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Happy but Confused

Hello ladies and congrats to all.

I just recently got engaed in april and very happy to start planning. This web site is wonderful but confused on what to do next. Any words of advice would be great.

Thanks

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    tyboydtyboyd member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats on your engagement!!! 1st, I'd set a budget and work on a guestlist. Happy planning.
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    ruffjewelruffjewel member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks so much. We've already got the budget. So guest list here I come.
    Thanks again
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    M1ssJM1ssJ member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats! I echo Ty. This order helped a bunch: Set the date, talk to FI and write down the 10 ten must haves for your wedding (like I must have a big wedding on the beach, he really wanted all of his family there), do the BUDGET and be 100% realistic with yourself, write the guest list, research some average costs in your location
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    prncszprncsz member
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    edited December 2011
    then decide on a date! This way you can follow a generic wedding timeline that the knot or another website has to help you get things accomplished and ensure you don't leave out any important elements. But as mentioned before begin with a budget.
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome! Ditto the other ladies!
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    cincy2011cincy2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    The other ladies covered it well, but just wanted to say welcome and congrats!!
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    edited December 2011
    I also agree with PP...So welcome and Congrats!!!
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    edited December 2011
    I agree with pp. Welcome and congrats!
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    edited December 2011

    You also need to have a venue in mind.  You have less then a year and some venues book up fast.  You need to venue to accomodate the number of guests. You dont want it to be tooo big or tooo small. Also, email your guests to get an idea if they bringing a plus one, are you having children at your wedding, what time and day are you getting married.  All of those will affect your venue price and guest size.   List your must haves and what you can do with out.  Keep an eye for discounts, coupons, sales and used items.  DIY what you can. Becareful of your invites, large heavy invites will cost extra to mail.  Pick your bridal party with care... set the standards early on and be firm.

    Dang....I sound like someone who is getting married in a few days.. LOL
    Most of all continue to put your FI first and have fun.  The wedding is one day in your life.  

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    edited December 2011
    I also agree with PP. Just wanted to say congrats and welcome to the board. These ladies are the best!
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome!!! I agree completely with the other ladies! I would like to add that you should meet your fellow ATL knotties (hopefully on May 7th!). Look out for a post on that soon if you are interested!


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    sheshedukeshesheduke member
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    Agree with PP  just wanted to say welcome, hello and congrats!
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and Welcome To The Board. I agree with the other ladies. Ask questions at anytime. We are long distance sisters here.
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    msapril0730msapril0730 member
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    Congrats and welcome!
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    sadou02sadou02 member
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    Congrats and welcome!
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome... I agree with everyone and remember to not overwhelm yourself and ask for help from those who u knw got your back...


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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_happy-but-confused?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:e4639916-7ca8-4eac-8858-a1ca97687795Post:2aed280f-0036-428d-829d-288e2b47741f">Re: Happy but Confused</a>:
    [QUOTE]Welcome!!! I agree completely with the other ladies! I would like to add that you should meet your fellow ATL knotties (hopefully on May 7th!). Look out for a post on that soon if you are interested!
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    <div>Welcome! Ditto what Sweets said :)</div>
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome to the board!! I am getting married in Atlanta this June! Please let me know if you have any questions about vendors or anything.
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and Welcome. The others ladies covered everything already. This is a great group of ladies.You will certainly enjoy your visit here.
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats & welcome to the board!! The ladies said it all, but I'll just add to gather magazines, pics, and different websites that you can use to find out what you like & don't like.
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    edited December 2011
    Just wanted to add my congrats as well.  :)



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    ruffjewelruffjewel member
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    edited December 2011
    OOh thanks you so much ladies Im writing down everything yall are saying.
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    lisa47 thanks so much girl and congrats you almost there!!!
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