Bees who started wedding planning in Dec, did you find it difficult?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@nomnom:  I haven’t been inquiring of caterers, because we and our families are doing the food ourselves, but I am just finding the whole process and all the details intimidating to deal with! First meeting with a person about a venue today, yikes, and I’m on here trying to find out what we should ask him! :/

Post # 4
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Yup! It took us 3 weeks just to be able to tour one venue and now it’s taking about another week to get the full quote from them. I never anticipated that I would be engaged for a month already and not have anything officially booked!

Post # 5
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957 posts
Busy bee

@nomnom:  I didn’t really run into this problem, but I thought it was nice to see the venues done up for Christmas parties in the middle of the week. It was easier to get an idea of what things would be like. 

It was hard to book a venue for this time of year though. That was a bit of a pain.

Post # 6
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@nomnom:  I would just wait until after the holidays are over. It’s probably annoying to the people that are trying to do a million things right now.

Post # 7
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3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@nomnom:  I technically started planning in Dec. but I didn’t contact anyone until after the holidays. Mainly for my own sanity!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@nomnom:  Not a problem for me, except a couple of venues were closing up for the holidays and not doing any more appointments until after New Years.

@LVoeBride:  Are we supposed to have the venue booked within a month??? I’ve been engaged for a little over a month and I haven’t booked anything yet because no venue has stood out where I had to have it. Panick mode starting…

Post # 10
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3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I had the same problems, and I started planning in March… lol.

Post # 11
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Technically I started planning last December. We went and saw our venue between Christmas and New Year’s with no problems. We didn’t really have any issues but probably becasue we started so late in December.

Post # 12
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@howsweetitis:  +1 

@nomnom:  Yeah, I don’t think it really matters what time of year it is.  Sometimes vendors are just really slow to respond.  I’d throw a lot of inquiries out there and then wait for responses.  Also, I always got a better response by calling than I did with e-mail.

Post # 13
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This month I’ve really started to actively plan this thing and I am not really “bugging” anyone until the new year. Once January hits though they better prepare themselves for the calls!

So far I am just making notes on places I like – finding the info online, and making lists of things I need to ask about and potentially even book by certain dates.

Post # 14
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Jewelieee:  I wouldn’t worry about not having your venue booked within a month of being engaged (I got engaged in Dec 2012 and we didn’t start looking at venues until April of this year). BUT depending on where in NY you’re located, you might have a problem finding a venue now for a June 2014 wedding. On Long Island, many venues (and photogs, caterers, etc.) book up a year or more in advance. If you’re upstate or something, I don’t think it’s nearly that bad but I can’t say for sure. I’d reach out to venues you’re interested in as soon as you can.

Post # 15
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@stargazer102706:  +1 FBIL is planning a wedding in NY and they booked their venue within a week of getting engaged this autumn for August 2014. They live in NYC but their wedding is in  Beacon, NY.

Post # 16
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696 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The only vendor i had issues was with our photographer, she was booked soild with appointments and such. I booked the venue within 3 weeks of being engaged but thats only because we are getting married in June 2014 and were engaged in September 2013

 

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