(Closed) How much "preplanning" have you done?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How much "preplanning" have you done?

    You have your entire wedding planned on Pinterest.

    You have already been to the dress store.

    Called a few venues to check dates.

    Nothing, you're being a good girl.

  • Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Well I’m waiting but also not waiting in a way. We’re waiting for the ring to be finished before announcing so that he can propose officially. But we still already acknowledge being engaged. The ring won’t be finished till after Christmas.

    Since I’m having two ceremonies in two different states…I’ve been looking into things in the meantime. So far I have my two ao Dai picked out, decided on his wedding band, and cake topper. Ive also been looking at DIY things. For the western ceremony, I pretty much already know the church we’ll be choosing and also know the location for the Vietnamese traditional ceremony. I know the temple we’ll have our officiant from as well…and I got the info for getting our marriage license in the state his family is in. That’s about it so far.

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Eldorado Canyon State Park

    I wish I was as optimistic as you bees that have already picked out the date! I know he’s got a ring (he doesn’t know I know, though), but I have no idea when he’s going to use it, so I can’t set anything in stone. I had been kind of hoping for a late April date, mostly because of what month I want our honeymoon in, but while that seemed a realistic goal back when I thought he was going to propose in September, it’s looking less doable now (even though I want a really small, simple ceremony, basically elopement) unless I push it back till April 2017, or change the month. :-/

    Anyway, because I want such a small wedding, and because I don’t have much to go off of right now anyway, I’d say the main thing I’ve been trying to plan is the honeymoon, the cities I want us to visit, the sights I want us to see. I’m much more about having a small, cheap wedding and saving our money so we can go all-out on our vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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    watergirl569:  it’s gorgeous! They only do one wedding per day though so it is harder to book! They’ve had to turn down others for that day already apparently x

    Post # 20
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    Worker bee

    I’m trying to be good, but it’s so hard to resist preplanning! I’ve been eyeing e-rings (pretty much know what I’d like ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and wedding dresses, decided on our wedding date (in May 2017!!), and I’ve narrowed down a list of venues and bridal stores in the area. Also getting some inspiration from Pinterest of course (secret boards FTW!)

    I have a feeling he’ll propose before the end of the year (we’ve been dating for 7.5 years!), but don’t wanna get my hopes up too high!!

    Post # 21
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We got engaged this past Friday, but had already been talking dates and researching venues together for a few months– and it’s actually nice to already have it so narrowed down now that it’s for real. We also had a lot of fun talking about it and daydreaming together! (I had started trying to convince him that we should go ahead and start visiting venues if we already know what we want and when, so that we don’t miss out- I thought he wouldn’t be proposing for another few months- but in the end it was a non-issue ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    I have a list of wedding dress designers that I am interested in, but won’t be going to try on for another few months.

    I hope all of your waits end soon!

    Post # 22
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    Worker bee

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    rebeccamg: CONGRATS!! I’m hoping that my research will be put to good use and there’ll be less stress when the time comes ๐Ÿ˜› it’s super fun to plan, but now that we’ve picked a date, I just wanna get to it and book a venue before it’s too late! (altho I should be safe with May 2017…right?!)

    My fingers are crossed for all us waiting bees!!

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee

    The most I’ve done is looked at some venues and pinterest ideas. We’ve talked a bit about things, but I think I may not look so much because I don’t want to become obsessed. It is hard, because I love to plan and figure out details for things.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee

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    rebeccamg:  Congratulations!

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    miijoo:  I would certainly hope you should be safe with May 2017!  Depending on how popular the venue is, I think it’s normal to book about a year in advance.  That’s what most of my married and soon to be married friends have done.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Way too much!

    I know it will be in Iceland, because Fiance To Be works as a wedding videographer, and after staring at strangers doing the same thing day in and day out, the idea of an Iceland wedding was the first thing that made it feel personal to us. 

    We had a great adventure there a few years ago and completely fell in love with the country. We took an impromptu week-long road trip  around the entire country with 3 strangers we met the night before at our hostel. Best experience of our lives.

    There will be a recurring theme throughout – lyrics from Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s -“Two dreamers off to see the world, there’s such a lot of world to see” with a cute hot air balloon on all the stationary and welcome bags. Future Brother-In-Law is a graphic designer and has offered his services. 

    If I can find cheap luggage tags to include with the invites I’d like to do that. I’d like to gift nice travel journals to the wedding party if we have one, or include cheap ones in the welcome bags for all guests.

    I’ll walk down the aisle to Moon River as well. I’ve looked into a few Icelandic wedding planners, but haven’t gone as far as to get prices. I feel pretty confident getting away with just a DOC since we’ll be forgoing most traditional details in favor of the natural beauty of the location. I’m thinking chairs/blankets on the black sand beach, aisle lined with lanterns.

    Reception will be at the hostel we stayed at – it’s SO cool and exactly how we’d decorate any venue if we had the choice. Plus there are affordable commodations on site, so that’s a win! 

    I’m expecting max 50 people, and if I can swing it, I’d like to pay for accommadtion for our VIPs. Maybe rent a big house on Airbnb.

    Phew! Someone stop me – this is getting ridiculous! But every so often an idea will occur to me that brings a tear to my eye… what’s a girl to do?

    Post # 26
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    We have the date, church, the reception venue, and the photographer all done together as well as down deposits paid. I just need a ring…. Hopefully soon! 

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I am one of those who has “planned” on pinterest, but has not done anything that gets wedding planning off the ground- no trying anything on, no collecting trinkets, no calling anyone. That being said, I can pin as much as I want, but if my SO doesn’t like it, then it doesn’t matter anyway. I would much rather plan *with* him. We’ve discussed possible locations, and rings, but nothing more than that. 

    Post # 28
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    777 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I voted twice, have entire thing planned on pinterest and called a few places for dates. unfortunately he’s reacently changed our previous agreed upon colors so I am kind of back to square 2, not quite 1.

    Post # 29
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    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

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    faina9286:  girl I hear you, everyone seems to have a pretty good idea of when they’re expecting the proposal but I actually have NO idea! If the ring’s not done yet it will be soon but that doesn’t mean much for my guy, if he’s planned something a year away he’d probably wait! LOL

    I love pre-planning but I do have to put it in check sometimes. Like a venue we both love is always in demand so I’m always anxious about timing, availability, yadda yadda and end up wanting nothing to do with pre-planning lol… it’s definitely a cycle for me, comes in spurts!

    Post # 30
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    Blushing bee

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    watergirl569:  Oh my gosh…i had my WHOLE wedding planned before…and i wish i didnt….because it has all gone to the trash!!

    What you dream in your head is SO different than what reality will be lol especially with planning with another person, everyone elses inputs, venues, budget..costs!

    Yea…wish i hadnt “planned” so much beforehand …darn you pinterest!

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