Tuesday, May 17

Wedding Plans: I Need Your Help!

Hello all!

How have you been the past few weeks? I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I've been trying to recover from the craziness of the last semester. I'm also getting ready for my trip to Virginia. I leave June 1st and I'm there until August 10th, so there's a lot to get done! I'm excited though. This summer is going to consist of a lot of wedding plans, which brings me to the topic of today's post!

As a lot of you know, I'm getting married in August 2012 (tentatively August 18th, 2012). This means that I have to start planning the wedding this summer. I have to book the venue, hire a photographer, hire a DJ, etc etc... The list really does go on.  However, I'd like to include you guys in as much as I can. Therefore, you'll be seeing a lot of wedding posts in the next year or so, LOL.

For today, I'm going to start relatively small.  My question for you is: In your opinion, what is the most important aspect of a wedding? What is the least important aspect of a wedding?


  1. I know it's cliche, but the most important thing to remember is that it's really only about you and your fiance. I included my husband on everything--not even "included"--we just did it together. It's not just about the bride or the mothers or anyone else--it's about 2 people coming together in a ceremony of love.

    Other people can put on a lot of pressure. I also think it's important to remember that for the parents, this might be their only wedding (if you're an only child). Their feelings and input is also to be considered, but not to the point of taking over.

    As for the least important part? Honestly, for me it was the dress. You're going to wear it for a MAX of a few hours. Don't blow your budget on it. Personally, I had a style in mind that I wanted, and I found it only in a bridesmaid dress that I paid less than $200 for. Loved it, still love it, and I was able to put that money towards other stuff.

    Also, get a great photographer. You won't regret spending money on that. And don't be fooled by huge budgets--lots of wedding that are beautiful can be done for a small amount of money, if you're clever and resourceful!

    Good luck!

  2. SO EXCITING! I'm going to say the most important part is that you make it Harry Potter/Pirate themed. Really the only thing that matters, in my opinion :)

  3. Here's what I thought was REALLY important, that really ended up being trivial:

    wedding dress
    wedding hair
    flower arrangements
    bride's maids dresses
    wedding favors

    here are the things I wished i'd put more importance on:

    reception venue
    GREAT photographer (like "Gap" ad quality not "Olan Mills" stand side by side junk)
    GREAT videographer

    Here is the most important thing and my biggest regret (which kind of ties into the first comment)
    Plan the GREATEST honeymoon of your life. Spend more time and money on your honeymoon THAN anything else. We didn't and it's my biggest regret.

    Good luck. I look forward to reading about your plans.

  4. As a guest, I notice the DRESS, the FLOWERS, and how much alcohol there is.

    And, if you want to remember any of it (since the time goes by so super-fast), make sure you have a great photographer.

    Congratulations and have a blast!

  5. I did a stint as a wedding videographer back in the 90s and I think the most important thing to remember for your wedding is to relax. Don't be so wrapped up in everything being perfect and everyone else's opinion that you end up in the bathroom crying during your own reception. (Happened at about a quarter of the weddings I taped.) Whatever you do and however you plan it, enjoy yourself.

    And of course, the most important thing is the awesome marriage afterwards. A wedding is one day. The marriage is the rest of your life. =o)

  6. Summer- To me, that's a given. I'm not going to be a tyrant bride. However, that being said, my fiance does not have a whole lot of interest in the wedding details LOL. He is still a guy, after all. So far I haven't had any problems from either of our mothers, thank goodness. Then again, we're all on the same page, so it hasn't been an issue =) Yeah, I have a dress picked out and I can't wait to see if it works. It's not $200 but its certainly not ridiculously expensive either. And yeah, venue and photographer are top on my list of most importants. Glad to know I'm on the right track! =)

    Court- I actually snorted when I read your comment. You're so cute, love. ♥

  7. Dana- Oh good, I'm on the right track! I care about the first list, but they aren't my top prorities. Im more concerned about venue and photographer right now =) And we haven't talked about a honeymoon yet. It might be someone's gift to us-- I'll find out this summer, I guess. But you're totally right, it should be high on the list. Thanks for stopping in! =)

    Mary- Hehehehe. Well, Im going for simple with the flowers. I just want roses all over the place LOL. And my dress is quite lovely, if I do say so myself. Alcohol... Im not sure what we're going to do about this one. My fiance and I have been talking about it, but we simply arent huge drinkers. We'll probably do a cash bar for only 3 or 4 hours, tops. Yeah, photographer seems to be very high on everyones list--good to know! =)

  8. B.E.- Oy! I'd like to NOT cry at my wedding, unless its tears of joy, LOL. Im hoping I wont turn into a control freak on the wedding. So far, I've been pretty okay with everything. Honestly, Im hoping to be too wrapped up in the excitement of the day to really care about the details (HOPING!).


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