Post # 1
I just got engaged and always dreamed of an October wedding. But I’m freaking out that I can’t plan it in 9 months and that if I do, I won’t ever get to enjoy the engagement. What do you all think about that–is it possible? Crazy? It seems like short engagements could be stressful becaues you never get to really enjoy beeing engaged and have to jump right into planning. But I also don’t really want to spend 16 months planning a weddding. We are hoping for a country chic wedding in vermont or massachusetts for about 150 people. Thanks for your thoughts!!
Post # 3
I was engaged for 16 months and with the exception of booking a venue, I really only planned for the last 4 months of it. As long as you can get the venue and photographer you want, 9 months is plenty of time to plan a wedding. Plus, you get the extra bonus of not having too much time to change your mind about stuff.
Post # 4
Wedding planning is like water – it fills up whatever time you have for it. 🙂
You can definitely do it in 9 months without it being overwhelming. We’ve got three months left before our destination wedding and it’s been really fun! Find the venue and the dress, as they’re the most important/time sensitive.
Post # 5
You can definitely plan a wedding in nine months. I had a friend who got married in three (before her guy deployed) and she pulled it off just fine (with some help from friends). Actually, I wish I had a shorter engagement because the more time you have, the more chances you have to change your mind and create new things you simply must have. I think that because you already have a clear vision of what you want, you should go for it. The one thing I would be hesitant about is undertaking too many DIY ideas.
Post # 6
Nine months seems perfect!! I planned in 12 months and there was some months I did nothing!! I think you can do it. I agree though book the venue, ceremony location (if different) and find a dress first!! Eveything else is not too time sensitive.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
Congrats on your engagement! & yes – you can definitely plan a wedding in 9 months! If you want an October wedding, go for it!
Start researching (& book) your venue as soon as possible.
I am in the middle of a 10 month engagemen & completely agree with you about not wanting a 16 month engagement. Frankly, I think it would have driven me crazy.
You can do it!! Good luck!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I think 9 months is perfect as well.
Post # 9
Absolutely. I did mine in 11 and there was plenty of time where I was just sitting around…like months.
Post # 10
you totally can! just find the venue and everything else will fall into place. there are tons of vendors out there so if your dream vendor is booked, find another one. October is high season though so I would start pretty quickly.
Post # 11
It’s plenty of time. Just stay organized. It’s true that comment about it being like water though. You’ll think about it so much no matter how long the engagement is. And I’d rather not wait any longer than I have – 7.5 months!
Post # 12
Everyone agrees… 9 months is perfect. Especially if you have been dreaming of what you want, this is time to put it in action!
Congrats, and have fun planning… and taking time in-between to enjoy the engagement.
Post # 13
I did mine in 4.
FLEXIBILITY is key- and getting to your big dream vendors first and work around dates they have available.
Post # 14
Absolutely. We planned a wedding for 300 in 9 months and lived to tell about it (and enjoyed it, too….). I think it’s perfect.
Post # 15
Thanks for your responses!! I guess my main concern now is just that the venues I want will be booked since I’m looking for a fall wedding in new england and I’ll have to settle for something not so great. But I think I will look for the venue now and try for 9 months. If everything’s booked, then maybe I’ll re-think it.
Post # 16
we are doing ours in 6 mos, but we already knew about a year out that we wanted a Feb 09 wedding…you can definitely do it…just let your budget be your guide, and don’t second guess yourself…I would get a move on on your dress, though, as that was the biggest stress for me on my timeline…of course I didn’t mind going off the rack