WEDDING PLANNING, WHO KNEW!!!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: were you nervous about wedding planning?
    YES!! : (16 votes)
    46 %
    NO : (13 votes)
    37 %
    A LITTLE : (6 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    30313 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @absolutely_tati:  Congratulations on your engagement!! 🙂  It’s really easy to freak out over wedding planning and how much things cost.  I say your first step is to enjoy your engagement for a little while, and then when you’re ready, take a deep breath and talk budget/guest list to get an idea of what you have to work with.  I promise that once you have guidelines for yourself, it will all start to come together a bit more!  

    Post # 4
    Member
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @pengoala:  +1

    Congrats on the engagement! You’ll get used to the sticker shock (idk if that’s good or bad yet;)) but I agree with pengoala…enjoy it and then start! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    The thing that helped me most was to figure out my big figure early on (whether that’s $5,000 or $50,000) and then put it in to a budget tool on WeddingWire or TheKnot to see the suggested breakdown. Their checklists also helped me not panic about timeline stuff too. It breaks it down month by month of suggested things to do, and I’ve found if you use that as a guideline and only occasionally look at the whole thing, it helps it feel more manageable.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2325 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Congratulations on your engagement! I personally didn’t find wedding planning a problem and I actually really enjoyed it. 

    Some advice I would give: Shop around, just because one company is charging one price that doesn’t mean that they all are. 

    If there is a specific venue you want and the wedding breakfast is a ridiculous price then why not look to see if they offer alternative food options – buffet, carvery etc.

    I personally found wedding fayres slightly overwhelming, although I did find my cake lady at one! If you go to any DO NOT sign up for anything straight away…take home their details and if you still feel strongly about that particular company a few days later then it is meant to be. I think that wedding fayres are designed to get you in the wedding mood, making you sign up for those random things you don’t really need!

    If you are planning on having a cake from a professional cake maker then ask for a taster first…you want to know what you will be potentially providing for your guests!

    Post # 7
    Member
    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Breathe! Breaaaaatttthhhhheeeeee!!!!! 

    Inhale! Exhale! Inhale! Exhale! Inhallllleeeed! Exhale! 

    Congratulations! 

    And welcome to the world of wedding planning!!!! Hehehe 

    yes you will have moments where you’ve got it all together and there will be moments where you think you’re losing your mind! 🙂 but remember what Is most important. That you’ll be marrying the man of your dreams. That’s all that matters. *looks you in the eyes* focus! Keep your eye on the ball. 😛 

    mans yes. Weddings are expensive! One wedding planner told me my budget was my enough. My jaw dropped. Yup. Don’t be pressured by what people telll you. Do what’a best for you and ypur fiance all right? Do your research! Lots of research! Know what you want.

    Hugs! You can do it! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Congratulations! I don’t know about others,  but after we got down budget and guest list and booked our reception and ceremony venue,  it was all easy and fun afterwards for me. I also had a blast dress shopping probably cause I went by myself the first time. It felt weird at first, but I really enjoyed just finding out what I liked. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

    congratulations on your engagement!!!!

    im quite a control freak so i have speadsheets and lists and a notebook with all my wedding info that is ALWAYS in my handbag LOL!!

    my biggest piece of advise: pick your priorities and set a budget. if you have a clear idea on what you can spend and what is a ‘must’ for your big day – you cant go wrong.

    try not to stress about it – at the end of it all you are going to be marrying your soulmate. thats the important bit!! enjoy every second the planning, the time will fly by!!xxx

    Post # 10
    Member
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @absolutely_tati:  I still feel this way everytime I think of the amount of money that is being spent. Working out how much you can actually afford to spend and then making a budget and sticking to it helps.

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