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NEED YOUR HELP

IM GETTING MARRIED IN JAN 2012... I HAVENT PLAN ANYTHING THING.. I DONT EVEN HAVE A COLOR IN MIND.. ITS KINDA HARD TO DO WHEN ALL UR BRIDESMAID ARE IN ANOTHER STATE AND THE GROOM IS OVERSEA HE IS EXPECTED TO BE HERE IN OCT. I DNT HAVE ANY FAMILY OR FRIENDS HERE IN TX SO I NEED ALL THE ADVICE I CAN GET

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    edited December 2011
    PP gave you great advice. Along with what kind of wedding you want and how many guests you'd like to have, also figure out what your budget is.

    I never really did choose a color scheme, and all my BMs were out of state as well. I had pink linens on the tables (my favorite color), but my BMs chose their dresses in whatever pastel color they liked best. (I just told them to pick a knee-length-ish dress in chiffon-like material in a pastel color. I suggested David's Bridal as a place for them to shop since they are all over, but they were free to buy their dress from wherever they liked. One girl got hers from Macy's.) I've heard of a lot of other brides on the boards that just pick the length, fabric, and color and let BMs choose their own dresses that fit that criteria. Davids Bridal and Alfred Angelo (and others) have locations all across the U.S.

    Also, because I didn't have family/friends here and wasn't interested in planning all the details, and my budget allowed it, I hired a local wedding planner to help me book my vendors and take care of the details. There are planners at various price points -- I'd assumed since I wasn't having a huge-budget wedding I couldn't afford one, but I was happy to realize I could. It helped me a lot.
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    edited December 2011
    First of all, it's not your bridesmaids' job to help you plan.  It's nice to get their input, but not necessary.  You are the one getting married, after all.

    Are you getting married in a church?  If so, you need to contact that church ASAP, as some churches have a "waiting period" of sorts, during which time you have to go through some marriage counseling.

    Figure out a guest list so you can determine how big of a reception venue you need (or pick a venue and then determine the size of your venue).
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    edited December 2011
    Ditto the PP.  First establish your guest list/size and budget.  You really can't do anything without those two.

    Don't worry too much about colors--just use whatever colors you love.  David's Bridal is a good choice for BM dresses since they are a national chain.  (Personally I think their Pool blue color would be beautiful for a winter wedding.)  You could also just let them choose their dresses as MarieSD did or have them all choose a basic black dress and then have flowers and decor in the colors you want.  As you start to think about and choose a venue, your vision of your wedding will develop.
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    edited December 2011

    thanks you guys. i wanna match his uniform he's a marine. my FI colors are black and white. i have look in the mag. but nothing has caught my eye. i think the best thing for me to do is hire somebody to help

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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_texas-dallas-ft-worth_need-2?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:102Discussion:b8f81e37-6cd6-42d0-9d32-e449c9c5bc25Post:22932bb4-7c3f-4214-804d-c0b49cf23b93">Re: NEED YOUR HELP</a>:
    [QUOTE]thanks you guys. i wanna match his uniform he's a marine. my FI colors are black and white. i have look in the mag. but nothing has caught my eye. i think the best thing for me to do is hire somebody to help
    Posted by hayes2hot[/QUOTE]

    Black and white weddings are very beautiful (Kim K just had one!)  But if you want to add color, anything goes with black and white.  If you Google "black and [insert color here] wedding", inspiration boards will come up under Images and those can really help.
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