Post # 1
Has anyone else contacted a vendor and when you give them your wedding date they respond “wow, you have a while”. You know, if it was any sooner to the wedding, it would be “you got a late start”. I am a bridal consultant and I have so many last minute brides and I refuse to be one of them. Just wondering if anyone else has received this sort of response.
Post # 3
Oh yes! As soon as I got engaged, I started looking around and I heard that response with everything! But that didn’t stop me :”]] I still booked places and made decisions.
Although there are still a few things that I haven’t decided on yet and now I’m starting to hear “oh my you are doing this pretty late, although we still have time.” No, I didn’t start late, I just haven’t found anything good enough!
But i’m right there with yah, I would rather have everything done so when it does come down to crunch time, I don’t have to stress about things.
Post # 4
everyone keeps telling me I am way ahead of schedule and then they turn and say “but I am booking up fast for your date so let’s get a contract ASAP!”. . . .ok so If I am so early, then why does it sounds like I would be SOL if I had waited a month to call you?
Ignore them, planning early is so much better than planning last minute.
Post # 5
I take a ton of sh*t for starting early–from vendors, and especially family. But I’m a planner, and I want to get stuff done as early as possible!
Post # 6
I think that people in general when they see a wedding with a year not in the year we’re in, they’re like oh that’s next year that’s so far away…but 2011 is in 3 months and your wedding is in 7 and a half months – that’s not long!
Post # 7
Do what YOU want to do! I too like to get things settles early….besides, if you have plenty of time, then you also have plenty of time to try to bargin with your vendors or shop around if you don’t t like their prices….
Post # 8
I started just a few weeks before the 1 year mark and ALL i heard was well these dates have been taken for 2 years now… 2 years?!? really??
Post # 9
Thanks ladies! I’m working on becoming a wedding coordinator and I did my friends wedding a few weeks ago. On the day of…I had to buy her garter, the MOB and MOG boutonnieres, and crystal confetti. I just don’t understand why she couldn’t have had all of this planned considering she had a year to plan. I love her to death but it made me realize how glad I am that I have most of my accessories and extras already. lol
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
When I was booking vendors in ’09 for our wedding, I normally got a lot of jokes from the vendors saying “hmmm, well I can safely say that I’m available then”.
Post # 11
We’ve only been planning a month and all we hear is that we’re leaving it a bit late so get all panicky. Especially with wedding dress shopsthey are saying I’m almost too late to order and must choose as soon as possible! But we’re just taking it easy making as many appointments as possible and not making on the spot decisions. I think the most to do is book the venue and photographer (our venue is booked just everything else to go)! Most people I speak to have said to plan a year in advance. Oh well.
Post # 12
I feel the same way! I know, as an event planner, the importance of getting an early start to avoid last-minute stress/problems… When we began scoping out vendors we got alot of comments about the date being over a year away. On the other hand, we alot got props from a few vendors for being on top of things and I’m so glad we jumped right in!!