Elisha and Emily share their engagement stories with Lyndsey—who has a pretty big announcement to make!

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  1. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter
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    I love this podcast. There is nothing else like it on Ricochet.

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  2. Chris Gregerson Member
    Chris Gregerson
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    Yes, Lyndsey, I have a couple of wedding recommendations and don’t mind sharing after listening @lyndseyfifield.

    1. Have a wedding day organizer who is not you during the wedding. Everyone will want your time, so be a guest, not the hostess.
    2.  Have a plan for your wedding guests while you spend 30 minutes to an hour getting wedding photos taken right after the ceremony.
    3. Make opening the presents concurrent with writing thank you notes. That way you capture the your first impressions as your see the gifts. Include close family in this event. This makes the notes more meaningful.

    Best of luck,

    Chris

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  3. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    I beg you . . . please do a podcast on wedding planning. I have three daughters, the youngest one engaged but with no date set yet. However, she and her fiance have been doing post-wedding planning activities together (where to live, house or apartment-stuff like that), so a date may be imminent.

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  4. Lyndsey Fifield Contributor
    Lyndsey Fifield
    @Lyndsey

    Stad (View Comment):
    I beg you . . . please do a podcast on wedding planning. I have three daughters, the youngest one engaged but with no date set yet. However, she and her fiance have been doing post-wedding planning activities together (where to live, house or apartment-stuff like that), so a date may be imminent.

    We can *definitely* do this…

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  5. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Lyndsey Fifield (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    I beg you . . . please do a podcast on wedding planning. I have three daughters, the youngest one engaged but with no date set yet. However, she and her fiance have been doing post-wedding planning activities together (where to live, house or apartment-stuff like that), so a date may be imminent.

    We can *definitely* do this…

    Super! Thanks! Now to check out marthastewart.com . . .

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  6. The Cynthonian Member
    The Cynthonian
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    I got married for the first time relatively late in life, and had been to many weddings before my own (as both a bridesmaid/maid of honor and a guest). There are ways to keep the cost down and still have a gorgeous wedding! I really like this book for helpful advice:

    My key piece of unrequited advice is to prioritize the things that you’ll take with you from that day. For me, other than my dress (which I got on sale, and it was perfect!), the things I cared the most about were flowers and photography. I can still look at my albums and enjoy them to this day. While I wanted the venue and the food/drink to be nice, those were basically consumables.

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  7. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):
    My key piece of unrequited advice is to prioritize the things that you’ll take with you from that day.

    I assume “a husband” is at the top of the list . . .

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  8. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Lyndsey Fifield (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    I beg you . . . please do a podcast on wedding planning. I have three daughters, the youngest one engaged but with no date set yet. However, she and her fiance have been doing post-wedding planning activities together (where to live, house or apartment-stuff like that), so a date may be imminent.

    We can *definitely* do this…

    I should point out this post is somewhat dated – youngest got married in July! Woohoo!

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  9. The Cynthonian Member
    The Cynthonian
    @TheCynthonian

    Stad (View Comment):

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):
    My key piece of unrequited advice is to prioritize the things that you’ll take with you from that day.

    I assume “a husband” is at the top of the list . . .

    Yes, but he was very flexible about the wedding. He told me going in that he would defer to what I wanted, except for a couple of relatively small items. He got those. It was a lovely wedding……..

     

     

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  10. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):
    My key piece of unrequited advice is to prioritize the things that you’ll take with you from that day.

    I assume “a husband” is at the top of the list . . .

    Yes, but he was very flexible about the wedding. He told me going in that he would defer to what I wanted, except for a couple of relatively small items. He got those. It was a lovely wedding……..

     

     

    Congratulations!

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