(Closed) Where do I begin???

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

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loginther:  start with budget and guest list. You can’t find a venue until you know how much you can spend and how many people need to fit in 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Gorgeous ring! Any more pics???? This one is a bit blurry!!!! πŸ˜‰

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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loginther:  The very first decision that needs to be made is your budget. Given that you are still so far out from your date, you do have time to save. Do not include any money that parents may offer, until you have the check in your hand. Money from parents often comes with strings attached, so if you are not comfortable with that, just decline their offer.

Once you have decided the budget, make your guestlist. Decide on the “must be there”, “nice to be there” and “only if space and budget allows” guusts.

Now that you have a budget and a guestlist, breakdown the budget into subsections-dress, groom’s clothing, flowers, venue etc. There are online tools that can help. Everything is flexible. If you are not a big, expensive dress person, you will free up $$ for something else.

When you know what $$ you have available for your venue and reception including catering, then you need to find a venue that will allow you to properly host your “must be there” guests. If you can’t afford to have a plated dinner and dancing, there are lots of perfectly acceptable options to save money including the day of the week, time of day, type of meal etc. If you are holding a reception over a meal hour, then your guests will expect to be fed a meal.

Relax and enjoy your planning. You have lots of time.

 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Congratulations to you both! Your ring is beautiful. I’d say you need to decide on numbers, budget and venue before you can do anything else. Good luck with it all!

Here’s my ring as requested:

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Bumble bee

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loginther:  Yes! Please post more when you can! It looks lovely but a bit blurry to see all the fine details!!!! Congrats!!!!

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