(Closed) New to Planning and I have no clue what to do….

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Martha’s mag has some awesome stuff in it and usually a countdown/timeline page in the back.  I did a few pieces on my blog about how to define your wedding style(link to it on my profile here and right click on my icon). It can be fun!  My favorite parts is looking around and visiting places that also give great inspiration and taking pictures.

This can be so fun and exciting!  Don’t get stressed! 


We’re a very creative bunch here and I think you’re going to find more than you can stand in good advice and style suggestions!  You’re gonna love it here.

Now breathe..relax..and enjoy!

Whoever said wedding or party planning is stressful never met a bee!

Post # 4
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also, if you register at jcpenny’s you can go in to the customer service desk and they will give you a wedding planning binder that has all sorts of stuff in it.  There are several different timelines and checklists for each part of the wedding.  I use mine a lot becuase it is a centralized location to keep everything!


Happy planning!

Post # 5
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Welcome!  A book that has REALLY helped me is "The Knot Book of Wedding Lists."  You can find it in almost any bookstore, and it’s got a detailed timeline (month by month) and then each chapter is dedicated to that task in great detail.  It’s been a lifesaver for me!

Post # 6
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree…The Knot Book of Wedding Lists is a great book to have.

Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009


I was going to suggest Martha but Belle beat me to it. I got some good ones from Russell and Hazel.

Post # 8
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

I would check out the timelines from Martha and The Knot.  Also read lots of wedding blogs (like Weddingbee of course) to get some inspiration before you make any big decisions.  Your vision will start to come together once you figure out what you want!  Welcome to the hive, Heather!

Post # 9
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I second the Russel and Hazel suggestion. I like Martha as well, but the R&H ones are great. They also make fantastic binders that I drool over all the time.

Post # 10
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

I agree with the suggestions to look at Martha and the knot.  Both are good sources for timelines.  After we set a date, I started looking for venues (for the reception and ceremony).  After I got those squared away, I concentrated on getting the other vendors set soon after that.  I have found that taking care of the big things early on have resulted in less stress later on in the planning process.  I have more time and energy to concentrate on the vision. 🙂  Good luck and welcome!

Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Welcome to the beehive!  You are already on the right path to wedding planning. This site will help you come up with ideas and also know the dos and donts of weddings.  I have used the knot.com’s checklist and I also created my own spreadsheet so I could keep track of the smaller details and who was helping with that item.

Good luck!


Post # 12
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

One suggestion I have is to take the wedding timelines with a grain of salt. Almost no one keeps up with them exactly! I used them as inspiration to help me cull together a master to-do list and then I checked things off as I got them done. Go ahead and use those as a guideline and do what works best for you!

Post # 13
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Welcome to the hive! My suggestions is to talk with your Fiance about the different things you’d like to incorporate into your wedding and try to get a general idea of what kind of style you have. It all depends on what’s important to you too. Search through different posts on here and don’t be afraid to ask questions! You’ll always get some good advice around here!

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