(Closed) So what now??? What do you stalk on WB?

posted 6 years ago in October 2014
Post # 3
Member
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Trust me when I say this, the earlier you start…the HAPPIER you will be in the end. A lot of things sneak up on you when you least expect it so as much as you can get done..do it! Don’t worry about it being way too early…your fiance’s bank account will thank you when money is spent spread out instead of in one huge, large, lump sum. Just make sure you are set with themes, colors, etc. so you don’t get up in a rut.

Post # 4
Member
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

In saying that too, if you do plan early, try not to get all caught up in the unimportant details that can very quickly blow out the most frugal brides budget. There’s also the risk of changing your mind. A good idea would be to plan but hold off buying or booking ANYTHING until closer, but set yourself up so your ready and know exactly what you want a few months out.

have fun planning your dream wedding! I personally love the recaps board πŸ™‚

Post # 6
Member
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not waiting to plan, as my wedding is already planned (I started and finished pretty early) but I still stalk the “dress” boards. I know this can be dangerous since I already have my dress but I can’t resist looking at all the pretty gowns. So far I haven’t had any “regret” from looking at the board, maybe just a little envy at some of the bees amazing figures lol.

I like to read the posts that are so dramatic haha (I guess this would be the “emotional” board?). Kind of makes me feel slightly more normal πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
Bee
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I stalk the honeymoon boards, they always make me daydream about future trips. It’s never too early to start researching your honeymoon! You can plan out a budget, itinerary, and research hotels and activities. When you get busy with wedding planning, you’ll be glad your honeymoon is already researched and ready to book!

Post # 8
Member
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I dont think its too early for you to start to plan! believe me it comes faster then you think!

I started planning as soon as I got engaged. Dec, 2011. Take it slow but start doing some stuff if you save everything for a year-10 months away you will be over welmed. I believe thats how bride zillas are created lol look at it this way, if you find your venue early on you are basically garenteed they will have your date avalible! same with all the venders! you dont wanna wait and then have them say “o sorry that days already booked” especially when you had all this time to do it but you chose not to. good luck and have fun with it πŸ™‚

may I suggest making a wedding binder to start out with, make sections like “dress” “tux” “bridesmaids” “cake” “flowers” “ceramony” “receptions” “music” “photos” “video” etc….  and get all your ideas and put them down. look threw wedding magazines, tare pictures out, start recearching. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
Member
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Start planning now!!! The less stress you’ll have in the end. Then come October of this year you can start putting deposits down. We got engaged in March 11′ and I had all deposits made by May 11′ and we were married the following June 12′.

Post # 10
Member
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

we have very similiar wedding dates, and i have started a few DIY projects that are pretty time consuming to keep me occupied.  My mom isn’t too into the planning so when I do tell her about things she gives off the “its too early vibe”. My fiance is supportive though, which is great.  

I spend a lot of time on pintrest finding ideas then using my budget tool on the knot and a few Excel spreadsheets to weigh pros and cons (with ilnks!) to make me feel like I’m planning.  I cost things out and get ideas in between projects.  

I know what shoes I want, so I’m making those and what card box so I’ve made that (mostly).  I love the Month Twins board, it keeps me occupied and the DIY boards are so great for ideas.  

I agree with above Bee, the more we do now, the less we’ll have to do later!  Any detail left to the last minute isn’t crucial, if it was it’d be taken care of sooner πŸ™‚  Just watch your budget, I’m afraid too much time could possibly lead to spending too much, thats something I try to be very cautious of.  

Post # 11
Member
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m getting married in September (or october) 2014 and I’m already planning. I have a wedding binder, I’m in the process of narrowing down the venue and we’ll be putting down a deposit in the next month or so.

I’m a huge planner, i’d rather over plan! πŸ™‚

Start with your guest list, then move onto the venue, go to bridal expos etc. The more time you have to plan the better deal you may be able to find πŸ™‚

Happy planning!!

 

Post # 12
Member
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

start now! Get the venue booked early and get all the important vendors nailed down. You’ll thank yourself later

Post # 13
Member
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We started planning oct 2012 for our wedding in oct 2014. We booked our venue and we have a lot of little things planned already as well. We know what our favors will be, all of our colors, i have my shoes( hopefully i can find a dress to match hahaha),  toasting glasses and cake serving set. I know that i am making our table numbers and will probably start making them soon. 

Its never too early to start thinking about what you want and discussing it with your fi.

Post # 14
Member
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This was soooo me πŸ˜‰ I got engaged 2.5 years before my wedding! I would go along the same lines as you are already. I began a binder of ideas, but soon realized pinterest is better πŸ˜‰ I am keeping a binder for my contracts though…I would advise you to begin a seperate e-mail account just for the wedding, since I had so much time I have found great deals from bridesmaids dresses all the way to my own since I could pay attention to specials through e-mail. My biggest advice is to wait to go wedding dress shopping…otherwise you will get overwhelmed fast! I also am doing a lot of DIY projects and growing my own flowers! Good luck!

Post # 15
Member
217 posts
Helper bee

I know what most of you mean. I started planning in early 2012. My Fiance and I were off for a month vacation last Feb so we decided what better time to research venues? We narrowed it down to two, and we put the deposit on our absolute favorite in October… exactly TWO YEARS before the date lol!

Now, I am mostly Pinterest crazy while I narrow down the DIY projects I plan to do. But it has been fun. And of course WB recaps of other brides makes the waiting that much easier.

The topic ‘So what now??? What do you stalk on WB?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors