Post # 1
So the knot says that I should have already talked to the officient about the ceremony, and that this task is PAST DUE, we are still working out the officent situation, the wedding is not until October 26, is this really necessary? When did you begin planning with your officient?
Post # 3
The Knot isn’t the queen of weddings. It’s your wedding. Plan however slow or quick you want.
Post # 4
@Future Mrs.Schug: Some religions require it six months to a year in advance, so don’t worry if you know that your officiant won’t have that sort of restriction to work with! The knot’s timeline is a suggestion and probably takes the 6 months to a year thing into account.
Post # 5
I called my Justice of the Peace right away…like a week after we picked our date. Shes really good, so I definitly wanted to snag her. We’re meeting with her a week before, and then were set! If its a religious thing…get on it soon!! Some make you do meetings of councilling, and it can take up you a year. But it all depends who is doing it. But its something to do right away.
Post # 6
Wait till you get their …. YOU ONLY HAVE 30 DAYS TO THE BIG DAY emails … yeah that made me freak a little but … meh plan YOUR way and you’ll be fine.
Post # 6
I didn’t even book my officiant until 3 months before the wedding, and I sent him the ceremony maybe 1 week before the wedding. Our ceremony was all of 15 minutes long – I can’t imagine needing 8 months to prepare for that! You have PLENTY of time!
Post # 7
Don’t worry! We haven’t planned our ceremony yet and it is in August! I think we’ll be doing that in May or so. Don’t stress. That is a very loose timeline!
He agreed to marry us and that’s all that counts!
Post # 8
We’ve already talked to officiants, however i feel like they wondered why we were looking SO early…
Post # 9
We will start planning with ours in June.
Post # 10
I’m pretty sure that the Knot creates drama so that it can act like it’s doing something. When I actually want to look something up on their it’s freaking impossible.
Post # 11
It’s totally different depending on the type of ceremony and popularity of the officiant you want, as PPs said. We already booked ours for our December wedding because, although it’s not religious, she got amazing reviews and books up quick. She’s really been great so far, so we’re defintely glad we got on that.
Our friends who are getting married at the end of next month in Ohio booked theirs about 5-6 months in advance and had a really difficult time finding one available and within their budget. Theirs is also nonreligious and they needed someone for less than $500
Post # 12
My officiant cancelled two weeks prior to the wedding and we had to get a new one who we didn’t end up meeting till the rehersal! Miraculously, it went awesome and he did a terrific job. So I would definitely say you have time =) Think of the knot timeline as more of a guideline than hard and fast rules.
Post # 13
The Knot’s timeline is strange to begin with. I think they said something like waiting 8 months out to go dress shopping. Yeah, H’OKAY!
Post # 14
Yeah, I agree with PPs – depends on the type of officient. Some religions require a lot of marriage prep so it’s better to book sooner than later.
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I signed onto the knot the morning after he proposed, and an hour and a half later, told him we should elope! :)- Feeling much better now that I’m ignoring it. We’re doing our entire wedding in 6 months from proposal to ceremony- people can do it in a couple of weeks, if they really want to.