Post # 1
First off, I’m new to the hive and I love it! Weddingbee is such a great website and I’ve gotten so many great ideas and inspiration in the short amount of time I’ve been a member.
My fiance popped the question July 2010 and we’re just now in the process of planning. I was set of the fact that I wanted a small and intimate wedding for us and close family and Mr. M was a BIG wedding kind of groom. I was pushing to elope and take an extended honeymoon. Somewhere along the way we’ve compromised and are planning a medium size wedding with close family and friends. We recently attended a beautiful wedding that really got us in gear. It was so great to see so much love and support being given to the couple and I realized that’s exactly what I wanted and Mr. M was ecstatic! Finally, I saw it from his perspective 🙂 We can’t wait to celebrate our marriage with the people we love most!
Now the planning begins! Who knew how much detail and time goes into planning a wedding?!? I definitely had wedding blinders on. Was anyone else as surprised as I was about the wedding planning process? Any tips?
Post # 3
Hopefully you will be able to find some great insight and advice to wedding planning here!
Post # 4
i’m sure you will find tons of inspiration on the boards and blogs for small and big weddings – there is such a diverse group of brides out there with different budgets and styles.
we got engaged in the same month! 🙂 Welcome to the Bee and Congrats on the Engagement!
Post # 6
Congrats! and welcome to WB.
I knew it was going to be alot, but still surprised by it. My best advice is make a list of all wedding related items and make a top 10, then top 5 then top 3 of most important. Then spend accordingly. I found some awesome and expensive invitations that were way, way, way over budget, but I really liked. I refered back to my list and realized that invitations weren’t even on my top 10. Decision make, I went with the nice, but not perfect invitations.
Also, you have some time, so don’t make rush decision. The wedding industry seems to want to make you feel like you have to make a decision NOW and if you don’t your whole wedding will be ruined.