- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
At what point in the wedding timeline do you start officially preparing for the big day? My SO (who I sometimes refer to as fiance and sometimes boyfriend and vice versa) is going to officially propose between now and Jan 5… We want to get married in the fall or winter of 2013.
Do I start trying on dresses now, making other arrangements soon? Is there a general guideline to these things and by when you should have x, y, or z done? I don’t have the finances to hire a wedding planner and my SO is in the Army so I’ll be doing quite a bit of legwork on my own.
Also, I really don’t have a lot of female friends. I grew up with lots of male buddies that have sort of phased out of my life as they got into relationships and then I ended up going into a very male dominated industry (I’m talking I’m one of 3 out of say 40). The older I get, the more I wish I had a solid group of female friends to share things with and I have a feeling that I’m about to be really hit with that feeling during this process. I’m sorely lacking on good old fashioned girl-friend input in my life! (Another reason I am glad to have come across Weddingbee).
Is it weird to go to try on dresses alone? Without anybody to accompany you to give you their opinions? I feel like I’m going to be judged or uncomfortable if I go solo, but honestly I don’t have any friends that I would think would want to go with me and I don’t live close enough to my family to have my mom go with me. There are a couple of girls at work that I’m fond of but I don’t think that they view me as a close enough friend for that. :/