Monday, April 13, 2009

Back to the Basics

This week, I'm going to talk about first things to get started in wedding planning. Based on my experience, I will tell you what I think should be done first, and what can wait.

Before I get started, I want to know:

  • What things did you start planning first?
  • In retrospect, was it the right place to start? Why or why not?


Nicole said...

Our first items were 1) venue and 2) photographer. I don't know if it is appropriate to number them because we really were looking for both items concurrently.

Venue because we wanted an original, cool place to get married and photographer because it is one of the elements that was very important to us.

In hindsight, yeah I think these 2 were great to get started with. However in double-hindsight, a simple backyard brunch wedding at my mom's place would have been the best place to start!! haha

Megan said...

We started with the venue. We had already talked through what we wanted from the wedding, what we wanted it to be about, what was most important to us, and what we wanted the 'feel' of the event to be. So, we started looking for a place that could help us do all of that.

I think it was definitely right, because a TON of stuff has really just fallen into place since we picked a venue.

melissa said...

We spent about 5 months thinking about what kind of wedding we wanted to have and how much money we could afford to spend before we did anything to serious. After some initial brainstorming we did some internet surfing to get a sense of what venues, photogs, etc. cost. I didn't want to get locked into anything and then realize it wasn't what we wanted.

A.Mountain.Bride said...

money. it sucks to admit. but it was the first factor we had to solidify (how much did we REALLY have to spend on this shin dig) and from there we were able to make the rest of the decisions.