Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
i have been engaged all of 3 days, and the wedding planning is already starting. and for whatever reason, i am terified. I feel so much anxeity over it.
Like the amount of money that is going to be spent is CRAZY!!!!! Is this real, i mean are pepole really serious with that they charge? I ask this question aloud, but i already know, WEDDINGS ARE RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE!!!
I feel overwhelmed and it’s only been three days. I will most likely be a basket case by the actual wedding date.
UGH!!!!! please help!!!
Post # 3
@absolutely_tati: Congratulations on your engagement!! 🙂 It’s really easy to freak out over wedding planning and how much things cost. I say your first step is to enjoy your engagement for a little while, and then when you’re ready, take a deep breath and talk budget/guest list to get an idea of what you have to work with. I promise that once you have guidelines for yourself, it will all start to come together a bit more!
Post # 4
Congrats on the engagement! You’ll get used to the sticker shock (idk if that’s good or bad yet;)) but I agree with pengoala…enjoy it and then start!
Post # 5
The thing that helped me most was to figure out my big figure early on (whether that’s $5,000 or $50,000) and then put it in to a budget tool on WeddingWire or TheKnot to see the suggested breakdown. Their checklists also helped me not panic about timeline stuff too. It breaks it down month by month of suggested things to do, and I’ve found if you use that as a guideline and only occasionally look at the whole thing, it helps it feel more manageable.
Post # 6
Congratulations on your engagement! I personally didn’t find wedding planning a problem and I actually really enjoyed it.
Some advice I would give: Shop around, just because one company is charging one price that doesn’t mean that they all are.
If there is a specific venue you want and the wedding breakfast is a ridiculous price then why not look to see if they offer alternative food options – buffet, carvery etc.
I personally found wedding fayres slightly overwhelming, although I did find my cake lady at one! If you go to any DO NOT sign up for anything straight away…take home their details and if you still feel strongly about that particular company a few days later then it is meant to be. I think that wedding fayres are designed to get you in the wedding mood, making you sign up for those random things you don’t really need!
If you are planning on having a cake from a professional cake maker then ask for a taster first…you want to know what you will be potentially providing for your guests!
Post # 7
Inhale! Exhale! Inhale! Exhale! Inhallllleeeed! Exhale!
And welcome to the world of wedding planning!!!! Hehehe
yes you will have moments where you’ve got it all together and there will be moments where you think you’re losing your mind! 🙂 but remember what Is most important. That you’ll be marrying the man of your dreams. That’s all that matters. *looks you in the eyes* focus! Keep your eye on the ball. 😛
mans yes. Weddings are expensive! One wedding planner told me my budget was my enough. My jaw dropped. Yup. Don’t be pressured by what people telll you. Do what’a best for you and ypur fiance all right? Do your research! Lots of research! Know what you want.
Hugs! You can do it!
Post # 8
Congratulations! I don’t know about others, but after we got down budget and guest list and booked our reception and ceremony venue, it was all easy and fun afterwards for me. I also had a blast dress shopping probably cause I went by myself the first time. It felt weird at first, but I really enjoyed just finding out what I liked.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
congratulations on your engagement!!!!
im quite a control freak so i have speadsheets and lists and a notebook with all my wedding info that is ALWAYS in my handbag LOL!!
my biggest piece of advise: pick your priorities and set a budget. if you have a clear idea on what you can spend and what is a ‘must’ for your big day – you cant go wrong.
try not to stress about it – at the end of it all you are going to be marrying your soulmate. thats the important bit!! enjoy every second the planning, the time will fly by!!xxx
Post # 10
@absolutely_tati: I still feel this way everytime I think of the amount of money that is being spent. Working out how much you can actually afford to spend and then making a budget and sticking to it helps.