(Closed) Feeling crummy… wedding planning can't start before next year. :(

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Go on Pinterest… its free and wedding mags cost money!  (also love weddinggawker.com)  Not to mention most of the wedding mags are so NOT for budget brides.  I actually think you are in a really good scenario, because you wont be rushed into making hasty decisions and wasting money.  Can you get the major things out of the way like maybe venue?  Because if you can put a deposit down on a venue now you can lock in their rates for 2013!  Also if you are a diy girl, you have all of the seasons for everything to go on clearance and get it at a steal.  Plus you can start making some things yourself, and then you can save on labor costs.  I planned our wedding for really about a year and a half.  Actually started small things even before we were officially engaged because I was thrifting and shopping estate sales for beautiful brooches etc.  How exciting though!  You have plenty of time to morph your perfect day several times over before you set it in stone.

Post # 4
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1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Um… WHAT!?

My wedding isn’t until Aug 2014 and I’ve already got my dress, the venue, the photographer and I’ve started collecting little detail items for the table settings.

YES. Start planning! Start looking, start fantasizing, start trying on, and especially start saving.

Trust me, you will be SOO happy you’re spreading this out instead of just making an official starting date and trying to squeeze it all into six months. Even if it is a small budget, tiny wedding. Mine is only 60 people but damn, those 60 people are going to see how much I’ve put into the details.

 

Post # 7
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1227 posts
Bumble bee

There are lots of things you can start working on now–scoping out invite designs, looking for venues, thinking about decor.

I would not wait until Jan/14 to start trying on dresses. They can take up to 8 months to arrive (my Maggie took only 2 months, but I was told it would take 5) and you need to factor in time for alterations.  I would start in September, and buy something that looks great on you as is.  If you lose more weight great, but no need to set yourself up for a meltdown if you lapse in your goals.

Post # 8
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1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

That’s just one aspect of the wedding planning. I tried on dresses when I was at my literal fattest 🙂

I’m on track to lose 30 lbs by August. I bought my dress when I was at my fattest so that when I finally do lose my weight, I know I will look DAMN good in my dress. If I don’t lose the weight, I still look DAMN good anyway because I bought it for the body I had.

12 lbs down! 18 more to go!

Try color and theme searching! Or Bridesmaid dress shopping! Or style shopping or craft browsing or WHATEVER! PLAN PLAN PLAN! This is the fun part!

It’s the buying that sucks.

 

Post # 10
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1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@JackiBean:  Yep. Saving is fun. Trying on is fun. Spending hurts and makes me sad :C

But good luck on your goals!

 

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