Post # 1
So I am planning our wedding for next October… alone! My mother and all of my bridesmaids are out of state. His whole family is out of state as well. I’ve been talking to people about it via text and email, but I’m just feeling very stressed out that I’m going to do something wrong or forget something. I’m also on a tight budget ($5,000). We’re looking at having around 80 people.
I’ve bought my dress (needs alterations, but waiting until closer to time), and reserved the venue. I’ve got the officiant and the DJ. I’ve pinned over 1000 things on Pinterest and I have a ton of ideas, but everything is so expensive and I’m worried about the little details that are easy to forget and pulling it all together. What can I do to ensure that we AND our guests have fun? What useful favor can I get all of these guests that are traveling across the country? Furthermore, if our venue is rented the night before our wedding we wont be able to start decorating until about 5 hours before the wedding. Wedding and ceremony are at the same place.
I’m just hoping for suggestions from any brides or brides to be that are or have been in a similar situation!
P.S. So important! lol — My fiance is here, but he said that he trusts my judgement and he listens to me and puts his opinion in sometimes, but he really doesn’t have a clue about weddings and isn’t interested in getting very involved.
Post # 3
well I am from Alabama but moved down to Miami about a year ago. My husband and I got married on the beach with just us two, but we are having our formal wedding/celebration of love…whatever people wanna call it on our one year anniversary back home for friends and family. Basically no different than a real wedding. I’ve had some help but pretty much doing it on my own as well. Here’s the thing, think about the weddings you’ve been to and what you liked and didn’t like. Most people are there because they love you and want to celebrate your happiness. Food, drinks and dancing are usually the most important things that people look forward to. If you can’t decorate until rigt before, and I am assuming you have someone doing this for you and not just yourself, go to the venue when you have some time, envision how you want things, take pictures and measrements if you need to. Where to put decorations, set up the cake, ec…just have a plan so that when you do get there you can put everything in it’s place instead of deciding that day. And then have a back up plan. As far as favors, personally most people don’t keep, use or remember favors. I would take that money and find someone in the area to hire as a director/coordinator, this may take a lot of stress off of you and make things go smoothly, which will make your guests happier than a favor. None of your friends are going to say, “what? no favor? this is the worst wedding ever” lol.