Post # 1
Or is that dependent on the season? If I were to do May vs. September of 2012, would it make a difference? Or would it be the same since they’re both within the peak season for weddings? I’ve been reading forums, and some brides have already booked into 2012 when in 2010, it’s making me super nervous….or am I just going nuts? 🙁
Post # 3
I think September might actually be cheaper than May since it is less common for people to get married in early fall than spring/summer. If you book a venue over a year in advance though, you might be able to avoid price increases that the venue might come up with next year. I would try to book at least a year out for popular times like May.
Post # 4
The FH and I booked in 2010 because of our budget. We knew that in or out of season does not matter because of where we live. So, our other option was to book early and lock in at the 2010 price for our wedding in 2012, We were told by the coordinator of the venue that prices in our area typically go up $12-15 per person by the time our wedding rolls around.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice!! We’re flexible, so maybe we’ll go for September since it gives us more time. Me and my fiance were having a mini-(first) wedding related nervous breakdown, and we haven’t even been to any venues to negotiate yet 🙁 September it is!!!
Post # 6
I think it depends on where you live and the location you are going for, i know some brides who booked a venue with less than 6 months to go. But, from the venues we’ve spoken to if we book this year for our 2012 wedding we can lock in the 2011 rate.
I’ve found that this has worked for other vendors too. I’ve been emailing this photgrapher who raised the prices on her website a week after i emailed her, but she offered her services at her old price if i did decide to go with her, since i contacted her before the changes. She recently got published and is merging with another photographer and raised her rates by $400, which would have out her out of our budget. Im glad i inquired this early!