How long to Plan the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How long did it take you from day 1 of planning until the wedding?
    1-3 months : (0 votes)
    4-7 months : (6 votes)
    20 %
    8-10 months : (1 votes)
    3 %
    10-12 months : (3 votes)
    10 %
    1+ Years, : (14 votes)
    47 %
    Mine was quick---I didn't have much to plan : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Mine took a while ---due to budget reasons : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Mine took a while ---due to lots of planning : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We started planning in April 2013 for a August 2014 wedding – not because it would take that long, just because that’s when we wanted to get married.

    One of my bridesmaids just got engaged at Christmas and her wedding is in May – that’s 6 months away. It is working out for her, but she’s hustling – she booked everything asap and bought a sample dress so she wouldn’t have to order it. Unless you have super specific venue and vendor ideas and you stay organized, there should be NO problem doing it in 9 months.

    Post # 4
    Member
    525 posts
    Busy bee

    Not an issue doing it in 7 months. I got engaged in Nov/December (official Dec 2) and we are getting married in July. I think that hardest part is just hustling to get the venue. Ugh, the photographer was not a breeze to book but I was super happy with who I ended up with!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    Planning in 9 months is totally possible, you just might not get your first choice of vendors, because they might be booked already. We started planning January 2012 for our June 2014 wedding 😉 We had a long engagement, because we wanted to be out of school when we got married and wanted to have a lot of time to space the planning out so that it would be less stressful and so we could get our first choices for all of the vendors. I think we could have (logistically) done it in a year and a half instead of two and a half, but we wanted June 2014 anyways and I LOVE planning things so I wanted to enjoy the engagement for as long as possible. It just depends on the bride, but if you aren’t set on a certain vendor (or vendors) then definitely plan for fall 2014! (:

    Post # 6
    Member
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We had only been dating 8 months when we got married- we did a church wedding, smaller dinner reception. I didn’t want a big reception but if I had, I would have only had to make a few changes. Just keep in mind that you may have to budge on vendors in a shorter time frame. It’s kind of exciting to do everything in a short time frame. I was initially worried about something going wrong but by the time the day got here, I was so over planning that I didn’t care and just enjoyed it. Have fun!

    Post # 7
    Member
    5002 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We will be engaged for 15 months before the wedding. However, I had a friend who planned a wedding in three months. It was a big wedding in a ballroom that was great – you never would have known she planned it that quickly. It was in November (weekend after Thanksgiving) so a bit weird time wise (and on a Sunday.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I could have planned it in 4 months, but then I may not have gotten the vendors I really wanted because they book up much farther in advance.

    Edit: Most of our friends had shorter engagements. La got married in 7 months, N got married in 2.5 months, Li got married in 6 months, V got married in 4 months, C got married in 2 months. Out of the girls in my “ladies night” group, only 2 of us had year long engagements (ours was 1 year + 1 day, and A’s was 1 year + 2 days).

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