Weddings

United States
May 19, 2009 1:04am CST
I am planning my wedding. I have no idea what to do first. I can't even decide on a day!! First I wanted a simple wedding, then a big one, now a small fancy wedding. I really have no clue. I would love to hear some wedding stories from anyone. Did you do anything special? I have heard some ideas like money trees, and different games that people did different. Just any and every little detail or suggestion you would like to share, I would love to hear.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
19 May 09
Hi, A SIMPLE WEDDING is all what i like, is a special day, but must to be a nice moment, not just a big ceremony. I like weddings in nature, not in a old church, when sky and sun and wind is there...all will be great. Simple flowers, simple clothes, all in white, simple feelings...and you will remember all life about this. good luck!!
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• United States
23 May 09
I am also planning my wedding. I did not want this bid expense wedding. So I first started with asking myself where I would like to have it. Then I had to get dates when the place was free for the wedding. I choose October 31st, 2009. Yes that is Halloween. I have always loved the season. I then choose my dress type. Because I don't like those fancy over priced dresses. I choose a white Pagent Dress with black stitches at the top, and it is strapless. I made all of my invitations myself. I spend $40.00 on 150 invitations. I hand delievered almost all of them. I have found that if you ask the guy what he wants he just says Baby it is whatever you want. So plan away and just run it by him to see if he has ideas. Hope this helps. Happy MyLotting!!
• Australia
2 Jun 09
I love the idea of making your own wedding invitations. (I create my own greeting cards.) There is such a great selection of gorgeous papers and embellishments to make them special and I really think your guests appreciate the special touch. I made placecards for my sisters friends wedding using an ivory pattern cardstock and wrote the guests names in calligraphy. Both the bride-to-be and I were very happy with them.
• India
23 Jul 09
Wedding is a big occasion. U must plan for it 8-10 months before. First u decide the place and book the hall for the same. Make the list of invities. Make the list of shopping and start it on slower pace so that nothing goes wrong in hurry. book the caterer for the occasion. Plan for the decoration. Make a proper budget for the ceremony. Till the end work doesn't stop.
@akumei1269 (1750)
• India
5 Jun 09
I don't what to suggest.I am a low earner person and hence everything I do is compelled to be simple. Moreover, in my community every wedding a joint project of the family.In my wedding i spent very less compared to what my elder brother and father did. The wedding was neither expensive nor too simple.The customary rituals were the things that my wedding offered to my wife as well as the invitees. I think it is better to limit the cost for future enjoyment like honeymoon. All the best!
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
I love weddings and planning one is like something that I really like to do. I have helped my brothers wedding before and let me list just a few things that might help you plan it well. The venue is the first thing you want to think about everything starts there. Once you determine the venue then comes the date. The date usually is something you and your soon to be husband need to figure out. Once you set that you need to check on the venue if they are available and the cost comes next. How much will it cost and what other things goes with the venue like chairs, table or even the food maybe. (Usually you can have a friend go with you so that he/she can help you with other things) After that you can checkout wedding dresses, you can go with renting one or look for a designer who can do a simple one that will not cost so much. With regards to food, you can have the choice of having a close friend cook for you cheaper if you know anybody who cooks really well. Flowers you can get cheaper if you know where to get them. Give-aways are a treat. You can either give them something to munch on going home if the venue is a bit far or you can give them something that they can keep that will remind them of your wedding for many many years. Basically you need to have your closest friends help you so that you they can help with other arrangements and do not get confused.
• Australia
2 Jun 09
If you're thinking of a beach wedding, romantic locations like Hawaii or the Caribbean make the perfect destination wedding. Money trees or wishing wells make ideal gift giving especially if you already have most items for your house. And at least you can buy what you want rather than having to think of having to return unwanted gifts. I found it helpful to start with a theme and then decide as to whether you want simple or a fancy wedding. When asking about costs from venues... don't mention the word wedding as they always seem to add extra.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
23 May 09
Try to set down with your partner and decide what type of wedding you want. First consideration is the budget, how much you will spend. Then list down all the people you want to invite, again, these numbers will depend on your budget. The first thing to do right now if you are undecided is to talk to your future husband, you must agree with what type of ceremony you will celebrate.
• Philippines
20 May 09
I haven't been married yet.. But when that time comes, I want it to be a small fancy one. It doesn't have to be really big. If it was me, I'd like to keep a short guest list. I plan to invite the people who helped and contributed to what my partner and I have become. So that's probably, just few of our closest family, friends, and relatives. I want my wedding to be important to them as well. :) You could also try asking your fiance what he or she would like to have in your wedding. So that it's more of a team effort from both of you. Agree on what you both like and start from there. Congratulations and happy planning. I hope what I sad somehow helped you with things. Good day! :D
20 May 09
For my wedding I had it at a little wedding chapel up in the foothills. It was nice cause I was able to get married upstairs in the chapel, and then have the reception downstairs. All of the silk flowers were also included. We had very simple, but elegant table center pieces. We just took a blue rose shaped floting candle, placed it on some gel, and placed that in a blue bowl on top of a mirror. It looked classy, and was about $15 for 8 tables. So I would suggest to you get your guest list first. You need to decide how many people you will be inviting, once you have that number, then you can start looking for places. Try not to get stressed as it is easy to do.
@turones (206)
• Philippines
20 May 09
I like romantic and elegant weddings. Ones that will make everybody teary-eyed with joy. I prefer a wedding gown with a classic style so it will not go out of fashion. I like to be wed in a church with lots of flower decorations. The reception venue should be elegant and i like the colors white and gold for the motif. First you should set your budget for the wedding so you have to discuss this with your fiance. You should decide on the date, the place where the ceremony will take place, the reception venue, and your honeymoon. These are things that are hard to book so make sure to book early to get the time and date you want. To help you with other wedding details, you could purchase a wedding magazine that usually contains wedding guidelines and checklist to make sure that everything is in place and that the preparation is complete. In my case, I started preparing for my wedding about 9-10 months before my wedding date. Luckily, my wedding went well.
• United States
19 May 09
Well i am just recently married and one of the unique things we did is instead of walking into the reception hall to normal wedding music we did it to metallica-nothing else matters. dont know if that helps at all but i think you should try to do different things throughout your whole wedding things no one would expect, just nothing too much for a wedding haha
• United States
19 May 09
Hi there! Oh my I am in the same position as you! I just got engaged a month ago, and I have no idea where to start with planning a wedding. And the costs are unbelievable! The first thing I want to do is figure out a location, so I can work from there and see what I will want and what kind of expenses we have to work with. When I know kinda what it's going to cost us then I might better know when I can set a date. I hope this little bit of info is helpful to you, or maybe give you some ideas ;o).