Post # 1
I just joined the board yesterday but have been reading posts for a few weeks now. I recently got engaged….a week ago today and am very excited. Problem is, I don’t know where to start. It doesn’t look like my parents will be paying for the wedding so it looks like we will be footing the bill. We want a small wedding with family and a few close friends but other than that I’m completely lost. Help!
Post # 3
Here are my suggestions.
1: Sit down with both sets of parents and discuss the budget. You don’t want to make them feel like they have to pay, but you really need to know whether they’re contributing or not. You can’t do anything until you know how much money you can spend.
2: Still with the parents, hash out a date. Pick a few, then call other close family members and ask them if any need to be crossed off the list.
3: Make a guest list.
4: Then the fun (and complicated!) part – look at wedding sites and figure out what you want! What kind of venue, decorations, flowers, dress, reception, etc. Try theknot.com, weddingchannel.com, heck, even pinterest. 🙂