I would be president! I like to oversee all aspects of the party and a good grasp on budgeting, decorating, and delegating.
I would lead the creativity efforts. My passion lies in selecting a theme and designing the overall look. My ideas are endless!
I would be responsible for operations. I enjoy researching all the little details such as location, date,and wedding professionals. And I'm good when it comes to ensuring we stay on track with our budget.
I prefer to help out wherever the team needs me. In planning a party, it's better if I receive direction from those planning it!
A breeze! I could do this all the time!
A dream when it comes to designing the look of the day. It's just so difficult to remember to stay on budget!
Fun when researching venues and wedding professionals. I just wish I knew what to tell them when they ask what our special day will look like.
I think I need some help. My life is so busy that I don't know what to do next and I'm becoming overwhelmed!
Plan ahead! I am most likely to make reservations a few weeks prior, lay out his clothes, and surprise him with his favorite drink when he walks in the door after work.
Have a blast! I'm up for anything as long as I have enough time to pick out the perfect outfit and accessories. Sometimes a quick trip to the mall beforehand for cute shoes is just a must!
Prioritize! I tend to look at my "going out budget" and then select a restaurant that fits it nicely. I also like to read the latest reviews of new movies or attractions before deciding.
Ask my fiancé what he would like to do and decide together. I can sometimes have a hard time making decisions on restaurants or entertainment, so his input is greatly appreciated!
Being able to hand off all the details that I so carefully planned for the day. I'm just worried the person overseeing my day won't be able to coordinate it to my expectations.
That my set-up may not look nice. I'm not an expert at color swatches and floral selection, never mind lighting and linens. I hope that the look comes together okay.
My budget. I'm concerned that I have overspent and am afraid to get the bills after the big day.
Everything and everyone. I hope that everyone likes it even though I had a difficult time selecting the décor. And I don't think I want to know what I spent, but as long as everyone is happy, that's all that matters.
Everything is organized perfectly and I am the expert at putting my designs together. I love to find inspiration and then make it work to fit my budget.
I may not keep a formal budget or exactly know where to find my vendors contracts, but I can tell you the exact color of my bridesmaids dresses, the designer, and what the flowers I'm considering for their complementing bouquets.
I am pretty well organized and can negotiate to ensure I find the best deals. However, I have a hard time choosing colors and patterns. I tend to need help with the creative side of my wedding.
I wish I could be organized, but don't quite know where to start. And I could use some help with designing, but who so I ask exactly?
Even though my friends may like to shop in many stores, I know exactly the ones that I prefer and have the latest coupon that was mailed to me.
Spend just as much time looking for accessories as I do for my major basics. I am even known to bring a dress or pair of shoes with me in order to find the perfect matching item!
I like to start by window shopping. I have a good idea of what I can spend and I want to see what deals are out there first before I commit to anything.
Ask my friends for advice! I love to get their opinions on what looks good on me or what to pair with a skirt I've owned for a year and have yet to wear.
I take my time. Before arriving, I sometimes look over the wedding professionals attending and visit some of their websites to see if they fit my budget. At the show, I am not afraid to talk to wedding professionals and ask them questions about pricing, date availability, and their past experience.
I spend more of my time admiring the latest linens, dress designs, and floral centerpieces. It's like candy for my eyes!
I come prepared. I like to print out address labels for information and drawings, and I bring my planner to take notes. I have a list of what I still need, yet I am open to any new ideas I see as well!
I like to enjoy the show with my mom and bridesmaids. I can feel overwhelmed with so many things to look at and wedding professional to talk to so it helps me to have others assist in asking questions and picking out new styles.
Find the perfect pairing that everyone will be talking about! I would first ask the host what is being served and then select the perfect complementing beverage--looking for quality at a somewhat reasonable price of course.
Get the party started! I love to stroll aisle by aisle looking for the most beautiful label or cutest name. It gets people talking and puts a smile on their faces as soon as I arrive. That is priceless, so I don't usually worry about cost.
Review and budget! I am known to research online or read the review tabs hanging on store shelves for a selection in only my specified budget.
Ask for assistance! With my busy schedule, I find it helpful to ask a store manager for his recommendations as I stop in on my way to the party. He knows what is good in his selection, right? I just hold my breath when he rings it up!
Details, details, details! My favorite parts include the presentation of food, selecting my napkin fold, and reviewing the overall table setup. I like to see what the linen, silverware, glasses, and plates look like together and whether I'll need chair covers.
Well, I have been dreaming about this since the day I got engaged! I make sure I have my planner to take notes in and bring a camera to take pictures to remember the experience. I'm not intimidated to ask the chef if I can switch out the filet for something less expensive or to ask for their suggestions on unique beverage pairing.
As most of my budget is going toward food and beverage for my guests, I want to make sure it is money well spent. I have a tendency to ask why there is a "cake-cutting fee" and if a "hosted bar" is more economical than an "open bar". At the end, I request a proposal from the catering manager outlining all my estimated costs.
Everything! I have never been to a menu tasting before and have no idea what to expect, so I look to the guidance of the catering manager to walk me through it all.
My wedding planning binder. It has everything I need! Whether it's a place to hold my magazine cutouts, my wedding professionals' business cards, or my guest list organizer, I can take it all with me anywhere I go.
Wedding magazines. I look forward to receiving them each month and on the day they arrive, I plan a relaxing soak in the tub and spend the night oohing and ahhing over each page! I love the ideas and sometimes it makes me want to change what I have already picked.
My computer. I have organized my guest list, timeline, and budget in up-to-date spreadsheets. I have electronic files where I can find things such as scanned contracts, online receipts, and favorite links to wedding professionals.
My family and friends. I love to get advice from everyone-especially those who have planned a wedding before. It helps ease my worry about picking the right things!
Create a theme! I find it most helpful to decide on an overall theme for each area of the house and then plan accordingly. It gives me guidance on the style I am looking for as I search stores for specially priced items.
Paint and decorate! Before even signing the papers, I have picked out paint colors and have already begun to purchase wall hangings and furniture. I can't stop looking through décor books. I want it all!
Wait and review. Instead of shopping right away, I like to live in my new home for a few weeks to get acquainted with it. I make a list of things I'm missing and then, after I've saved up, I shop for items that provide great function in my everyday life.
Host an unpacking party. This way, I can get input of my friends and family regarding what looks best where-and I don't have to sit there staring at all those boxes that would go unpacked if it were up to me!
Taking everyone's advice! I have a great vision of what I want and it's important to me that our special day represents both me and my fiancé. I have been dreaming about this for as long as I can remember and I'm good at making my own decisions.
Definitely staying within a budget! I can't help but love all the creative aspects of the wedding, but I just dread looking at the bills and figuring out who is going to sit where.
Describing the look of the day. I am at a loss when deciding on all the artistic elements such as what dress color best represents my skin tone (what's the difference between ivory and ivory white?) and deciding on miniature roses vs. spray rose for the corsages (aren't they the same thing?).
Pretty much everything! I'm too busy to spend a lot of time planning my wedding and when I do, I don't know where to start!