(Closed) Is it too soon to……

posted 8 years ago in November 2010
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s fine to get them done. Invites were the first things we started when we got engaged because we wanted to DIY them and we knew that the actual design would take us some time to make and be happy with. So go ahead – there’s nothing wrong with getting it done now and then addressing them later πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I started working on invites the moment I got engaged! (That is with an 18 month engagement!) I say start now! This way you have time to DIY if you have to or do your research, change your mind, etc.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i agree!!! start on your invites now. it gives you plenty of time to fine tune them to look exactly the way you want! πŸ™‚ also…since you are going to be one busy bee…have you been on theknot.com ? its free and they have a wedding checklist and they email you monthly to let you know you have new things in your checklist that need to be finished. they also let you know how many days you have until the wedding everytime you log on to your profile on their site. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Get as much done as possible! Seriously, then you won’t have to worry about it! Ha.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely think you should get as much done as possible.  The only hesistation I have with the invites is knowing a good RSVP date.  Make sure you know when your venue  needs the final numbers and give yourself some time to hunt down the missing RSVPs.  Other than that, go for it.  We started right away, after 3 months of engagement (a 1.5 year engagement) we had the venue, the photographer, the videographer, the officiant, the DJ, the make-up/hair stylist.  And by a year before I had my dress and shoes, we got the honeymoon.  Now its just the little stuff.  And the invitations, which has been stressful, so go for it early!  πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

start em! haha, i’m beginning to get ideas for mine already and i’ve got waaaaay more time to go than you.

The sooner you start things/get it done, the sooner you can cross them off your list and ease your mind. You’ll be free to tackle random projects/ other things when its closer to crunch time.

πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yes! You should definitely start to think about your dress πŸ™‚

Just a word of advice about the invites: make sure your start times are finalized before you have them printed. We knew a couple who got their invited printed and out of the way about 10 months from thei wedding, and then their church changed the ceremony start time on them, and they had to include a little note in the invitation correcting it.

We also had our menu cards printed way too far ahead and we had to change the salad because the one we picked was out of season or something. No biggie, but things like that happen!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel ya there! I’m going to school for surgical technology and working full time and building a house and have a toddler! Lots of stuff going on so i work on wedding stuff whenever i get a chance. I don’t think there is such a thing as “too soon”! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We bought invitations 18 months out.  Do whatever you can now, it will save stress later.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yes do the invites now!  Just making them takes a ton of time.  I started mine over thanksgiving 2008 and my wedding was October 2009.  They took a LONG time to make.  And then I didn’t address them until about a month before I wanted to send them out.  That took a long time too!

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