Post # 1
Now that I’m engaged I seriously don’t know where to begin!
My Fiance and I are heading up to visit my parents and my Maid/Matron of Honor this weekend (yay!) for what he has been calling a “wedding pow-wow”. We’re going to start mapping everything out, but I don’t know where to start! I’m a list maker, but the only things I can think of right now is 1) gathering together a list of venues (don’t worry I already have a few in mind!) 2) setting a freakin’ date and 3) putting together a guest list.
Any other preliminary things we should be thinking of? We’re still aiming for June 2011, but I keep thinking… can it be done in less than a year?!?!?
Post # 3
budget budget budget
June 2011 is doable if you aren’t set on any one location/date.
Post # 4
Yes, it can definitely be done in less than a year. I have a friend who got engaged in June and is getting MARRIED at the end of November. You have plenty of time :o)
You’ve got the basics covered. Your third thing is definitely one of the most important: figure out a guest list before you go venue shopping. A lot of venues have limits on the number of people.
Other thoughts: register on theknot.com. They’ve got a great checklist of stuff to do and suggested timeframes for each task. :o)
Post # 5
pick the venue first, otherwise what if you pick a date first and then realize that he venue you love isn’t available on that date?
The order you should pick (or at least this is what we did and it worked out well)
3.Planner/coordinator (if you are having one)
then you get into all the detail renting and stuff like linens, hair, makeup, etc. .
Post # 6
Step one is to relax and enjoy it! Seriously! It will go by so quickly, especially when you are in the thick of planning.
Step two is find a venue, then set a date, and let if flow from there.
If you need to set a budget you can do that as well. Although Fiance and I never set a budget and we are doing great. Out budget philosophy was basically get the best price on everything and decide on a case by case basis what is worth spending a little more on.
Post # 7
I just wanted to come back and thank everyone for the advice. After sitting down and talking with my parents we decided to push the wedding off until 2012. I’m kinda bummed about it, but we’re having a fairly large wedding and I’m planning it long distance. It just made sense to give ourselves more time to plan…. I really don’t want to stress everyone (including myself) out!
We did get the guest list done… so I felt like we really accomplished something.. yay! Now it’s time to find a venue, but I do feel very relaxed knowing that I don’t have to rush and find something for June 2011!!
Post # 8
i’m having a long engagement (we’ve pushed the date back 3 times!) mostly b/c we are planning out of state and the extra time is already paying off! relax and enjoy planning 🙂