Post # 1
I’ve missed the Bee so much! Haven’t been on for almost a year! New job, new place, wedding planning obvi!
So we got engaged this January that just passed, and we have 12 months left to go (technically 14, but I shave off the 2 months because I’d like to get everything done by then)!
I wanna know!!! For those who had a 2 year engagement, what did you do, in terms of planning things out?
So far we booked our venue, our church for the ceremony, Photographer, Band & DJ with Videographer…………and that’s it…… :-/
We have yet to book/tour the hotel, transportation, makeup/hair, flowers…and idk what else I’m missing! Honeymoon still to be planned out!
I am going dress shopping in the next few weeks.
Please share your opinions, experiences and advice for this busy bee! TIA xoxoxoxo
Post # 2
Hey Tia! I’d say you’re definitely on the right track! I’m 11 months out and in pretty much the same boat as you. 6-8 months out will do bridesmaids dress shopping, 6 months get the guys done. My hair and make up people are booked too, though as I’m extremely picky. I’ve booked out the hotel as well but need to place deposit on where we are staying. We’ve also somewhat sorted the rehearsal dinner, but still need to find a caterer. If you’re planning on using winter décor, go shopping immediately after Christmas and pick some stuff up. I am using fall décor in my October wedding and November 1st I bought a TON of stuff for 60% off!
I’d say your next big thing is your dress!! Enjoy the experience:)
Post # 3
I’d say that if you have a particular officiant in mind, reach out about their availability. Otherwise you seem to be in really good shape
Post # 4
We had a 22 month engagement, and everything worked out fine. I actually did TONS in the beginning, and then slacked off through the summers [I work really long hours in the summer, so that worked well for me!].
Post # 5
FutureMrsLeBlanc: xstitchbride425: jenilynevette:
Thanks bees for your advice and experiences! I do have an officiant already, forgot to add that! I guess I’m really nervous about the hotel stuff…we have 2 hotels in mind that was recommended by our venue. So we have yet to check the hotels out. Thanks again!
Bumping this…anyone else? 🙂