(Closed) Advice for a long engagement?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i am getting married in may 2011 as well. we’re having about 60 guests and doing a restaurant reception. so far we have booked the room in the restaurant, booked a photographer, and i’ve bought my dress.

do you know what kind of reception venue you want? if you’re looking into restaurants, it could pay to book early. i was able to get 2009 pricing!!! that’s true for my photographer as well ๐Ÿ™‚

there is some stuff you can do 18 months out, even for a small wedding! have you considered color schemes?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Congrats! That’s really exciting. I’m having a super short engagement (5 months) so I’m afraid I’m not any help! Good luck though!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

oh and i totally forgot to say congrats!!! so exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

You can do tons of stuff this far out– venue research, photog research, invitation research… research it up!  We had a 16 month engagement, and it was so nice to have time to relax, and not be rushed with decisions.  Just take a couple of months to enjoy being newly engaged– browse around some wedding blogs, and start thinking about what style you want for the party!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I can definitely feel you on the LONG engagement issue..I got engaged November of 2008..and we probably wont be married till around July 2010..so it will be almost a two year long engagement! I think the thing that has keep my busy is school..but I can’t stop thinking about wedding plans! Is there any DIY projects that you plan on working on?? I know I have honestly just been looking at a whole lot of pictures and getting tons of ideas so that I can figure out exactly what I want when ACTUAL wedding planning comes around! (We haven’t started planning because of financial issues..but we are trusting GOD!) Have you made a list of all your ideas (colors..venue..dress..etc.)?

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Ceremony, Cultural Hall Reception

I got engaged in August 2008, and am getting married in July 2010, so our engagement is a lot longer than yours!  Enjoy this time – spend time looking for wedding inspiration online, and go dress shopping with anyone who’s willing to go with you!  The months will fly by, trust me, and before you know it, you will be stressed because you are so far behind ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Congratulations!  We too had a long engagement, so I know how you feel.  I spent a long time trying to gather inspiration for what we want the look and feel of our wedding to be.  It was important because I didn’t want to book a venue or photographer or anything else until I nailed down the vibe.

By doing all the upfront inspiration work (which costs nothing and really only required a computer and imagination), I think we saved a lot of cash… because our venue already reflected the vibe, it didn’t need over the top decoration.  We didn’t get things and then change our mind, and we found a photographer who excelled in our type of venue.

Best of luck and have fun planning!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

CONGRATS! We got engaged in August and are getting married in March 2011, so I feel your pain! The best advice I can give is to ease your desire to plan by researching. I change my mind a ton so it helps to have all of this time to find out EXACTLY what you want. I have already changed my mind and found things I’ve liked better just by researching! I stay occupied with looking at all of my dress options, taking weekend trips with my mom to try on the various ones I pick out as well as touring many venues around our area! It is hard to think how far away everything is, but it will be here before you know it & you have all the time in the world to prepare! I would just research and not set anything in stone until you know for a fact it is what you want and that you have looked into all possibilities. That way, on your big day, you won’t be able to think of a single thing you would want different because you had so much time to do it already! Good luck girl & congrats again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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