Bridal Magazines. Five pounds of them to be exact. After professing that I will put off thinking about wedding stuff for a week in yesterdays post, I decided to buy a bunch of bridal magazines.
This was a momentous event because I have never bought or even looked at a bridal magazine. You might be thinking “well, that is because this techie girl found all she needed to know online”. Well, nope! I haven’t even looked online. See, THIS is why I am so clueless.
I figured the ads and articles in the magazines would give me an idea of what kinds of things I have to consider. Looking at magazines is fun and non-stressful way to do “research” without getting stressed out.
Seattle Bride looked very sophisticated but had too many advertisements and too much fancy stuff for me. It was like Vogue for brides in my mind. The Knot must have taken up 2 or the 5 lbs but it was mostly pictures. It was great though because it had a ton of dresses inside. It was cool to see what is out there and what is currently trendy. I think Budget Bride was my favorite because that is more my style – laid back and more of an intimate feel.
So I decided I need to make a list of what I need to consider and start picking them off one-by-one. I know that there are many checklists available online, many of them customizable, but I haven’t had time to seriously look at them or download them. For now I want to just get the big picture.
On one hand I felt like I didn’t learn a whole lot of new stuff from the magazines. The things they said I needed to do actually wasn’t really news to me. Maybe I know more than I think. Must have learned it from osmosis.
On the other hand I have this sneaking feeling that I am still missing a lot of things I need to consider from my list – “Hidden” things that never occurred to me and that they forget to tell you. This is what I have on my list so far:
The Wedding and Reception:
- Venue (plus any necessary permits)
- Theme (traditional, outdoor, etc)
- Color palette
- Select bridesmaids and who will give me away and stuff Food
- Choose ring bearers
- Wedding dress
- Bridesmaids (the guys can worry about themselves)
- RSVP cards
- Thank you cards
- Place sittings tags
- wedding album
Accommodations for out-of-town relatives and travel arrangements
What am I missing here?