Post # 1
if you could do it all over again?
My wedding is less than one month away and thank goodness all of my planning is done. As I look back over this last year I had a blast planning, but I would totally do some things differently like, one project at a time. I was thinking ahead on everything, trying to buy things on sale and/or in bulk and from the looks of things, i won’t need/use everything. But the good thing is, I have it all just in case.
Post # 3
We specifically planned a long engagement so that we had time to pay for all of this crap. Our plan was to start early and chop away at the to-do list little by little so we didn’t have to cough up a ton of money all at once. Guess what… that didn’t happen. Sure I got a few things here and there but nothing that really made much of a difference budget wise. We pretty much waited until about 3-4 months ago to really start paying for everything and let me tell you, it sucked! We have enough disposable income to where we just paid for things as we went along but it was definitely stressful knowing that I’d have to wait until next pay period to finish a project because I had already used that weeks wedding money.
We just got my parents contribution (roughly half of our entire budget) so I can finally buy all of the last minute stuff that we need and pay off our final vendor bills!
My advice to future brides with long engagements… start paying off everything asap. It will make your life a hell of a lot easier.
Post # 4
CaitMarae date twin!!
Thankfully we did pay for everything in advance. Now its like a waiting game. My main focus now is keeping the inches down so my dress can fit perfectly. LOL.
Are you all ready for your big day? We are getting married at 7p on the 7th at an old mansion in a historic district of town. My theme is cocktail. What about you? Congratulations!
Post # 5
@specialklove: Not ready yet. We still have a few things to do (like build our photo booth, which is stressing me out) but we’re in good shape. I have a VERY busy next few weeks but I’m hoping to have everything done the week before so I can coast into wedding week without any projects to do.
We’re having what I call a “full fledged fall” theme. We’re getting married in the Adirondacks during peak fall foliage so I thought it only appropriate to carry the colors and feel of fall throughout our whole wedding.
Post # 6
CaitMarae that is going to be so beautiful! I know the feeling of being busy.
My bridal shower is today, bachlorette party is next weekend and the next two weeks will be focusing on the little things that still need to to be done. The biggest thing left for me is the seating chart which I hope to tackle this week.
I wish you the best of luck! Happy planning. It’s almost over!!!
Post # 7
The one thing I really look back and wish I could change is the tulle I had on our chuppah. I just don’t like the way it’s drapped! I know that’s kind of a stupid little thing, but it bugs me in all the pictures of it. And I found an idea, about a month after our wedding, to use a curtain to drape! It would have looked so much more classy and pretty! 🙁 I try not to dwell on it.
Also, I wish our emcee had been better prepared and able to take the reins a bit more. My Darling Husband was supposed to write a script sort of thing for him and go over it, btu he didn’t! Grrrr. I planned 98% of the wedding and the one thing I asked him to do….seriously! But anyway, it was okay, but it could have been better.
Post # 8
I would have hired someone to do it all. Absolutely Hated the planning!! Tho The day was beautiful and exactly what I wanted! There were no issues or drama and everyone left saying they had an excellent time so in the end it was all worth it. I told my husband that this is the last time I’m going to marry him(jokingly of course) and he suggested hiring someone to plan our vow renewal in 30 years haha <3
All the best to your upcoming weddings!! Hope it goes exactly as you wish it too!
Post # 9
I didn’t like planning either. I think I would go back and NOT look at all the websites and magazines because I got overwhelmed with so many different ideas and it made it really hard to decide on things. I am already an indecisive person and that just made it worse. Eventually, we figured out what worked for us and I am happy with what we have decided on.