Welcome to the eighth post in the Whimsical Holiday Planning Blog Series here at Createyou86. This is a post that I have been chewing at the bit to get out to all of you . Let me say ahead of time that I planned my wedding in three weeks, and this is not at all the norm. Most weddings take close to a year to plan. However, my husband and I had been engaged for nine years, and it was time to tie the knot. Let's start from where my marriage idea came from.
In July I was on vacation with my sister in St. Michaels Maryland, and we were laying in bed on July 8th, and I said "Its time that James, and I got married." I immediately texted my fiancée at the time James, and asked him what he thought. At this point we know that he agreed!
I decide that the best type of planner for a wedding planner would be a homemade disk system notebook where I could easily add, and take out pages based on my needs. below is a photo of the planner that I made for myself.
When I thought about getting married I always dreamt of a fall wedding. I wasn't allowed to pick what I truly wanted in my first marriage, and I wanted to make sure that we both got everything that we wanted from this wedding. This planner became a look book, and a planner. The sectioned tabs of this planner included:
The flowers section included ideas for flowers not only for the table, but for bouquet ideas.
The food section included a menu for the reception venue, and the discussion that I had with the owner of the establishment about the date of the reception, and possible dessert ideas.
The favors section was used to decide what decor would be placed at the reception. and what would be given as gifts that guests were sent home with.
The clothing section was used as a look book for his tux, and my dress.
Our wedding was November 6, 2021. Therefore I had almost exactly four months to plan the wedding. We knew that due to the Pandemic we definitely wanted to have an outdoor wedding with about 25 people, and we knew where we wanted to get married due to the price of the documents needed when you get married. We looked at, and toured a bunch of different outdoor venues in the county that we wanted to get married in and decided within about a week. It was also helpful that we knew exactly where we wanted to have our reception, and the space was free on the date we wanted, and that discussion with the owner was about a half hour long. That was in the second week, and took a single day. The last week was when I found my dress, found his tux, had our guest list completed, created invitations, and planned our hair and makeup.
The process went vey quickly, and I was so relieved that everything was so effortless. This made for a relatively stress free time leading up to the wedding. The week of the wedding was a whole other story. It really helps to have an idea of what you already want from your event. That is why this planner was so useful. I already had some ideas written down, and had created some of the lookbook pages ahead of time. I did have nine years to figure it out after all. Below is a photo from our wedding day.
I truly hope that you enjoyed hearing a little bit about how I planned our wedding. I have a YouTube video that goes more in depth about this planner than this post does if you'd like a more visual walkthrough. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the ninth post in the blog series. We are getting down to the end of the series, and it has honestly rejuvenated my desire to blog more.
LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW: Do you have any specific planners for specific things? If so....what is your planner for?