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Hi everyone!  I have been reading posts for a few days and thought I would take the time to introduce myself.  I just got engaged last Friday, August 20th, to my boyfriend of 8 years.  He finally popped the question!  LOL!  He got me a beautiful ring that he picked out himself and proposed on the beach in Long Beach Island, right near where he first said "I love you" to me 8 long years ago!

Since I have gotten engaged many people are telling me to start looking for reception venues right away, because we want to get married next Fall of 2011.  They said that places would already be booked up for then!  So I have heeded their warnings and have been doing a lot of research.  My parents and I are going to look at some places tonight and me and my SO will be looking at places tommorrow and Friday.  We're looking for "rustic", somewhat non-traditional places.  We don't have a budget yet, and I don't think any of us have any idea what things typically cost so I imagine after we see what we can get at various places for the money, that will help us narrow places down.  I'm figuring in the $100-150 pp range, but thats just a very tentative figure!

I currently live in Middlesex County, NJ, and I will be completing my last year of grad school in social work this year, all while planning the wedding!  I am looking forward to a busy year!
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  • edited December 2011
    Welcome and Congratulations!
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  • edited December 2011
    congrats and welcome!!! I would def set a budget first and do a guest list so you know how big or small of a room you will need!
  • smw42smw42 member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome!

    $100-150 is a huge range when you start multiplying that number by # of guests. Try to set a budget and guest count before looking at venues. This is a great resource for recommendations and advice.
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  • edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome! Definitely sit down with your FI and talk about a budget and guest list. That will give you a better idea of the size room you'll need. Happy planning! =)
  • Laurms15Laurms15 member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome! I agree discuss the budget and guest list before doing anything else you may fall in love with a place that you can't fit in or can't afford so be sure you know what you are working with when you walk in the door.
  • missdonnaannemissdonnaanne member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome!! Everyone on this board is super helpful, especially with looking for vendors. I suggest searching postings too, I found lots of info on my vendors that way too! It takes awhile but coming up with solid budget will really help narrow down your venue search. It's a crazy but fabulous process!
  • edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome to the board! I agree with other posts, agree on a budget and tentative guest list. The cost and venues can change accordingly. Good Luck!
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome to the board!
     
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    congrats!
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats!!!
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    Congratulations and Enjoy planning!
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  • edited December 2011
    Congrats on your engagement! He picked a great day to get engaged...my wedding day is next August 20th ;)
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  • edited December 2011
    Hi!  I do not post very often but I also got engaged on LBI and will also be completing my last year at school for social work!  Congratulations and good luck with your next year of planning and finishing up your degree!
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  • jchristeljchristel member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome!  I think you've gotten good advice.  I got engaged in September of last year and wanted a Fall wedding this year- my choices were limited when I started looking the last week in September.  Definitely (like PP's said) get your guest list together and start narrowing down places based on size and cost/person.  Good luck!
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  • gibribuzgibribuz member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and happy planning!
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  • edited December 2011
    congrats and welcome!! Agree with prior posts - definately need an idea of budget and number of guests so you dont waste your time looking at places that are not going to work for you.
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome!  Happy planning!
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    edited December 2011

    Welcome and Happy planning!

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  • MandiCateMandiCate member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats!  Definitely start talking about budget & the number of guests.
  • meg&jarredmeg&jarred member
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    edited December 2011
    Congrats and welcome!!!  I just graduated this past May with my MSW from RU!  Good luck with planning and feel free to ask any questions!!! 
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: New Here!:
    [QUOTE]Congrats and welcome!!!  I just graduated this past May with my MSW from RU!  Good luck with planning and feel free to ask any questions!!! 
    Posted by meg&jarred[/QUOTE]


    That's so funny!  I am going to Rutgers too!  This will be my third year (I went part-time this last year) so I may very well know you!
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: New Here!:
    [QUOTE]Hi!  I do not post very often but I also got engaged on LBI and will also be completing my last year at school for social work!  Congratulations and good luck with your next year of planning and finishing up your degree!
    Posted by zeitsev[/QUOTE]

    Those are some coincidences!!  When do you plan on having a wedding?
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  • felicia220felicia220 member
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    Congrats and welcome.  
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome & congratulations!
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    edited December 2011
    congrats and welcome!
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  • edited December 2011
    Our wedding is at Highlawn Pavilion on June 26, 2011!  It's going to be a very busy last semester!  We have been using my school breaks as times to do wedding things so that way I don't go crazy during stressful times at school.  It's been working pretty well so far!  Good luck with everything! 
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