Planning Struggles

posted 4 months ago in Venue
Post # 2
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The venue is pretty important to knock out early…especially if you already picked your date and are not flexible with it!

Post # 4
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yup, that’s definitely why you want to lock down a venue and date!!  Other things will fall into place afterwards.   And for me the venue was the hardest part b/c I refused to pay some of the ridiculous prices I was quoted.

Post # 5
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

That’s my date too!

I agree that the venue is the biggest thing to get scheduled. If it doesn’t come with the venue, the caterer is next. Another big thing to tackle would be the DJ/band. Also an officiant is very important. You could also think about arranging a hotel block if you think one will be necessary. 

Right now I already have my venue/food, band, dress, bridesmaid’s dresses (picked out, some have ordered them but not all have yet), photographer, hotels, officiant, hair dresser and florist. For the florist, I’ve spoken with them and reserved the date, but am not going to actually pick out all my flowers and get a firm price until after xmas. I’m getting pricing on transportation but don’t plan to actually book it for several months yet. 

Post # 6
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Agree with PP…venue is #1…book that before anything else!

Definitely schedule your engagement pics. Start looking at STD options that you like and pin that down. Those are both easy to do.


– BUDGET – create it, stick to it, SAVE

– Create your wedding website with the basics

– Choose your wedding party if you’re having one

– Pin down a color scheme

– Dress shopping for your bridesmaids

– Start the guest list

– Book officiant 

– Book rentals needed (if any)

– Research band/dj, florist, caterer

– Research hotel room block if needed


Post # 7
8175 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i planned in 7 months.  lock down your venue so you have a date.  then book the other vendors.  everything will fall into place.

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