Wedding Planning

on Feb 15, 2016 @ 03:08 pm

Hello ladies!!

I've recently became engaged a month ago and am looking for advice!

I'm so excited to start planning and picking things out. :)  What kind of tips / advice can you wonderful ladies share with me, especially for wedding planning in Winnipeg?  

We're looking at possibly doing an outdoor ceremony (with in indoor backup) with a tent for the reception most likely late summer / fall of 2018.  We have a potential place picked out, but I'm looking for any suggestions from ladies that may have had / planned / been apart of a wedding in Winnipeg.  Any venue that you loved?  Caterers / flowers / cake?  Throw it all at me!!

Also, wedding magazines!  I am a HUGE Pinterest / DIY addict and have already spent a crazy amount of time looking at ideas there, but I also love flipping through magazines.  Are there any wedding magazines that anyone recommends?  

I'm sure a million more questions will come to mind!  Thanks for any help. :)

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weddings on Feb 15, 2016 @ 03:46 pm

pintrest is definitelya great place to start with a wedding planing!

WB on Feb 16, 2016 @ 08:43 am

You need to join Wedding Bee. ASAP. Be careful about which responses to threads/comments you take seriously, though because a lot of the regular posters are old (50 ) and have been married for decades so their opinions aren't modern which means if you're a young bride you may not mesh on a lot of things.

I'm be married in August! Whoop! My advice is set a date and find a venue first. You can't really plan anything without knowing the where and when.
Also, be honest with what it is you want. Wedding sare expensive and unless you and your FI are well to do you'll have to make a choice between quantity (people) and quality as everything is based on a per person charge.
I never understand why I read posts about brides who are so upset that they can't afford this/that when they ahve a 150 guest list. Cut some people!

CONGRATULATONS on Feb 16, 2016 @ 08:44 am


hi on Feb 19, 2016 @ 03:25 am

we are getting married july 15th 2016
we are doing a boho/country outdoor wedding.
weve got the planner, have a venue.

might bake our own cake. going to have bbq/potluck style
with food tables, booze in wheelbarrows.
burlap, lace, baskets, banners etc.
going to do a nontraditional gown.
probably black or purple.
with cowboy boots.

just cant afford a photographer n some other minor things... :(
small budget

Congrats on Mar 01, 2016 @ 06:53 am

I find pinterest is very useful. Also secondhand wedding sites on fb are great for décor. I spent a lot of time looking online when I was planning mine. The only advice I can give you is don't stress over things and just remember that this day is about you and your soon to be hubby so do what u guys like and just be happy!

wedding planning on Mar 01, 2016 @ 06:56 am

The best and most importany advice I give to anyone planning their wedding is to plan the wedding you and your man want; not what others want. Another piece of advice is relax and enjoy all the stress and excitement that it brings. It's you day and make it a memorable loving one.Be happy and all the best to you.

YES!! on Mar 04, 2016 @ 02:49 pm

^^ YES, 500% agreed!! It is YOUR wedding, not your parents'. Honestly, if you can afford it, foot the bill yourself so there is no pressure to cave in to your parents' demands (esp guestlist-related)... we had a 90-100 person wedding and knew every single person invited. I have been to many family weddings where I (and sometimes my parents) hadn't met the bride/groom, and I know that the bride/groom couldn't have cared less if I was attending or not. What a waste of money...

Budget on Mar 04, 2016 @ 07:49 pm

Definitely look at tons of budget friendly ideas. There are great Facebook wedding swap or sell pages that you can get stuff wayyyyy cheaper- greatest resource ever.

:) on Mar 04, 2016 @ 08:47 pm


Wedding Planning on Mar 06, 2016 @ 01:23 pm

Thanks for all of the advice and responses so far!

We'll definitely be planning for the wedding that we want as a couple. Our families are pretty great so we have no reason to worry about any pressure from them on what to do and who to invite, so already one huge weight off of our shoulders. :) We're in savings mode right now, we decided on 2018 so that we would have more time to be able to save so we can have flexibility with what we can do.

I love the idea of the Facebook groups, I am a part of one from my city and I've already seen some great things posted there!

Did anyone have any specific wedding magazines that they liked to flip through while planning?

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