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Just Said Yes July 2021

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Niki, on November 24, 2020 at 1:54 PM Posted in Planning 0 15
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Please help I am getting married July 11, 2021 and I have no clue where to start the planning process. I travel all over states for work and will be in Minnesota tht time any advice from anyone I will greatly appreciate Need help wedding planning 1
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Latest activity by Ashley, on November 26, 2020 at 1:17 AM
  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    Congratulations on your engagement. I would first sit down with your fiancé and determine a budget. Once you determine the budget think about a guest count and venue, then go from there!

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  • Shelly
    Rockstar January 2022
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    Congrats! Like Yasmine stated, discuss a budget first. That way you won't find yourselves going WAY over budget. Figure out your estimated guest count, where you'd like to get married, then add on from that point!

    My MOH gifted me a wedding planner when we got engaged. I found it very helpful because it had tips and sections that I never would've thought of if I didn't have it. There's plenty of options on amazon to choose from!

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Congratulations on your engagement!! Like the previous comments said, start with budget and estimated guest count. From there, start looking for venues in your price range that can hold at least the number of guests you plan to invite. Then look for vendors (photographer, DJ, etc).


    One of the things I found super helpful was the checklist on The Knot (Wedding Wire has one too!). You can customize it to add/remove items, add in budget for each item, etc. It'll guide you through what things you need to work on and when (based on the wedding date you provide it). Also, always feel free to ask for help on these forums! Happy wedding planning!
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    Congrats! Start by narrowing down a set budget.
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
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    Congrats. As others have said discuss budget first as that will determine what you can afford and do that ASAP as some venues and vendors will book fask. I would say start venue hunting as that is a task itself and look up photographers. I would say vendors you want to book soon are venues, caterers, photographers, hair and make up. Start a pinterest board for ideas and decide if you two want a wedding party and if so how many. Oh and set on a date. Smiley smile

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  • Jamie
    Dedicated July 2021
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    Congratulations. I agree with everyone else and strongly second the wedding planner idea. It has helped me a ton. There are checklists and plenty of sections for notes to jot down all of your ideas, vendor information, etc. and mine even had an insert to put all of my contracts in. It's nice to have everything in one place. 100% worth it
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  • V
    Master July 2019
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    Congratulations! I would create a budget and guest list then look for a venue. The venue will need to know how many people you are expecting hence they you need to know your guest list. Because of Covid a lot of venues and other vendors are probably booked because of people postponing until next year so your options will likely be limited so you will need to book everything quickly.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
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    Congrats & welcome to WW! Like others have said Budget first, guests & venue. I would try to find an all inclusive venue especially since you’re all over the place. We live 2.5 hours away (northern AZ) from our venue in the Phoenix area. We chose it since the majority of our family lives there. Our venue has 3 venders for each category to choose from (3 different photographers, 3 different caterers, etc). All we have to do is decide & let the venue know & he takes care of the rest. We pay him directly & he pays everyone else. Makes things so much easier!
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Have you done any planning yet? 8 months is a short time to plan, especially with many 2020 brides postponing to 2021. You might have a hard time finding vendors.

    I would start with setting a budget. From there, research venues. Once you decide on/book a venue you can move forward with hiring other vendors. Photographers and caterers tend to book up the quickest. Also, I would start dress shopping. It is recommended to order your dress a minimum of 10 months before your wedding date to ensure it arrives on time for alterations. So a dress should be top priority!

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  • Victoria
    Devoted June 2021
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    CONGRATS!! I would look for inspiration first for decor and venues, then talk about budget, You'll know what you're looking for in a price range that you both are comfortable with. Make sure to go dress shopping as soon as you can and book your venue!

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  • Chelsea
    Expert July 2021
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    Congrats but eek good luck. im 7-10-21 and got engaged 6-8-19. Back then I had 2 venues already booked for my date. Cant image now with 2020 weddings being cancelled. You need to book everything pretty much yesterday. Good luck sounds very stressful.

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  • Chelsea
    Expert July 2021
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    Yes! Im 7-10-21 and found my dress july this year and they told me march 2021 i will get it and if covid pushes for a lock down it can be longer!

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  • Niki
    Just Said Yes July 2021
    Niki ·
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    Thank you so much!
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  • Niki
    Just Said Yes July 2021
    Niki ·
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    I really appreciate everyone’s comments and advice it’s greatly appreciated and so helpful! Sooo any wedding planners recommended in the bermidji Minnesota area?
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  • Ashley
    Savvy December 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Congratulations on your engagement!! Like the previous comments said, start with budget and estimated guest count. From there, start looking for venues that can hold at least the number of guests you plan to invite. Then look for vendors. I know the check list feature on here helped me out big time when i first started planning

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