- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
So I was actually already well studied up on weddings before I got engaged (on 8/18/12). I was fully aware that there are only so many Saturdays in the year, and even fewer during desirable months. I also knew that to keep costs down I’d have to do a lot of diy.
Within a 1 month of getting engaged I had a venue (snagged a Saturday in the following year’s September), a dress (bought it preowned), and a photographer. I actually was already turned away by 3 photographers before I got to this one (the others were already booked).
Within 3 months I had my bridal party, caterer, and a clear idea of the diy projects I was going to do. I also ALMOST have my Bridesmaids dresses finalized. These past few weeks I’ve actually started some of my diy projects (spray painting wood fans and making hand streamers). Everyone keeps commenting how they think I’m WAY ahead of schedule…and I don’t think I am, these things take time and I see no reason to delay on doing something once you know you want to do it. I’ve only had 2 friendds get married, but each one said the same thing, that they ran out of time to do the projects they wanted to do.
Am I really that out of the box in my planning? I feel like this is what you need to do in order to be less stressed later on. When did you all start finding vendors? When did you start your diy projects?