We are getting married on 05/18//2013. I planned our wedding in three weeks top. The one thing that helped me tremendously was a app for my iPhone, WeddingHappy. It lists everything that has to be done & it gives due dates for each task according to your wedding date. What also helped me was networking. I have a God-brother who is a Dj, so I didn't have to find one on my own and I already had a baker that I previously used for events, so that took care of the cake. My biggest task was finding a affordable Venue and I found it here on Eventective. The Venue handles all the decorations, set up, and the hall, so I had no worries after booking with them. Try signing up with theknot.com, wayfair.com, weddingpartyapp.com, and weddingwire.com. They offer great advice, sends email for different vendors and websites that offer discounts. If you plan to save money by DIY projects, or looking for free invitation offers, try visiting these websites, wrapwithus.com, orientaltrading.com, & partypop.com. I hope this helps relieve some pressure for you all.
October 18, 2012
My wedding is on 12/Oct/2012. We had only engaged now. not planned anything, but in few weeks we start planning.
Also looking for something unique in our wedding..
November 8, 2012
You're welcome. Glad I was able to be of assistance!! Congratulations!!!
November 8, 2012
Lol.... I noticed that, also. Yes, great minds do think alike, lol.... The websites have saved us so much, we are getting to do St. Lucia for our honeymoon!!! Yaaaayyyy :-)
Sounds AWESOME! I haven't even gotten to the honeymoon yet...don't even have a clue as to where I would want to go. ugggghhhhh!!
November 8, 2012
You still have time. I already had places in mind, so after pricing all of them, St. Lucia had the best offer going right now, plus I got $300 air credit, so that helped me to narrow it down!
Ladies & Gents: sign up on weddingbee.com - it's free and lots of brides sell their used merchandise for up to 75% off! There are also galleries and diy ideas that are priceless. Hope this helps!
Congratulations to all of you on your upcoming nuptuals. For the bay area brides... If you live closer to the east bay area and are in need of some assistance from an event planner.... I would love to connect with you. Email me at info @jusgorjus.com.
I am marrying my high school sweetheart on the 14th of September as well. We are having a very laid-back reception at our apartment clubhouse. However, I am finding it difficult to locate a ceremony venue because both of us are non-religious, want something incredibly inexpensive (we are paying $75 for the clubhouse) and are not fans of the outdoors. I am getting married in northern Indiana in September and would love some suggestions (and love to give advice as well)!
I AM MARRY MY HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART TRYING TO FINED A IN EXPENSIVE PLACE WHERE WE CAN CATER AND BRING ACHOL AND ARE OWN MUSIC IN THE HALL WE ONLY WANT TO RENT A ROOM AND DO ALL THE REST IN NORWALK CT ANY IDEAS IT IS FOR MAY 18th 2013 so need a place asap so we can prepare all other things
It is going to be difficult to find a place that is going to allow you to bring in your own food and alcohol due to the licensing that is involved in food and alcohol. The best places to look are community centers and stand alone banquet halls, that don't have full kitchens are going to be your best bet. However, some places will still require you work with license vendors. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me
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Hello Future Brides,
I have a small issues that I am hoping someone on the blog could help with. I had a wedding planner. I loved the one I had but I know it is hard to support brides of soldiers and it can be frustrating.
Long story short my fiance did not contact me for over 3 months because his camp was attacked. He was severely injured but will make a full recovery he suffered head and leg injuries. This is the second time that I shut down and didnt call her why? because when I dont hear from him I get stressed and withdrawn. One time I didnt hear from him for over a month and this last time I didnt hear from him for over 3 months. After the first time she asked me to at least call her and keep her informed. Well, I did and each time I did she was very short or hostile so I stopped contacting because given what I was dealing with I couldnt handle telling how she was making me feel. I finally got word after not speaking to him since 09/13/12 his camp was attacked 09/14/12 and he was unconscious for 2 months.
I sent her an email expressing what happened and how she made me feel and thanked her for her service and explained that our working relationship is now strained and it would be better if we agree to end it.
I told my fiance that I would rather wait until he comes home and we can find one together because I dont need to deal with any other attitudes or moods given what I deal with daily (him being in Afghainstan).
Do you think I did the right thing?
December 6, 2012
Absolutely. It is your day and the people that are helping make your day special need to be supportive and understanding. How did she react when you sent her the "break-up" email?
When you and your fiance are reunited and begin making wedding preparations again, look for someone who makes you feel like a priority and only consider the old planner if she responded in a completely professional and apologetic manner. You deserve to be doted on.
She has not responded which is a clear sign that I made the right decision. My FI is pissed and said that she has lost out on one of the biggest commission she would have ever been given. Right now, our budget is 71,000 and climbing because with my FI spares no expense. If she was more compassionate during his tour, my FI is such a sweet man that he would have been extra good to her because she was good too me.
I want to welcome you to our future bride blog and thanks for responding to my little issue...If there is anything I can do or say that can help you or you just need to vent please feel to contact me.
We have the same wedding date too.
I am sorry for not responding when you initally posted, my FI is in the military and there was some time when I hadnt heard from him and I completely shut down. Congrats on your upcoming wedding if I can help you in any way please feel free to send me a message or post...we need to support each other during this crazy time of planning, getting emotional, and feeling like you are losing your mind...hahahaha
This message is to all the future brides who have decided to joint the blog. If I can help anyone with just questions, venting, advice please feel free to send me a message or blog..Congrats to all
Contact me at email@example.com I may be able to help you NYC Guest with the darth vader cartoons. You really need to cut down your list to no more than 100 for something on the affordable side.
April 15, 2013
Hi there! I'm sure all of you are on a budget of some sort. When I was planning my wedding, I was in desperate need of a photographer that was inexpensive yet still was able to capture all the beautiful moments of my wedding day. I found an ad on Craigslist and got connected with Lindsay, who is an amazing photographer. She's young and currently trying to expand her portfolio, so that is why she is charging at such an inexpensive rate. She charged me $600 for full wedding coverage (bridal prep, ceremony, venue, wedding party shots, and reception) and the images were incredible! I definitely recommend her.
Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org! Check her out, she's awesome!!