Post # 1
It’s no secret that some women plan their weddings way before meeting someone (read: my Pinterest board from college). Others don’t even dream of a wedding until they have a ring on their finger. How much of your wedding do you have planned? Have you already considered bridal parties, dresses, venues, budgets, dates, etc.? What have you planned, and how much of it was planned WITH your FI/SO?
Post # 2
I meant to add a poll, but my tech saavy escaped me for an hour. My apologies, bees.
Post # 3
I have a theme that SO and I discussed recently. He chose a colour and I created a theme around it and asked if he liked it. Also I have an idea of what venue I’d like to book when the time comes. My best friend is a MUA so she’s already told me when the time comes she will do my makeup so technically I guess I have one vendor on retainer? Lol. Now for that ring…
Post # 4
I mean, I have a Pinterest board like anyone else, but nothing excessive and nothing set in stone, besides I really want pink peonies so that means a spring or early summer wedding and obviously I have an ering preference. I’d like my Boyfriend or Best Friend to be a part of the planning process when it comes time so I haven’t spent a lot of time “deciding” on things. It’s his wedding too!
Post # 5
Jeneexoxo: you’re not a real waiting bee unless you have a wedding board on Pinterest hahaha. Me too!
Post # 6
I have a lot of ideas, but I change my ideas all the time so I’m going to wait until I get engaged, enjoy a little happy engagement time for a couple of months and then rethink everything with my SO.
Post # 7
I am no longer a waiting bee, but before I got engaged, I had already started buying different colored wine glasses that I wanted to use. I knew I would need about 200, so I just started grabbing them up at yard sales and second hand stores when I found ones I liked. Unfortunately, now I will not be able to use them, but my sister will for her wedding next year so it all worked out.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
I have more planned than I’d like to admit. I imagine actual wedding planning will be a lot less enjoyable so I’m having fun with it now. The only thing in my “fun” planning that wouldn’t change when I’m doing real planning is my bridal party (my sisters). Come actual wedding planning time, the board will be wiped clean and SO and I will do it together. Prior to dating him I never even thought about anythng wedding related.
Post # 9
I have a venue that I’ve kept in the back of my mind because it’s almost exactly halfway between my family and my BF’s family. I saw it when we were driving through and I know it’s where I’d like to get married!
I know I want something small, so I tend not to talk to many people outside of my very best friends about my hopes for a wedding/marriage because I don’t want someone being hurt that I talk to them about it then don’t end up inviting them to the ceremony.
That’s it though. I don’t have a wedding pinterest board anymore. It was making me too crazy.
Post # 10
nzurikabisa: I know the venue but that’s because I’ve always known I wanted to get married in my small home town I grew up in and there is only one really good place to get married there.
I also know my bridal party but that’s because I only have 3 girl friends and we are all really close so that’s always been a given.
Other than that I don’t have anything planned out. I know styles I like and I like to day dream sometimes about what my dress may look like or what the decorations and colors could be…but those thoughts and ideas change all the time.
ETA: I know what Pastor will marry us also. We have found and fallen in love with a church in our area and we are so fond of the main Pastor.
Post # 11
Call me crazy,
After my SO and I finished my ring with the jeweler I already started looking into destinations, vacation homes, invitations and making the guest list! It’s been a longggg 6yrs so I couldn’t wait to start planning!
Post # 12
*** MY SO IS AWARE I AM PRE PLANNING *** I have gone dress shopping, have scoped out venues online and in person… oh and I have a pinterest board I just started of course for decor and cake ideas.
We have discussed venues together and have started thinking about numbers, guestlists and budgets.
I didn’t start any of the planning (pre planning) until we really discussed getting married and a potential timeline. We both want a short engagement, so we wont have a lot of time to finalize everything.
Post # 13
During our timeline talk SO expressed his desire for a short engagement (1 year at the absolute longest) so I’m starting to do some preplanning now (timeline we agree on was engagement by the end of 2015). We don’t have the resources for a 10K+ wedding so I am putting aside ideas and budget plans with that in mind. I know who my MOA will be, and have an idea of what I’d like for my dress, but other than that, not too much
SO is aware of some preplanning, but in the interest of not making his head explode by bringing up wedding stuff before we’re even engaged, I mostly keep it on the dl
Post # 14
allthingsprecise: You are definitely not crazy. I was curious about how much future brides/grooms have decided about their wedding prior to getting engaged. I imagined that people would have hardline details set or predetermined, like @mrs.ajkp’s pastor, or essential resources like @missmtomrsw’s MUA.
No shame in planning or preplanning 🙂
Post # 15
nzurikabisa: thanks for making me feel sane! 😉 lol