(Closed) Where Do I Start Wedding Planning? Help!

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Congratulations!   don’t forget to enjoy the process while being wrapped up in the planning.

Unfortunately i don’t live in the states even so i can’t help you out there.

Post # 4
3 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

-deleted- the website was taking a while and ended up posting twice! sorry!

Post # 5
12877 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hey potential date twin!!  Congratulations 🙂

Check out wedding wire reviews for vendors, look on the Bee, check out bridal expos…google will be your best friend! 

Post # 6
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

the things I would recommend nailing down first:


ceremony venue and reception venue




after that – you can breathe a little!

Post # 7
3 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

Congrats! I don’t live in PA, so I’m not sure about specific resources, but I would do a google search to see if there are any bridal fairs going on near your area in the near future. They will have a ton of resources and information about local vendors as well as other opportunities that you might want to take advantage of.

In terms of choosing vendors and that sort of thing, the first thing you should do is decide on your venue (ceremony and reception). After you’ve secured the venue(s) and date, you can start reaching out to vendors.

Post # 8
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@angwed2013:  I love the website http://www.theknot.com.  They have a wedding planning checklist, a guest list organizer, and a few other really helpful tools.  Congratulations!  🙂

Post # 9
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@tani139:  agreed, print off one of those free wedding planning timelines on the internet.  It’s a good start.

Post # 10
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Congrats!  I’m from Lancaster PA and originally and would definitely suggest bridal fairs as well (as previous posters said) because they will expose you to lots of vendors so you can compare them, talk to them, and then go home and think about them before committing! 

I’d say the number ONE thing to do FIRST is to figure out your budget, because it’s easy to get caught up in the “wedding machine” and get carried away.  After you hash out the budget, I would talk to both sides of the families to see when “bad times” would be (ie “football season” was not gonna fly with my in-laws, lol).  So that took out fall for us.  THEN, once you’ve gotten input of when a good “season” would be, I’d say next stop would be to pick a venue and then go with all the other vendors from there! 

I knew NOTHING about weddings when I started but feel like I have learned a lot since I’ve done almost everything myself.  Hope that helps a little! 

Post # 11
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

GO to Bridal Expos.  They seem overwhelming, but they give you a starting point for the details like cake, venue, etc. 

Post # 12
37 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Art Center of Corpus Christi

@angwed2013:  Congratulations!! What I found most helpful was purchasing a bridal planning book and a wedding etiquette book and attending wedding fairs.  The one huge thing I learned was to not give my email or phone number to their wedding fair people–I’ve received so much spam from it and phone calls telling me the I won something but have to go listen to an 8 hour sales pitch to get it.

Happy planning–it’s such times time!!!

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