(Closed) I want to plan, buy, etc!

posted 7 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel ya sister! My wedding isn’t until 2012! I have started some DIY projects like the card box, reserved signs and buying things for invitations.  This summer I plan on buying toasting flutes, guest book and other little things.  Its so hard to wait!! I’m also dying to go dress shopping!

Post # 4
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3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am just now starting to buy stuff and im glad because i have changed my mind sooo many times! you have plenty of time just start making some insperation boards!

Post # 5
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26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i spent the first year not really planning, then suddenly a couple of months ago, i started having to get busy,  but it feels like though i will be nonstop busy, i have just the right amount of time. happy planning 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would highly suggest not buying anything yet!  I was engaged for 18 months and my idea of our wedding/ reception definitely evolved with time!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh, girl, be careful what you wish for!  Smile  Lately I feel like ALL I buy is wedding-related stuff!  I want to buy things that aren’t for the wedding/honeymoon! 

You’ll get there soon enough!  Have fun daydreaming and looking for inspiration in the meantime!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

You can certainly look for venues online, maybe compare prices!!!  Maybe write up a invitation list?  Also do up an inspiration board!!!  Fun!!!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am in the same boat. When we got engaged, our priest was on day 30 of a 100 day sabbatical! We are getting married at a mission out of town, so our priest needed to sign a  ‘permission slip’ and we could not book the mission date without it. We needed the date from the church before we could book a reception venue. So yeah, forget about getting anything with the date on it or signing any contracts with caterers, photographers, DJs, etc. His first day back was last Tuesday, so guess who was on his doorstep that day? Of course, he had not unpacked his personal calendar yet!

In the meantime, I was feeding my urges by getting samples online of invitations, veils and neckties. I have been to food tastings and bridal faires. When I get really bored I look up stuff online like “how long can you store beer before it goes bad?”. (We are allowed to bring our own beverages to the venue we want.) I even had a wine “testing” with my friends which ended up being a slumber party. (“Testing” because I don’t drink wine and I just wanted to know if the bottles I chose were terrible.)

But mostly I just read the posts on the Bee. My favorites are in Etiquette because right now I love the horror stories about R.S.V.P.s but I know I will be pulling my hair out in about 10 months!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is TOTALLY normal 🙂 No worries! You SHOULD be excited!!

You can buy some things right away and you can for sure start planning and thinking of ideas…but do keep in mind that some plans and ideas will change or develop into different ideas.

A fun thing and useful thing (for me anyways) to buy would be a wedding planning book or binder. 

I like one called The Deluxe Weding Planner and Organizer that my friends got me right when I got engaged (the day, actually! hehe)

good luck and congrats 😀

Post # 11
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I felt the exact same way!!  I wanted to buy soooo much right away. I’m glad to see a fellow Kansas City bride 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You can also start working on your website (stories about how you met, the proposal, links to things to do in the town of your wedding)….that has taken me much longer to get set up than I thought it would, and now I’m actually having to hold off sending out my STD until the website gets done. 

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