Post # 1
I feel slightly embarrassed asking this, but do any of you ladies-in-waiting think a lot about/plan details of your ceremony?
I am a hopeless romantic and can’t help but do this. Just wanted to know if I’m totally alone/crazy?! 😉
Post # 3
@florence: You are def. NOT crazy!!! I have been awaiting a proposal for 2 years and have pretty much planned my entire wedding
Post # 4
Nope! I’ve picked out wedding colors, the venue, music, and I don’t know how many other details. I love the idea of writing our own vows, so I catch myself composing mine on the subway, walking to work, in the shower, etc. 😉
Post # 5
I have told the boyfriend that our wedding currently looks like a craft store exploded in my head. I have also planned out a toast to him. SWOON.
Post # 6
@florence: I think we all do this! I have the venue, the invites, the STD’s, the maid dresses, the colors, the favors, the memorial candles, and the cake design all picked out. In my brain.
SO knows that I have ideas for “some of it”, as he says. I have a binder. And numerous computer files.
Post # 7
I do, but I keep it to myself. My SO and I have planned a lot of the big details together (Which church we want to get married in, who we want to marry us, where we want the reception to be, stuff like that), but I have definitely daydreamed about a lot of the finer details I’ll discuss those things with my SO once he officially proposes lol.
Post # 8
Nope, not at all. I have a binder with all my stuff with tabs in areas marked- to do, all things paper, venue, honeymoon, guest list, registry, etc. He has seen the binder and likes the idea, so no biggie there. I like having things organized though, so it was something I had to do.
But I have several ideas, but I have to run them by him. He likes to be involved. I WISH he didn’t care like some grooms. The only thing I have total control over so far are the favors and Out of Town bags.
Post # 9
Umm…I totally bought my dress before I got engaged. oops. 🙂
Post # 10
LOL we’ve pretty much picked out our attendants, written a guest list and chosen a venue… and that’s just the stuff we’ve done together… the planning in my head is infinitely more extensive. If you are waiting I think it’s really difficult to not start looking at those things, especially if you have friends or family getting married also!
Post # 11
Oh, wonderful! I spend hardly any time thinking about the “party” aspect of my wedding, since we are not the type to have a huge reception anyway. But when it comes to thinking about the ceremony.. oh Lord!
Today I was thinking about whether or not I would have my dad walk me down the aisle or if I would walk alone, and then I teared up at the idea of my SO walking with his mum and me walking with my dad. SO’s parents got divorced about 13 years ago and he is pretty close with his mum (I love her too, luckily!) and my mum passed away when I was 9, so I got pretty emotional thinking about this aspect of things. Oh boy, haha. I need to get it together!
Post # 12
I definitely have so much planned out! The colors, the time of year, my attendants, the dresses, the flowers–i mean, all are just ideas, I may totally change my mind once he does it and once I actually see things. But the one big thing I started a long time ago was a song list–as I hear a song that I really love and want to have in my wedding, it goes on the list, same with songs I DESPISE! Plus i know what songs I want during the ceremony and what i would love to have our first dance to (pretty sure he would agree, but will have to ask him when the time comes). I watch every wedding show (sad, I know) and get so many ideas from there. Can’t wait til I don’t have to hide all of this, though!
Post # 13
I just got engaged on Friday and I already had a ton planned in my head.
So you are not the only one. This Sunday I rearranged my basement, Mr. thinks it’s for his stuff but really I did it so I can start storing wedding supplie stuff. I figure we are paying for it on our own, so it would be better if I start buying little stuff here and there.
Post # 14
i used to always research wedding stuff before i got engaged! i would really just look at my options, never really fully finalized or planned anything. but i still loved looking!
Post # 15
You’re defintely not crazy, at all! Planning my ceremony and reception help keep me sane while I am waiting. 🙂
Post # 16
i read weddingbee for over a year before we got engaged and already had spreadsheets with venue options and guest lists by the time we got engaged…and i know i’m not alone! Fiance and i talked about getting engaged all the time, and talked pretty openly about our wedding…we did more planning in the months leading up to our engagement than we have done since we actually got engaged.