(Closed) Wedding planning frustration

posted 8 years ago in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Post # 3
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Honestly, when I hired my wedding planner is when EVERYTHING started to come together! She basically does all the hard stuff for you…you just tell her what you want & she makes it happen! It’s taken a lot of stress off of me.

Post # 4
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, brides jump on dates as soon as they’re engaged.  And long engagments are becoming more popular.  How attached are you to the date?  I don’t belong to a church, religion isn’t a big deal to us for our ceremony.  So the reception venue would be more important to me.  Not only becaue its where most of your time is spent, but the food/decor/atmosphere are what makes a great wedding, in my opinion of course.  If I were having a church wedding, I’d book a reception location that I love and see which churches were available. 

I’ve been doing fine without a wedding planner, and its given me more money to spend on other things.  But so many people rave about how helpful it is to have one.  Good luck!

Post # 5
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Its so overwhelming at first but then once you start breaking things down and giving yourself a timeline, everything falls into place.  We are 7 1/2 months away and each month I have a checklist in my planner of things I need to accomplish by the end of the week/month.  Example:  My Fiance had until the end of January to book the Reverend and DJ.  This month I had to meet w/ the baker for the cake and buy centerpeices – both are already done.  I’m ahead of schedule so now I don’t feel overwhelmed and can add more stuff to my to-do list and its okay if I don’t get it done by the end of the month.  A wedding Planner would be fabulous but I didn’t have the extra $$ to spend – plus I am a control freak  :o)

Post # 6
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Typically, you do want to book your reception venue first – but honestly, it doesn’t matter either way.

Don’t give up – you’re bound to find something! And, I would suggest looking into a planner. If you can’t afford a planner’s fee – maybe they can help with a customized package?

Post # 7
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What area are you looking in?!?! It seems i have been to many weddings in the past few years with many options!

Post # 8
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Good luck. In my opinion, your reception place will be harder to book, so you may want to go with that one first…can you find 4-6 dates that are available at the church and then try to find reception sites that are available on those dates?

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