(Closed) Where to begin?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Grab a few magazines and get a general idea of style you want from BBQ on the beach in shorts and sandals to a swanqy late night affair at a ballroom. Youll also want to figure out a budget and from there I say check out the lists at the knot they help a lot.


When your looking at style keep in mind what time of year you want (with off season budget savers in mind). Size and other important elements may play in as well.



Post # 4
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Congrats! First, enjoy being engaged! Seriously, enjoy it!

I’m not sure what the right answer is, but what my husband and I did was to first set a budget then a date (I always knew I was going to get married in May). Then I thought of how I invisioned my wedding, like a theme. Rustic? Gamer theme? Etc. Then I went shopping for venues that would be able to fit my theme and our budget!

After that, it was all down hill from there. Researched different vendors, bought my dress, chose my bms etc. Sorry this is such a basic response, but I truly think the three important things are to enjoy being engaged, set a budget (and STICK TO IT), then set a date.

Post # 5
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry


One of my girlfriends gave me a fabulous piece of advice after we were engaged- she said the process is like learning to drive a car. At first, it’s SO overwhelming and you don’t know how you’re possibly going to do it- but you learn a little at a time, and soon you’ve got it mastered.

Sit down and Fiance and figure out what your ideal wedding is/ what’s most important to you. Work out a preliminary guest list and budget (and be prepared to go over on both), then start looking at venues that match those two requirements.

I agree that the knot has a good checklist- it can be overwhelming- a lot of the items are listed twice, and don’t stress too much about the timelines. Being engaged is a special time in your relationship- enjoy it!

Post # 6
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

Congratulations on your engagement! Take a deep breath and set a month and year if you have not already done it.  Decided on what your budget for the wedding will be. Then what size of wedding and the formality of the wedding based on what you can spend. Next, you can decide the location to have the ceremony. Take your time and do not let your whole life become about the wedding.

Post # 7
2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

FIRST – set a budget.  Then, start browsing blogs for ideas. 

Think of a few elements that are really important to you, and go from there.  Take your time so you don’t get bridal burnout.

And enjoy the browsing process before jumping in to the buying part.

Post # 8
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

First set a budget – then determine if you want your wedding to be indoor/outdoor, basically what general feel do you want for your wedding.

Then browse venues that fit your budget and things like decor, flowers, colors, etc will fall in to place once you pic your space.

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