(Closed) Where to start….?!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Welcome Newbie!

I suggest you start with a budget-how much can you afford to spend on the wedding and reception?

Will you be paying for it yourselves?

Will either or both of your parents be helping financially?

Get that settled and then you will be able to make other decisions.

Also do some research into what things cost in your area- venues, caterers, cake bakers, photographers etc. 

 

Post # 4
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yeah have to agree budget and figuring out who is paying for what is unfortunately the most important step.

After that is decided, I would say finding a venue is the next best thing to do since some venues are all inclusive, some offer differernt options, some have different restrictions, etc.

Once your venue is chosen you get to have “fun” finding vendors, deciding on decor and feel, buying your dress, going over budget, all the good stuff. lol

 

Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

While I agree with the other posters that finding out your budget is really important but for someone who is newly engaged, I would suggest looking at bridal magazine to see what you like first.  Then from there figure out a budget.  I know figuring out a budget can be a total downer because you realize how expensive everything is. That’s what I did.  I realized I didn’t want things like spending $$$ lots of money on my wedding band or on a dress made by  expensive dress designer.  I actually realized that I couldn’t afford my honeymoon immediately after the wedding.  I waited 4 months after our wedding and was able to spend more on my hm because we waited.

Oh, I DIY alot of things for my wedding.

Well, good luck and congrats on the engagement.

Post # 6
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14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There is a great financial wedding planner on martha stewart weddings that will help you figure out where to split up your budget.  I went out and bought a planning book, but some savy girls have created their own or made their own within their computers.  I tore photos out of magazines and put them in the right folders of the planning book.  Once I had the general theme that I wanted, I started looking for venues that fit our theme and budget.

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