(Closed) BE HONEST WAITING BEES!! HOW MANY PLANS HAVE YOU MADE WITHOUT THE RING??

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

The only thing I had planned before becoming engaged was who my bridesmaids would be, and what state we’d be married in.  I think you’re pushing your luck otherwise.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it’s ok to look and get prices. The kind you don’t have to call and inquiry about. Nothing that makes It seems official. I Think I’ve checked out everything to get an understanding. I think it’ll help when the time actually comes. Mostly because The SO wants a short engagment. Like 5 months short.

In that case it’s helpful.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I guess it depends how you define “planning”… I definitely have looked around at venues and caterers and pricing online just out of curiousity. Definitely haven’t made any visits or phone calls or anything! I have a HUGE Pinterest board with inspiration for dresses, hair and accessories, centerpiece and other decor ideas, invitations/STD’s/etc., and a few pins for future reference, like fun games for a bridal shower, wedding day and planning checklists, articles with tips on saving money when planning, etc. So I guess I am planning, yeah, but it’s not like I have picked anything out yet!! The most I know is that I would REALLY REALLY love a vineyard/winery wedding, which I started thinking when he moved to Northern California =).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Not really planning, but browsing lol I’m stealing pictures of things I like and putting them in secret folders on my computer. Just stuff like dresses, rings, cake, gloves, etc. that I happen to like and find online. A) Looking at them just gets me really excited for the future, and B) I’ll have to find that stuff eventually, so it’s good to know now what I like. 

The other day I also counted in my head the different people that would be invited from both of our sides, but nothing too elaborate beyond our good friends and immediate family. I keep telling myself that as long as I don’t write anything down, I’m safe lol Plus I’m scared of being overwhelmed if I start making actual lists. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I haven’t planned anything, I’ve looked at things and I have a Pinterest board with things I like, but I wouldn’t make any decisions until we’re engaged and can make them together.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

im still waiting on the damn ring XD we’ve already talked about it…. bought the ring…. just the proposal now… any day now……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Post # 10
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Helper bee

pinterest makes it very easy to get lost in that planning part…but i definitely decided on who are my BM’s..hes even decided who would be his GM’s…also that we want someone to marry us that knows us…and that the guys & girls will all be wearing grey…ive started looking at lofty/warehouse/industrial venues…but until i have the ring…im making no phone calls or writing emails ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I really only look at places I’d like to look at, prices, and I know how my bridesmaids are.. That’s about it. Oh and my Pinterest is FILLED with wedding stuff haha

Post # 12
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Newbee

I’ve pretty much planned everything, I have a book/binder worth of stuff. I have write-ups and I have photos with my theme, my vision, colours, pictures of bridesmaid dress options, and groomsmen accessories, bridal dress and accessory options (rehearsal, wedding, reception), hair and makeup options. I’ve outlined my ceremony and reception, i have vows, readings, prayers and music options. I’ve considered food and stationary(invitations, save the dates, menu cards, programs etc). I’ve looked into the additional accessories I’d need (money box, guestbook and pen, garter, flutes and cake cutting utensils. I have possible token options. A list of possible venues (and a favorite one) I have photos of possible decor ideas for the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception. I have cake designs and cake toppers, favors and I have signature cocktails in my theme colours as well as ones for the Viennese hour. I’ve also looked at costs. I’ve pretty much researched and compiled everything possible that I could when doing research on the internet. 

I’m pretty much gonna have the same wedding no matter who I marry only a few things would need to be changed so yep I’ve pretty much planned it all and I’m contantly working on it.

I have a penchant for planning ahead as much as possible. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@rrobins7:  i have started to sketched the wedding but not buy anything yet or try anything on untill the big ring on my finger!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I only have ideas, no plans per say, But I did find a little chapel that my SO wants to check out when we head to myparents house for the 4 th. We live together and my parents are about an hour away.  

Post # 15
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Newbee

I should probably mention before people start thinking that I’m insane that I ended up having so many details planned and looked into because i was engaged and it only broke off about a month or two ago (no sorries please really I’m okay with it we’re still friends we basically grow up in the same neighbourhood dated all through our teenage years and figured that the next step was marriage then realized that we were headed in different paths and were only staying together because it was comfortable and what our parents wanted it was all very amicable ) anyway because I was engaged I pretty much compiled a binder of everything I could possibly want for my dream wedding places I could buy it all and how much it would cost. So yeah like I said previously I pretty much have everything planned. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Crystals_and_Colour:  I don’t think your insane but could I call you Monica Geller-Bing? lol Sorry just the binder just reminded me of it. i’m just kidding by the way I have a mini binder of wedding stuff.

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