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    Just got engaged...

    Over the weekend, I got engaged. I had no idea how busy this first week would be, already. That being said, do any of you have any advice for anything related to wedding planning, gifts for groomsmen, where to draw the line with invitations, etc.?

    Thanks in advance!



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    Re: Just got engaged...

    First off, congrats good sir!

    Second, I can only speak to gifts for groomsmen as I've been one several times. Normally it's something not too expensive but can be personalized to each groomsmen. One wedding I got a personalized flask, stuff like that. Just my 2 cents though.


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    Re: Just got engaged...

    any advice for anything related to wedding planning
    "Of course I'm interested"
    "Yes, that sounds nice"
    "You and your mother like it? Good, so do I"



    But seriously, be as active in the planning as she wants you to.


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    Re: Just got engaged...

    Where are you getting married? Ames?

    Congratulations!!


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    Re: Just got engaged...

    Worst decision you have ever made.



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    Re: Just got engaged...



    well uhh candlesticks always make a nice gift



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    Re: Just got engaged...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    "Of course I'm interested"
    "Yes, that sounds nice"
    "You and your mother like it? Good, so do I"

    My husband's best wedding planning moment:

    We went to go pick out flowers. He went with my parents and I. Him and Dad sat behind my mom and I, they were messing around. Anyway, my mom can sometimes be commandeering, and demanded that he come up and give some input on flowers when she got annoyed with them not paying attention. My future husband purposely chose the ugliest flowers in the book. My mom gave him what I can only describe as "cat butt face," and told him to sit down. It worked to get him out of flower planning!


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    Re: Just got engaged...

    best advice I have is elope. If that doesn't work, do not get married in the fall, harvest season gets in the way.



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    Re: Just got engaged...

    Congrats

    Advice: Don't plan a fall wedding



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    Re: Just got engaged...

    Congrats! Be as involved as possible in the planning. It will help you know whats going on during the big day a little better and might get you some "extra benefits" from your fiance...I know I did!



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    Re: Just got engaged...

    Congrats to you both!

    Every big decision should be done together (as much as possible anyway!). Set a number of how many people you think you want to invite (think of budget!). Do you want small and personal or larger to include everyone you know? Then put your list together of invitees and add/cut from there. I've seen people rate their invitees in a tiered fashion to make it easier to limit.

    Groomsmen gifts...try to make it personal between you and them. All to often they have no meaning. Put the thought into each person standing up with you and get them something that will have meaning to you both.



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    Congrats bud!!!

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    Re: Just got engaged...

    congrats sir.


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    Re: Just got engaged...

    Congratulations. Plan a summer wedding.



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