(Closed) What details changed since your initial planning? What things stayed the same?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our invite list went from over 200.. to 125 to 158.

Our colours changed from periwinkle and ivory to periwinkle and deep purple

we changed our meal package to include a 4 hour host bar

My flowers change from a light blue colour to a mix of purples and greens.

Our favours changed from a candy bar to his Mom making delicious Jams.

And what still may change.. my dress. I bought a beautiful A-line but am completely in love with a wonderful fit and flaire.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh.. and our centrepeices changed from a floating candle in a vase with water to flowers.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was adamant about having a beachy venue that had windows overlooking water, instead wound up in a (really amazing) castle-like ballroom with 0 windows that is an hour from the beach

Colors changed from white and gold to cream, gold, and ice blue

I despised custom event lighting, now I love it and am having amber uplights

Dress taste keeps changing! Haven’t bought one yet

Guest list just keeps growing and growing (ahh)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t really had that much time to change my mind – but our invitations changed from what I thought they’d be which changed my use of their design in other places.

I thought I would wear a veil since I didn’t at my first wedding and really wanted to this time – but when I saw the photo of me in my dress at the store with one on, I hated how it looked so that went out the window ๐Ÿ™‚

My centerpiece idea evolved slightly, mostly because of IKEA discontinuing the vases I wanted.

I decided on a short 4 month engagement partly so I wouldn’t be able to change my mind too much – I’m a wedding planner for a living and my idea bank is HUGEEEE but my real bank is not ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The biggest changes were our color scheme, the ever growing guest list, our honeymoon destination, and our budget after suddenly deciding we NEEDED more flowers, a videographer and chiavari chairs.
The overall feel and look of the wedding has stayed the same though even through all the changes.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I originally didn’t want a gap between ceremony and reception. Now, I have a gap of 2.5 hours. I wish I didn’t have to but there’s no way around it. I think that’s the only thing that’s changed.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ohhh good thread!

Changed: 

  • We started with a 250 person guest list, and I cut it down to 160 when I started getting stressed about the budget
  • We were going to do a full sit-down dinner, and then changed it to a dessert reception, and now it’s a cocktail reception with LOTS of hors d’eouvres!
  • The date ๐Ÿ™ this is entirely out of my hands…but we had to do it.
  • I’ve added a Bridesmaid or Best Man…my cousin who is much younger than me, but I felt bad that she was left out (her sister is one of my BMs)

I *think* that might have been all that we changed. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

we changed:

green bridesmaide dresses to orange

mantilla veil to pencil edged finger tip veil

hog roast to buffet (damn october weather!)

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our budget started out at $2000 and is now $12,000.  That’s the biggest change, obviously.  I started out having absolutely no idea how much everything was going to cost.  I feel so jaded now.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Changed:

 Wanted a ceremony in a church, but now we are settling for our venue site cause churches are ridiculous with their costs and rules!

I didn’t think i could get the dress I really wanted because of price, but I foumd an amazing deal for a 1/3 of the cost! WOO!

I decided to make Save-The-Date Cards, super cheap!

I keep adding more and more DIY projects…YAY!

Was going to make my own submerged centerpieces, but I’m using morrocan lanterns now cause they’re awesome and much easier!

Our guest list is getting smaller.  Some people have basically pissed us off and haven’t been so nice to us, so they’re not being invited….thanks for saving me money!

Same:

Colors, Bridesmaid or Best Man dress colors, and my will to make damn near everything i can!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MissShork: Yeah, I’m regretting adding her, because she’s bringing a TON of drama, but I would still feel awful if she wasn’t involved.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’ve made so many changes, I don’t even think I could keep track of it! Our major ones are:

  • Plated dinner instead of buffet
  • Open bar instead of beer/wine/signature cocktail
  • Colors changed from silver and white to black, white, and red
  • Added a bridesmaid
  • We thought we’d never shell out for things like chair rental upgrades and colored uplighting…but the wedding industry got us ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I thought I’d try to use silk flowers for some things but bulk real flowers turned out to be cheaper!

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