Post # 1
I’ve been wondering, what is the first thing you plan for a wedding? It took me awhile to realize that the answer is the date. (Duh. I’m a slittle slow sometimes.) You gotta have the date before you can do most of the other stuff. (Some women may pick the dress first. Hey, if there is a sale, I say go for it!) So, bees, what is the SECOND thing you planned? Caterer? Venue? Outfits? Tablescape?
Vote on multiples if you booked the venue first, but the caterer/officiant came with it, or some other variation of bundled deals.
Post # 3
Well we found our church and venue before setting a date. We knew we wanted those two places and were going to then choose a date based on when they were both available.
But after selecting a mutaully available date, we immeadiatly booked the church and the reception hall (which also meant we’d booked the officiant and the caterer). Yay for killing 4 birds with one stone!
Post # 5
Venue for us. We had a time of year in mind (Fall 2011) but not a set date. When we met with our venue, we chose a date based on their availability. We’re getting married at my dream venue so as long as our wedding fell in Fall 2011, the specific date didn’t really matter.
Post # 6
We only decided “summer 2011” as far as date goes. Then we searched for venues and once we settled on one, decided on an exact date based on availability and a few other factors. After that, photography and entertainment followed.
Post # 7
we picked our venue, which includes catering, first–we picked the date based on it’s availability. we had a month in mind that we wanted, but venue was our first decision. after that, i picked my dress, and then photographer
Post # 8
Colors. I’ve known my colors for years now, as pink is my favorite color.
Post # 9
I’m a little confused. The title of the post is “What did you plan first for your wedding?”, but the poll is for “What did you plan second?”.
OP is not taking poll of the “first”, but taking poll of the “second”?
Post # 10
@cutexkitty: It’s because I thought that couples would pick a date first. Having a date (or idea of time first) makes sense. So then what came after that? I just assumed date first.
Post # 11
I also picked the venue first. We wanted to get married in the warm months either in 2011 or 2012. We let what was available dictate our date.
After that I focused on a photographer.
Post # 12
Actually, I planned the venue first, the date second- around when I could get the venue I wanted.
Post # 13
The absolute first things we did after we got engaged was start our guest list and figure out our budget. Those two variables dictated absolutely everything else.
Post # 14
I am slightly ashamed to admit that I put the deposit down on my dress before we picked our venue and officiant
Post # 15
this is weird, but the first thing i started looking at was bridesmaids dresses.
Post # 16
@In the media: oooh. We picked the venue first and then the date base on the availability of the venue. Hence, the confusion.