Post # 1
Hey all ! been engaged and I am now planning. As i keep looking at websites I become even more over whelmed. A little about us Lesbian couple both of which families are not all that supportive.It wont be a huge wedding maybe 100 people including bridal party. Did I wait too long to plan? I havent even sent out save the dates. So when it comes to planning what aspects are a must? Anyone one know of any good officiants and outdoor venues for a very small ceremony?
Post # 3
You didn’t wait too long to plan, but if you want to get married next October and want a wedding with all the bells and whistles you better get started.
First thing to do is to get a venue. For outdoor venues in your area, it might be best to post on the local board. There may also be a local wedding magazine (we found one for Baltimore in our Barnes & Noble) that will give you some ideas for venues, officiants, etc.
You don’t have to send out save the dates if you feel pressed for time.
Post # 4
Here you go…
If you have any questions, feel free to PM me…..GOOD LUCK
Post # 5
Unless you’re having a destination wedding, you really don’t have to worry about sending save the dates till about 6-8 months out. The most important thing right now is getting the venue!! Trust me… things get at least a smidge better once that’s out of the way!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies … I have been pricing out venues & sending out emails. I plan to start viewing in the next week or so… problem is my fiance and i have totally different schedules and one of us will miss out on viewing the places. I really want her to feel included but how can i do that if she isnt able to see the places we visit? How much is too much per person?
Post # 7
@wewed1012: Depends on where you have it… I am in LA so the cost here might be different than the cost in Brooklyn
Post # 8
It’s ok…you still have a year!
The first things to do after youve figured out your budget and a rough estimate headcount is find a venue. Those tend to book up quickly. If the venue doesn’t include food & drinks then the second thing to look for is a caterer.
Once those two big things are done then youre good for a little while 🙂 Then you focus on florists, DJ’s, invites, etc.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We started planning on October 2, 2010 for our October 9, 2011 wedding. A year was plenty of time. So relax- you are right on schedule to begin the wedding planning process. The PPs gave you a pretty good idea of where to begin. Choose yopur venue and get that contract signed. It’s hard to do most of the other stuff without a solid date and place. And if wedding planning really isn’t your idea, maybe a planner is a good choice for you. OffbeatBride, A Practical Wedding, and So You’re EnGAYged are really good places to look for friendly planners.