When are you getting married? And what's your biggest worry at this point? Messages in this topic - RSS

When are you getting married? And what's your biggest worry at this point? Messages in this topic - RSS

krispriss
krispriss
Posts: 2 March 11, 2010
I'm getting married Memorial Day (yes, like 10 weeks away!), and right now I'm just about freaking out over where I am going to put all the guests. Working on getting group hotel rates, but most of the places I like don't have the rooms! Aarrggh!

When are you getting married and what keeps you up at night?

Kris

Guest March 11, 2010
I hear ya Kris. My wedding is 4 weeks away. I feel pretty good about where we are in the planning process but it has been a long road to get here! Duhh Good luck. I hope your special day is everything you dreamed it would be.
loriwise
loriwise
Posts: 10 March 11, 2010
I'm still a year away, and I'm still trying to get my guest list down to a manageable amount that will fit in my venue. Aargh!!
sherr380756
sherr380756
Posts: 1 March 11, 2010
March 12, 2011 Which is still a good year away. We thought we were lucky when we found a venue that offered a package deal for the wedding, reception and 150 guest. Perfect right! Not so much... Now were finding out the the contract we signed with the venue meant nothing and were being asked to sign contracts with each of the independent parties, D.J., Florist etc. that they use which all have some sort of hidden fee. Biggest worry: What's next weve already signed to the tune of $15,000.

Guest March 12, 2010
Just engaged, want to get married this Fall, trying to find a venue that is not booked!!
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 12, 2010
Hi Kris. What city/state will your wedding be in? How many guests? I'm in Phoenix, but maybe able to put you in touch with someon e who can help you if I can't.
Robbie
Desert Light Weddings
eklmn378135
eklmn378135
Posts: 3 March 13, 2010
My Wedding will be in September 2010. We are living in Canada and I dont know how to manage everything from here. How to find a good wedding planner, a good photographer, a videographers ??? I got some mails from different photographers and who should I trust ??? Who will make a really really good job ??!!! Oh man it drives me crazy !!!!

Guest March 13, 2010
Hi. To eklmn7007-sonst - are you getting married in Canada? If not where? First thing you want to do is find a planner. Your planner should have recommended vendors (photographer, caterer, etc.) they can refer you to. They (planners) are in the position to meet and work with vendors and will be able to direct you to the ones they think are best. For your vendors...one word accomodating. Willing to work with you and be flexible. For a photographer - flexible with packages and time, someone you get along with, you have to like their style, and of course you have to like their work. Hope this helps.
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 13, 2010
Sorry the post on finding vendors (shows as guest) is from me. Ifyou are still stuck or need some guidance you can click on my screenname (I think) and it will take you to info on contacting me. Shoot mean email and I'll try to help you out.

Robbie
Desert Light Weddings
eklmn378135
eklmn378135
Posts: 3 March 13, 2010
We wish to get married on a beautiful Destin Beach in Florida. Thank you so much for your advice and help !!!!!!
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 13, 2010
eklmn7007-sonst wrote:
We wish to get married on a beautiful Destin Beach in Florida. Thank you so much for your advice and help !!!!!!


Look into Amelia Island. Close to Atlanta, Jacksonville, Savannah, and Hilton Head Island. Beautiful area. If you know the movies The Notebook and Forrest Gump that is what the area looks like.

I've never been, my significant other is from the area and said it is incredible. In fact, if you want a recommendation for a great photographer then do contact me. He'd be glad to travel back to shoot your wedding in fact we are heading to Hilton Head Island end of April so he can shoot one.

Congratulations!
jasmi383228
jasmi383228
Posts: 1 March 13, 2010
I am getting married in the beginning of may. I want a small wedding, and so far i have nothing planned. I been juggling school, work and planning, and i been slacking on the planning part.. Its just soo much and sooo little time. My bridesmaids said they are going to handle everything. i guess i am worried about how all of this is going to play on in such a short amount of time
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 13, 2010
jasminejade333 wrote:
I am getting married in the beginning of may. I want a small wedding, and so far i have nothing planned. I been juggling school, work and planning, and i been slacking on the planning part.. Its just soo much and sooo little time. My bridesmaids said they are going to handle everything. i guess i am worried about how all of this is going to play on in such a short amount of time


Short time window, but not impossible. Get a checklist of what you want/need to happen. Meet with your bridesmaids and make assignments for each task. The day of your wedding have a friend or family member who is not involved with the wedding do your coordination. You need someone making sure everything flows for you.

You can go to many of the wedding sites and get a checklist to use for a template. I have one on my site if you want to go get it and download it. You can pick the items that are important to you.

And lastly if you can afford it, hire a planner in your area. Many will do do 'just a little' like be an advisor or more like handling the up front planning (vendors, venue etc.) or your rehearsal and 'day of', or they can do from now through your wedding day.

Good luck!

Robbie
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morga344409
Posts: 5 March 16, 2010
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krispriss wrote:
I'm getting married Memorial Day (yes, like 10 weeks away!), and right now I'm just about freaking out over where I am going to put all the guests. Working on getting group hotel rates, but most of the places I like don't have the rooms! Aarrggh!

When are you getting married and what keeps you up at night?

Kris
James386671
James386671
Posts: 16 March 17, 2010
Hi,
Getting references from each vendor will help. Once you have contacted the references and have asked them questions about the vendor, your instincts should tell you who to choose.
Hoping for the best!
Brigitte Williams-James
James Media Weddings
eklmn7007-sonst wrote:
My Wedding will be in September 2010. We are living in Canada and I dont know how to manage everything from here. How to find a good wedding planner, a good photographer, a videographers ??? I got some mails from different photographers and who should I trust ??? Who will make a really really good job ??!!! Oh man it drives me crazy !!!!
eklmn378135
eklmn378135
Posts: 3 March 17, 2010
Jamesmedia4more wrote:
Hi,
Getting references from each vendor will help. Once you have contacted the references and have asked them questions about the vendor, your instincts should tell you who to choose.
Hoping for the best!
Brigitte Williams-James

Do you know how many people have already contacted me ??? And they wrote very beautiful letters to me about a wedding plan !!! But you are right !!!!
James Media Weddings
eklmn7007-sonst wrote:
My Wedding will be in September 2010. We are living in Canada and I dont know how to manage everything from here. How to find a good wedding planner, a good photographer, a videographers ??? I got some mails from different photographers and who should I trust ??? Who will make a really really good job ??!!! Oh man it drives me crazy !!!!
jenni387097
jenni387097
Posts: 1 March 17, 2010
I'm getting married in February of 2011 and I just started planning. Right now I'm just trying to find a venue that isn't completely over priced. Of course, I don't really know what over priced is and I don't have a budget because we have no idea what we are doing. I NEED HELP!!!

Guest March 17, 2010
This article might help with the planning process. It's never easy!!!
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 17, 2010
jenniferbrittnc wrote:
I'm getting married in February of 2011 and I just started planning. Right now I'm just trying to find a venue that isn't completely over priced. Of course, I don't really know what over priced is and I don't have a budget because we have no idea what we are doing. I NEED HELP!!!



Hi there. What I suggest is breathe smile...then use this site and others to look for venues. You have time so decide your number of guests (ballpark), date and time of wedding if you have not picked that yet, wedding and reception same place..those types of things. Some venues let you bring in outside caterers and alcohol, some don't. Those are the things you want to find out. Make a list and compare.

Assume venue, rentals if needed (linens whatever), drinks, cake, decorations will be about 45% of your costs (of course depending on your dress and things like that). You can find checklists on what else to consider while planning on various wedding sites and I have one too if you want to go download it.

If you can, find a planner in the area you want to get a married. Some will have different packages including just your initial planning assistance so that might be the way to go.

You have time so decide what is important to you and then start the process.

Good luck!

Robbie
Desert Light Weddings
yeah.387795
yeah.387795
Posts: 2 March 18, 2010
i am getting married in august. i am preg with our third child so i will have a baby bump in all my pictures which i am not completely thrilled about. we have been engaged for a long time but just recently decided this month to finally do it. we are on a very tight budget, 3,000 we are using our student loans, and now we are just trying to get everything in place. any ideas for our on budget diy wedding?

Guest March 21, 2010
Hi,

We are getting married on August 21st. Have everything booked but the churches all require 1 year notice which we didn't have. I am in a mild panick now. We have decided to get married outdoors but I can't find someone in chatham Kent to set up Chairs and maybe a tent or something. We have the reception booked at a Hall so it's just for the actual ceromony that it's oustide. If anyone has any ideas please help!!!!! smileFeedback Requested
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 21, 2010
Hi. To the couple in Chatam Kent...not quite sure where that is, but if Chatam-Kent, Ontario Canada look here on Eventective for party rentals in Chatam. There is one. They should be able to help you with tent, chairs, whatever you need.

Hope that helps.

Robbie
Desert Light Weddings
mail390434
mail390434
Posts: 1 March 22, 2010
Getting married Nov 6 2010 and my biggest worry is managing the logistics LONG DISTANCE. I am getting married in the Midwest near family but my fiance and I live on the West Coast. And EVERYONE has their own ideas about what I should and should NOT be doing. I need my family's help in the preparations, but the information that they gather for me seems to be slanted towards what THEY like, not what I do. I am especially worried about having set up/take down help on the actual day. Any one else have these issues???? wink
jarde366325
jarde366325
Posts: 8 March 22, 2010
sherry.l.schillreff wrote:
March 12, 2011 Which is still a good year away. We thought we were lucky when we found a venue that offered a package deal for the wedding, reception and 150 guest. Perfect right! Not so much... Now were finding out the the contract we signed with the venue meant nothing and were being asked to sign contracts with each of the independent parties, D.J., Florist etc. that they use which all have some sort of hidden fee. Biggest worry: What's next weve already signed to the tune of $15,000.


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jarde366325
jarde366325
Posts: 8 March 22, 2010
loriwise wrote:
I'm still a year away, and I'm still trying to get my guest list down to a manageable amount that will fit in my venue. Aargh!!


Please visit www.johnardenmusic.com for wedding live music and dj services in the Northeast US
Samples and a quote will be given, just email us at jarden68@optonline.net
jarde366325
jarde366325
Posts: 8 March 22, 2010
jenniferbrittnc wrote:
I'm getting married in February of 2011 and I just started planning. Right now I'm just trying to find a venue that isn't completely over priced. Of course, I don't really know what over priced is and I don't have a budget because we have no idea what we are doing. I NEED HELP!!!



Please visit www.johnardenmusic.com for wedding live music and dj services in the Northeast US
Samples and a quote will be given, just email us at jarden68@optonline.net
jarde366325
jarde366325
Posts: 8 March 22, 2010
yeah.so wrote:
i am getting married in august. i am preg with our third child so i will have a baby bump in all my pictures which i am not completely thrilled about. we have been engaged for a long time but just recently decided this month to finally do it. we are on a very tight budget, 3,000 we are using our student loans, and now we are just trying to get everything in place. any ideas for our on budget diy wedding?

Guest March 22, 2010
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vipds391639
vipds391639
Posts: 1 March 23, 2010
Anyone looking for a great DJ company? We used Starzentertainment and they have a very personal approach with you. Very patient and willing to make your day special. Starzentertainment did our wedding and they did a great job. We changed our location just weeks before the wedding and they didn't get razzled like our caterer or band. They customized our exact playlist and made our dances extra special. The DJ met with us 3 times and did not charge us extra. I couldn't get any of the other dj companies to come out to Byers but they did! 3x's~ I would recommend them to any bride who wants a fair price but the highest quality.
LoraD
LoraD
Posts: 16 March 23, 2010
Just got engaged like a few days ago! :-D Our tentative date is March 12, 2011!!! It's gonna be a Big Fat Greek Wedding... We cant play with the date since we need the March break for our honeymoon... I live in Europe and my finacé in Canada. It's pretty much exciting the whole planing but at the same time, I wish I was there to do everything and see everyhting... (websites cant be good enough...) Just imagine we dont get the or a venue at that date???? Which photographer??? How do I organize the center pieces, all the small details...

Wish all the brides to be all the best while planning!
thema391958
thema391958
Posts: 1 March 23, 2010
Same here. We already have a date we just need to find a venue. Any ideas?
scarl373947
scarl373947
Posts: 1 March 23, 2010
getting married march 26 2011. so nervous. we're doing a small diy wedding with a budget of 3000. it might increase if our circumstances change. My biggest worry is that i cant pull it all together the way i want it to be. Just thought I'd share with some other brides that giftsandotherwise.com seems to have a nice selection of favors and table decorations for the reception. as far as flowers go. i need help with that!!!!
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 23, 2010
To scarlet_townsend08
Check out places like Costco or if you have AJs Fine Foods in your area. Some place like that. I found flowers that were exactly what my bride wanted at Costco, great price, they were delivered to their house for them. She and her bridesmaids made the bouquets. She put some bead type decorations around hers that hung down just a bit and it was beautiful (Michael's or a craft store). You can do it and not spend a huge amount of money and they are beautiful. Hope this helps.

Robbie
Desert Light Weddings
louan393108
louan393108
Posts: 1 March 24, 2010
Trying to book a wedding on a dime any suggestions about 75 people total budget , without gown and photographer, $7,000. HELP
NOVEMBER 7 , 2011 We are open to any and all suggestions !!
erika393840
erika393840
Posts: 1 March 25, 2010
i need a nice but affordable recepion. Its or about 400 people but i cant seem to ind anything within our budget. I was hoping someone can help me out areas Im interested in are Los Angeles Ca
count394739
count394739
Posts: 1 March 26, 2010
We are getting married Sept. 4 2010 but we are having trouble finding a reception area to meet out budget. We only need a small place that will allow us to have our own food but everything is already booked or way over our budget.
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 26, 2010
louannecaputo wrote:
Trying to book a wedding on a dime any suggestions about 75 people total budget , without gown and photographer, $7,000. HELP
NOVEMBER 7 , 2011 We are open to any and all suggestions !!


Hi. Where are you located? You should be able to do it with your gown and photographer for close to that. Just did one here in Phoenix at a wonderful venue with ceremony, reception, buffet dinner. I am assuming you do not have a planner so see if you can find a venue that will discount it since Nov 7, 11 is a Monday . Your gown go to a bridal show that has a fashion show...you can get a beautiful dress at a reasonable cost. Does not have to be a designer name. Your flowers and decorations shop around online for things or craft stores or if you have Costco locally (flowers are beautiful). You can put together your own arrangments and bouquets. Again reasonably priced and beautiful.

If you can manage it, don't skip on the photographer! The cake, music etc. don't last, but your photos do. You have time shop around and don't be afraid to talk to new photographers (of course see their work and get references), but just because new doesn't mean you won't get quaility...good chance you will.

Hope this helps.

Robbie
Desert Light Weddings
enh4t387137
enh4t387137
Posts: 3 March 26, 2010
sherry.l.schillreff wrote:
March 12, 2011 Which is still a good year away. We thought we were lucky when we found a venue that offered a package deal for the wedding, reception and 150 guest. Perfect right! Not so much... Now were finding out the the contract we signed with the venue meant nothing and were being asked to sign contracts with each of the independent parties, D.J., Florist etc. that they use which all have some sort of hidden fee. Biggest worry: What's next weve already signed to the tune of $15,000.



I am so glad you posted this because a couple of venues I've checked out have tried to do the same thing and I was skeptical when they were talking about their vendor lists and come to find out these weren't included, just forced on you. It's terrible how people try to score a buck and ruin your day like that.

Guest March 26, 2010
Thanks desert light weddings... I made a mistake about the year it is 2010, so it 7 months away. But i am looking into making our own arrangements so thanks for the suggestions we will take all we can get. Looks like we found a great place to have the wedding reception . Now we have to work on the caters, someone also told us to check Costco, or BJ's for the wedding cake.....we are going to look into that,
Thanks again
Lou Anne
wendy394970
wendy394970
Posts: 2 March 27, 2010
countryrunner05 wrote:
We are getting married Sept. 4 2010 but we are having trouble finding a reception area to meet out budget. We only need a small place that will allow us to have our own food but everything is already booked or way over our budget.


if you arent completly against the idea you could try a local bar we got ours for free. and they are letting us bring our own food. the dance floors are already there and usualy you can get the bars dj at a lower rate.

Guest March 27, 2010
Hi there! We are getting married on October 24, 2010 in Southern NJ/the surrounding area, but have had an awful time finding a venue we like that fits our tight budget. We're not the ballroom/banquet hall type of people and are instead looking for a venue with a great landscape to hold an outdoor ceremony and tented or barn reception. We love the idea of having a backyard wedding, but unfortunately do not have the yard capacity to hold the event, nor do we know of anyone who does. It's extremely frustrating and it seems like I'm online every night after work looking for venues and calling all over the place. Hopefully relief will come soon! I'm desperate to get past this giant obstacle!
yeah.387795
yeah.387795
Posts: 2 March 27, 2010
i finally found the dress that is going to work with my baby bump
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 27, 2010
For the couple in Southern NJ. I don't know the area, but if you are thinking outdoor venue then must be nice so are there any nice parks in the area? Out here (Arizona) they require a small deposit. You could go to a party rental company and get the tables, chairs, tent you need for your ceremony & reception. You'd have to caterer the food & drink, but that may be required regardless of where you go.

Robbie McCoy
Desert Light Weddings
(480) 235-0325
LoraD
LoraD
Posts: 16 March 29, 2010
To: scarlet_townsend08:

giftsandotherwise.com

Thanks for the info! I decided, that my mom will help me out with the favors... so I need a place to get all the necessary..

Guest March 29, 2010
I am planning a wedding for july 2011. Does anyone know any good sites for a wedding in minnesota for 250 guest.
bmn48397538
bmn48397538
Posts: 1 March 29, 2010
I am getting married in September/October. Does anyone have any ideas of a cheap venue in Memphis, Tennessee that will accomodate between 50-100 guests? This is where i need help, ahhhh!!!
sharo327592
sharo327592
Posts: 1 March 29, 2010
My biggest worry is, getting married in Calgary sept 24th 2011, need to find a place to have a wedding and someone to cook the meal we want ,and can trust, because I have bad allergies, and some people thats attending..

Guest March 30, 2010
My biggest worry.....my soon to be mother-in-law!!! I'm no spring chicken yet this woman wants to run everything. It's driving me crazy.

Guest March 30, 2010
Somebody please help me!!! I am getting married May 22 and I still don't know where. I want to get married @ my church but have not been able to confirm, I also have in inquired about having wedding and reception in the park which is really inexpensive to reserve but if i put all the plans into that I just pray it doesn't rain. That is my biggest concern is the location plus my budget is very low. Help!!!!!

Guest March 30, 2010
look into the White Fox Inn. They are surprisingly reasonable and offer a beautiful location that will look spectacular whether or not you can adding decorations into the budget.
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