Post # 1
Hi! i’m a new bride and i was just wondering if any of you can give some tips to take off some stress for the wedding ! it isn’t until 11-17-12 , but we are goning to start planning in febuary. that is when i get all of the house situated!!:)~annakate98~:)
Post # 3
Hello, congratulations! and welcome to the Hive! 🙂
Not sure if this will be helpful but what I did was use the wedding checklist on the Knot.com (or other equivalent sites like weddingwire.com, projectwedding.com) to help break out all the to-do items. It helps monitor what you need to do and when you need to do it, so that you know what to focus on first.
Since you already set your date, you can cross that off the list. Usually the next few things to do are to set your budget and find and book your venue. Once those are out of the way, you can really start focusing on the “meat” of the planning….selecting wedding party, finding vendors, dress, cake, etc.
Post # 4
Welcome to the Hive! Like UrbanGem, I suggest lists, TK has some, weddingwire, and marthastewartweddings has some really great ones. You may also want to consider a planning book, here is a link to order a free one
My other suggestion is WeddingBee. I don’t know what I would have done with all the stress of wedding planning without the Hive. The ladies were able to answer all my questions, find things I couldn’t find, and were giant shoulders to lean on when I needed it.
Good Luck and see you around the boards!
Post # 5
Congrats and welcome to the Bee!
Since you already have a date, discuss and a set a budget. Also, discuss any colors or themes you would like to consider for your wedding. This might help you figure out what type of venue you may want to use for your wedding.
* Start researching and visiting possible venue sites.
* Figure out what type of wedding dress you are looking for (get ideas from wedding magazines).
* If you know who you want to be in your wedding party then don’t be afraid to ask. I asked my Maid/Matron of Honor hours after I got engaged, lol!
*I would sugesst when you have your venue then start looking for photographers. It was a pain in the butt for my Fiance and I to find a photographer that fit into our budget, that we liked their work, and was comfortable to work with the restrictions of our church.
Also, I suggest to use the timeline that BRIDES magazine provides. It has been very helpful to use and we’re ahead of the timeline already!