Post # 1
So, I my FI and I got engaged Aug 1, 2009. But the wedding isn’t until June 11, 2011. It is quite a ways away, fair enough. I am not into full swing about planning or anything. Yes, I look at stuff, but what girl doesn’t, especially an engaged girl?!?! But we haven’t gone to look at reception places or anything. I have looked up information about the though. My FI isn’t very happy about me doing a lot of wedding stuff, because we have so much time. But what do you guys think? Is it too soon to start really planning? I was going to purchase something for the wedding, and he got really upset at me because it is too soon, blahblah. I CAN see where he’s coming from, but at the same time………… What do you guys think?? And try and see it from both sides! I know, as brides, we never think it’s too early.
Post # 3
ADDITION: Should I not listen to him, or should I wait a bit??
Post # 4
Oh I would start planning immediately!!!!!
I was shocked at how early everything got booked! Start looking into venues that you want because they book up really fast and if you have your heart set on a date and you leave it to late you may have to compromise!
Another great thing about buying things early as you go is that you can spread out the costs so it is easier on the budget!
The only caution is whether or not you may change your mind on things! You don’t want to have to buy doubles of things because you changed your mind on colours and such!
I say happy planning 😉
Post # 5
Have fun looking around! But I wouldn’t spend any money on ANYTHING. Six months is enough time for most brides to wish they had chosen a different dress. In two years you may not want anything you want now!
Post # 6
That’s my idea too. We dont’ live ina HUGE town or anything, so I’m not super worried about things booking up, but it’s possible. One of my bridesmaids, who lives in the same town, had a booking problem. I also think that if we buy things all spread out it wont make it seem so harsh when we realize how much we are shelling out.
Post # 7
I would start planning the big stuff! I was also surprised when we started booking the venue/caterers/DJ’s/etc. in July because for the next June many of the vendors were booked!
Congratulations on your engagement! Any reason you picked 6/11/2011?
Post # 8
You should start planning (and booking if it’s right!) on the big stuff like venue, caterers, and photographer. Granted you absolutely love what you book and won’t change your mind after awhile. Then everrrrrything else you can wait, esp purchases. You don’t need that stuff cluttering your house up (unless it’s something that’s like 90 percent off or… you won’t find it anywhere else again ever)
Post # 9
Uhh, no, I don’t think there was a special reason. It was after we were both out of school, it’s a Saturday, it’s June (that wasn’t a requirement btw), and it’s got cool numbers!! BUT, we did find out later that that is the same day his grandma got married. So it’s really cool that we picked it. We were just in the car one day, actually on the long drive from Michigan to Florida, and we picked it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I’d start doing major research, but not trying to put things in stone yet. 🙂
Post # 11
Well, if it makes you feel any better: I got engaged December 25, 2008 and my wedding isn’t till May 28, 2011. And i started planning asap! Basically: he’s military and we would never know what is in the future. But, a lot of places I was looking into had days book in 2011 already and I don’t live in a like big, big city or anything so I would start now..What harm can be done? Well, if you’re wishy washy about somethings, I would wait in case you change your mind! Esp about all the important like colors. B/c you don’t wanna buy all these things and than up and change your mind..but if you’re confident about what you want: go for it!
Downfall: I’m diying a lot of things so you can’t walk a lot in my crafting room because it’s full with finished projects, starting but not done projects, and…supplies for soon to be projects. But, it is in its own room and well, I’m sticking to one room…cuz I can shut the door and invite people over. I might need a uhaul storage unit soon though lol ;D
Plus more time to save…for like the honeymoon and wedding! We’re putting money aside each month and whatever extra for the honeymoon extras! The planning can help you establish a better budget and what you want to spend on each category and what is more important to you and what is not…just remember to add some extra because things will go up in two years. Though if you book now, some vendors will keep 2009 prices! woot 😀
Post # 12
things book up fast. we were so surprised to find that the officiant we wanted only had two spots left on our wedding date when we booked him 14 months before our wedding. i would check into things and get a feel for what you like and dislike and maybe hold off on making some concrete decisions for a little (esp if you are someone who chances their mind often). i have several diy projects so it was important to me to get started early on them so i could get them done without stressing so if you are planning on doing a lot of projects i take that into consideration as to when to start planning
Post # 13
I think venue you should book now. Everything else can wait. But– if it is going to cause big issues with the FI, maybe isn’t worth it. 🙂
Post # 14
I agree on venue booking and perhaps photog… Usually if you book now you are able to lock in this year’s prices… You can also research and decide what feel you want for your wedding as well. For instance I think I will be doing boxed invitations after looking at Mrs Tea’s today.
Edited because I forgot mrs teas name!
Post # 15
i have a 2011 wedding as well and we’ve booked the venue and the photographer, and we’re starting to look around for ceremony locations. we were able to secure 2009 prices so i would definitely suggest doing the big things!