(Closed) Time’s running out! No progress! Help me jumpstart my planning/ make up my mind!

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am not having a destination wedding, but I have been to one!!

It sounds like you could just pick a tropical location and have a blast with it!

Here’s some info from the wedding I went to last june:

It was in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic at the Dreams Resort. They have a very easy “plan your wedding” section on their website.

Then they got set up with a local travel agent. All the invitees were directed to her for booking our trip. Which was about $900 each for 5 days, 4 nights, completely all inclusive (food, hotel, transportation, airfare, etc).

They sent out inviations that looked like plane tickets: Boarding Pass Invites

The resort helped her book a photographer and they used an ipod for their DJ… after the actual reception, we danced the night away at the “discoteca”!

Really a great trip!

 

Post # 5
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You didn’t mention in your post, but why the 2 weddings?  Is it a timing thing?  Are both dates totally up for grab?

 

I think it can be hard to make these kind of choices.  My Fiance and I had been dating for 8 years when we got engaged, and 3 days into the engagement, I had a total meltdown because I felt I didn’t want to have a big wedding, why didn’t we just elope, I don’t want to plan it, etc, etc.  I think there is so much stress to come up with the “perfect day” and make all of these “big decisions”.  Then I realized, I already made the big decision– picking the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with!

 

Then we (really I– because he hates planning and I enjoy it) just had to make some choices.  I picked a time of year that was good for both of us in terms of work craziness and ability to take time off (added bonus, nice weather), then we had a timeline, and everything started falling into place.  We are having a 6 month engagement, and for me that has been more than enough to plan a wedding for 100 people in my hometown and I am SO EXCITED for it.  I think the best thing about a setting a short engagement is that you just have to make choices and stick to them.  No time for dithering and second guessing yourself and making yourself crazy.  Just make some choices and end up with a fabulous wedding day and, even more importantly, the rest of your life with your husband.

Post # 6
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1104 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t understand the 2 dates thing either. Is there a reason? If there’s no reason I would suggest dropping one of the events – one wedding is hard enough ๐Ÿ™‚ We started our planning by deciding we didn’t want to get married where we lived, but where we got engaged instead. After that it was finding a venue (not much choice so that helped), and then asking what dates they had free in a year’s time. Only one really worked in terms of weather/important people, so that was that. You will figure it out, just be patient, decide what your priorities and budget are, and go from there ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Why does it have to be bigger than planning a cookout at your place?  I would just do that if you are feeling overwhelmed ๐Ÿ™‚  Keep it simple.

I’m getting married at a wine bar with 75 guests- our family and friends will witness our ceremony and immediately following we are having a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres.  The food and beverage minimum at our venue is $3,000 but I’m sure you could find another restaurant in your area that would be willing to do the same thing cheaper.

Good luck!

Post # 9
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21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

lol – I did find the fairy god mother, and she isn’t paying for it all, but helping with some

found my venue for wedding / reception for 500 and near Huntington Beach, ca, I am

very excited and feel amazingly blessed.

She is planning, decorating, food, cake, flowers and so much more for 100 for a fraction

of the cost, most places it wouldn’t cover the food cost.

I am her Angel Bride – and she selects them now and again

she really does call herself the Fairy God Mother, shes a big blessing in our wedding plans.

She works with your $$$ to be sure your dream wedding is a reality.

God Luck

my theme is Mickey & Minnie

 

 

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