Post # 1
To those trying to cope with engagement fever- how do you write down your ideas on what youd want included in your future wedding? I have always pinned things i’d like, but i’m talking songs, ideas for wedding party, etc? I don’t want to be too crazy and get a wedding type journal.. I want to keep that for when I actually get engaged. Do you do it on a private blog or just in another journal and remember it for when you do actually start planning? It is fun for me to think of who would be in my wedding party, and see how it will change when the day comes.
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
I have a private pinterest board. I already know my theme too! I’m going ALL out with a planning binder and all when it is official! I’ve also been taking note of venues I see on facebook and stuff tto get an idea of what I like.
Post # 3
I have a massive Excel spreadsheet that I started in 2015 with notes, ideas, seating chart tips (Nana is getting pretty deaf so make sure her “good” ear is near the MC, seat MOH’s giggly mom away from the open bar 😂), colors, budget…
I don’t care if it’s too pre-emptive or I never end up getting to use it, it’s fun and enjoyable. Plus, lots of my girlfriends are getting engaged/married, and several have already profited from my over-preparedness 🙂
Post # 4
I also have a Pinterest board AND a massive spreadsheet with different venue ideas and budgets for each 😂 and I have color swatches for bm dresses. Annnd I have my dress, shoes, and veil (because Mom was in town and it was the last time I’ll likely see her before the wedding).
Post # 5
I have a private Pinterest board and a large Excel spreadsheet with different pages for things like songs, a guest list, budgets, general ideas, venue options, etc. My SO knows about both. He goes through my Pinterest on my phone sometimes so I can’t hide that from him (I have Pinterest boards for food ideas and I’ll have him go through the food pins and let me know if there’s anything he wants me to make when I’m planning meals for the week). He knows about the Excel spreadsheet because I talk to him about my ideas for the wedding and he tells me when he has ideas or whatever, so I just tell him that I’m writing them down in an Excel spreadsheet because why not? When I told him about the Excel spreadsheet the first time he just laughed because it’s very me, I make an Excel spreadsheet for everything lol. I just love to plan things out.
Post # 6
I love all the spreadsheet addicts here! <3 Ladies after my own heart!
Post # 7
I have a journal that i noted some info from research along with other unrelated stuffs, also some saves on Facebook here and there. I almost download a spreadsheet that a bride uploaded after her wedding but then stop myself :)) But i do have the dress that i bought totally out of the blue and now i feel like it just stares at me everytime i open the closet lol.
Post # 8
I don’t have a dress or anything, but I already have a pastor and church lined up, my matron of honor, my theme, my rings paid for, and my colors. I haven’t put any money down on anything yet, but the minute I get engaged, I’m buying a Erin Condren wedding planner and everything I saved on Etsy. I’ve been waiting for 1 1/2 years and dating long distance for 3 1/2 years, so I’m itching really really badly!!!!! 💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍💍👰🏼👰🏼👰🏼👰🏼👰🏼
Post # 9
Even before I was engaged I always used the Notes on my phone to make lists of things I wanted or my ideas. It has come in handy since I started planning.
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2100 - City, State
I haven’t because I’m afraid of the “counting your eggs before they hatch” becoming true for me.
Post # 11
I’m engaged now …. but prior to engagement I had a Word Document with SO many things in it! Wedding party, theme, prices to make centerpieces. Budget. Venue ideas. Etc. I started the Word document about 10 months in when he first brought up engagement. And I think I mentioned it to him about 2 months later and he thought it was great and added to it. Glad I’m not the only “crazy” one 😊
Post # 12
As someone who LOVES planning, I’m so starting this!! I am waiting on the ring to be done and the question to be asked and then I can do real planning!
I am starting an Excel Spreadsheet with my 1/2 of the guest list (all ranked in A,B,C categories as family alone is almost 200 people 😬) and I’m also starting at Gantt chart (I love Gantt charts!!) of planning! Then all I have to do is drop in my start date and go from there!
Post # 13
I had a private Pinterest board. When I knew the proposal was close I started using a binder which I honestly don’t use anymore. Now I keep track of everything in a spreadsheet and a note book.
Post # 14
Private pintrest board are where it’s at.
Post # 15
It’s a little different for me, because I’ve already been married once and had the huge $20,000+ wedding. I don’t want that this time around. However, I am looking back at everything I didn’t do or get the first time and making sure I do when I marry my SO (especially wearing my dream dress).
The most I’ve done as far as planning is start a Pinterest board for dress/hair/makeup and start researching venues and photographers. We will likely either elope, or have <20 guest ceremony at a small chapel where everything is included, follow by dinner at a local restaurant. So I’m not worried about the “bigger” things like catering, decorations, and DJ. And absolutely no wedding party.