean you have to commit to anything just yet but its a great way to get your thoughts going and maybe later on make the decision. Thats the great thing about a long engagement, no pressure with time, really. Just keep a planning schedule and keep things moving slow and steady!
Post # 5
I recommend getting vendor quotes from ALL vendors before you start planning to create a realistic budget. At the beginning sticker shock of how much a wedding actually costs is very very scary!
I also recommend to book early – the most frustrating thing for me was deciding I wanted something and then having it already booked for our day when I got around to calling!
Post # 6
Nail down the big things first – your venue, date and even time of day can have a huge influence on your other details like color schemes, invites and decor!