(Closed) Can I plan a wedding in 9 months?

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
37 posts

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
29 posts
  • Wedding: April 2004

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
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

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
948 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

I think 9 months is perfect as well.

Post # 9
497 posts
Helper bee

Absolutely.  I did mine in 11 and there was plenty of time where I was just sitting around…like months.

Post # 10
484 posts
Helper bee

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.

good luck!

Post # 11
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

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
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Heck ya!

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
106 posts
Blushing bee

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 # 16
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

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

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