(Closed) What was your top priority when planning?

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  • Post # 3
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Our top priorities were anything that would make our guests more comfortable and have a lovely time.  I voted “food” because we wanted to have a sit down meal, but we had a large guest list.  Instead of compromising on hosting our guests well, we had an early wedding and served a full plated lunch instead of dinner.  It fit our budget and our atmosphere 🙂

    Post # 4
    2590 posts
    Sugar bee

    @barbie86:  When I saw the title, my first thought was budget, but that’s not an option 🙂  So I guess I’ll go with photography because pictures are the only things that last!

    Post # 5
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    My most important is also the photographer!  You will have the photos forever to look back on.  We did not put a budget on photography b/c I didn’t want to settle for someone just to stay in budget. After photography I would say Venue then Dress.

    Post # 7
    28 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @barbie86:  the most important thing for us was staying on budget.  Other than that though, we splurged on the photography and the food/drinks so those things would make us happy and our guests happy.  

    Post # 8
    7111 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Mine isn’t up there – my top priority was guests! My husband and I sat down when we first got engaed and both of our top priority was being able to celebrate our marriage surrounded by all our loved ones. So we ended up with a rather large guest list. The next biggest priority was our offiants (2 pastors that were long term firends). Then venue (we did it my dad’s backyard, and I loved the “homey” feel it provided). Then food and drink. 

    Post # 9
    5136 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @barbie86:  i couldn’t pick just one, because everything was equally important.

    Venue- we wanted to make sure it was conveinent for not just us, but for our guests. Lets be honest here, no one likes to travel too far for a wedding

    Food- we needed to make sure the food was awesome, although not everything was perfect on the day of the wedding. We heard through the grapevine that things didn’t turn out the way we planned. THe venue didn’t have enough beef, started giving out whatever was left, but again, nothing is ever perfect

    Alcohol-def wanted an open bar

    Music- def wanted to make sure our guests were thoroughly entertained adn that our DJ was awesome, and he was, my dance floor was packed all night.

    Dress/Shoes/Veil–I am very self conscious, and I needed a dress that I felt amazing in and for once in my life I felt like I had no flaws. its a great feeling I wish I could have everyday

    Pictures/Video- we wanted to make sure that our pictures and video were memorable. ANd they are, when  I look at my album and video I am reliving the day all over again. its amazing

    Flowers- i wanted something unique and romantic and I got just that. Took a few visits to different florists, but I was able to get what I wanted

    Rings- I knew we would get what we wanted, so I wasn’t worried about this at all.

    I also want to mention, everything was within our budget with the exception of my dress. I went over budget by $800 but I dont regret it and it was worth it

    Post # 11
    1374 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Probably a tie between budget, photographer, and dress, with venue following closely after. Though I don’t feel I “settled” on any of those, the dress was the one I shopped around the hardest for and was looking for perfection the most from.

    Post # 12
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I chose venue, but really our top priority was choosing a place and a date that worked for our families. After that, finding a venue that would be comfortable for everyone was our next top priority. Although, maybe the cake was important, my sister and mom are making my cake so we had to find a place that would allow us to bring it in. So that definitely narrowed the list of venues down! No cake, no go. 

    Post # 13
    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Venue was the biggest thing for us. We had trouble finding a nice place at a good price. I had always wanted a summer wedding but we just could not find a venue to accomodate our needs during that time of year.

    But I am so happy with our choice now and once we had the venues picked, it was a lot easier to plan the rest!

    Post # 14
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted dress because having a princess ballgown was like NECESSITY. 

    Post # 15
    4996 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    The most important thing to DH and I was that we had a fun party for our families. That means we prioritised good food and drink, and comfort for our guests. We ended up having our ceremony and reception at a hotel so everyone would dance all night and be safe getting back to their rooms. 

    Post # 16
    2850 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010


    Venue and food are my top priorities. I want a beautiful setting and great food for my guests.

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