Post # 1
I just got engaged less than two weeks ago. I havent planned anything and we are getting married in August.. Also my FH is in the military so we haven’t been able to set a date yet. Any advice? What do I do first? Can I even pull this off?
Post # 3
It is absolutely possible if you can be flexible. You do need to get started right away calling venues to see who has dates available in August and go from there. I would advise anyone to do it as quickly as possible because you don’t have time to second guess anything. The best part is some venues with dates available in August will probably give you a discount because they’re desperate to book that date, just make sure you sound nonchalant about it though, don’t make yourself seem desperate and don’t be afraid to ask for discounts!
Post # 4
ANYTHING is possible!
You can start with what look/style/colors you may like and look at decor type things.
As soon as you can lock down a date get a venue and lock down some vendors… remind yourself now not to get wrapped up in all the things you “need” and just know that there is no right of wrong wedding.
Don’t over extend yourself in budget and just know that really ALL you need is a place, you, your groom, and someone to marry you.
good luck =)
Post # 5
I would suggest that you set a possible date first, our date was contingent on the venues availability.
Also, I suggest going to Martha Stuarts wedding and taking a look at her checklist, I have used it and all of her tools and it has really made planning for me alot easier.
Welcome to the Hive, the ladies of the Hive are always here for great advice, opinions, and suggestions. Truely, the Hive has been my savior in wedding planning.
Post # 6
I agree – get a venue and a date. And then a dress. Everything else can be thrown together pretty quickly and effectively if you’re smart and have a sense of humor.
Post # 7
Completely agree with the previous posters–a wedding is definitely possible! I would definitely start with a date, then venue, then food, in that order. Everything else can be figured out. Good luck!
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice guys. I appreciate it. It’s impossible to set a date for the moment because he has to ask his chain of command when it would be possible to take leave and they are out of the state. I’m soooo frustrated.
Post # 9
@aug11bride: Yes, it is possible. This doesn’t keep you from calling venue’s around your area and seeing who has available dates in August!! Venue, date, and dress like PP have said. Good luck!!
Post # 10
Budget. Start with a budget. Once you know what you can afford start researching vendors and venues in your are or desired location.
Post # 11
Though it is soon, it’ll keep you from slacking off and I’ll bet you’ll be very motivated. What kind of wedding would you like- how big, etc.? Are you having attendants, out-of-town guests… what kind of venue are you planning on having it at and are you having it at a church? The best thing to do is make sure all of the places and rental people are available first- the rest can all fall into order once you have the food/cake/venue/flower situation under control. Not trying to be stressy by naming a bunch of stuff- sorry! It helps to get a checklist! You can do it!!!
Post # 12
@aug11bride: Check the different venues available on post–I know at Fort Belvoir, the enlisted club is only $10 per person for a 3 course seated dinner reception. Look at the clubs and community centers–they will be the best prepared to handle a wedding. Get their available dates in August and use those to help determine your date when Fi comes back.