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sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 27, 2010
Where are you located? I'm in new york. The theme of our wedding is a beach theme. Do you have any ideas?
myiandfa2011
myiandfa2011
Posts: 22 June 27, 2010
Poor baby...Well my budget is really 5k more just incase. and our area has 80 venues thats why it's so hard to choose. I'm so sorry you are stressing, I have a little thing going where I try to get one thing done a month and it is working, I am so trying to be stress free. I also did not add the honeymoon budget with the wedding budget. I pray your day be full of joy and happiness good luck.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 27, 2010
Get ready to stress because of the venue, something always happens to where something is going to happen. Right now I am stressing about the finances of the wedding. I did a wedding budget on line, it is almost $7,000. My wedding budget was $5,000. The honeymoon was $5,000. So now I have no idea. I did get some free items locally. I went to garage sales and got some things for the wedding. I made my own guest book. I am stressing because I had to buy another wedding dress because my first one got ruined. And also what I am really stressing about is the guest list. I have invited co-workers, family, and close friends. We are doing this ourselves.
myiandfa2011
myiandfa2011
Posts: 22 June 27, 2010
well I know where I'm getting my dress and the girls dresses, the grooms tux and his men. I don't have a venue but thats what I've been working on, and some cater. I do have a budget 15k to 20K not with the honeymoon. I'm not going to stress I want to have fun with it, this means a lot to me. How about yourself? And do you have any suggestions?
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 27, 2010
antonettecox95 wrote:
IM PLANNIG MY WEDDING EARLY SO IT CAN BE LESS STRESSFUL. BUT MY WEDDING DAT IS MAY 11 2013

Wow! At least your are getting an early start. Congrats. What are your wedding plans already?
myiandfa2011
myiandfa2011
Posts: 22 June 27, 2010
Hi and congrats....Any words for some one planning by herself? I am having a west palm beach wedding in july of 2011(indoor) and I don't want it to be.....whats the word NUTTS! I want to have fun with it, but sometimes I get so frustrated because all my family and friends are in other towns or out of state upset and I have no friends here because I moved here to be with the love of my life and he helps as much as he can but this is not really a man thing ( but he loves to help). Any words of insperration for me wink!
Hkemp143243
Hkemp143243
Posts: 72 June 24, 2010
im a july 10 2010 bride 2 weeks and still so much to do
anton462703
anton462703
Posts: 1 June 24, 2010
IM PLANNIG MY WEDDING EARLY SO IT CAN BE LESS STRESSFUL. BUT MY WEDDING DAT IS MAY 11 2013
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 24, 2010
Okay ladies, this is my and my fiance's second marriage. And the last. I had no say so when it came to my first. I have a lot of say so on this one. My wedding day is set for June 25, 2011. I am so nervous because we have the venue, a dj, a professional photographer, videographer, not quite there yet with an officiant. I only got one reply. I am doing the centerpieces myself. But I am also getting party favors and things for the ceremony. We are paying for all of this ourselves.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 24, 2010
dcsbride wrote:
Hi. I'm a first time bride with a wedding date of December 18, 2010. We are doing a destination wedding. Anyone have any experience with the Biltmore Estate? Are they outrageously priced?

We are having an intimate wedding (20-25 people) and want to give them a little "getaway" during our marriage. Anyone else doing an "all inclusive" marriage? I'm thinking of renting out an Inn and getting married in a chapel nearby. Any thoughts?
If you are going to Biltmore, better be planning a PLATIUM WEDDING. They are so outragous but look at what you are getting for that price. Your better off doing it at an inn or a local hotel for your wedding and reception.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 24, 2010
shabeba_mcdonald wrote:
Well let me first say congratulation's to your unity...i will be getting married May 27, 2011 in MIAMI,FL.....this is my first marriage im a little scared any advice

keep the lines of communication open. Plan at least once a month to get with the ladies of your bridal party. Let him get with the guys once a month. The biggest thing you can do for each other, is at least once a month, go on a date with each other. Where did you go on your first date? Go there. My first date was to a bar and watch the superbowl game.
AndiC
AndiC
Posts: 7 May 21, 2010
The above post is from me...didn't realize I wasn't signed in...,

Cheers!!

Guest May 21, 2010
Hi there ladies,
So here I am, a month and a half into my wedding planning. What do I have to say about the whole experience up to now?? HOW THE HECK DID ANYONE PLAN A WEDDING BEFORE THERE WAS INTERNET???? lol... Seriously, I am thinking about having my laptop surgically attached to my lap, this will be a real time saver I think!

I think I have been doing pretty good if all the checklists that you can find online are accurate. According to them, I have nothing more to do until 8 months before my wedding. Being that my wedding is September 24, 2011..that means my schedule is all clear until February! (yeah, right)

Here is my accomplishments list:

Chose Venue
Chose Theme
Chose Church
Chose Dress
Chose Bridal Party
Chose Food
Chose DJ
Chose Cake and Cake Baker
Made appt with florist
Haven't settled on Invitation style but got some ideas
Can't decide on favours, but have 4 in the running.
Chose bridal party gifts
Chose limo
Chose photographer
Haven't settled on decorations yet
Haven't settled on Brides Maids dresses yet or guys tux styles.

So there it is. Not too shabby for a first timer huh? So to Jcornwell86, there is hope! Surf your little heart out and get emailing and quote requesting!

Lets all keep updating on our progress, I think it will be fun to see how we all progress as the big DAY approaches!

Good luck and best wishes to our little B2B family!
Jcorn433397
Jcorn433397
Posts: 2 May 21, 2010
I'm also a first time bride...my date was 9/10/11 but have found out that it happens to coincide with the biggest football game in iowa...the iowa vs iowa state game, and since my family is very sports-minded, and I want my day to be focused on my fiance and I...I'm having to change my date...looking at 6/25/11, but still not sure...trying to balance being cold and too hot, not an easy task...I haven't done anything yet as I was planning on having a september wedding, and now potentially moving it up three months is making me feel very short on time...I have nothing and am quite restless about it...especially when my fiance's only thought is "Tell me when to show up and what to wear"...he's really easy going and I'm not really great at making decisions...this wedding thing is not as easy as I thought it would be!
dcsbr439095
dcsbr439095
Posts: 4 May 21, 2010
Hi. I'm a first time bride with a wedding date of December 18, 2010. We are doing a destination wedding. Anyone have any experience with the Biltmore Estate? Are they outrageously priced?

We are having an intimate wedding (20-25 people) and want to give them a little "getaway" during our marriage. Anyone else doing an "all inclusive" marriage? I'm thinking of renting out an Inn and getting married in a chapel nearby. Any thoughts?
ladyv119809
ladyv119809
Posts: 2 May 20, 2010
Hello,
I'm getting married on October 27, 2012 this is my 3rd marriage and his first. Our theme is Enchanted Evening with a Twilight feel, just have planning your wedding and try not to stress out about it. I am juggling college and our wedding but my Fiance' is such a help with all of the planning.
CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 254 May 4, 2010
Dear Brides to Be! A wedding is an exciting time and a milestone in your lives. You've left behind your childhood and embarking on a new adventure with your sweetheart! So, chatter away. I do suggest a wedding "planner" or wedding "confident". There are people who you can call to get advice for a small fee who will take the time to give you ideas, send you links and refer you to services such as photography and videography, where to buy great bridal and bridesmaids dresses, bands, dj's, etc. I would start with the following:

1) date/season
2) how many guests
3) theme: beach? black tie? informal? BBQ bash? Destination? Formal wedding hall? Hotel elegance? Rooftop or gallery? decide where you want the wedding and where you want the reception.

4) colors would also determine your theme. what are your favorite colors? pink can be passe', and chocolate and tiffany blue or black and white damask, or citrus colors like bright orange and lime green. Purple, fuschia and red ... These are the new fab colors! Give this some thought.

5) Budget: who is paying? are your parents or other famiy members chipping in? how much could you afford? the average wedding is about $18,000. Obviously, the larger the amount of guest, the more you have to pay for it. Cakes start at about $800 for about 80-100 people, so consider that. You may also, want to get a small cake to cut and offer a dessert table with cupcakes, petit fours, and other pasties and candies instead, for about the same cost. a chocolate fountain with dipping treats is always a favorite. this is fun and the guest like to help themselves.

Hope this helps and I do offer a free initial consultation. You can email or call!

Best,
Lise'
212-928-6572
liseramos@msn.com
www.mybelovedwedandart.com
CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 254 May 4, 2010
AndiC wrote:
Hi there!

I am a bride to be in Brampton,Ontario and am looking for some fellow brides to be who want to chat, share, unload, whine, cry, complain, laugh, give and get ideas,suggestions...whatever!! This way, I will be talking to people who are in the same boat as me and also reduce the possibility of driving my non marriage minded friends up the wall with my incessant wedding chatter! Good luck ladies! (my wedding is planned for Sept 24/2011)
thebu424769
thebu424769
Posts: 7 May 4, 2010
Bellaray3 wrote:
theburchs86 wrote:
Bellaray3 wrote:
Wow lookslike alot of us are May brides! I'm doing the deed May 7th, 2011!! Congrats Girls!!! Wow Burch I can't beleive your doing this alone.. My mom's awesome w/ helping.. And my oldest child (my only girl) is 7 so she has all kinds of things to say lol..


Yeah, I am. He's trying to help but with school and focusing on the army, it's hard. I'm always picking out things and getting his opinion. Plus I don't want him worrying so much since he has this deployment coming up.


Thanks!!!


it'll work is way out at least your giving yourself lots of time!
Bellaray3
Bellaray3
Posts: 8 May 4, 2010
theburchs86 wrote:
Bellaray3 wrote:
Wow lookslike alot of us are May brides! I'm doing the deed May 7th, 2011!! Congrats Girls!!! Wow Burch I can't beleive your doing this alone.. My mom's awesome w/ helping.. And my oldest child (my only girl) is 7 so she has all kinds of things to say lol..


Yeah, I am. He's trying to help but with school and focusing on the army, it's hard. I'm always picking out things and getting his opinion. Plus I don't want him worrying so much since he has this deployment coming up.



it'll work is way out at least your giving yourself lots of time!
thebu424769
thebu424769
Posts: 7 May 4, 2010
Bellaray3 wrote:
Wow lookslike alot of us are May brides! I'm doing the deed May 7th, 2011!! Congrats Girls!!! Wow Burch I can't beleive your doing this alone.. My mom's awesome w/ helping.. And my oldest child (my only girl) is 7 so she has all kinds of things to say lol..


Yeah, I am. He's trying to help but with school and focusing on the army, it's hard. I'm always picking out things and getting his opinion. Plus I don't want him worrying so much since he has this deployment coming up.
Bellaray3
Bellaray3
Posts: 8 May 4, 2010
Wow lookslike alot of us are May brides! I'm doing the deed May 7th, 2011!! Congrats Girls!!! Wow Burch I can't beleive your doing this alone.. My mom's awesome w/ helping.. And my oldest child (my only girl) is 7 so she has all kinds of things to say lol..
thebu424769
thebu424769
Posts: 7 May 4, 2010
ladies, mine is set for may 12, 2012! and boy, am i scared! one, b/c it's my first one and two, b/c i will do most of it alone. he's active duty in the army.
aocon426876
aocon426876
Posts: 3 May 4, 2010
hi girls my wedding date is 9/10/11 in key west fl. this is both of ours first marrige and i had no clue how much it takes to start planning most people say to start planning 12 months out if i did that i would run out of time. i agree to-do list should get shorter my has been increasing every day for the last week..
have fun good luck
AndiC
AndiC
Posts: 7 April 9, 2010
Hi there! Thank you very much and Congratulations to you as well!! A Miami wedding huh? Sounds wonderful! Are you doing a beach wedding or indoors?
As for advice for you... I would love to flourish you with my words of wisdom, but unfortunately it would be a bit like the blind leading the blind as this is my first time too!! lol.
I'm pretty nervous too, and the list of things I need to do before the big day seems to get bigger with each passing day...Aren't "to do" lists supposed to get shorter?? lol

Are you having a theme for your wedding?

Happy planning

Andi
shabe406464
shabe406464
Posts: 6 April 9, 2010
Well let me first say congratulation's to your unity...i will be getting married May 27, 2011 in MIAMI,FL.....this is my first marriage im a little scared any advice

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