(Closed) Commence planning! Where to start?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Even though I hate to say it, the Knot has a pretty good one. 

Post # 4
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Get yourself a few wedding magazines and cut out the pictures of things like dresses, flowers, cakes, accessories that you like.  It really helps to have an idea of your wedding style.

Post # 5
41 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010


I found that wedding version of “Real Simple” magazine had a wonderful checklist, as does “The Knot” website.   A date, venue, and officiant are the first things to find.  You honestly  get married without those three things!  If you hire a wedding planner or  consultant,  that should be done now as well. 

I have no idea what your budget, tastes, or wedding types are, but the Pendennis Club in Louisville is amazing, and the food was excellent.

Best of luck in the upcoming months!


Post # 6
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


The Knot has a really great timeline.

Establish BUDGET over venue. Don’t wanna run the risk of looking at a venue out of your price range and falling in love with it!

Also establish your guest list. We have a large guest list and a lot of venues couldn’t hold that many people. It helped us cross a lot of places off of our list.

Good luck, and if you have any questions, we’re all here to help! 🙂

Post # 7
41 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

Excellent advice, TinyTina!   Those things are definitely important!

Post # 9
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I say start with budget, the size of wedding you want, and a potential guest list – including your parents guets if they get a say.  That will show you exactly what it’s useful to look at.

Got 300 people invited?  The place that holds 50 isn’t going to work. 

We did this by telling our parents what our dream amount of people was (for us, it was small enough that we could look at every person and know their name and what our relationship is to them, and also have enough time to have a real conversation with each person), and then each of us made our dream guest list.  Luckily, it jived!  Then we knew we’d be looking at inviting about 125 people, and needed a venue that could hold up to probably 110, without being massive.

Then think about the feel that you want to have and seek out venues that have that feel and seat your potential number of guests.  If the date is important, you’ll have to find one that’s available that date.  If you’re a bit more flexible it works out well.

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