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What did you do 1st when planning?

Michelle, on April 10, 2019 at 12:18 AM Posted in Planning 0 96
We got engaged in September and recently told our families. Now we are getting more involved and serious about planning the wedding. What was the 1st thing everyone tryed to figure out 1st when it came to plan? We are writing our possible guess list and trying to find out how many people to have come to the wedding and reception. But others are suggesting we start with other things such as location and colors. What is your opinion on what should be figured out 1st when it comes to planning?


Latest activity by Lynn, on October 5, 2019 at 7:41 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Budget should be the very first thing.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    Budget, rough guest list, and venue should be first!
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  • Amber
    Super September 2020
    Amber ·
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    Booked our ceremony & reception venue!!!
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  • Fredelyne
    Dedicated October 2019
    Fredelyne ·
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    Budget then venue
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  • Bianca
    Super August 2019
    Bianca ·
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    Budget and guest list. Those are the two key factors that will determine everything else for your wedding.

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  • Nafisah
    Super May 2019
    Nafisah ·
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    Definitely research and come up with a budget! And try to stick to it. We did our venue after that. It helped us cap the guest list without feeling guilty and also helped pick colors we liked that compliment the space.
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  • Wendy
    Super August 2021
    Wendy ·
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    We also got engaged in September... DW... so we first narrowed it down to a location...budget, then resort/venue.. guestlist.. bridal party or not..agent travel.. I had to comfirm my date in order to start anything else.. my wedding coordinator has now sent me stuff to choose and so the planning has started!!!
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  • S
    Dedicated June 2020
    Shannon ·
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    Budget how much your willing to spend, what day you guys wanna get married to look at venues and stuff you need to know the day, rough guest list is good so you can look at venues big enough for your guest list.
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  • Alisha
    Super April 2021
    Alisha ·
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    I planned my budget and I picked out my venue. Then, I’m going to take from there.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    I didn’t have to do much since I really wanted to elope. My future spouse refused so we compromised on an intimate wedding with 10-15 guests. I recommend that the first thing you do is set a budget, then book the venue.
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    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    The first thing we did was pick a date! Then we made a rough guest list and budget. I changed colors a couple of time, but solidified my decision once we had a venue. My first purchase was my veil and dress
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    Dedicated March 2020
    Tamsin ·
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    A very rough budget - basically what figure weren’t we willing to go over.
    Then rough guest list and looked at prices for what we wanted to do to see what was reasonable
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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
    Kristen ·
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    We did our budget, determined a max # of guests, and then selected a venue and other vendors
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  • VIP September 2019
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    Guest list, budget. Colors, picked a date, and venue
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  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Budget, venue and date and then you can plan other stuff Smiley smile You'll need to have a general idea of #s too so your venue accommodates that.
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  • April
    Dedicated January 2020
    April ·
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    In the 1st month: Budget, pick a date, and figure out the guest list. 2nd month: We've also taken engagement pics, I've played with website options, and looked into a few registry items. Now we're narrowing down the venue search.
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  • Jordan
    Expert September 2019
    Jordan ·
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    We did our guest list before we got engaged. First thing we did after getting engaged was book the venue.
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  • Summerbride77
    VIP July 2019
    Summerbride77 ·
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    Cost research (my FH and really did have a good understand of what things costed for where and what we wanted), budget, general date (season/year), guest list and venue !
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  • Hermione
    Expert February 2020
    Hermione ·
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    How many is the max we want at the wedding was first.

    Then budget

    Then venue because it's free in our case. There are a lot of great free venues if you look for them.

    Then rebalance budget.

    Then dress

    Then rebalance the budget again.

    Then florist

    And the balancing act of the budget continues.

    There is a lot of budgeting in the wedding planning process or a lot of debt. Quite frankly, I am not well versed in the cost of begonias. My florist is and we talked and came up with a reasonable non laughable budget.
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  • Kalie
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kalie ·
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    The first thing to do depending on the time of year you plan on getting married is to go venue shopping. Venues book up quickly and are extremely expensive, so once your tentative guest list looks good then you really need to start venue shopping. Also asking friends and family to be apart of your wedding day ideas, like other vendors for the wedding day and set-up/clean-up.
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