Post # 1
every time i talk to a vendor or acquaintance about things to do for the wedding, the answer every time is, “well you’re still a long way out.” i understand that 5 months is a good amount of time but it’s not THAT long. right? does that annoy anyone else, or do i just think 5 months is a relatively short time since i’m having a 14 month engagement?
Post # 3
i can see how that would be annoying – what do they want you to do? wait until a month before when nothing is available anymore?
isn’t it supposed to be a good thing when you work ahead and limit the stress?
Post # 4
if it makes you feel any better, i was just downstairs getting toast for breakfast when the cafe lady said “when are you getting married?”. when i said “september 5th”, she said “whoa, that’s coming up so soon!”
Post # 5
i actually haven’t received that response… i think 5 months is too short!!
ditto misspumpkin, anyone who asks when my date is… they say “OMG IT’S GONA BE HERE SO FAST!” 😛
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s that far but I’m an August bride. I was at a few bridal shows last month and in Feb. and people were actually rushing me to hurry up and book. They were like… August of THIS year?! Whoa you better book soon!
Post # 7
That would totally bug me! I’m 10 months out and I’m starting to feel the walls close in! haha
Post # 8
I have been engaged for 13 months so people are now telling me that I am getting close!
Post # 9
It bugs me, but the person I hear it from the most is my fiance! When we were looking for a venue last September, he kept going on and on about how early it was to start our venue search. Except that a ton of the places we looked at were *completely* booked for every single Saturday in 9/2010. And then, we started looking for a photographer and DJ – again, my fiance complained that it seemed really early. And again, a bunch of people were already booked. Lately, I’ve been trying to get him to figure out what he wants the groomsmen to wear, and since he’s likely going to ask them to purchase (rather than rent) a suit, I keep stressing that giving them a lot of notice is polite, so they can try and catch a sale. But it’s apparently no rush, since our wedding is still 144 days away. Gah!
Post # 10
My FH thinks that it’s close and far at the same time. Which is why I compiled a list of to dos, so he can see just how much we need to accomplish in the next 5 months. You should just make your to-do into a scroll, then whip it out of your purse and unroll it whenever anyone makes that comment and scream “Long?!? You think 5 months is a long time from now?!? Look at all I have to do before then!”
If nothing else, it would be fun to do 🙂
Post # 11
Most of the people I talk to tell me how smart I am to get all the stuff done now and not wait to the end! And 5 months is not any time! That is going to FLY by, especially with summer mixed in there!
Post # 12
I’m really surprised they are saying that. I started picking vendors 12 months out and no one gave me that kind of attitude.
My caterer seemed annoyed at my repeated calls and queries so far out (and asked me to wait until we meet in June to ask more questions), but not at first! You’d think they would WANT you to book early! To fill up their calendar with paying customers.
Post # 13
5 months seems like no time at all to get things done! I think the vendors are nuts for thinking that’s a long time!
Post # 14
That is very odd. I am basically finished meeting with vendors. I still feel like I have a lot of time, but it feels good to have those things crossed off the list.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
I feel like there is no time too! It’s crazy how fast time is flying by! I haven’t run into anyone saying that I have so much time…most say I need to hurry up and get things booked!
Post # 16
That’s ridiculous. Invitations will go out 2 months you have to know about vendors by then. Plus when I found my venue in Nov of last year it only had 2 dates left! And you have to book catering and photographers ahead of time if you want to make sure they are available.
Obviously these vendors don’t want your business. Aquintances on the other hand are different. I come on the Bee to talk about wedding stuff so I don’t have to drive everyone else crazy.