Post # 1
I am new to this planning a wedding celebration stuff and am not sure where to begin. any ideas. my first thought is to begin with planning a guest list so that way i can guestimate the number of tables we’ll need and from there the place settings and so on and so forth. we are both in our early 40’s and have been married once before but we both want to go all out this time cause we had kids in our teens the first time so we didn’t do anythin fancy
here is our plan: we are hoping to get married next summer. small wedding no reception to follow. then on our one year (2013) having our wedding reception which we are going to send invitations calling it a “wedding celebration”. we are doing it this way because i was in a car accident and have had a neck surgery resultin in financial dificulty and he has had his own issues resultin in loss of income. so this is our way to have the wedding/reception of our dreams without breakin the bank.
i know we have lots of time but we also have some financial hills to climb within this two year process so we’re tryin to buy the things we can before the big cost come up… like deposits and such 🙂 thank you for any help or insite you have to offer.
Post # 3
You need a checklist based on a timeline/countdown to your wedding date. Go to TheKnot.com and sign up if only for their checklist. There are many sources out there for checklists, but TheKnot’s happens to be the one I am using simply for the checklist. It details what you should be doing at what point in the planning process. Extremely helpful and accurate. It is great because I can access it anywhere online and not have to lug around a huge book/checklist with papers flying out everywhere.
I like to come here to the Bee for ideas as each item on the checklist comes up. I also love the friendly atmosphere here.
Post # 4
@Cornflakegirl: thank you cornflakegirl. i actually have an account with them. i’m not sure about the checklist. but i will definilty look into that. i know what you mean about the book. i do have one of those too lol and that darn thing is SUPER friggin heavy and i wouldn’t wanna carry it around everywhere.
i’m a very organized person so that is why i like the book for reciepts and info. but the checklist. definitly a must!!! 🙂 congrats on your engagement. when’s your big day?!
Post # 5
@willntracy_2012: Thank you! Congratulations to you and your sweetie, too! 🙂 Yes, I have the book reference for receipts and contracts (Martha Stewart’s binder, more specifically) and it all makes a nice keepsake. The Knot’s checklist is awesome. You can add your own wording and entries, too, to keep it very specific to your needs. I hope it works as beautifully for you as it has for me.
Our day is October 2, 2011…comin’ up fast! Still lots to do but it is mostly what I like to call the “foof” part of the planning — decorative details, who will do my hair/makeup, choosing flowers. Fun stuff but still, stuff!