Post # 1
I’m fairly new to the bee and am in need of your input.
We’re getting married in April 2011, quite a bit away, so my question is when is a good time to book your venue? When did you book yours? Were having both ceremony and reception at the same spot so there are 2 places that are on the list.
1st 2 pics Cicada in Los angeles
2nd Yamashiros Hollywood
Let me know which one you like best 🙂
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Post # 3
I don’t think there is such a thing as “too early” as long as you and your FI are decisive types and know that you won’t have second thoughts about the venue choice after placing a non-refundable deposit! They both look like great venues so they could book up fast. Personally, I’d go for it ASAP!
Post # 4
I say ASAP…your wedding is in April, which is part of Peak Season. As soon as you know which one you want…go get it! I like them both> If you want a more formal wedding, go for the first. If more casual, go for the outside one.
Post # 5
This all depends on how quickly the venue you want books up. You should call those venues and ask them how quickly they typically book for weddings and events. If they say they’re usually open a month ahead of time, then wait. You really don’t NEED to have a venue booked until your invites go out. (Even your Save-The-Date Cards can just say the city.) I wouldn’t book a venue any sooner than you had to, just because you may change your mind, or the date, or the theme, or whatever and you want some flexibility in that. I booked up a very popular venue in Colorado 5 months prior to my wedding, so it depends.
Post # 6
I would book immediately, actually. I booked my venue 11 month in advance in San Diego, and didn’t get the weekend I wanted….I think both venues are stunning! I think really all you need to decide is whether you want an inside or outside event. You can’t go wrong with either place though!
Post # 7
I have been to a wedding at Yamashiro. It was really nice.
Once you make your decision book ASAP. We booked our location the week after we got engaged.
Post # 8
I would book ASAP. I started calling about venues 17 months in advance and some were already taken for the dates I wanted. We booked our venue 15 months out and glad we did because we got the date we wanted. To me the date and place of the wedding are really important so I wanted to nail that detail done.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the input ladies 🙂
@ MsCaniche was the wedding you attended a small wedding? I’m concerned with the amount of space
Post # 10
Both of your choices look great.
I don’t think it is too early to book. Your girlfriends are correct, the good venues book fast. We are getting married in March of 2011 and we booked our venue in October of last year.
Post # 11
I like your first pick and you should book it as soon as you can..
Post # 12
I agree with what the other gals have said FH and I booked our venue 2 weeks after we got engaged. We booked for a couple of reasons.
- We wanted a specific venue and we wanted a specific time of year. When we learned they were both available we booked straight away.
- Wedding vendors and venues increase prices per year. We were engaged in December and wanted 2009 prices we did not want the 2010 increased prices
- THE WEDDING WORLD IS NOT FULLY AWARE OF THIS THING CALLED RECESSION.
EDIT = = so great you’re here WELCOME!!!!
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™s Fine Dining
I don’t think there’s really a set “book by” date. We’re getting married in April 2011 too (yay month twins!) and we booked in January. I had my heart set on a place already, and I wanted to make sure there were lots of Saturdays available because most of our guests will be coming in from out of state.
Both of your choices look fabulous! Can’t wait to see what you decide on.
Post # 14
As soon as you find one that you like. Waiting until the year you marry is a huge mistake a I see spring brides make. I bumped into a girl that was marrying in May this year and can’t find a site anywhere in our county. Basically it’s recommended for 1yr in advance. I find that 10months is still ok. But we’re trying to wrap ours up as our day is popular and we live in a place with limited possibilities for our 100+ guests.
Post # 15
If you have your mind set on those two venues, I’d call them right away, and ask when they start taking bookings, and if you can look around.
Post # 16
i would book a year in advance! when you go to your other vendors they’ll be interested in knowing where their services will be required so it is best to get the venue out of the way first. plus food (if your venue prepares the food) and drinks are the biggest part of the budget usually, so those will be important details to figure out before you continue on with your wedding budgeting/planning! 🙂