Post # 1
My fiance, John and I just got engaged!! We are so excited! He is sooo sweet! He proposed to me when we went out to dinner for Valentine’s day! Ahh!!! Can’t wait to start wedding planning. I live in Kennett Square, PA so I’m looking for a good local resource. Do you guys know of any resources that I can check out?
Post # 3
Congratulations! don’t forget to enjoy the process while being wrapped up in the planning.
Unfortunately i don’t live in the states even so i can’t help you out there.
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-deleted- the website was taking a while and ended up posting twice! sorry!
Post # 5
Hey potential date twin!! Congratulations 🙂
Check out wedding wire reviews for vendors, look on the Bee, check out bridal expos…google will be your best friend!
Post # 6
the things I would recommend nailing down first:
ceremony venue and reception venue
after that – you can breathe a little!
Post # 7
Congrats! I don’t live in PA, so I’m not sure about specific resources, but I would do a google search to see if there are any bridal fairs going on near your area in the near future. They will have a ton of resources and information about local vendors as well as other opportunities that you might want to take advantage of.
In terms of choosing vendors and that sort of thing, the first thing you should do is decide on your venue (ceremony and reception). After you’ve secured the venue(s) and date, you can start reaching out to vendors.
Post # 8
@angwed2013: I love the website http://www.theknot.com. They have a wedding planning checklist, a guest list organizer, and a few other really helpful tools. Congratulations! 🙂
Post # 9
agreed, print off one of those free wedding planning timelines on the internet. It’s a good start.
Post # 10
Congrats! I’m from Lancaster PA and originally and would definitely suggest bridal fairs as well (as previous posters said) because they will expose you to lots of vendors so you can compare them, talk to them, and then go home and think about them before committing!
I’d say the number ONE thing to do FIRST is to figure out your budget, because it’s easy to get caught up in the “wedding machine” and get carried away. After you hash out the budget, I would talk to both sides of the families to see when “bad times” would be (ie “football season” was not gonna fly with my in-laws, lol). So that took out fall for us. THEN, once you’ve gotten input of when a good “season” would be, I’d say next stop would be to pick a venue and then go with all the other vendors from there!
I knew NOTHING about weddings when I started but feel like I have learned a lot since I’ve done almost everything myself. Hope that helps a little!
Post # 11
GO to Bridal Expos. They seem overwhelming, but they give you a starting point for the details like cake, venue, etc.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2012 - Art Center of Corpus Christi
@angwed2013: Congratulations!! What I found most helpful was purchasing a bridal planning book and a wedding etiquette book and attending wedding fairs. The one huge thing I learned was to not give my email or phone number to their wedding fair people–I’ve received so much spam from it and phone calls telling me the I won something but have to go listen to an 8 hour sales pitch to get it.
Happy planning–it’s such times time!!!