Post # 16
I’m amazed at the difference of the responses, but they are all so great!
Our plan is to have a local lakeside campground late afternoon wedding that segues into a cook out with a bon fire and a s’mores bar. Not fancy I grant you but we lead quiet lives and don’t like crowds. Close family and friends will be it so the budget issue comes down to the honeymoon mostly. I’m not interested in a fancy dress (I’ll probably look for resale or consignment at the most) and honestly don’t care if my friends come dressed for football games and fishing. Honestly, I’d be disappointed if they weren’t! Not everyone’s cup of tea but we want our wedding to reflect who we are as a couple. We live by a lake where we spend almost every day kayaking, swimming and fishing so it seems natural to us to do what we love.
Because of a slightly offbeat upbringing I don’t actually have a group of women friends to know what is the normal process for these things. Never have I seen a friend get married. My best friend is going to be a ‘bridesman’ and he’s thrilled about it. Even offered to wear a dress lol.
I love that we are all so very different and yet at some point all experience the same feeling. The anticipation and hope that the day we vow to love someone forever will be a day that is both memorable and uniquely special to our hearts.
Post # 17
darkwater67 : we discussed the dates we each prefer; we have couple of venue scenarios already and the ring is being made. The funny part is the honeymoon is pretty much finalised .. to say we did it all backwards is an understatement 😂
Post # 18
darkwater67 : yes we have 🙂 he likes a particular month and we know who’d be there etc. We know where we want to have the ceremony, reception and honeymoon. There’s lots of wedding details we’ve discussed although admittedly he’s not keen on spending much money. It might still be a while but I can’t wait to get into booking
Post # 19
darkwater67 : I think regardless of what everyone does that it’s important to have a wedding which reflects you guys as a couple. It’s about personality. I’ll come for the s’mores ;).
Post # 20
- Wedding: January 2021 - City, State
We went to look at Venus a few months before he proposed, he was quite happy with that. We didn’t get engaged till like our 10th viewing 🙈
Post # 21
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
My dad and I have done some light planning (with permission from dbf) because we are the ones paying for it. Such as, do I want it to be a cocktail hour or a sit down dinner. Hold the ceremony in a church or outside. I decided what colours I wanted and that I wanted to use my mother’s prescott for decorations.
But we won’t make any final decisions on much else until after I get my ring (hopefully later this month when they finish it at the jewellers) because my dbf is military and we need to know if he will have leave so we know what state we are even doing it in. But it sounds like you two have yours all planned and thats awesome 🙂 Less pressure to decide things when he does say go for it.
Post # 22
I had a secret Pinterest board of wedding ideas but no concrete planning. I’m glad I didn’t either because the early Saturday evening beachy summer wedding I always thought I’d have is now an early Sunday afternoon fall wedding.
Post # 23
yes! It is good to have a short list of potential venues, dresses, bands in mind beforehand so you can cut down the planning time after proposal. You don’t have to book anything, but having a rough idea of what you want is good.
Post # 24
darkwater67 : Oh my gosh! Your wedding sounds so intimate and personalized to you as a couple. I much prefer weddings like these rather than cookie-cutter affairs. I want an invite! Lololol. Congratulations on this new chapter in your lives, xoxo.