(Closed) When can I start planning!??!

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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 # 7
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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 # 10
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Honey bee
  • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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!

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