(Closed) Booked everything too early?? Is that possible??

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@happyheidi1984:  Some things like the venue, photographer, videographer etc need to be booked far in advance or else you run the risk of them not being avaialble. That being said there are other things that can or should wait.

If you booked a DOC see if they have a sample timeline for you to go by. My wedding planner provided a constantly updated month to month checklist of what to book and when to keep me on track while preventing me from getting carried away. If your DOC doesn’t have one see if you can track one down online or at a bookstore.

Post # 5
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We booked most major items about 14 months before our wedding (venue for ceremony, reception venue, photographer, coordinator, DJ, catering). That being said, we made sure to get everything in writing (fully executed contracts). I didn’t want to leave anything to chance. I am obsessive about having all my emails and contracts so I am aware of everything agreed to. I am not saying you didn’t cover your baes but I am just sharing my experience. 

I am sorry a few things are falling through for you but the great thing is you still have plenty of time. I don’t think it’s too early, who would guess these people would change careers? I think it’s just sad coincidence. Better now than close to the big day!

Post # 6
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@happyheidi1984:  Ha ha oops I just remembered that. Are you going to book another one? If not like I said book stores carry wedding planning guides that could be helpful. Even most wedding magazines have timelines.

Post # 7
3768 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Wow, oh no!  My timeline was about the same as yours (engaged a year and a half in advance, got everything booked up really quickly) and I was quite happy to have done it, it sounds like just a bunch of unfortunate circumstances with people leaving their jobs :[  Don’t let it get you down, hopefully this will be the end of it.  It will all work out in the end though and you will have a lovely wedding!!

Post # 8
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m sorry some things are going not the way you’d hoped. I hope things get better soon!

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