Post # 1
Newbee here. FI and I got engaged exactly a week ago. I’ve always wanted a fall wedding, so we’re looking at late October/early November 2014. I’ve called a couple of venues and it seems like we’ll be able to book something we want in our preferred date range. I know several people who have sanely planned a wedding in 10 months. However, I was talking to my aunt this afternoon and mentioned the fall wedding and she said “How are you going to pull that off?” and it sort of threw me for a loop. Is a 10-11 month timeframe that unreasonable????? Thanks, all!
Post # 3
@MissJEM1984: ABSOLUTELY reasonable!!! We are getting married 8 months after our engagement and it’s totally do-able. Just have to make decisions quicker but if you have a good planner or know what you want- go for it! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Honestly.
Post # 4
@MissJEM1984: Definitely! Ours will have been a 9 month engagement. We had issues with available venues because we were going for a summer wedding and those book about 1 year in advance, but I feel like fall might be easier to sort that out. Plenty of time! Good luck and have fun! 🙂
Post # 5
Yes, people plan nice weddings in less than 6 months, you have PLENTY of time. But you better get on it! 🙂
Post # 6
Hi @MissJEM1984: As this is your DEBUT post on WBee… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
It is certainly do-able… but how difficult will depend a lot on how big is the Wedding going to be (Guest List) and how many details you wish to incorporate
One Week in and how much work have you done so far… you need to be solidly working towards the following elements:
- Guest List
As they all depend on one another so you can move on with more details (such as Order / Send out Save The Dates, if you plan to use them)
Post # 7
We did 8 months, but really didnt do anything except pick a date and venue for the first 2 months (so basically 6 mos total.) It was absolutely fine.
Post # 8
I think it’s completely possible, my best friend planned hers in about 9 months and it was a destination wedding. Just make sure you are diligent with your planning.
Post # 9
Absolutely do-able and reasonable.
Unless you are doing a ridiculously extravagant/DIY wedding for a huge guest list or you are absolutely set on a particular venue that just doesn’t have a date you want, 10 months is more than enough time.
I planned my wedding in 10 months, and quite honestly, could’ve done it in half amount of time – but my wedding is on a smaller, intimate side, so for a more average size, i’d say 10 months is ideal.
Post # 10
We got engaged December 3, 2012. Did 0 planning until March and got married on December 8, 2013, so 9 months. Completely doable. We did a lot of DIY too. I wasn’t too stressed until about a month before, but I think that happens to everyone 🙂
Post # 11
@MissJEM1984: I think that’s not only an adequate amount of time, I think it’s the PERFECT amount of time.
IMHO many brides cause themselves grief by taking too long to plan. There is just no reason to spend 1.5-2 years actively planning your weddding (not just engaged and not doing anything, but actively booking vendors and making decisions).
I did mine in 5 months. That was pretty tight, but good. I think that someething in the 9 month range is just perfect. If you give yourself too much time you’ll second guess decisions, consider too many options, have trends change after you book things, etc. Save yourself some headache and get it done.
Oh, and my sister who WAS engaged for more than 2 years did litterally nothing for the first year and a bit. Once she finally got started she spent 9 months in active planning adn she was SO FRIGGIN ready for that wedding to happen and be over.
Post # 12
Im actually having a panic attack ( since jan 1st) we got engaged July 17 and our wedding is in October! Time freaking flew! I had my dress picked my end of August – small destination wedding and yet sooooo many details. My advice is do it quickly. budget – guest list and book venue ASAP and then there are just soooo many details. I’m kinda freaking out right now. Just getting the addresses in proper form ( etiquette and such) for 25 people has got me all flustered and we haven’t even touched planning the honeymoon. Ok maybe don’t listen to me because this wasn’t me 4 days ago… Just get a big list and start checking them off:) the fall is well worth the hustle:)
Post # 13
Thanks so much, all. I really appreciate hearing it. We’re having an average-to-large guest list, I’d say, and want to nail down venue and date in the next week or two. I’m sure I’ll be around the boards lots over the next few months with many questions!!!! Thanks again!
Post # 14
@MissJEM1984: 10 months is more than enough time!! people plan a wedding in 6 months! Realistically, I was done planning my wedding in less than 6 months but I had a 22 month engagement due to finances. We had to save for both a wedding an an apartment ( we needed furniture, had to paint, along with the other extras that go with moving out!)
Post # 15
no that timeline is about average. you will be fine as long as you get a checklist online and stay prompt on tasks.
Post # 16
@MissJEM1984: I planned our wedding in just under 5 months.
Totally do-able, although one of my aunts commented on how hard it might be to plan a wedding that fast.
You have twice as much time as we had– and we had a formal wedding with 100 guests.