(Closed) planning??

posted 6 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

best advice is to start with season/location. Then do a tentative guest list. From there, I’d start looking at venues. Do the guest list BEFORE looking at venues – you don’t want to fall in love with a venue that holds 50 when you want to invite 200. Somewhere between guest list and venue, figure out budget.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@thefuturelewis:  than location is the first step 🙂 a wedding in CA, even a small wedding, will be more expensive than a wedding in MI.

To figure out location, think of who you’re inviting – would one or the other be prefered? Are there people you REALLY want there who would not be able to go to one of the locations? Where do you live now? How many people would have to travel?

I’m having a Destination Wedding in Scotland – FI’s parents are still there and can’t really travel. Before definately deciding on a location, we talked to the people we knew we wanted there and asked them if they would come to Scotland. So talking to your guests is a good idea too.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I felt so overwhelmed after I first got engaged! Everyone (including myself) expected us to have a quick wedding since my FH and I have been together for so long! Well, it started off we were going to try and get married before the summer, but that isn’t possible with full time jobs, school, etc. As of right now we don’t have a set date, but we are planning for October! I have been told by basically everyone that your date will depend on the venue. First, put together a guest list. Fiance and I were going to do something small and it turned into something much bigger! Then look around at venues online, do your research! It may look beautiful but you want to make sure they have good food, and service too! Then go look at dresses! I bought my dress a month after getting engaged. I just went to look because I didn’t really know what looked good on me. A lot of places don’t just have the dress there for you to buy, it needs to be ordered and this can take months! It is going to take over 3 months for my veils to come in.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

@Glasgowbound:  +1.  Decide on a general time and a first draft guest list.  The look at venue possibilities.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Can I ask how old you are that you’re planning to marry someone who’s only 15/16 right now?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  I was just having this same thought. 

I get planning but planning a wedding with a high schooler just seems a bit early to me 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

I completely had a freak-out a few weeks after we got engaged… like ‘OH my LIFe! this is REAL!’ but it all fell into place. We planned time of year first (I’m a teacher so it was easiest in the summer) and then looked at a handful of venues and quickly chose about 6 weeks after engagment. After this point I felt hugely better…then everythign has slowly come together, organically. You have lots of time, though, try not to get too stressed!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@vorpalette:  ?!!!? Whoa.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@wrkbrk:  Per the OP: we are waiting till she graduates high school here in 2015

…meaning her SO will be ~18 at the time of graduation. My Future Sister-In-Law will graduate high school in 2015, and she will be 16 on Monday.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@vorpalette:  Ha no I saw that, I was just commenting on my surprise!

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