Lynnie
WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Which came first?

Lynnie, on November 12, 2019 at 12:20 PM

Posted in Planning 42

Not everyone plans in the same way, and some decisions are easier to make than others! Did you go exactly step-by-step through your planning checklist? Or did you jump around and get some quick easy decisions out of the way first? We want to know what order you tackled some of the tough stuff in,...

Not everyone plans in the same way, and some decisions are easier to make than others! Did you go exactly step-by-step through your planning checklist? Or did you jump around and get some quick easy decisions out of the way first?

We want to know what order you tackled some of the tough stuff in, and which decisions you made first!!


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Come give us a peek into your planning process! Click on each of the linked discussions below and tell us which decision came first for you:

Venue or Wedding Date?

Guest List or Venue?

Budget or Bridal Party?

Photographer or DJ?

Food or Florist?

Hashtag or Hair Stylist?

Wedding Dress or Bridesmaids Dresses?

Bach Party or Bridal Shower?

Wedding Cake or Cake Topper?

Registry or Wedding Website?

42 Comments

  • Melba
    Beginner May 2021
    Melba ·
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    We got our church date first and then picked our venue. We had a date in mind, but wanted to make sure it was set in stone first. And our guest list was one of the first things we worked on as well.

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  • Renee
    Super June 2020
    Renee ·
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    My brother and I sat down 3 weeks after I got engaged and realized there was a lot of crap that went into this wedding planning chapter. So I got a wedding planner and that’s all she wrote. Not so much following a checklist just making sure we are getting things fine every week.
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  • Fiona
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Fiona ·
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    After our engagement, we decided our wedding date first. Then our wedding party. For us, it would make everything else fall in place. 😁
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  • Shay
    Savvy August 2021
    Shay ·
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    We budgeted first. Then looked into how much things costed and kind of adjusted that. We've been jumping around a lot on checklist based off what's most important to me. The date wasn't as important to me so I'd have adjusted our date for the perfect venue, however our ideal date was available so that worked out. Right now I'm working on finding a dress, once that's decided then I will decide what type of bouquet I want, want accessories, hair, makeup I want and my maid of honor dress. We are doing a lot of things our self so basically will just take care of them as they come up.
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  • Lonnie
    Beginner October 2020
    Lonnie ·
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    Well my fiancée and I definitely sat down and tried to get an idea of what our working wedding budget would look like first, and then after that we researched and decided on a venue that we both loved and agreed on financially. Which simultaneously secured our wedding date as well!😊 we had an idea of when we wanted the date to be, so finding a venue that was available around the same time frame was perfect!😊
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  • Danielle
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Danielle ·
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    We did date, bridesmaid dresses, my dress, photagrapher, venue, videoaugropher, but we talked budget the whole time.
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  • Mayret
    Just Said Yes February 2021
  • Tamira
    Beginner September 2021
    Tamira ·
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    The cake was first lol then the date venue and colors
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  • Laqueena
    Beginner October 2020
    Laqueena ·
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    Venue than date
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  • Molly
    Savvy June 2021
    Molly ·
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    Bridesmaids first. But that’s because we each have 3 sisters so it was an easy decision. Then date. Then venue.
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  • Serenity
    Dedicated July 2022
    Serenity ·
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    Wedding date, color, and venue was the first things I Hooghly about first. What I am having the post time with is choosing my bridesmaid 😕
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  • Telia
    Savvy May 2025
    Telia ·
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    We picked the venue 1st. Our date was already set as this is a vow renewal ceremony
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  • Shay
    Savvy August 2021
    Shay ·
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    Basically what we are doing also. Got engaged last May (2018) and getting married next August (2020)
    It started with just ideas and pinterest and finally started planning in about May or later of this year and just going with the flow. Currently figuring out how to keep our wedding flowing because we don't really want a DJ
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    Photographer.
    She was chosen before the engagement...
    She was chosen before I met my fiance.
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  • Rachel
    Savvy December 2020
    Rachel ·
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    Date.

    Guest list/Venue.

    then the rest of wedding planning stuff

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  • Shameika
    Dedicated August 2020
    Shameika ·
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    The wedding date came first then venue.

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  • Hannah
    Just Said Yes October 2021
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I did nothing in the "correct" order.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    We have neither right now. We will most likely just order takeout for outselves and our possible 4 guests.
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  • Jules
    Dedicated October 2021
    Jules ·
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    We chose our photographer/DJ/cinematographer group first because the company is insanely special!!! Never seen anything like their alternative style towards playlists and movie quality videos. (Lovesick Inc, out of Philadelphia, for those wondering) then found a venue who was available on the date we chose with Lovesick! They’ve been flexible. But I figure the photos last forever, and the backdrop is important in the photos - so we chose those two first and everything else we’ve started working on now after securing a date!
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