(Closed) What did you pick first? Dress? Venue? Colors?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The first thing I bought, believe it or not, was my MOH dress! I wasn’t even engaged yet, but knew it was coming. My MOH and I went to Macy’s to see what they had because she is my only attendant and it was the right time of year (right after Easter). We found the PERFECT dress for her. It was origianlly $162, marked down to $65, then marked down again to $42. I had a $10 coupon, so we bought her dress for $32!! It is a beautiful purple Jones NY, just perfect.

We then took the dress next door to Lowe’s and grabbed paper paint swatches that matched, and I’ve been carrying them ever since. Definitely had my color right out of the gate!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I picked my colours first, then changed one of the colours (brown to silver) and dropped two (red and yellow). I knew it was the right colour scheme because my imagination went into overdrive with all the different possibilities!

Venue was a close second; I wasn’t going to go with a venue with room colours/decor that wasn’t going to work with my colour scheme. But it was also second because we had to do some research on pricing, availability, location etc etc. With picking a colour scheme you don’t have to do any of that! Ha!

As for dress I haven’t even really started looking! I mean, I have online and on here, but as for trying them on, no way jose. I’m losing weight very very rapidly (93 pounds in just over 4 months) so I’m trying to wait as long as possible before dress shopping. Also, right now, there’s absolutely no samples that are even CLOSE to fitting me, and I really don’t want to put myself through that humiliation if I don’t have to!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I picked my venue first.

The venue helped with the colors.

Here’s the venue:

My colors will be fall colors, reds, oranges etc like the leaves:

Next I went dress shopping, but found my shoes first:

THEN I found my dress… TOTALLY different than what I had imagined:

Now it’s time to pick flowers, I’m thinking something like these:

And finally cocktail linens:

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We chose our colors and theme first, then our venue. Our colors and theme changed a little after that, but it wasn’t really because of the venue. I just realized I liked another color a little better. I’m attaching a pic of our reception venue, a random mock up table at my house and a pic of my dress.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hate when it does this: doublepost.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Venue!!

I figured once I had that everything else would come together… I’m working on it. 😉

I’m SO in love with our venue so….. PICS!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This reminds me of the saying “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” lol.

Anyway, the venue first then the dress. I couldn’t resist dress shopping! I was always inspired by our venue the moment we went there for wine tasting and dinner. The town is our favorite place to visit for a weekend getaway so it was very fitting.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My dress!  Followed by the venue.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@OurWedding: I LOVE The venue! Where is that?

 

 

@MsJ26: Is your venue a vineyard? I’d love to see pics. I couldn’t resist dress shopping either, but I wanted to wait until my mom could come and visit to go so the venue got done first while I was waiting for my mom to plan a trip to NYC.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TinyTina: Wow, So petty and SO spacious.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We chose our venue first, colors second, and then the dress!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

First the venue, then the date, then the photographer. I didn’t have colors, so that didn’t come into the mix. The dress I picked…and repicked…repicked…until it became The Dresses, LOL.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Venue, then colors, and just picked the dress yesterday!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Venue first, then colors, then dress.

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