This is bulls***, right?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MexiPino:  We got engaged in mid feb and married in mid oct, so 8 months total. We had two ceremonies, three venues and aprox 100 guests.  It was totally fine and we had plenty of time.

Post # 5
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169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Congrats!!! You are fine on your time line but the recommended to – do lists are extremely helpful! I felt a little guilty about even thinking about planning this soon but once I sent out a couple of feeler emails I realized that I needed to get on top of things a lot quicker. I have had a hard time finding a venue and was shocked at how everything was already booked! A lot of the items listed on the lists the websites put together can be pushed back but I would definitely recommend collecting information, pricing and availability now so that you aren’t caught off guard when you start to really dig into planning. 

Post # 6
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MexiPino:  I am having an 8 month engagement. When I plugged my date into the knot, it gave me approximately 30 items past due (maybe more, point is that it initially created panic lol).  But now the knot has a shorter engagement planning tool, so maybe try that one? Don’t worry, you have PLENTYYYYYYYY of time.  8 months feels like torture to me right now at the halfway point 

Post # 7
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1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m getting married in June and haven’t done a thing yet. I’m terrified to think of how many things I’m “past due” on. Oh well! 

Post # 8
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MexiPino:  You’re fine.  For my first wedding we got engaged in August.  But we didn’t set our date until October.  We set the date for March so I only had 5 months to plan.  It was plenty.

Post # 9
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@MexiPino:  I really like the checklists on the knot and wedding wire. They are based on a one year engagement but all that really means is do those 8 things when you get engaged. I do see how a wedding can take a year to plan. think about colors, theme, decor, pick a venue and photographer should be done pretty early. 

Post # 10
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2276 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MexiPino:  I didnt follow those timelines, but I do suggest finding a venue and getting a dress sooner than later. 🙂

Post # 12
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You’re fine! I got engaged early Feb last year and we got married 10/5. We had PLENTY of time. I would recommend focusing on venue/numbers first (so you get a venue big enough to host all the guests you plan to invite), and everything starts falling into place from there. I used the Knot’s checklist but I imagine WeddingWire’s is similar.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

You are fine, but you shouldn’t be too laid back.  We contracted one of my DD’s photographer’s in Feb 2008 for her May 2009 wedding.  At that time the photographer only had 2 openings for the rest of 2009.

We are planning my last DD’s wedding in 9 months and have gotten extremely lucky, seeing she is a June bride.  We had some vendors already totally booked but we did get ones we were very happy with.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@MexiPino:  Congratulations! Most of those calendars and checklists are set up for a 12 month engagement, which seems to be the traditional timeline. I had a year to plan, and had months inbetween that I didn’t have anything wedding related to do. Don’t worry, it can be done in 8 months or less, but I would get a move on finding a venue and any other vendors that are important to you. Once the biggies are booked, it’ll be smooth sailing!

Post # 15
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I planned my wedding in 3 months and it was top notch and amazing!  You can totally do it!

Post # 16
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490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We got engaged in February 2012, I didn’t even start considering dates until September 2012 and didn’t start looking at venues until February 2013.  We got married in October 2013 and it was magical – everything was the way i wanted it.

Totally doable.

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