Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 49
  1. #1
    Mariner Moose
    Points: 60,299, Level: 76
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,351
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    no2cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Davenport, IA
    Posts
    3,313
    Points
    60,299
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 180
    Given: 578

    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!



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 60,436, Level: 76
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 1,214
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures50000 Experience PointsVeteranSocial
    geburgess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    WDSM, IA
    Posts
    2,382
    Points
    60,436
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    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.


    Keepers of the Faith -- The Unknown



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 560,299, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,391
    Points
    560,299
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 197
    Given: 127

    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.


    Last edited by ISUAgronomist; 08-15-2012 at 05:17 PM.


  4. #4
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 498,092, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    17,653
    Points
    498,092
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 762
    Given: 3,053

    Re: Just got engaged...

    Where are you getting married? Ames?

    Congratulations!!


    M 7/09

  5. #5
    Legend
    Points: 314,681, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    CyCrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rolling dirty in Roland.
    Posts
    14,696
    Points
    314,681
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 218
    Given: 41

    Re: Just got engaged...

    Worst decision you have ever made.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 38,825, Level: 60
    Level completed: 82%, Points required for next Level: 225
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    iacyguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Dirty Dodge
    Posts
    2,049
    Points
    38,825
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 75
    Given: 53

    Re: Just got engaged...



    well uhh candlesticks always make a nice gift



  7. #7
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 498,092, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    17,653
    Points
    498,092
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 762
    Given: 3,053

    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!


    M 7/09

  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 587,226, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isulive2train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ciclón Nación
    Posts
    4,058
    Points
    587,226
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 242
    Given: 165

    Re: Just got engaged...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	funny-Beyonce-Jay-Z-meme.jpg 
Views:	568 
Size:	42.3 KB 
ID:	13384



    "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."


  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 69,563, Level: 81
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 187
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Northwest Arkansas
    Posts
    5,334
    Points
    69,563
    Level
    81
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 75
    Given: 85

    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.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 205,424, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    longtimeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Up north
    Posts
    7,794
    Points
    205,424
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 79
    Given: 37

    Re: Just got engaged...

    Congrats

    Advice: Don't plan a fall wedding



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 10,258, Level: 30
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 292
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    BuffettClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Altoona, Iowa
    Posts
    1,112
    Points
    10,258
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 5

    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!



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 55,545, Level: 72
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 5
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    acoustimac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Lamoni, IA
    Posts
    2,270
    Points
    55,545
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 85
    Given: 109

    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.



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 77,649, Level: 86
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 701
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    TheCaptain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,128
    Points
    77,649
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 138
    Given: 28

    Re: Just got engaged...

    Congrats bud!!!

    Kiss your money good-bye.


    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 466,814, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 73.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneRulzzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Nevada, IA
    Posts
    19,696
    Points
    466,814
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,073
    Given: 2,718

    Re: Just got engaged...

    congrats sir.


    Quote Originally Posted by cyowan View Post

    Rulzzz 3:16 says I just liked your post!

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 94,690, Level: 95
    Level completed: 82%, Points required for next Level: 360
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    xboxfever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    6,081
    Points
    94,690
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 160
    Given: 267

    Re: Just got engaged...

    Congratulations. Plan a summer wedding.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • Iowa State @ Oklahoma State
  • October 4, 2014
  • 11:00 AM