My wedding planning and advises
June 21, 2009 8:18pm CST
My boyfriend of 7-years proposed to me last Feb.22,2009 in a private island called Sumilon Island on our 7th year anniversary. It was the best romantic island proposal...it's what I dreamed of and more. I could not have asked for anything better. It was just special! We plan to get married on the 5th of June, 2010..so that would make me a June Bride. I have a year of planning my dream wedding and there are just so many to things to do. I do have a planner..and I am getting by but I am a perfectionist so I tend to get stressed out that easy. I know how stressful wedding planning can be, so if you need advises which I have a lot, feel free to ask to give me some. Wedding Day is what most women live for...so let's help one another plan our perfect fabulous wedding day!
22 Jun 09
Wow! Congratulations to you and your fiance! Since you have a year of planning and you said you hired a planner then the easiest way for you to have less stress for your wedding is tell your planner ahead of time what you imagine and what you like to see in your wedding. You'll may visit a lot of bridals fairs to have a lot more choices and ideas. You may also try browsing on bridal magazines, and the net as well as see celebrity weddings for more insights, and for you to visualize what it is that you want in your wedding from the your dress, flowers, invitations, wedding rings and give aways. You may also ask your friends and some family members help you in planning and deciding so you'll enjoy every moment of plannig and lessens the stress. My fiance and I is planning to have a civil wedding in December and a church wedding next year. We want an intimate early morning wedding in a small chapel so right now we are looking for the exact place we want to tie the knot.
22 Jun 09
Hi Cathy78513! I haven't really hired a wedding planner yet, but I bought my own wedding planning book. I am really into planning weddings not just my own. I planned my fiance's sister's wedding before and it went pretty well. But on my own wedding planning, I seem to have lots of ideas...I've been looking at magazines and websites and it adds more to my confusion. There are several things that I see and like..and it's like my whole concept of the wedding theme changes as I browse more sites, that's why I dont recommend browsing or visiting lots of sites. By the way, congratulations to you, too! We both share soemthing in common...brides to be...hehehe. A morning wedding in a small chapel sounds fantastic and intimate. That's how I wanted my wedding to be. Unfortunately, my fiance's family is a big family and in a Filipino wedding, most of the relatives are invited...and that really is my problem. My family (although) Filipino wants my wedding to be intimate and just family and close friends, that way we don't end up spending too much but still has a wedding of our dreams simply by gathering people we love to witness that very special day. My father keep telling me that weddings are not to impress other people, but its about me and the groom. I know he is right! I have a website I constantly visit. Maybe it would help you with your planning too. It's www.theknot.com
23 Jun 09
Thank you for sharing your research.=) I've seen a wedding planning book in Powerbooks, from its looks and contents it's more of a planner than a book. Since we're also from the Philippines, we know that a traditional Filipino wedding is really big because you have to invite all of the relatives on both sides. But we also thought that since a wedding is just a one day affair, we'll rather spend most of our money in building our future home and for our honeymoon. As of now we already have our wedding rings (we bought that first because it's on sale, almost 70 percent off), we are finalizing our guest list for the church wedding to have a a hint of how much will it really cost. We still don't have a wedding dress design because he want it to be a ball gown and I want it to be cool, simple and flowing. Our wedding plans change everytime we talk about it, especially whenever we saw something on the mall or television. I guess we might end up having a wedding with just the two of us. It really depends because what we visualize more is our home, the furnitures, design and every detail we want for it than the upcoming wedding.