Post # 1
Hello all!! Newly engaged galhere (5/20/2017) and I have absolutely no idea where to begin. I NEVER wanted to get married prior to meeting my now fiance so I have never dreamed of my wedding, never looked at the first wedding dress, venue etc. We have a date of 10/14/2018 set b/c I wanted plenty time to plan and save. We haven’t set a dollar amount budget yet b/c I don’t know how much stuff cost but know we don’t want to and can’t spend a ton of money. It will be about 100 people & probably only immediate families children. I know this is just a generic post with no questions really, so any advice, suggestion etc is greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Welcome and congratulations!! <3
I found it really helpful to get a Wedding Planner book. They also do online checklists, which really helps you to work out what you need to do 🙂
Post # 3
Just wanted to say hi and congratulations! I’m new here too 🙂
Post # 4
My little sister surprised me with one the other day 🙂 I love it!!!
Post # 6
Hi and welcome!
Since you have a date, the next step will be to book your venue. Since you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you could look into local parks and community centers that don’t charge a lot of money for rental. You could also do a backyard wedding if you or someone you know has a backyard big enough!
You’ll also want to decide what kind of reception you want to have– dinner and dancing? Brunch? Cake and punch only? This will be a big determining factor in how expensive your wedding ends up. You’ll probably then want to get your food/catering set up for whatever type of reception you decide on.
I really think the only other mandatory thing, besides a venue and some sort of food, is the officiant. The other details- dress, flowers, cake, photographer, linens, save-the-dates, invitations, wedding party, music, etc- are all basically optional, depending on what kind of wedding you want to have. I would start trying to set up any of these things that you want about 1 year out.
Good luck, bee!
Post # 7
Decide what’s more important to you – that you have room for all of the guests you’d like there, or the venue/date you want. Sometimes the two do not fit together – the venue you love may have a guest capacity of 50 poeple when you have a 100 person guest list, or the date you want may already be booked at a place you love and can fit everyone. So maybe draft up a rough guest list to see what number you’re working with, because that will also help you decide your budget and if you can do something nicer for fewer people, or something more casusal with more people. It all depends on what your priorities are.
My biggest piece of advice: be willing to flex, but be firm on the things you really want!
Post # 8
You can always go around and look at venues to find out costs, and contact companies (catering/dj, florists, linens etc.) for an estimate – that would help set a budget. Congratulations!! I’m also getting married Oct 14th but this year!