Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2010 - Stage 6 Steiner Studios
Hi bees! Finally starting that wedding planning. My fiance and I saw a venue we both really liked today. It’s mid-September and they still have dates available in June and August. I prefer June. MY question is … is it too late to start planning a late June wedding? More importantly, will there be (affordable) vendors left? (photog, video, makeup). I’m looking to do a Friday night wedding. How much ahead of time did you start booking your vendors?
Post # 3
Well, I’m not sure what it would be like to plan one in NYC, but I planned mine in 5 and half months…
Post # 4
I think 6 months and even less are do-able but hurry up and book the venues!
Post # 5
I would start calling some vendors you are interested in now to see. Place a hold on the venue and start calling around. I’m getting married in June as well. We are having a long engagement so I got a head start. There were certain vendors I really wanted, so I booked my photog, florist, band, venue and church 17 and 18 months out (last January and February). But there are so many amazing vendors in NYC that I imagine you could still have some very good options to choose from at this point. But you should certainly start on the big and important ones asap. Good luck with all your planning!
Post # 6
It is possible. You may have to look around if vendors are already booked. But you’ll find someone and get it done.
Post # 7
I think you could do it. Honestly, I think the venue would be hardest to snag in NYC so if you’ve got that, you should be able to get the rest! There are so many people offering their services in NYC that I think you could do it. Probably the more expensive ones get booked up first anyway! I had 7 months to plan my wedding, but mine wasnt in NYC. Go get that venue! Plus, a Friday will help since most weddings are on the weekend.
Post # 8
I’m planning a wedding in that amount of time … got engaged in Feb. 15th 2009 … getting married October 24th 2009!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I think you’re fine! Just get on the ball with booking your big vendors. Then you can relax some.
Post # 10
i agree, you have time! Just get the ball rolling. I have 11 months and am starting to get stressed that I don’t have all my vendors booked yet, but think we’ll have plenty of time to get everything you want, and i’m sure that’s what will happen with your planning too!
Post # 11
You can do it. The venue is the biggest thing. I’m getting married in one of the most popular spots in the country and we didn’t set a date and start planning until July. Get the most important things booked right away and the rest will fall into place. Good luck with your planning!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
You’re totally fine! You have 9 months, thats plenty 🙂 And like others have said, it’s the venue that is the hardest to book so if you have that, the rest is totally doable. I’ve even had vendors say that they can’t talk to me until closer to the date, like 6 months out! Good luck, congrats on your engagement and welcome to the June 2010 wedding club 🙂
Post # 13
Anything’s possible if you go for it! If you love the venue, go for it!
Post # 14
I’ll probably be planning my wedding in five or six months. My aunt planned her wedding in a week! You should have more than enough time for whatever sort of wedding you’re planning, especially if you can book the venue you’d like now. 🙂
Post # 15
I booked my vendors for my NYC wedding 9 months in advance and all the vendors were super shocked that we were doing everything so early. They said normally people book them at the 6 month mark – so you definitely have time. As someone said above, the hardest part (and the stuff that gets booked early) is the venue – after that, things get a bit more relaxed in nyc.
and if it helps, my Mom planned a NYC wedding in 2 months and got really affordable and great vendors.
Post # 16
i think that you’d be fine doing that as well…