what CAN I do?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Honestly,  not a whole heck of a lot.  You can get a dress, pick wedding party and their attire, make any DIY centrepieces, decor,  favours. 

 

Post # 4
Hostess
22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

Do you have a guest list together? That’s always one of the first things you need to get figured out. That and your budget (which will determine the size of your guest list). You can start looking for attire for everyone who will be involved in the wedding, start thinking about designs for invitations, and look for readings or anything you might want to incorporate into your ceremony. You can shop for things like your garter, your jewelry and shoes (once you’ve picked out your dress), etc.

And even if you don’t know a date yet, you can start looking at vendors and venues and making lists of those you like so that you have it narrowed down for when you DO have a date. I easily looked at 70+ photographers online before booking appointments to meet in person with three of them. You can go to bridal shows where you can taste cake and maybe pick out a few bakeries that you’ll inquire with once you have a date nailed down.

You can also start to think about music, what you might want in terms of flowers, etc.

Good luck getting started and figuring out your date!

Post # 5
Member
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@armybride2014:  My brother in law is in the army and there is really NO WAY to just “wing it” on a date. He is requesting to come home for the wedding but things can change. Which means he may not be able to come… which also means, until your FI is home, he may not be able to make it. A lot of places (i know this from my sister) will have a specialty contract for the military where if the groom gets deployed all deposits go “on hold” for when he returns as long as you keep the venue. If you change your mind, you lose the money. Your options are honesly pick a date and hope FI is not deployed (and bear in mind his brother and best friend may not be home) or wait until they are all out of the military. I know it sounds harsh, but its the reality.

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