Post # 1
I just wanted to bounce something off of you guys. So our wedding wont be until 2012 but there is seriously only one date that we can get married on and Im not sure if I should be concerned about this right now. This is due a program Im in, SO’s med school graduation date and tent. residency start date, 5 year reunion, and parents insistence that we wait this long.
Do people usually have some flexibility with dates? Do I really need to worry about booking things sooner rather than later? I just worry that this lack of flexibility might impact us if we wait until late 2011 to start planning.
Any thoughts? Im probably overthinking this.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
Depending on where you are in the country or world, it shouldn’t be a big deal if you start early. We started planning 21 months in advance with literally only one date available for similar reasons as yours, parents insistance on dates, our schooling/work, moving, starting new job, and conference travel schedules. Everything worked out just fine.
Post # 4
You’ve so so much time – to research, plan, and most of all SAVE! Start investigating venues now, then you can be sure you’ve looked at all good options before you actually book anything. And don’t go buying a dress! There are loads of two-or three- dress brides hanging around here!
Unless of course you want to buy two or three dresses. Don’t wanna spoil the fun!
Post # 5
Well, it depends. Plenty of people have a hard and fast date, while others have a lot of flexibility (I did, I was able to change my date to get the venue I wanted).
So lots of people are able to work with a lack of flexibility on the date. I think what your concern should be is having your own heart broken if you find a venue or vendor of your dreams who is already booked.
I would recommend figuring out what your top priorities are, making those reservations as soon as you have some down payment cash. So if having the best cake baker around is what you really want, go make it happen now. I would put booking a venue on the top of your list. Looking this early may also give you negotiating power: times are tough, if you can give them money now, they might give you a small discount.
Post # 6
I’m a worry wart and with no flexibility, I’d be hammering out venues like yesterday.LOL
I say look at venues and start before the new year deciding which one you like. Just be be sure you can get that specific date.
But then, I’m a worry wart.LOL
Post # 7
I don’t think you have too much of a problem just having this date. I would, however, start looking at venues to make sure that you can get the specific date though.
Post # 8
I too would start looking at venues. If you can swing it once you find one can you go ahead and put down your deposits, etc? That gives you plenty of time to plan out everything exactly how you want it.
Post # 9
Thanks guys! The photog is the most important to me so I think I will focus on booking that by the end of the year.