(Closed) What was your first wedding related decision

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: What was your first decision
    Date! : (27 votes)
    48 %
    Reception Location! : (19 votes)
    34 %
    Church! : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Dress! : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Other (I'll explain in the post) : (4 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I picked three dates, emailed several venues asking them what they had and picked it that way, haha.

    I am still 11 months out and I know a lot of people say "you can plan a wedding in 6 months" so it seems weird for me to be freaking out over a venue in my FIRST week of being engaged but a year is NOT enough where I live! I’m going to finish the contract with my venue tomorrow! So as long as they still have it… it’s kind of both date and venue together first!

    Post # 18
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    2365 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Congratulations!!!!!

    It all happened so fast for me. We got engaged, and everyone and their mom had input on what to do and who the wedding planner should be. So we set up an apt. to interview a planner at the place we got engaged, and actually it is where we will be married too. 

    The planner said it would be gorgeous here in the grand ballroom, blah blah, and we fell in love with the idea. She ran into some office and came back out and gave us a list of dates, we picked the best one and so that was our first wedding decision! 

    We later had a wedding planner fiasco, which you could read about in my past history, and we decided to let her go and not sign her contract. 

     

    Post # 19
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    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted venue but essentially the venue and date came together. There were two possible saturdays that would work for us – I wanted late August or early September, and the venue we all (FI, my parents, and I) fell in love with was available only one of those saturdays. So that was that! It still amazes me how I went in early April ’09 to look at places for a summer ’10 wedding and they were almost all of them booked through October (with a weekend here and there available thank god). I don’t know how people plan in six months!

    Post # 20
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    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Ours were the colors!  Of course, we ended up changing them about 6 months into it – luckily nothing was purchased yet.  Honestly to give you some advice, pick the venue first.  Lots of things stem from the venue – colors, decor, dress (you wouldnt want a huge ballgown for a garden wedding, vice versa) so Id go with that decision first and go from there!  Good luck and congratulations!

    Post # 21
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    2365 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Kittyachi, I had 8 months when I first started … now I have four ahhhh. Anyway, our venue had like 2 dates left for 2009- our date and Sept. 11, and she gave us a list with like 3 possible dates for 2010 … everything was already booked! I really had no idea people book that far in advance.

    We knew we didn’t want to wait until 2010, and that since we got engaged in Feb. we needed some time, so October 24th is actually our perfect date. 

    When I checked two other venues (while in the process of booking our chosen venue) they gave me dates including October 24th, so it seemed like it was meant to be. Plus I love the look and sound of our date. I know, I’m weird. Lol.

    Post # 22
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    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    We actually chose our date first, but then the next week we attempted to book church/reception.  Because the church was unavailable for our first date choice, we pushed it back a week.

    Post # 23
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    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2020 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

    Ours was the date because we had to get married during Mr. K’s spring break.

    Post # 24
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    Ours was the reception place. We knew my church would be open when we needed it to be, so we got a few dates from the reception places and made our date decision from there.

    Post # 25
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    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We picked the location first, and based on their pricing and availability we selected our date.  Dress, decor, everything after that was made with the location in mind that way everything flows and matches well…at least that’s the theory!

    Post # 26
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    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The first wedding related thing I decided on was who my husband would be.

    Then once he actually got around to asking me, we chose the date first to accomodate family then the venue and church.

    Post # 27
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    The venue (Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas) then the blue shoes. Booked the chapel, still looking for the shoes.

    Post # 28
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    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I knew what dress I wanted before I was even engaged!! Then came the date, but not until about a month after he proposed.

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