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Guest August 23, 2010
to all of the brides planning your weddings yourself, i know it gets irritating when you have everything mapped out the way you want, (and hope) it will go...we got married Aug. 14, 2010...I had everything mapped out the way i wanted everthing to be...from the time all my "girls" to meet up with me at my hotel suite...breakfast, a few drinks to ease the stress, all that, all the way to the time i figured we would all show up together at the church...the reception, the ceremony....all the deco....let me just say, it isnt going to work that way....some one will either be late, or you will overlook a "time slot" for something minor...we had that time slot problem-- i didnt leave time to go to the hall to decorate...if you are lucky enough to have a mom, or the one that helped greatly was my mother in law, they will want to take over the deco for that...let them!! i know you will feel the same way i did, like she wasnt the slightest bit concerned how i wanted things....they listen more than yuou think....I never even was able to make it back to the hall since the monday before the wedding when we got the keys and security code for the place....my mother in law, and my hubby's 2 aunts decorated better than i could have ever imagined... without her pulling the aunts together to what I thought was taking over, i would have spent that entire week stressed to a near heart attack.. dont be afraid to ask for a little, or alot of help or suggestions....it will take a ton of stress away.....good luck to alll, and i hope your big days are as wonderfull as you expect them to be...
FreemanGosselin
FreemanGosselin
Posts: 4 August 22, 2010
lilofrog12 wrote:
Funny you say that. I had a dream last night that my bridesmaids quit, my maid of honor forgot to show up, and my parents couldn't find the wedding. It ended up being just me and the groom's dad had to give me away!


My wedding is October 30, 2010 in Bloomington, IN and I started having the nightmares last night! I got to the wedding and everythign was set but the dress (that I had sewn by hand) was being taken out for me to put it on and none of the seams were sewn... they were all just pinned into place for me to put together. I was trying to use stitch witchery (an iron on "glue" for tacking pieces together) and tack stitching to try and get it to stay together! Wow! I ran out of the bedroom this morning to pull out the dress and check it! I am already stressing enough because this is a wedding that was set with only three months to pull it all off in and I'm still working on finding too many things... thank goodness so much of it is being done by hand and simply. We are simple people with very simple hopes for the wedding... so hopefully the lack of dazzle and elegance will minimize the chances for insanity to break out at the last minute!
gumbo503586
gumbo503586
Posts: 1 August 22, 2010
Hello brides. This is my first wedding and im looking for a really nice place that does the catering and etc... in greenville sc or augusta ga. Im so lost. Are there any suggestions own how to find a nice place???? thanks
tabit501497
tabit501497
Posts: 1 August 21, 2010
Hello I from Harrisonburg Virginia, I just got proposed to this week. We have chosen July 16th 2011. I am so nervous already. feel so lost on what to do. thank god he is such a planner
tabitha
chris499273
chris499273
Posts: 1 August 18, 2010
Hello all my fellow B2B!! I'm so excited. =) We've picked 9/10/11 for our date, but we are having a hard time finding a venue already! Dates are booked wwwaaaayyyy out! Anyone have any suggestions for Orlando, FL area venues?
lilof498732
lilof498732
Posts: 2 August 17, 2010
Funny you say that. I had a dream last night that my bridesmaids quit, my maid of honor forgot to show up, and my parents couldn't find the wedding. It ended up being just me and the groom's dad had to give me away!
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 August 16, 2010
lilofrog12 wrote:
congrats all you brides! we've decided to get married in June 2011. It has just come to my attention that I'm going to have to actually plan this thing out. The more I think about it, the more I find that I need to do. Is it going to get more hectic the closer the date gets or am i going to get it all organized before i go crazy?
Absolutely be ready togo crazy. No matter what you have organized for your big day, somebody is either going to drop out of the wedding, or a problem with the vendor, or even the dress.
lilof498732
lilof498732
Posts: 2 August 16, 2010
congrats all you brides! we've decided to get married in June 2011. It has just come to my attention that I'm going to have to actually plan this thing out. The more I think about it, the more I find that I need to do. Is it going to get more hectic the closer the date gets or am i going to get it all organized before i go crazy?
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 August 13, 2010
To the post above. What happend on the knot. I have not been there yet. What is your wedding date and the theme to your wedding?
Danie439238
Danie439238
Posts: 1 August 11, 2010
This seems like a friendly site for b2b. Stay away from the knot. That site is not as friendly. Congrats everyone 08/28/10 BRIDE :-)
k_mcg494819
k_mcg494819
Posts: 1 August 10, 2010
hellos everyone!! Congrats to all the Brides to be!!! I will be getting married May 28, 2011 and I am so excited!! I joined this website called Weddingbycolor.com and it is the best. There are brides from all over that share their ideas as well as sale their items for little or nothing. They help you with invitations and tell you awesome deals good luck with your wedding planning and if you decide to join you can find me under slyandkamilah!!
tatte490446
tatte490446
Posts: 1 August 3, 2010
We have set our wedding for September 24, 2011. This is my second wedding, though I eloped at 19 with my first husband, and in case you are wondering my first marriage lasted 18 ys. We are still friends and he is going to dj this wedding. We are looking to do an outside wedding by water in the Saluda NC area. Have not found the right venue yet. Most everything else has been worked out. The guest list, wedding party (that was easy, both of us have a teenage daughter and they will each stand up with us). A little nervous though. I have planned several of my friends weddings over the years but not my own.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 August 1, 2010
Make sure you have your list of everything that you are getting for the wedding. Take it with you so you have it. Even as crazy as this sounds, go garage saling. Because I have found alot of my wedding stuff there as well. Keep in contact with vendors as well.
sweet485011
sweet485011
Posts: 1 August 1, 2010
Hello, I will be getting married Septemberr 1st, 2011. It's my first wedding, and I know for sure I'm driving my friends crazy with all my wedding talk. I'm a little nervous, but yet so excited. I have almost everything planned out, at least I hope. Any advice for me?
Sunsh418450
Sunsh418450
Posts: 11 July 29, 2010
Hello, I am also getting Married In May 2011 in Daytona beach, Fl. I have the majority of everything planned except for the food. i am having the hardies time with that.. Any advice. this is my first wedding and I am a littel nervous




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)
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 27, 2010
Does anyone know any wedding planners in cortland, Ny?
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 26, 2010
What is the theme to your wedding? What have you done so far?
neesh483440
neesh483440
Posts: 1 July 25, 2010
Hello,
I am also a bride to be. I live in Killeen, Texas and am getting married on June 17,2011. My fiance is in Iraq so I am pretty much making all the arangements on my own. Hopefully we can help each other outAndiC 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)
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 25, 2010
One more piece of advice for you new brides. Have a time at least once a month for your bridal party to have a game night. Or all of you go out and have a great time. Just because you are married doesn't mean you can't have fun again.
brand482927
brand482927
Posts: 1 July 24, 2010
I am having mine on April 23,2011. I cant wait i am so happy and we cant wait.
star1482412
star1482412
Posts: 1 July 23, 2010
cool. congratulations! Mine will just be a day after yours on may 28, 2011
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 19, 2010
tarascott323 wrote:
Hey! I would love some advice and help with planning my wedding. this is mine and my fiance's first marriages and we are so very excited! The wedding date is Dec. 17th 2011! would love to have any advice!!

Don't forget a girls night out and let the guys have their night out as well. Keep communication open and honest. Warn him first before becoming a bridezilla.
Flowerknife
Flowerknife
Posts: 5 July 17, 2010
Artificial flowers that look real will cost you more money than going fresh. If you don't care whether they look real than you can purchase the cheap silks but they will look cheap. I suggest you visit a florist where you can see, feel, and smell the difference between artificial and real. sbarnhart1974 wrote:
Don't make my big mistake by not not looking at venues first. Look at the venues first then look at pastors, videographers, photographers, do fake flowers no body would really know the difference. Get ideas for what you want your dress to look like. what is the theme of your wedding? What are the colors of your wedding? Definately go to www.1weddingsource.com and print out the 72 pg book. That has helped me out a lot. Make your own wedding notebook and personalize it yourself. Saves money that way as well. Also, for a lot of centerpieces, go to the dollar store.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 12, 2010
Don't make my big mistake by not not looking at venues first. Look at the venues first then look at pastors, videographers, photographers, do fake flowers no body would really know the difference. Get ideas for what you want your dress to look like. what is the theme of your wedding? What are the colors of your wedding? Definately go to www.1weddingsource.com and print out the 72 pg book. That has helped me out a lot. Make your own wedding notebook and personalize it yourself. Saves money that way as well. Also, for a lot of centerpieces, go to the dollar store.
amorg473086
amorg473086
Posts: 2 July 12, 2010
hi everyone..well my date is june/11/2011!!im so excited one b/c its my wedding that its self is just so exciting and two im marrying the love of my life...but im only 18 so i need all the advise i can get..congrads to all the brides!!
CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 254 July 12, 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.

Dear sbarnhart1974 -
I'm in NYC and would be glad to help you. There is so much information and sites and things to get organized. Give me a call and we can go step by step. I can also recommend inexpensive eateries in NYC - also remember, doing a lunch or sunday brunch is quite cheaper. you can always do an after party at a house, apartment or small party space. I'll give you two consultations for free - so do contact me.
Best,
Lise' from Manhattan
212-928-6572
liseramos@msn.com
www.allenspatzphotography.com
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 12, 2010
How long have you known your fiance'? Is both sides of the families helping you out or are you doing it yourselves? And when is your wedding date?
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 5, 2010
I have gone to oriental trading. I have gotten tons of magazines and internet offers. Great news for my wedding! BACK AT SQUARE ONE! I have no venue, no pastor, no caterer, and now no wedding date because of the other venues are already booked!
AndiC
AndiC
Posts: 7 July 3, 2010
Pammiekay77 - That is the best turn-around story ever!! LOL Sound like you dodged that bullet of disaster quite beautifully! I'm so happy for you that it has all worked out (and for the better, I might add)

And in regards to your Mother in Law saving the day (and wedding)
With all the "Monster-In-Law" fiasco's out there, nice to know some of us are blessed with angels.

Guest July 3, 2010
AndiC-- Actually, about 2 or 3 days afer he came to see me, my invites arrived, and they were completely wrong... So, since I dint have time to send them back, and wait for the corrected ones, I went ahead and sent them back, they gave me a FULL refund, plus a gift card for Bed, Bath, and Beyond. So I used less than 1/3 of that money that I had spent on invites any way, and I went to that wonderful place-- Wally World,and spent about $150 got some of the print your own invites.. And it works out because I like the new ones better, and I have about $1100- left over from invites and the church refund-that I can do what ever with.... And as far a him being a man of the cloth, that almost didnt matter-- I actually almost turned into that lovely "Bridezilla", but thank God for my soon to be mother in law being there. She attends alot of services at alot of different churches, and found one, and paid for it with in 3-4 hours.. I love that woman....

Guest July 3, 2010
to sbarnhart1974-there is a place called oriental trading. it islocated in Nebraska, but you can goto orientaltrading.com and order onlinethere, or call them at 1-800-228-2269, and they will send yo acatalog. When they ask yo which one you want either saytheweding on, or yo canevenask that they send the all. I grew up half of my life in Iowa, thats how I knew of this. I am doing a "two hearts theme, and I was able to get most ofthe deco,and ALOT of favors there.My wedding guest list is around 315, and I only spent arond $250 for the favors, and another $150 dcorations... The have ALOT of theme wedding stuff, an looking through the wedding book tht I still have at a quick glance, I found about 4 pages for your beach theme alone.But if you call, ask for their big catalog too because there is seasonal stuff i there that thy dont include in the wedding book...most of the stuff you would order would be in bulk- EX:Personalized Beach Theme White Pails--$9.99 per DOZEN... its really cool, check it out and let me know if that helped...
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 2, 2010
margaret.carvotta wrote:
sbarnhart1974 wrote:
There are so many cake toppers with your theme that I have just found on line. I am still stressing out about the wedding because of there are so many things that I have forgotten about. I can't believe how hard it is to find a beach theme aisle runner get that personalized with our names and wedding date, and a small saying on it without costing almost $500!


Have you thought about purchasing an Isle Runner from a bridal shop or perhaps making your own from fabric and then getting it personalized at Things Remembered? http://www.thingsremembered.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Home_10001_9951

might be a tid bit pricey but I think it should be less than 500$
No I didn't even think of that! Iwill give it a shot some weekend! Hopefully before 2 long.
jbubbles3413
jbubbles3413
Posts: 6 July 2, 2010
AndiC wrote:
jbubbles3413 wrote:
We set our date for Feb. 19, 2011...and I have NOTHING! I get sooo wrapped up with work & month end....I really don't know where to start and with a small budget to top it off. so HELLLLPPP!!!!


First off...TAKE A DEEP BREATH...NOW SLOWLY EXHALE>>>repeat to yourself, everything will be ok...everything will be ok...lol

Secondly...I would say the most important things to get done quickly would be your guest list (so you know what kind of numbers you are looking at) and then find and book your venue, ceremony place, and your officiant. As you are getting married in what is considered "off season", this should save you quite a bit of cash with your vendors.

Do you have a theme in mind? Colours?



Lol. Thanks! I have somewhat picked the colors. I know mocha/espresso is one and Idk on either to go with teal or dusty rose or just put all 3 together. We are halfway done with the guest list but with work and kids, its TOUGH. Im sure alot of the B2Bs understand that. BUT! I have been contacting venues during my breaks and getting quotes. To me I need to find a place first so I at least have that lol. Im open to ideas so feel free to email me here! GOOD LUCK to ALL!!! =D
AndiC
AndiC
Posts: 7 July 1, 2010
jbubbles3413 wrote:
We set our date for Feb. 19, 2011...and I have NOTHING! I get sooo wrapped up with work & month end....I really don't know where to start and with a small budget to top it off. so HELLLLPPP!!!!


First off...TAKE A DEEP BREATH...NOW SLOWLY EXHALE>>>repeat to yourself, everything will be ok...everything will be ok...lol

Secondly...I would say the most important things to get done quickly would be your guest list (so you know what kind of numbers you are looking at) and then find and book your venue, ceremony place, and your officiant. As you are getting married in what is considered "off season", this should save you quite a bit of cash with your vendors.

Do you have a theme in mind? Colours?
AndiC
AndiC
Posts: 7 July 1, 2010
faatin119 wrote:
Okay...I need some help pelease and congratulations to all the engagements. My fiance and I are both 19 years old. Our wedding is set for January 3, 2011 we have our hall, I have my dress, food is taken care of, honey moon is taken care of, and the cake is taken care of. I really need help with ideas for wedding favors, tux ideas, flower arrangements, table cloths, chair covers and sashes, and napkins. There will be about 175 guests and we are looking for the best deals. Can anyone help???


What is your theme? Are you having a winter theme? What colours are you having? TheKnot.com has some really great and reasonable priced favours as well as hundreds of great ideas. Check them out.

As for chair covers and sashes, what does your venue offer? I am using my venue's table cloths and chair covers and getting my chair sashes and table overlays from a party rental place. (Was cheaper and had more colour choices than my venue)
AndiC
AndiC
Posts: 7 July 1, 2010
pammiekay77 wrote:
to the one looking for B2B pals (bride to be)---I know your stress... I have untill August 14, 2010... It still has some fun days...lol But I am glad there are those who can relate to my issues... I miss sanity... Hopefully it gets to come back to me..SOON... I hope your planning is successful... Mine got shakey at a few points... Like 2 weeks ago, when the minister at the church we were going to be married in, came over to talk to me about a scheduling conflict... It was paid for and everything, and he brings me a check back for the exact amout that I had paid his church, and said that the church secretary had made a mistake in the calendar, and that the weekend of 8-14-2010, their sanctuary will be under construction for a remodeling on it... Fine time to tell me huh... 8.5 weeks from the wedding he tells me this, when I paid him 6 months ago.. But I hope yours goes very smooth...


OMG!!! I can't believe they did that to you!! What are you going to do? And I assume your invites have already been sent and everything right? Wow...that completely sucks! Good thing for him he is a man of the cloth and that it would be in bad taste to throttle him!!
faati463491
faati463491
Posts: 5 July 1, 2010
jbubbles3413 wrote:
We set our date for Feb. 19, 2011...and I have NOTHING! I get sooo wrapped up with work & month end....I really don't know where to start and with a small budget to top it off. so HELLLLPPP!!!!


If you have a couple people in your family or friends who can cook very well ask the to cook for your wedding. Thats what we are doing. Also, look for a place where you can just rent out the hall alone without having to get their caterer.
faati463491
faati463491
Posts: 5 July 1, 2010
Oh and ceterpieces
faati463491
faati463491
Posts: 5 July 1, 2010
Okay...I need some help pelease and congratulations to all the engagements. My fiance and I are both 19 years old. Our wedding is set for January 3, 2011 we have our hall, I have my dress, food is taken care of, honey moon is taken care of, and the cake is taken care of. I really need help with ideas for wedding favors, tux ideas, flower arrangements, table cloths, chair covers and sashes, and napkins. There will be about 175 guests and we are looking for the best deals. Can anyone help???
jbubbles3413
jbubbles3413
Posts: 6 July 1, 2010
We set our date for Feb. 19, 2011...and I have NOTHING! I get sooo wrapped up with work & month end....I really don't know where to start and with a small budget to top it off. so HELLLLPPP!!!!
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 30, 2010
tarascott323 wrote:
Hey! I would love some advice and help with planning my wedding. this is mine and my fiance's first marriages and we are so very excited! The wedding date is Dec. 17th 2011! would love to have any advice!!

Once a month go out with the ladies of your bridal party. Let him do the same. keep the lines of communication open. Let him vent about his job and do the same. the best thing to do is sit down for an hour and talk about your day and his.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 30, 2010
make your own centerpieces. Have fake flowers for the bouquets. It is cheaper.
taras464855
taras464855
Posts: 1 June 30, 2010
Hey! I would love some advice and help with planning my wedding. this is mine and my fiance's first marriages and we are so very excited! The wedding date is Dec. 17th 2011! would love to have any advice!!
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 30, 2010
I'm back at square one with my venue. I am about to go to a park, have the wedding there, and do all the cooking ourselves, but the cake is going to be catered.

Guest June 30, 2010
Ooo Isle runners scare me. What if you trip or some one else trips on it?
marga465695
marga465695
Posts: 2 June 30, 2010
sbarnhart1974 wrote:
There are so many cake toppers with your theme that I have just found on line. I am still stressing out about the wedding because of there are so many things that I have forgotten about. I can't believe how hard it is to find a beach theme aisle runner get that personalized with our names and wedding date, and a small saying on it without costing almost $500!


Have you thought about purchasing an Isle Runner from a bridal shop or perhaps making your own from fabric and then getting it personalized at Things Remembered? http://www.thingsremembered.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Home_10001_9951

might be a tid bit pricey but I think it should be less than 500$
marga465695
marga465695
Posts: 2 June 30, 2010
Hi there ladies! First of all Congradulations!!!

I just got engaged this last Christmas and am already deep in the pains of planning a wedding. I am trying to plan on across a very large ocean. My curch and family is in Calfiornia and his is in England. This has not been easy and it just seems to keep getting hard. My sister and mother who are in the USA right now have somewhat taken over the planning and keep taking from the wedding rather than putting things in. So far the only thing they are letting me keep is my colors and HTB lol. They even negotiated themselves out of my photographer! If any of you have any suggestions on how to get married in Southern California on a 5000$ budget let me know because all these cooks in my kitchen so to speak is really taking the fun out of it!
pammi463918
pammi463918
Posts: 1 June 30, 2010
to the one looking for B2B pals (bride to be)---I know your stress... I have untill August 14, 2010... It still has some fun days...lol But I am glad there are those who can relate to my issues... I miss sanity... Hopefully it gets to come back to me..SOON... I hope your planning is successful... Mine got shakey at a few points... Like 2 weeks ago, when the minister at the church we were going to be married in, came over to talk to me about a scheduling conflict... It was paid for and everything, and he brings me a check back for the exact amout that I had paid his church, and said that the church secretary had made a mistake in the calendar, and that the weekend of 8-14-2010, their sanctuary will be under construction for a remodeling on it... Fine time to tell me huh... 8.5 weeks from the wedding he tells me this, when I paid him 6 months ago.. But I hope yours goes very smooth...
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 27, 2010
There are so many cake toppers with your theme that I have just found on line. I am still stressing out about the wedding because of there are so many things that I have forgotten about. I can't believe how hard it is to find a beach theme aisle runner get that personalized with our names and wedding date, and a small saying on it without costing almost $500!
myiandfa2011
myiandfa2011
Posts: 22 June 27, 2010
I am in west palm beach florida, and I'm having a princess theme because I have truely found my prince.

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