Post # 1
I got engaged in April this year, and we are hoping to get married next year hopefully in the summer. Im a total control freak and jut want to get some sort of plan together in advance just so I dont go all crazy in the months leading up to it. Because we are saving for our wedding now, once we do have the money everything will be all go! Has anybody got a sort of plan of order,what needs to be done in which order etc? Thank you xxx
Post # 3
Do you have a planning book? If not here is a good checklist. I like the one on TK also. I am not a fan of the site but I do use their tools.
Post # 4
You either need to pick a date and then pick a venue based on the date, or pick a venue and decide on a date based on that venue. A lot of wedding stuff hinges on the venue.
You’ll be surpised how quickly places book up for summer events, so if you are shooting for a summer 2011 wedding you might want to get those two things decided (you probably won’t need a huge deposit to hold the venue).
The Real SImple Weddings magazine has some good “getting started” inforation.
Post # 5
We started with picking a theme/colors/feeling that we wanted to have at the wedding. Also it’s probably good to do the guest list soon so you know how many people, you need to know that number for pretty much everything. After that we looked for the venue, and good photographers book quickly so I’d do that asap too.
Post # 6
For me, the thing that required the most advanced planning was my religious preparations (Catholic) so if you’re having a religious ceremony, definitely check with your clergyperson asap in case you need to do things months in advance.
Post # 7
Thank you all so much, Its just good th have an idea of where to start!!!But from what Ive gathered its venue that is crucial, and the timing. Right Im off the book an appointment to meet the people who own the venue, haha!!!thank you all so much,xxx
Post # 8
where are are getting married?
Post # 9
Theknot has a good checklist and timeline.
Check out some venues and figure out a date based on your venue. Make sure everyone important can come. Then caterer, photographer, officiant. Ask bridesmaids / groomsmen.
Post # 10
Do your guest list first!!! You need to know How many people youre inviting to know what venue will fit you… then if you dont have an exact day you NEED to have… then choose a time of year and start looking when venues have available… in our area, summer dates filled about almost 2 years prior… a 1 year prior when we started looking they had maybe 2 or 3 dates for the entire summer…
Post # 11
As the others have said, make up a rough count of how many people. Choose a venue and book a date (or the other way around, we chose the date and then booked the venue).
After that, I would book the photog. The good ones fill up SUPER fast.
Post # 12
you can sign up on wedding wire, they have a checklist that lets you one what and when you should be doing everything
Post # 13
1.budget 2. guest list 3. venue
Post # 14
Thanks guys,youve all been great, I have a rough guest list sorted and a venue which I hope we can get and Im hoping to go and see them today and see what they say. However Ive got a couple of other venues if the original doesnt work out. We have a rough budget figured out but obviously it all depends on which venue we decide on.
@blissful events, we are hopefully getting married at an elizabethan hotel in staffordshire,(uk)