Post # 1
I need help, I started planning my October 15th,2011 wedding since my engagement in June. I am planning a long distance wedding, we live in South Carolina and our wedding is in Michigan. It was going good until we moved and then had some family problems, so it was put on the back brner. Now I am starting to really get focus but I’m not sure where to start. So far I kind of booked the officatant(have to send in deposit), booked the reception and ceremony sites. And I have looked into the dj and photographer and have kind of made a descion. But thats about it.
I need a really good to do list, of what I should be doing and when. Also if anyone has their to do list from when they first started, that would also be helpful.Iif any brides who planned long distance weddings have any advice, I really need it 🙂 I’m starting to get stressed out.
Post # 3
Most wedding websites have checklists, have you tried the knot? I mean, I’m doing the long distance thing, too, and I haven’t liked any of the lists I’ve seen. I’m just trying to do it our way. It’s kind of fun!
Post # 4
Hi date twin! Does it count if it’s a year apart?
If you google wedding checklist, you’ll find tons of resources.
I used the checklist on The Knot. It was very helpful. You can even add your own items to it.
I didn’t plan a long-distance wedding, but I’d say do as much as you can as early as possible. I imagine if you need to make a trip in to do anything, you should try to book things together, i.e. same day/weekend, etc.
A lot depends on what your reception venue includes. Catering? Centerpieces? Other decor? Linens/Table settings? Cake? Florist? etc.
Good luck with your planning!
Post # 5
ellabee: I have looked up wedding websites but I cant find any I like. I love planning my wedding, I am just so disorganize(which I hate:) So i am trying to get organize. Good Luck with ur wedding.
Ms. Figales: Hello date twin, it does count. It just means that your a year smarter then me 🙂 I hve kind of looked at the knot but I;ll have to look more at there planning stuff. I’m trying to plan long wedding weekends where I can get lots of stuff done while im up in MI. So we shall see how its goes. Thanks for your advice and congrats on your wedding.
Post # 6
Try WeddingWire. They have a great checklist, you can search vendors and add them, it also notifies you as to what should already be paid for and booked. They also have a great Free wedding webpage builder. I am also planning a long distance wedding and it has been a great help so far! Best of Luck!!