Pacing your wedding planning?

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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6592 posts
Bee Keeper

There are some things that you have to do closer to the wedding like physically getting the marriage license. Other logistics will also come up closer to the date. It’s great that you’re so on top of things!

We also did the basic planning things very soon after our engagement, but now we’re just doing our regular routine and will start back up at some point in the future. 

Post # 3
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27 posts
Newbee

We’ve got 8 months to go and we’ve basically organised everything: venue, photography, flowers, wedding dress, cake, etc. We’ve still got catering, suits, playlist for ipod music and other details to sort out but I feel more relaxed knowing all the important things are taken care of so I can chill for now. It’s an exciting time, it’s only natural you want to book everything :). 

Good luck!

 

Post # 4
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2654 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Squirrelz15:  I suggest getting a really good wedding planning checklist.. it will jkeep you on track and maybe stop you from booking things way to early. I have Mindy Weiss’ and its a life saver.. at first I was overwhelmed with everything but its so detailed Im on the right track!

Post # 5
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1107 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Squirrelz15:  I don’t think I’d worry about it. I’m about 13.5 months out and we’ve got the venue/catering, photographer and DJ. I think it’s good to get those big things under your belt early on (also, you want them booked before someone else books them!). You’re going to have a ton of little crap to do later on!

Post # 7
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2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m getting married in 9 months and 11 days. I already booked officant, dj, venue, ordered dress, got maid of honor dress ordered, even got invitations already and just ordered our rsvp. I just can’t wait till July 2015 gets here already.

Post # 8
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1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Being on top of things is definitely the way to go. Don’t worry, you will still have lots to do! Use the momentum while you have it. 

Post # 9
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1208 posts
Bumble bee

Oh yeah this is great. I mean, you don’t want to be running around the last couple of weeks freaking out because uleft things last minute and are now running out of time! I’llprobably have almost everything but the  very last minute stuff done a good year out from our date. And a maybe a DIYproject or two ill hold off on finishing up in order to save space. (I’m making trees. Where the heck will I store trees in the condo?).

Post # 10
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We had a long engagement, and so at a year and a half out, I’ve already got most of my major planning items done. I like it this way though  – this way I have time to actually do the time consuming parts (e.g., making invitations) without worrying about planning or doing other things at the same time. I feel like I would be horribly stressed if I was trying to do those kinds of things while major areas still hadn’t been booked. Also, if you find yourself getting bored or you have a lot of time on your hands closer to the wedding, use it to do some cheap diy decoration things! 

Post # 11
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2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Squirrelz15:  We had all the big stuff out of the way by March and most of the little details were done before the summer.  We had a big break over the summer.  It’s been lovely to have a rest from ‘wedding’.  We’re back into the planning now because some of our last appointments are coming up.  

Enjoy the break.  We bought a house during our lull in wedding planning.  While I don’t totally recommend that for cash flow and stress levels, its all been very exciting! 

Post # 13
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8016 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Squirrelz15:  no way gf. I have everything booked except the cake, website, transportation, dress, invites/paper and I’m Sept 26 2015! There will be stuff that you can’t do in advance and work no matter what. Getting addresses, invites, seating charts… More you can get out of the way the better. Then you can enjoy and even add little DIY projects if that’s your thing. I want to be months ahead of all the recommended timelines. 

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