(Closed) Overwhelmed…5 months until our wedding and nothing figured out! help!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It is normal to have all these worries. First thign you need an idea if you want a small or big wedding. Number 2 get a team helping you make the guest list (especially if there is lots of people you may need help). Number 3 what kind of reception do you want ie cake and punch or lunch or picnic cookout all the way to blacktie dance all nigth. Number 4 find a venue. Number 5 figure out food and drinks (may be combined with 4 depending on venue).Number 6 DJ and any other service providers needed. Number 7 decor and rentals. Number 8 the little stuff like favors and guest book.

This may not be the best list but make a list it will help and take everything one step at a time.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I highly recommend getting a wedding planner book.  I used one called Instant Wedding Planner.  Its formatted for brides planning a wedding in less then 6 months, but my favorite thing about it was the first section.  It was a bunch of questions that help you figure out what is important to you, and what you want.  There is a space for you to answer and then for Fiance to answer.  We spent about 30-40 minutes one evening answering the questions.  Once we did that I had a muuuuuccchhh better idea of what kind of wedding we were going to plan.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Real Simple has some awesome wedding checklists on their website if you like lists 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Where are you at in KY? I’m in KY, too. If you’re close to me, I might be able to recommend some vendors.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ky_bride_12:  I am indecisive by nature, so is my Fiance, so I was terrified that planning the wedding, making all those BIG decisions would be too hard.  But I made a rule for myself – commit to a decision and that’s it, DONE, move on to the next.  I think that us brides are so consumed with making the day perfect that we lose sight of what it’s truly about – the marriage, the commitment, the love, etc.  It’s not about what everyone else wants and expects.  OP – focus, ok?  Make a list of to-do’s.  And bang out that list, just get it done.  Don’t consult everyone and their Mom on their opinions.  It just makes it all that much harder.  Good luck, you can do it.

Post # 8
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@nikkialys:  I like this idea too!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Also, once you pick your major venues like location and caterer, ask them for a list of recommendations. My venue had a long list of preferred vendors that made my life so much easier. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@naturalysam:  Thanks for this helpful list. I know it’s really simple but I like it that way.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Just one little note.  I had a friend in a small town who decided not to send out invitations (for some reason that I can’t remember).  But instead of not hurting people’s feelings, basically no one thought they were invited.  They had gotten a verbal invitation but assumed that because they didn’t get an actual invitation card that they weren’t invited.  So…moral of the story: send out some invitations.  Otherwise, some people might not come!

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