(Closed) Wedding!!where to start???

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You either need to pick a date and then pick a venue based on the date, or pick a venue and decide on a date based on that venue.  A lot of wedding stuff hinges on the venue.

You’ll be surpised how quickly places book up for summer events, so if you are shooting for a summer 2011 wedding you might want to get those two things decided (you probably won’t need a huge deposit to hold the venue).

The Real SImple Weddings magazine has some good “getting started” inforation.

Congratuations!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We started with picking a theme/colors/feeling that we wanted to have at the wedding. Also it’s probably good to do the guest list soon so you know how many people, you need to know that number for pretty much everything. After that we looked for the venue, and good photographers book quickly so I’d do that asap too.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

For me, the thing that required the most advanced planning was my religious preparations (Catholic) so if you’re having a religious ceremony, definitely check with your clergyperson asap in case you need to do things months in advance.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

where are are getting married?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Theknot has a good checklist and timeline.

Check out some venues and figure out a date based on your venue. Make sure everyone important can come. Then caterer, photographer, officiant. Ask bridesmaids / groomsmen.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do your guest list first!!! You need to know How many people youre inviting to know what venue will fit you… then if you dont have an exact day you NEED to have… then choose a time of year and start looking when venues have available… in our area, summer dates filled about almost 2 years prior… a 1 year prior when we started looking they had maybe 2 or 3 dates for the entire summer…

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

As the others have said, make up a rough count of how many people. Choose a venue and book a date (or the other way around, we chose the date and then booked the venue).

After that, I would book the photog. The good ones fill up SUPER fast.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

you can sign up on wedding wire, they have a checklist that lets you one what and when you should be doing everything

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

1.budget 2. guest list 3. venue

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