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Tuesday Fun Wedding Poll

Hi Ladies! I'm SO SO tired at work today and could use a little 'pick me up'! A fun wedding poll might just be the answer! I know we've done this before but there are a lot of new ppl on here and it might be fun to share!


1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have?

2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?

3. Where will your ceremony be held?

4. Where will your reception be held?

5. Where do you currently live?

6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming?

7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding?

8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?

9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience?

10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain?

11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget?

12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
       - Dress/accessories
       - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire
       - Paper/Invites etc.
       - Photographer
       - Videographer
       - Florist
       - Caterer/food
       - Venue

13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'?

14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding?

15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process?

16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding?

17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you?
      

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    edited December 2011
    I hear ya!! I am listening to debates, and am ready to shot myself!

    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? 19 months

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? non-religious ceremony, but with the exchange Spanish coins

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? 20th Century Club

    4. Where will your reception be held? 20th Century Club

    5. Where do you currently live? Washington DC- Woodley Park to be exact

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? Our guest list is 130 right now... we hope to have 100

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? Envisioning it all, and getting my A list of vendors!

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? paying for things and trying to get in shape

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? Expensive :)

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? 4- not too stressful yet, although FMIL can be a little overbearing.

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? We have an overall budget, but I'm positive that we will go over it.

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories- Extremely
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire- I want everyone to look and feel gorgeous!
           - Paper/Invites etc.- Pretty important
           - Photographer- Extremely
           - Videographer- Not at all
           - Florist- Very important, since tulips are my theme.
           - Caterer/food- Extremely crucial, although I didn't do a tasting before I booked TCC
           - Venue- It had to be perfect, urban and detailed!

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? six

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? the knot

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? as many as I can/could get my hands on!

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding?- photographer

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? We are going to Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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    edited December 2011
    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? 11 months

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?
    catholic full nuptial mass

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? St. Anthony;s Church, Watertown, NY

    4. Where will your reception be held? Elks Club, Watertown, NY

    5. Where do you currently live?  Pittsburgh (Shadyside)

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? 156, RSVP yes 132

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? everything except #8

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? drama of family members and their opinion on my adult only guest list

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? satisfying

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? 6 - I planned during my last year of law school (pre blackberry life)

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? yes we did and we came in UNDER budget !!

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories VERY - most $ spent here
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire important that they matched and felt pretty but did not cost them lots of money
           - Paper/Invites etc. huge - I splurged a ton on paper ppl threw away
           - Photographer decided way before I even met DH  (was wedding gift from photog)
           - Videographer decided way before I even met DH (also wedding gift from photog)
           - Florist also decided before I met DH, Mom took care of all details I didn't care
           - Caterer/food important for flavor and selection but pre determined with venue
           - Venue limited selection so made do with what exists in the boondocks

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? 3, there was really no decision to be made, lol.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding?  magazine/the knot/tv

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? yes subscribed to a whole bunch off ebay for $20 - bride, theknot, martha stewart wedding etc

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? bridal accessories and invitations

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? Couples San Souchi Ocho Rios Jamaica - I would change nothing except the weather and the softness of the bed!
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    edited December 2011
    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have?
    One year and one month

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?
    Church ceremony in my Catholic church, although it will not be the full mass

    3. Where will your ceremony be held?
    Our Lady of the Valley in Donora
    4. Where will your reception be held?
    St. Spyridon's Helenic Center in Monessen

    5. Where do you currently live?
    Monongahela

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming?
    Invited 190

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding?
    All of the little details!

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?
    Time is FLYING

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience?
    Fun!

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain?
     Maybe a 3... I am starting to stress a little because we are at two months out, but I have been pretty calm!

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget?
    Not really... I've been keeping track of spending, but it ultimately doesn't matter what we spend... we have cut corners, but we won't bend on things that are important to us!

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories Very
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire Somewhat.. I let DF decide!
           - Paper/Invites etc. Pretty important, but I also didn't want to spend a fortune!
           - Photographer Very, I wanted a photographer who would let me tell them what I want and not visa versa!
           - Videographer Not very
           - Florist Very
           - Caterer/food Very, I've attended weddings at this venue and the food is amazing!
           - Venue Pretty important.. we don't have a lot of options in the valley and most people do not drive into the city, so this one was tough!

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? About 4 - 5.. the pricing and they include linens and clean up!

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? The Knot!

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? No way.. I won't spend money on those!

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? I would say chair covers.. not very much fun but the chairs in this place are hideous and DF thinks they are a waste.. we got into a little disagreement about it, but he ultimately relented
    :-)


    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? We are still deciding.. we are taking our hm in March because DF and I are both crazy busy with work until then... we are looking somewhere in the Caribbean!
          
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    edited December 2011
    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? 14 months plus one day!

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? Traditional Catholic ceremony

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? Duquesne University Chapel

    4. Where will your reception be held? Columbian Room- Wexford, PA

    5. Where do you currently live?  Wexford

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? Invited 400/hope for 300

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding?All of the DIY and creative aspects of planning.  I've honestly loved every second of it!

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?The guest list and dealing with my FILs/FSIL

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? Wonderful

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? 4- I very much want to make everyone else happy and have forgotten about me (sounds very bridezilla but not at all).  My ILs have caused me the most of my headaches!

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? Not a hard fast number, I planned with a "least expensive yet beautiful" mind set.

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories Very
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire I wanted them to feel beautiful/all have different dresses.  GMs/DF I knew I wanted grey.
           - Paper/Invites etc. Obsessed! ahah I am in love with my invites and have had a lot of compliments.  One etiquette queen (elder mother of a guest) was very impressed with them and is very critical of wedding invites most of the time.
           - Photographer Important, not majorly important however.  I wanted good pictures, a great personality and reasonably priced.
           - Videographer N/A
           - Florist She's pretty wonderful Smile(me!)
           - Caterer/food  "He works for Agusta, Meg"-- DF's only comment when it came to the caterer or food tastings.
           - Venue I'm happy with the space, it is reasonably priced and convenient for my family.  My wish was to have it down town with the skyline, but in the end, DF and I are married and will celebrate with family and friends.  So it doesn't really matter!

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? 2/ It was the most reasonable, closest for OOT family staying hotels.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? The Knot, magazines

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? Martha Stewart and Modern Bride.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? 28 passenger limo bus and the honeymoon (not really an expensive trip, but not "ideal" after buying a new house!)

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? Riviera Cancun, Secrets Silversands Resort
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    gmc22gmc22 member
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    edited December 2011
    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? 17 months

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? We're having a traditional catholic ceremony in a church.

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? St. Paul's Cathedral - Oakland

    4. Where will your reception be held? Carnegie Museum - Music Hall Foyer

    5. Where do you currently live? Philadelphia (currently KOP area, about to move to Wyncote about 20-30 mins away)

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? We'll be inviting about 360ish... not sure on the amount that will come but I'm hoping max 200...

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? I think collecting my images and actually 'seeing' my vision come together!

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? I'd probably say having to contact everyone and try to set up meetings etc. from OOT... it kind of stinks

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? Fun!

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? Probably about a 5... It hasn't been super stressful, it's just hard trying to plan from OOT and stuff all my WR meetings etc. in when I go home to visit my family.

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? We started planning with no 'real' budget but as we go along we are sort of budgeting things one by one (if that makes sense?)

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories  Very Important!
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire  Semi Important... I picked a color from Jcrew and had them choose whichever style they wanted. GMs are semi important too color is crutial
           - Paper/Invites etc.  pretty important
           - Photographer  VERY important
           - Videographer  Semi Important
           - Florist  very important
           - Caterer/food VERY VERY important!
           - Venue Very important!

    lol - I just noticed that basically everything on the list is 'very important' to me! ha

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? 2 We looked at the Pennsylvanian and Jay Verno Studios before settling on the Musuem :) We all just fell in love with the museum!

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding?  Wedding blogs like stylemepretty, cinderellaproject, theweddingchicks - also photog blogs and the knot!

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? Not really, I really love Martha Stewart Wedding Mag - she always has some super cute, crafty projects in there!

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? Probably my dress and shoes - but I can also say venue.

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? Ugh - this is the million dollar question! lol - right now, we're kicking around the idea of going to Thailand for 2 weeks :) I'm pretty pumped about it but still trying to do my homework and adequate research! As of now, we're looking into a few days in Bangkok, then to Chiang Mai, then heading south for the remainder of the time in Phucket and Phi Phi Island.

    We're also going to look into/price island hopping in Tahiti or possibly S. Africa - we're meeting with a travel agent SOON to start to nail things down!
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    edited December 2011
    How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? 2 years, 7 months

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? Church (non-denominational)

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? Faith Community Church in Penn Hills (this was my church for nearly 10 years).

    4. Where will your reception be held? Gateway Hall

    5. Where do you currently live? Alexandria, VA

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? Invited like 160 (including dates that I thought some would bring). Only around 87 came.

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? I loved looking up inspiration pics, like for hair, make-up, escort cards, etc.

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? Didn't enjoy the family drama that ensued in the last couple of months before the wedding (long story short- my aunt told me 3 months before the wedding that her, my uncle, cousins, and grandparents could not make it. It was sudden, though she claims she hinted that they couldn't come for months).

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? Enjoyable

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? I'd say it was a 5- typical wedding stress, but nothing extreme. I was more excited than stressed.

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? Yes & yes, for the most part (I didn't sit down and add every little thing up that I bought).

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories Super important- knew that I had to have cap sleeves.
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire Important
           - Paper/Invites etc. Not that important- wanted them to be nice, but realized they were just going in the trash in the end.
           - Photographer Important
           - Videographer Super important- knew I definitely wanted one
           - Florist Important
           - Caterer/food Important- didn't want anything too fancy, since DH is a picky eater.
           - Venue Super important- we needed a place that allowed us to bring our own cake (DH insisted that his godmother make it).

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? 2; The other place had a minimum required, and we didn't want to deal with that.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? Pics I found on the knot and through google image searches.

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? Nope- I bought 1 when we were first engaged, and that's it. They're a waste of $ IMO.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? Splurged on videographer and limo (I had never ridden in one before, so it was a "must").

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? We went on a 6 night Carnival cruise to the Bahamas. I'd change the horrible weather and me getting sick with a stomach bug- other than those things, it was wonderful! We left from Baltimore, so it was super convenient- so nice not to have to fly.
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    edited December 2011
    Jamie, I love that you are doing the exchange of arras!! :-)
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    JamieK1882JamieK1882 member
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    edited December 2011
    How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? nearly 1 year exactly

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? full Catholic mass

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? Transfiguration Parish (my church I grew up in)

    4. Where will your reception be held? Sheraton Station Square, grand ballroom

    5. Where do you currently live? South Fayette

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? invited 456 (including dates), so far only at 121 yes's..hoping for a lot more!

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? honestly, I've loved all the little gifts I've bought my bridesmaids. I got them all a bridal "emergency kit" for the shower and now I'm putting together little bags for our bachelorette weekend. I also loved shopping for my dress

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? the fights over the guest list (initially) and budget

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? enjoyable but I think I'm over planning and ready to get married!

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? for the entire thing I would've said 3 or 4 until this week..with my workload at my job plus the wedding all happening at the same time I'm going crazy!
    Plus I'm currently working 3 jobs to help pay for everything..can't wait for the honeymoon and a break!!!!!!

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? Well, FI set a budget and we've done our best to stick to it, but no, we went over. Definitely.

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories Super important
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire Important-I want them all to match and I have different sized girls. I also wanted something affordable
           - Paper/Invites etc. surprisingly very important to me
    - Photographer Important I love pics
           - Videographer important- knew I definitely wanted one and wanted to find one for a good price
           - Florist not at all important..just want pretty flowers at a good price
           - Caterer/food Important-
           - Venue super important! needed a big place to hold our guest list plus wanted a convenient location

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? 2 or 3? I honestly can't remember. I think I called about a million though

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? um,m..not really sure. I always wanted the pink fairtale wedding so we just kinda went with that. Also got a lot of good ideas at the 2 bridal shows I attended.

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? originally..now they are annoying because they are mostly pics of dresses and I already have mine!

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? most things-oops

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? we are going for 2 weeks to Greece-Athens and Santorini specifically and I can not freakin' wait!!
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    edited December 2011
    This is more fun than studying :)

    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? will be just a few days shy of 1 year

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? we are being married under a Huppah (Jewish wedding) at a hotel

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? Omni William Penn--Urban Room

    4. Where will your reception be held? Omni William Penn--Grand Ballroom

    5. Where do you currently live? Baltimore, MD

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? still working on that...looks like we will be inviting 230ish

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? EVERYTHING!  I've been blessed with everything going very smoothly

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?
    invitation hunting was kinda boring to me...luckily my mom was very into it

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience?
    Wonderful!
    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain?
    2.  The only real obstacle was that I wanted to get married over Memorial Day weekend (Jewish weddings are on Sundays, so everyone having that Monday off would have been perfect) but EVERYWHERE was booked over a year in advance...I thought, so, people will just have to take a Monday off, and we are getting married the following weekend 

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget?
    I am very fortunate to not have to be worried about budgetary issues

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories  the DRESS is the MAIN ATTRACTION!
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire very important...I want everyone to look posh
           - Paper/Invites etc.  I want them to look nice, but I'm not really into paper and ooh-ing/aah-ing over high end paper...but my mom's into that
           - Photographer they last a lifetime!  They better be freakin awesome
           - Videographer not having one...I think I've watched my Bat Mitzvah video once, so I think it's a waste of $$
           - Florist Flowers are going to be the main centerpieces, so they better be fabulous :)
           - Caterer/food EATING IS MY FAVORITE ACTIVITY...especially sweets!  I am so excited for foot tastings haha
           - Venue If the William Penn Ballroom was booked all summer, I would have cried.  

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? ONE
    What made the venue you chose 'the one'? It's BEAUTIFUL.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? 
    I haven't really looked for inspiration...it's all just things that are very me/my style

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly?not one!
    Were they helpful to you in the planning process?

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? Um, venue, band, photos, invitations

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? -don't know yet...suggestions?!?!  I want a place where there's a beach for relaxation but also activities...Club Med kind of place would be ideal
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    edited December 2011
    JamieK--heads up on Athens...it's not that great...definetely no more than a day's worth of stuff to do and the city is kinda gross/sketchy...so if you are able to minimize your time there and maximize your time in the islands, DEFINITELY DO IT!
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    dbpsu18dbpsu18 member
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    edited December 2011
    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? One year and 5 months

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? Catholic Nuptial mass

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? St Sebastian's church

    4. Where will your reception be held? LeMont

    5. Where do you currently live? North Hills

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? Planning to invite a little over 200

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? reading all of the inspiration blogs and hearing my FI's ideas for the wedding ...and dress shopping :)

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? how expensive everything is and having those awkward money chats

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? eye opening

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? 5 - coming up with a budget and finding a time that would be best for all parties involved has been stressful...

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? yes - and we'll see! i really think we will.

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories very important - i want to look and feel my best!
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire very important - i want my girls and guys to LIKE how they are dressed
           - Paper/Invites etc. somewhat important
           - Photographer very important..the quality of this will last a lifetime!
           - Videographer not very
           - Florist important - i love flowers but am not going to be able to justify spending a lot on this element
           - Caterer/food important
           - Venue - extremely important - we wanted a venue that really helped showcase who we are. DF and I LOVE pittsburgh and one of the big things we want to do with our wedding is showcase pittsburgh - what better place to do that than at the LeMont!

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? officially 2 - but we've been to alot of weddings in the past year (plenty more to go!) and so we knew what we liked and didn't like. Plus - we wanted a view!

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? wedding websites and martha stewart weddings magazine (heart this mag!)

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? hah martha and Bride and YES!

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? i'm thinking my splurge item will be my shoes :)

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? we are planning to do the St. Lucia sandals resort.

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    edited December 2011
    Yay! I love reading everyone's!


    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? 14 months.

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? no religion.. justice of the peace coming to our venue... old church which is now a historical building

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? Old Stone Church

    4. Where will your reception be held? Aquarium at the zoo

    5. Where do you currently live? Manassas, VA... get me outta here! 1.5 (I think!) years until we are in Georgia or Washington state

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? We will invite around 130 and hope 100-110 come

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? I've liked a lot of it. I've liked looking up different inspirations.. doing it with my MOH.

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? Ugh, feeling bad because my parents are paying for all of it.

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? Creative

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? 7. I'm stressed because my parents are paying for it all and I don't want to be resentful towards others. Also, I'm planning out of town so when I try to talk/explain things to my parents, it's hard to have the conversation over the phone and not in person. It's hard for them to really grasp what I'm explaining.

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? Yes and hopefully

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories Important but didn't want to spend too much
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire BM- letting them pick their own dress in a specific color. I want them to be comforabtle. GM- I hope to "guide" towards gray suits.
           - Paper/Invites etc. Important. In the process of designing my own so I'm super psyched
           - Photographer Important but didn't want to over spend. I found the perfect match!
           - Videographer Not at all
           - Florist Important but I'm not picky as long as they deliever what I invision
           - Caterer/food We had to use the zoo's caterer and we haven't had a tasting yet. I haven't heard bad things though.
           - Venue Very important.

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? Looked at a million online and we fell in love with the zoo. It was our first and only

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding?  Internet... You guys.

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? Sometimes Martha Stewart but the others only have pictures of dresses and I have found mine.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? Probably venue/food. It's not out of control but if we wanted to, we could have gone somewhere else for a lot less money

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? Probably a cruise. FI has never been on one and I want to see and do different things rather than stay in one place!
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    . How long of an engagement are you having/did you have?  15 months

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?
    Reglious in my childhood church
    3. Where will your ceremony be held?West View Unites Methodist Church

    4. Where will your reception be held?911 Air Reserve Base in Coraopolis

    5. Where do you currently live? Frostburg, MD

    6. How many guests did you invite? 125 How many are coming?80

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? I love all my DIY projects-so fun!

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? Trying to get everything ordered

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? Fun

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been?  3 explain?I am a major organizer/planner, so I had most things done well in advance!

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? YesDid you stick to that budget?We actually came in a few thousand under budget

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessoriesImportant that it looked nice, I liked it, but didn't want to spend to much
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire We didn't want our BM and GM to have to spend too much, but we wanted them to look nice.
           - Paper/Invites etc. Fairly important-but i did a lot myself so they were cheap and I loved how they looked!
           - Photographer  VERY IMPORTANT!
           - VideographerNot at all important
           - Florist Important-he made it super easy for me though and had
            great vision

           - Caterer/food Important
           - Venue Important

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'?  I already knew where I was having it, so I didn't look at all.  I had choosen the venue before I even met my husband.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding?   On here!

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process?I bought the  local Knot magazine-it helped

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding?Our photographer was our big splurge

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you?  We went to Oahu and Maui-I'd spend more time there if we could have but all in all it was perfect!
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    pantherRNpantherRN member
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    edited December 2011
    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? About 23 months.

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? United Methodist. It's similar to a Catholic wedding, but there is no communion, so it is significantly shorter.

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park

    4. Where will your reception be held? Holy Cross Banquet Hall in Mt. Lebanon (hopefully)

    5. Where do you currently live? Squirrel Hill

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? We're looking a guest list of 225-250, hoping for 210 or less.

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? Honestly? Getting closer with my FMIL. She's a great woman and wants to be involved, even though she's 3 hours away. It could get annoying, but it has been great so far.

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? Contacting vendors. I can be incredibly shy when talking to people I don't know. I also don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? Entertaining ;)

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? Like a 2. Give me about a year though and then ask me again.

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? We have a budget and will hopefully stick to it. FI is an accountant, so I don't have much of a choice.

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories Important, but not the most important
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire Important, I want them to be comfortable and feel good in what they are wearing.
           - Paper/Invites etc. Least important, honestly they are going to get thrown in the trash. I'm going to totally DIY them and try not to spend a lot of money.
           - Photographer Most important. 9 times out of 10, you get what you pay for. I want beautiful pictures that I'm going to look at in 15 or 50 years and remember how I felt that day. I spent a lot of time looking into different photographers.
           - Videographer Not very important. I'm almost positive we aren't going to have one beyond my cousin walking around with a handheld camcorder.
           - Florist I haven't decided, honestly. I've thought about DIYing our flowers, but who knows.
           - Caterer/food Most important. I told FI that the only things I really want for this wedding/reception are good food, good booze, and good pictures.
           - Venue Very important. I needed somewhere affordable and close to our church since about 60% of our guests are from OOT. I didn't want them to have to deal with Pittsburgh traffic and the confusing streets. Plus, the church is important because it's where I went as a kid and there are many memories for me there.

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? One, with no plans to visit more. Holy Cross was absolutely everything I wanted in a venue and I can't us anywhere else.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? I read a lot of DIY blogs and TK. A LOT of our friends and family have gotten married in the past few years, so I've picked some things here and there from them as well.

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? I like Martha and I like Real Simple, though Real Simple is more like a book. Both have great pictures and good articles. I like Martha for the DIY stuff.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? Photographer and alcohol.

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? We're still a long way away from getting married, but I really just want to park my behind on a beach with a cocktail for a week. We're thinking Caymans or Jamaica, or even something like Antigua or Turks and Caicos.
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    jezebelljezebell member
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    edited December 2011
    I love reading everyone's answers.  I wish I'd checked in sooner!

    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have?
    18 mos.

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?
    FI's church. 
    3. Where will your ceremony be held?
    FI's Church

    4. Where will your reception be held?
    Jeremiah's

    5. Where do you currently live?
    Washington, PA

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming?
    269.  About 200 because we don't expect all the kids.

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding?
    Dress shopping and cake tasting.  It was touching that FI is such a big help.

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?
    Realization that I do not have unlimited funds.

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience?
    Fun!

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain?
    5 maybe.  Getting higher everyday as it gets closer.

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget?
    We had an idea about how much but who knows....

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories  Not very
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire The fun part. It was somewhat important.
           - Paper/Invites etc. So-so.  I really liked the ones we got
           - Photographer   VERY!  The only thing left when it's all over.
           - Videographer  Not really...may change my mind.
           - Florist  Not important at all.  They die.  Got the basics.
           - Caterer/food  Not really... Important to FI
           - Venue  Pretty important.  FI INSISTED it be in or by a hotel since we have an open bar.  He refuses to eat off of paper plates.

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'?  5 or 6.  It was nice, it had a balcony for the scumbag smokers, it included the bar, food, and venue, and across a parking lot from a hotel.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding?
     The Knot of course!

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process?
    Just internet.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding?
    Ice sculptures.  I spent more on it than the flowers.  Flowers die but this is ice!  How do I justify that?!

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you?
    We talked about Jamaica but baby showed up in the middle of wedding planning so now it's something to look forward to on our one year anniversary!

    Am I the only girl that doesn't care about "the dress"?  I only wear it for one day.  I just wanted an accent color and not to spend too much.  In fact, if it requires too many alterations after baby is born, I'll just pick out another $99 gown and show up.
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    LaFemmeRousseLaFemmeRousse member
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    edited December 2011
    This is my midnight reward for a day full of math class :P

    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have?
    Almost a year

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?
    Formal church ceremony

    3. Where will your ceremony be held?
    St. Boniface

    4. Where will your reception be held?
    The Duquesne Club

    5. Where do you currently live?
    New Haven, CT!

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming?
    Including a plus one for every single guest, we invited about 310, and we ended up with about 230 who attended.

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding?
    Choosing the venue, buying the dress, and registering!

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?
    Getting invitations out was a PITA!

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience?
    Organized

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain?
    3- I was a low-stress bride!

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget?
    I was given a budget by my parents and I went every so slightly over budget but was quite good for the most part.

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire
           - Paper/Invites etc.
           - Photographer
           - Videographer
           - Florist
           - Caterer/food
           - Venue

    In order of importance: venue, dress, photographer, food, florists, paper, BM/GM attire, videographer.

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'?
    4, and I knew the second I walked in that the Duquesne Club was the one.  It was elegant and beautiful and the wedding coordinator there was the very best.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding?
    I did a lot of internet searches and watched a lot of wedding shows on TV!  I guess most of the "inspiration" came from aspects of our relationship and our life together, though.

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process?
    Looooove Martha Stewart Weddings.  I had a subscription to that and Brides, and I did find them helpful.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding?
    Venue/catering was a big splurge :)  That and the dress!

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you?
    India and Nepal, can't wait!
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    edited December 2011
    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have?
    Three+ years, dang grad school

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?
    A church ceremony

    3. Where will your ceremony be held?
    Wallace Memeorial Chapel at Westminster College

    4. Where will your reception be held?
    No idea yet, I'm going to start calling vendors in Sept./Oct

    5. Where do you currently live?
    A little town called Creenvile, PA.  If you drive up 79 to Erie, it's kind of in the middle.

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming?
    plan on inviting between 150-200

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding?
    Tasting cake :)

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?
    Nothing yet

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience?
    stress-free (right now)

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain?
    1- I haven't really gotten stressed about it yet; I'm more worried about finding a job to pay for it

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget?
    $10,000 or less.  I see no reason to go into debt.

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories- Important  I fell in love with a dress, so I bought it already
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire--semi-important, I want my friends to look their best
           - Paper/Invites etc.--not that important: probably going to DIY
           - Photographer--Important: I hope I can get the one I want
           - Videographer--not important/not having
           - Florist--semi important 
           - Caterer/food--Important:  I like to eat
           - Venue-- I havent put much thought into it

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'?
    One for the chapel.  I have it narrowed down to two for the reception, and I've been in both before

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding?
     lt's what I've seen in my head.  I love Stargazer lilies and roses so that determined the pink, then I went with silver so the boys wouldn't be objectionable

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process?
    Brides and the knot,:yes and no.  I find some ideas, but they're mostly designed for people gwtting married within 1-2 years.


    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding?
    Food b/c our families love to eat!

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you?
    no idea, either a cruise or all inclusive resort
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    yuengling58yuengling58 member
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    edited December 2011
    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? 7 months 3 days

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? traditional ceremony at our church

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? Keystone Free Will Baptist Church in Greensburg

    4. Where will your reception be held? Banquets Unlimited

    5. Where do you currently live? Greensburg but moving to Elizabeth Twp. at the end of the month

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? The guest list topped out at 194.. as much as I'd love everyone to be there I will be happy with quite a few "no" responses

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? DIY invitations and dress shopping

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? dealing with people

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? organized - I've been good about staying on top of things and getting the major stuff booked quickly.

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? on average? 5. It really hasn't been stressful at all except dealing with people who like to make things difficult (family members asking what they should wear - don't show up in white and otherwise I don't care!)

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? Yes - so far we are right on track!

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories
    - dress was important, we splurged a little on this one
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire - look put together and I'll be happy. I let my sister (MOH) pick out the dresses
           - Paper/Invites etc. - important, but I'm DIYing them so it's pretty fun
           - Photographer - kind of important - we're having our friend take the pictures. In the grand scheme of things, I will be happily married and I trust that she will take good pictures
           - Videographer - not important, but I found a guy on Craiglist who will do it for free possibly?
           - Florist - semi-important. I found a florist who worked well with our budget and does a great job
           - Caterer/food - important - people always remember the food
           - Venue - semi-important.. at the end of the day the food, dj, etc. mattered more

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? two - price was the deciding factor and the cheaper place had better reviews!

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? various knottie bios!

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? none

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? the honeymoon is the most expensive trip I've ever taken.. but the dress was more than 2x the budget

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? Sandals Royal Bahamian resort for a week! We got the oceanview room with the balcony and concierge service, so it should be fun.
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    cgyvhucgyvhu member
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    edited December 2011
    I thought my wedding was too far away to answer this poll but I guess I should try!

    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? will be 22 months

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other? Likely a ceremony at the same place as the venue (indoors, not religious)

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? not sure yet!

    4. Where will your reception be held? Choosing between 20th cent club, the Zoo, Lemont, the Gateway Clipper and the Rivers club.

    5. Where do you currently live? Cambridge, MA

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? It looks like we will invite 100-120.

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? I love looking at blogs to get ideas!

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? budgeting, planning from out of town.

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? fun!

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? 1, but im just getting started

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? We set one, but we'll see if we stick to it!

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories
    - Important.  I want to look great but I can't justify a ton of money on something I wear once.
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire - Somewhat.  As long as the girls/guys are happy and comfortable, I'm happy.
           - Paper/Invites etc. - Not very important, I plan to DIY
           - Photographer - VERY important. 
           - Videographer - not important, not sure if I will have one
           - Florist - semi-important. I want them to look nice, but don't want anything ornate.
           - Caterer/food -Very important - people always remember the food
           - Venue -  Very important.. I want to show off Pittsburgh to all the OOT guests!

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? Going to see 5 next month...let's hope one of them is the place.

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? Knottie bios, blogs of photographers/DJs/florists in the Pittsburgh area, theknot.com

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? I havent bought any yet.  My married friend did give me Martha Stewarts complete weddings on DVD though.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? Photography for sure. 

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? No clue yet... thinking Hawaii or Europe but we'll see.
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    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? 1 year, 3 months, 1 week!  LOL never thought of it that detailed til you asked, then I had to think how long it really is!

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?  Church, Catholic mass (only 45 mins because my priest is AWESOME promising a 45 minute full mass!)

    3. Where will your ceremony be held?  St. Adalbert's Church in South SIde

    4. Where will your reception be held? fire hall!

    5. Where do you currently live? South SIde

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? Invited a little over 200, we have 160 coming.

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? All the DIY stuff. We have to decorate the whole hall, so we went with an Old Hollywood theme and have done a lot of cool stuff!

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning? The money worries!

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? AWESOME

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain? 2.  I started early, FI helped a lot, I have worked on stuff over a year's time, and even losing a week of working on stuff last week when sick, I am virtually stress free.

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? Yes

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories --important.  I knew what I wanted dress wise and I found it almost immediately and a friend custom made me amazing jewelry.
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire--fairly important. They need to look good too, and thankfully Fi & I agreed on what we liked.
           - Paper/Invites etc. Fairly important, one of the first things that sets the tone of what you're wedding will be like.  We had many compliments on ours, and one person even said it was like opening an Academy Award envelope, which was cool to hear since we have the whole Hollywood thing going on.
           - Photographer--important. Luckily his dad & stepmom are professional photogs so are doing our pics. And we get a bonus because the friend who did our e-pics is shooting extras too!
           - Videographer--I could have gone either way with this, but we have a friend who gave us a good break on it, so we went ahead with it.
           - Florist--I made my bouqeut, the girls' bouquets and FI's bout. I know the neighborhood florist and he was our go-to guy.
           - Caterer/food--Super important. My parents & their friends STILL talk about a wedding years ago where the food sucked. People WILL remember the food, so do not skimp when it comes to that!
           - Venue--not that important. I mean, we're doing a fire hall. It had everything we wanted, allowed us to do exactly what we want, and it was way inexpensive.  It will be what we make of it, and I think it will look awesome!  We just needed a place to party!

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'?  Two or three. We looked at several places online and got info, but in order to accomodate what we wanted (control of decorating, bring in our own caterer, etc), the fire hall was the perfect fit. And the lady there has been just 100% awesome to work with!

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? Some Knot, magazines, but honestly, FI & I are theater people so most of it, I just came up with on my own.  Taught myself how to make the bouquets, and probably the best thing I did was admitting when I wasn't going to have time for certain things, like the rest of the flowers, and just ordering real for those things. Instead of wearing myself out trying to be Superwoman and "do it all".

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? No regulars. I got Brides mag from being at a Bridal Show and bought a couple Knot magazines, especially early on when we weren't set on theme, TK mag was definitely the better guide for ideas.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding?  I'd say a lot of the little things: rehearsal dinner dress, my wedding shoes and purse, mani-pedi and hairdo. Thngs I normally wouldn't spend that kind of money on.

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you?  Going to Vegas for a few days then to Santa Monica, CA!
          
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    edited December 2011
    I'm LATE, but I'll play!  :)

    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have?
    20 months!  

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?
    Catholic church

    3. Where will your ceremony be held?
    Ceremony was at St. Valentine Church (also where my parents were married!)

    4. Where will your reception be held?
    It was at The Circuit Center on the South Side.

    5. Where do you currently live? 
    Outside of Baltimore, MD

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming?
    We invited 310, 225 was our final count and I think 219 ended up showing.  Exactly what I wanted - our wedding was OOT for all of DH's fam and most of our friends and a holiday weekend, so we knew we would get a large number of regrets.

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding?
    Being crafty!  ;)

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?
    Hmmm...all the phone calls, always have so much to do, disagreeing with DH and my mom over details, since they were both very involved in the planning.

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience?
    Long.  ;)

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain?
    Maybe 7?  We had a lot of time, but I DIYed a lot and planned from OOT.

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget?
    Of course and yes.  My parents ended up splurging on a few things towards the end (because other budget items came in under what we thought!)

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories - Fairly important
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire - Could have cared less ;)  
           - Paper/Invites etc. - Very important, I love paper!
           - Photographer - Important, but a friend of the family who is a wedding photog did our pics.   
           - Videographer- Not important at all, we did not have one.
           - Florist - Fairly important.  I knew early on I wanted high/low flower centerpieces.
           - Caterer/food - Extremely important!
           - Venue - Extremely important!

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'?  Only 2.  We didn't want a hotel, wanted a "downtown" location and not too many could handle our guest list. 

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? 
    TK, of course.

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process?
    DH bought me a subscription to a few, but after I got my dress I didn't really look at them that much.  

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding?
    Chiavari chairs!  And a duet plating, since I dislike meal choices personally.  

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you?
    Jamaica!  And I would only change my DH injuring himself playing extreme sports all the time, silly boy.  

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    edited December 2011
    I'm very late but I am so bored at work today!!

    1. How long of an engagement are you having/did you have? just shy of 2 years

    2. What type of ceremony are you having/did you have? church? outdoors? other?
    Heinz Chapel - we just did the catholic "Rite of Marriage" due to limited time at Heinz Chapel

    3. Where will your ceremony be held? HC

    4. Where will your reception be held? Soliders & Sailors

    5. Where do you currently live? Bethel Park, PA

    6. How many guests did you invite? How many are coming? we invited 311 but only 198 showed up!!

    7. What has been your favorite part of planning your wedding? designing my own invitations

    8. What has been your LEAST favorite part of planning?  dealing with BM stress and my MIL

    9. Name one word that can sum up your planning experience? FUN!

    10. On a scale from 1-10, how stressful has your planning been? explain?  5

    11. Did you set a wedding budget? Did you stick to that budget? didn't have a budget

    12. How important are the following items to you while planning your wedding:
           - Dress/accessories Very Important
           - Bridesmaids/groomsmen attire  wasn't important to me at all
           - Paper/Invites etc. very important!! 
           - Photographer The most important
           - Videographer wasn't important at all and the only reason we had one because of our parents but ended up being my favorite thing that I have, next to my pro pictures
           - Florist not important at all just wanted them to be real and very budget friendly since they will end up in the trash
           - Caterer/food Extremely important.. our food was soooo good
           - Venue important for convenience to hotel and church

    13. How many venues did you visit before making the final decision? What made the venue you chose 'the one'? maybe 5

    14. Where did you gather most of your inspiration for your wedding? the Knot mostly and different magazines

    15. Are there any wedding magazines that you buy/bought regularly? Were they helpful to you in the planning process? i bought them all the time.

    16. What is your 'splurge' item(s) for your wedding? FOOD!!!

    17. Where are you going/did you go on your honeymoon? --married ladies, if you could change anything about your HM would you? Kauai and Maui.  I loved our locations but I wish i had more time to relax.  We spent so much time sightseeing and being in the car that it took away from some lazy days by the pool or ocean.
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