Post # 1
So my wedding isn’t until May 2010… and my FI and I have nailed a number of the major decisions… Church, reception venue, photographer, d.j. and florist. Frankly I would like to continue checking items off my list… but I’m not sure.. is it too early for me to start meeting with cupcake vendors? I like the idea of having this vendor nailed down.. but i don’t want to get laughed at…
What do you think Bees?
Post # 3
I’t’s never too early to start doing the research. However I will advise you that some vendors want to be booked sooner to the event. My baker said no more than 6 months in advance. However it doesnt hurt to taste cupcakes and scope out vendors and pricing. I would just be careful to be sure that these are reputable places of business that are solid. You want to be sure that they won’t go out of business in the next 10 months, leaving you high and dry.
Post # 4
I’d go ahead and start getting an idea of what bakeries you might want to use. You could even contact them just to see how far in advance they usually book. That way, you can be sure to schedule tastings and things in time to get your first choice. This was one of the last vendors we booked, though, and we did it six months out.
Post # 5
No way, it’s never too early! I started my planning last November (was engaged Oct. 13), and by Christmas had our date and big vendors set (ceremony, reception, dress), by March had a cake, photographer, bm dresses, hair, and flowers, and now i feel like I’m practically done with my planning!
Post # 6
I say it’s too early to book a small vendor like that. They do multiple weddings in one day, so you aren’t going to miss out on them for a realllly long time. I would do tons of research, taste lots of yummy cake and then book closer to 2010. You don’t want the bakery to close or change hands and the quality go down.
Post # 7
I’m with the others, I would definitely be researching cake vendors at this point. If you find someone you like and he/she lets you book this far in advance, I’d say go for it. IME, if you can cross ANYTHING off your list early, it’s always a good thing.
Post # 8
I think do your research now, take the time to schedule appointments and make lists of what is important, look at different styles, designs, bakeries. Remember that your tastes may change, or someplace new and fantastic might open and then you’ll be stuck with a contract.
I would suggest waiting until next fall to nail it down 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks so much for all of the advice Bees! I do think I’m going to at least start researching and go from there…. The one bakery I emailed for pricing didn’t seem to balk at my wedding date, but we’ll see…