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Learia
Just Said Yes November 2023

Just needing some help!

Learia, today at 4:30 AM Posted in Planning 0 9
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Hello!


My wedding date is November 4th, 2023. So far I have Venue, Make up, Hair, Photographer, DJ booked, Wedding dress paid for and ordered, and already have bridesmaids in the works for getting their dresses. We are having a hard time finding an officiant and having a hard time deciding on food but hoping to have those two things knocked off the list soon. But I am really needing to know what my next steps needs to be?!Do I start ordering decor?Do I start ordering wedding favors?Do I start stocking up on alcohol? Just don’t know my next steps. I am not hiring a wedding planner, simply because it isn’t really in my budget, but I know it’s doable without one, just needing a little push!! Thanks I’m advance!

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Latest activity by Monique, today at 1:20 PM
  • Bird
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    Sounds like you’re doing great and wedding planning is right on track. I followed a few different wedding checklists I found online and those were helpful in finding things to do or even knowing that they had to be done. You don’t necessarily have to follow this timeline either. Good luck!


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  • Learia
    Just Said Yes November 2023
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    I have seen many checklist, that one is very helpful compared to some that I have seen. Thank you so much!!
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  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2023
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    Start stocking up on alcohol when you see sales, don't buy it all at once.


    I just purchased save the dates for cheaper since there was a black Friday deal.
    Idk what decore you want, but hobby lobby has 90% off fall stuff if you're looking into fall decore.
    Also to save money skip the favors. They mostly get tossed or forgotten.
    But sounds like you're planning correctly so far!
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  • JA
    Just Said Yes June 2023
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    Congrats!!! I wuld say that if you are having an open bar and can supply your own alcohol, then start buying. You should look into Wholesale liquor stores or shop at Costcos ( if you have one near you).

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  • Monique
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Great that you have those big must done already now yes start ordering your decor and favors. And to find an officiant you can looking here or ask any friends if they know anyone for a set price. And you set the price between $125.00- $200 or ask them if they will officiant your wedding for guys. Ordering your decor now is good because depending on where they are coming from sooner is good. Just so you will have some relief or may have to find a replace. And have you and your FH discuss what type of food that you want to serve at the reception and will there be a cocktail hour. I would just of a cocktail hour that you dont have too much food. And yes I do understand that you want them to be happy and that there are plenty for everyone. But you want them to eat at the reception dinner. If they fill up at the cocktail hour trust me they will not eat the food and that is a big chunk of money. And as for the alcohol goes don't order it until 3 months before your wedding and dont tell the distributors that it is a wedding. Because they will charge you more just say it's for a party either work or parents. And did you guys book for transportation for the day and on the wedding wire app it will let you know when to book for transportation then it will be the hotel booking.Happy planning I hope that this and advice helped
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  • Learia
    Just Said Yes November 2023
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    Thanks for the tips Alyssa! So I was definitely wondering if it was “too soon” to start stocking up on alcohol, just because I’ve seen mixed reviews about getting wine and beer too early..
    Also I am actually thinking about just doing personalized champagne glasses with escort name cards, kind of as the party favors, so it eliminates having to create a seating chart, and technically eliminates doing actual party favors.
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  • Learia
    Just Said Yes November 2023
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    Thank you so much Monique!! Very helpful tips. Should’ve come to this discussion board sooner!!
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  • Learia
    Just Said Yes November 2023
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    I do have a total wine near me I believe. But still unsure what to start buying. I am doing open bar and supplying all of the alcohol then just going to hire 2 local bartenders from one of our favorite spots in town to help keep the cost down! With it being a year away, should I start buying liquor and wine? Then grab beer closer to wedding time?
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  • Monique
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Oh Learia you did good with everything that you have done already. I planned my wedding too just a month ago that I myself have gotten married. That's what we are here for if anyone have any questions or just need a hear because we all are have been there or who are in certain stages of planning the big day like you. And even after the big day and begin a Mrs. now I still come here to get advice too from those who have been married long than me. So this app has help me along the way and now. So if you have anymore questions or just need to event leave me a message and I be here to help you through this I'm here. Congratulations to you both again
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