WeddingWire Administrator October 2016


  • Tamara
    VIP August 2019
    Tamara ·

    We already knew we wanted a small wedding of 50 so we focused on the venue first.

  • M
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Megan ·
    We did the venue firsr! I book nearly 17 months in advance and they told me all their dates would be gone in two weeks!! For me, venue was a priority because it is hard to book other vendors without a specific location!
  • M
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Megan ·

    For my fiancé and I, the number one thing was to find a date that would work with our hectic schedules. After choosing the date we've been working on venues since we have enough time to decide the venue based on our date rather then the date based on the venue.

  • Nafisah
    Super May 2019
    Nafisah ·
    Definitely the date. It came almost immediately, but it was the first and easiest thing to tackle on our to do list.
  • Alexis
    Beginner September 2019
    Alexis ·
    I had to put my venu first! This venu comes with a whole package where we just have to get my dress, photographer, and videographer and the rest is done for us! 😁😁😁
  • Danielle
    Savvy September 2019
    Danielle ·
    Venue depended on date, so they were very close. We visited parks all over within a 2 hour travel time frame. We settled on Rib Mountain State Park and chose what we thought would be a less busy weekend and chose a Sunday so save money and give us a slightly better chance at getting the venue. So much depends on when and where!

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  • Larisa
    Devoted July 2019
    Larisa ·
    Venue came first. We knew venues booked fast so we didn’t have our hearts set on any specific day, just a season and year. But the date did end up being special and I’m glad we got it. 😊
  • Mackenzie
    Beginner October 2020
    Mackenzie ·
    We decided on a time of year and then picked our venue. Once we picked our venue I nailed down the date. We booked our venue super early so that’s way we had lots of time to pay it off. Getting marrried 10.05.2020 and booked our venue at the end of October of this year. 😁
  • Tonia
    Expert October 2019
    Tonia ·

    We knew we wanted a fall wedding so we picked the time of year. We didn't have a specific venue in mind, so we scouted several locations and when we walked into the 3rd place, we knew that was it. They only had one weekend left in October and it happened to be the holiday weekend so we took it. It all worked out. We thought we were booking early, but realized October has become the new June!

  • Erin
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Erin ·
    We picked the day first and started looking at venues within the first couple weeks. We got the major decisions set up right away.
  • Kelitha
    Savvy October 2019
    Kelitha ·

    My fiancé and I main concern was the date. Once we got that in place, the first I did was book a wedding planner, paid a payment on my wedding dress(bought it early I know but OH WELL lol) and then the reception venue.

  • H
    Dedicated August 2021
    Haley ·
    We chose are date first. August 6, 2021. Then after we chose the date, we decided which venue we liked best. Now we are saving up the money for the deposit for our perfect venue!
  • Linda
    Savvy November 2019
    Linda ·
    The first thing we did was decide the time of year we wanted to get married. Once we settled on a month we toured a few venues and booked one we loved.
  • Kailey
    Savvy September 2019
    Kailey ·
    We picked out 6 weeks of dates that we would consider, and ordered them in order of what date we really wanted. Then we made a rough draft of how many people we thought we’d invite. Then we chose a venue and got our first choice date! Going to enjoy the holidays and pick up wedding plans after the new year.
  • RazzTaz
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    RazzTaz ·

    We chose our date first, our colors/theme second, and then we tackled the venue, DJ, and photographer after that. Will be tackling catering in the next month or two.

  • Monica
    Dedicated June 2019
    Monica ·
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    Where the heck is your venue to be that popular?? Haha-smart thinking on your part, good job!!
  • Philippe's & Racheal
    Dedicated August 2020
    Philippe's & Racheal ·
    The date was the first thing I planned and then the venue. We kinda ready when our wedding was not going to be 2 big.
  • S
    Savvy February 2020
    Sara ·
    The Venue and the guest list
  • L
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Lacey ·
    We know where we wanted to be married. Then qe picked the date. We had a coulpe places we checked for having the reception (it included setup, cleanup, catering). We didnt have a budget. I know that might sound crazy but we just don't. Almost all our vendors were reccomend from our reception place. We wanted a small wedding but its turning to be a lot bigger than that, we have big families what was i thinking small. Lol. Our list just kept growing. Know where you want your numbers and stick to it.
  • M
    Just Said Yes February 2019
    Mallory ·

    My first step was choosing the venue! From there I was able to create the theme and timeline!

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