Post # 1
Okay so I’ve only been engaged a month and I’m already totally obsessed with everything weddings!! I have however had 7 years to plan my dream day in my head…
My wedding day is 20th Oct 2012.
So far I’ve booked my venue, limo, accommodation, photographer, penciled in my live music, picked my colour scheme, picked my wedding song And now I’m moving on to THE DRESS (I’ve just started looking but am already in LOVE…).
I really enjoy the whole planning process so thats why I’ve gone full steam ahead. But do you think that maybe I will regret having so much already organised in the months to come? The way I look at it there will always be more things to arrange so I don’t think I’m going to ‘run out’ or get bored any time soon, particularly as there are lots of things I want to DIY (flowers, candy bar, decorations, invites etc).
Am I normal for an excited bride? and are there any even more crazy people out there?
Post # 3
I was like that too a month after my engagement! (I got engaged in February). And then it stopped when we decided to have an engagement party. Suddenly I turn into planning everything about the e-party which was in May. After the e-party, I was back into the excitement of planning wedding. I booked my venue, picked my dress, and ordered Save-The-Date Cards. And that was all until now because I think I lost my excitement when I started to work my new job and just had no time anymore. I realize now I need to book a caterer, band, baker, etc. etc, but I still just have no time to do deeper research! I’m taking 2 week off from work starting this weekend so I might be back to my planning mood! I’m so excited for you too! And I think it’s a normal pace though to prepare in advance.
Post # 4
@ditaaaaa: Thanks for your reply.. thats reassuring! You’re right, I’m sure stuffs going to come up and the initial excitement die down (a little). Christmas is not that far away too!
Oh and I forgot to mention I’ve planned my engagement party too hehe 8th Oct 2011. Champagne breakfast in a garden! Cant wait (although the planning is a little stressful).
I know when it’s all over Im going to wish I could rewind to right now and start all over again and relive all this fun! Speaking of fun Ive been to two bridal expos so far and OMG FUN CENTRAL! 🙂
Post # 5
Yay for twin date!! I got engaged last June, by Aug I had my dress bought, hall booked, dj, transportation, photog and videog. I booked all the big things right away and now I enjoy the time for the little things and DIY stuff.
Post # 6
@couawilou: yay for twenty ten twenty twelve hey 😉
Do you mean the June just gone or 2010? Cause if you just got engaged in June 2011 then that makes me feel a whole lot better hehe
Post # 7
Lol last year in june hihi I wanted to get ALL the big things out of the way. I’m that organized.
Post # 8
As a fellow super organized bride, I am all for getting as much done as soon as possible. I mean…why not?
Also after the initial excitement, you may go through a period of being burnt out. I didn’t do anything the month of August. But since I did SO much before then, it didn’t matter and I could have a little break. Now in September I have the energy and interest in getting back into the whirwind.
Post # 9
In the first few months, I was a busy little bee too. BUT, I was engaged for a year and a half and my ideas really changed over that time. What I ended up with was really pretty different from what I had originally thought and I am SO glad that it ended up that way.
I’d slow down a bit and make sure that the decisions you are making are the ones that are making you happy. You have a ton of time to plan…. which means a ton of time to change your mind. Just be wary of that. You may plan all this right away and have it all booked and paid for before you realize it’s not what you really want. I thought I was sure about my ideas too, until they changed.
Post # 10
I think that brides who get too much done too soon have a big chance of changing their minds on things, especially if there is a lot of time to plan. I found that even with only 7 months to plan, I changed my mind about things a lot!
Post # 11
Keep going girl!! You do what you need to do and be done with it 🙂 I got engaged on christmas (2010) and a couple months later I was deep into planning deciding what I liked and didn’t like. I have almost all the big things done now, venue, colors, bridal party, cake, menu, centerpieces, flowers, cake, dress, ect. done! You will feel so much better knowing you have everything DONE when the day gets closers. Once we have our meeting with a DJ tomorrow, who I am sure is going to be our DJ, I will be in the clear. ALL big stuff done. I have a meeting in october with our cordinator to start getting down to the details. YOU GO GIRL!
Post # 12
I deliberately paced myself so that I wouldnt rush towards the finish line, I was glad that I did because my ideas changes alot within 12 months. I knew right away I wanted to make 8inch round DIY fans and I bought most of the materials I would need by December 2010 but I didnt start making the fans until about April 2011 and I’m glad i waited because I stumbled across much better designs and ideas and the final fan looked soooo much nicer than my original idea
Post # 13
As long as you know what you want, it should be ok. My wedding is not unil Nov 2012 and we have a venue booked , DOC booked , chose wedding party, chose colors/theme, we ordered STD’s, we are looking for photographers right now, and I am searching for a dress. And I have all my DIY’s planned out and I am going to start on the ones I can get done early.
Im not too worried about changing my mind because we know exactly what we want. I also like that we have been able to get everything we want by booking early and have been able to save money (not to mention spreading the deposts out is really helping too). I have a lot of extra time right now so I figure i should get as much done as I can before i get busier.
So I think you should get as much done as you can. Im sure you will be grateful for the extra time closer to the wedding.
Post # 14
I was super on top of things as well and had the venue booked within a week (I already knew where I wanted it and the month I wanted it). I think I had the photographer and the band booked within the next week and a half. My feeling is why put things off just to put things off? Sure you have plenty of time, but the longer you wait the less likely you are to get the things you want. For instance, I put off finding a videographer and now my top choices are already booked on that day.
I def don’t think there is such a thing as being too organized. It will make for less stress for you and your family as the wedding day gets closer.
Post # 15
@Filly: Totally my thoughts exactly! I knew the venue/colours/style from the start cause I’ve been planning this day in my head for a lot of years now haha.
I can understand the whole changing your mind arguement too tho. And I’m sure there are bits and pieces I will change my mind about but the main stuff (venue/photographer/music/style of limo/colours etc) I’m pretty set on as I have a picture of the theme in my head.
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. Deffinately sounds like there are a lot of other super organised girls out there 🙂
I have decided to slow things down about the dress tho cause thats one decision I don’t want to regret! (and lets face it its pretty much the biggest decision of all).