(Closed) Am I Planning Too Soon?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No way! I think it’s good to get as much done in advance as possible.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh geez, you are not crazy, you are hitting crunch time soon! Clearly your Fiance is not wedding planning expert. Plan away! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I say looking for a venue right away is a great idea, but I would wait on the dress.  I went out to buy one 3 weeks after getting engaged and 3 months later had major dress regret.  Spend some time to really figure out what you want your wedding to look like and do lots of research.  Now, if you’re one who’s know exactly the details you’ve wanted since you were a little girl, then go for it.!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Absolutely not–you are perfectly right to be contacting venues.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would actually say you better start planning heavily now, especially for venue and photographer.  Most of the places where I live book a year in advance.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

You’re not too early.  I’m getting married in August 2012 and I just barely was able to book my venue and photographer 15 months out… like I had to fight for the date with other couples.  

You’re not too early at all.  I would get on it ASAP! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nope, not too soon at all! My Fiance and I knew we would be engaged for two years before we got married. We still set a date and booked the venue within a week of our engagement.

Nothing wrong with planning ahead! 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Definitely not – most wedding planning books I’ve looked at suggest booking things like that at least 7-8 months in advance, so get going asap before everything you want fills up! Your Fiance probably doesn’t realize how crazy the wedding industry is nor how long in advance weddings get planned.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think you’re jumping the gun at all! 7 months isn’t that long, but long enough if you start now. Although I havn’t planned a wedding yet lol.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I dont think its too early at all its 7months away! Try not to bombard the your guy with all the details at once. Maybe he just feels overwelmed.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

There is no reason not to start now, especially on things like venue or photographer.  Being on a weekday, you should still have plenty of options, but you’ll want to lock down the things that are important to you.  Our wedding is at most a month after yours (and another Tuesday wedding, because the date is the anniversary of the day we met) and we have a venue, guest list (and save the dates sent out), and budget, but that’s all so far.  I plan to look for a photographer now that the holidays are over, and we’ll have a food tasting to work on the menu next month, since the venue is doing the food.  We are going fairly small and DIY for stuff we care about and can do (fiance is making the reception playlists, ceremony music will be done by relatives, I don’t want a bouquet and we are having the reception in a garden) so we don’t need many more vendors in our case.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was engaged in Nov of 2010 and married this past July.  Now is actually the time to plan.  Some gitls plan for 18…24 months.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s absolutely NOT too early! I got the last open date at my venue for May ’12… in January ’11.  Things book up fast!  No worries.

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