Thanks for your input on the 'bonbithingies' lillkitten, I'm thinking the same thing - we are already spending enough so our guests can eat and drink like kings, that should be enough!
PinkRoses, so sorry to hear about your Mum, am thinking of you at this time - make sure you make the most of every moment you have together, and I'm sure your wedding day will be full of cherished memories for lots of different reasons. I lost my Mum to cancer a few years ago, and am always thinking of how much I wish she was here to share the excitement of planning a wedding and everything else in general...
Planning wise, I can't be of much help - all I've done is book the venue (garden ceremony and reception all at the same place). First things to look into and book would be your church and priest, reception venue, photographer, and maybe start looking into music (band/DJ), do a rough guest list to figure out a number estimate, decide who you would like in your bridal party, start looking at dresses! Hmm sounds like a lot... probably didn't even cover everything!
Mills2B, sounds amazing! Have heard so many horror stories from friends etc about family issues - we are lucky that both of our families are really relaxed about it all and are letting us decide everything (we are paying for about 80% ourselves).
Hmm, not sure about the suits. To be honest I'm more concerned with my dress to worry about the boys will be wearing, think I'll leave it up to them! Maybe ask your priest for his opinion on mens dress in the church, I guess it all depends how relaxed or formal that particular church is.
Congrats Frangipani Bride!! What have you organised so far, would love to hear!
Cinderella Bride, I'm also doing some research into using an online store to buy my wedding dress - just can't justify spending so much on something that will only be worn for the day!
Welcome to Sandy and Karma, looking forward to hearing more about everyones weddings!
Have a great weekend