(Closed) When Did you Start Planning Your Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: When Did You Start Planning Your Wedding?
    In my childhood : (6 votes)
    5 %
    In my teens : (5 votes)
    4 %
    When I met the one : (12 votes)
    10 %
    When I knew he was going to propose : (32 votes)
    26 %
    After he proposed : (41 votes)
    34 %
    After we set a date : (24 votes)
    20 %
    Other (please explain below) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    yea I’m not engaged yet but we are talking about the wedding happening this summer/fall so I’m already planning just nothing official (except I DID order his ring with an amazon giftcard I had, lol)

    Post # 4
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    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    Haha I’ve been reading wedding books and watching wedding shows since I was little (: It definitely got more serious though when we moved in together. I’ll start ‘offically’ planning once we get engaged.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We always knew we were going to get married, it was just a matter of when.  I wanted to be done with school, and we ended up buying a home first, so I knew it was going to happen for awhile, but I wasn’t in a rush to hurry up and get married.  We started looking at venues (online only) probably 6 months before the “official” engagement, and we booked our venue 4 months after the “official” engagement.  Funny that the venue we chose was one of the venues I looked at online with my mom before the engagment, and had discarded because I thought it was too expensive! 

    Post # 6
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Scottish_lassie: Don’t worry. I was planning before we got engaged too, once it was clear that we would be. Everyone treated me like I was crazy! I so wish I’d found this place before we got engaged (although I was on a bunch of UK forums and they got used to me).

    Post # 7
    Member
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Scottish_lassie:  This one is tricky.  I didn’t start research vendors until he proposed, BUT we been talking and discussing ideas way before the proposal.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Scottish_lassie: PS If you want any help with anything, I’ve been a wedding uber geek for the past two years, so I’m quite up on vendors.

    Post # 10
    Member
    590 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    When I finally got engaged this past September I went to my ‘wedding folder’ and had newspaper clippings from 2008! While I never had vendors or anything picked out I was constantly looking at wedding stuff and had sites bookmarked and lots of pictures saved with ideas. I had already gone through 3 invitation designs by the time he proposed (after 5-1/2 years!)

    Post # 11
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    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve been reading The Bee since it was on XANGA… three relationships ago. I haven’t really planned anything, but reading the blog has actually helped me plan events for my job and come up with some awesome crafts. I more of skipped logistic, invites, and some other planning posts and focused on posts on relationships and dress porn! 

    Post # 13
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It’s kinda hard to answer.

    I started looking at wedding websites and searching around for ideas right after he proposed. But I didn’t techinically “plan” anything until after we set a date. As in, no decisions were made, no appts made, nothing picked out or purchased until after the date was set.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m not engaged yet (SO has the ring, but is waiting for the perfect moment he has planned, which he promises is very soon) I haven’t booked anything, or even called vendors. But I have started looking at inspiration photos online, thinking colour scheme, possible themes, guestlist, overall atmosphere I’m looking for etc.  HYe even mentions certain elements he would like, let’s me know about the connections he has with possible friendors and what he would like for the day, were eye to eye on everything, but the official planning doesn’t start till I get the ring, so we’ll see if were still eye to eye lol. Were thinking either Feb or Nov 2013, really leaning to Feb.

    Post # 16
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    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    once Fiance and I had the “this relationship is heading toward marriage” talk I started thinking about how I wanted everything and gathering inspiration, but I didn’t actually start planning until he proposed and we set a date.

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