(Closed) Engaged over the holidays! How soon did you start planning?

posted 7 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Beach

My SO and I needed time to save money for our wedding. We are also doing the planning slowly as to not be overwhelmed by the whole process. Our date is October 2015, engaged March 2014. I waited until August to book venue, September to book photographer and DJ, October to do Engagement pics… took the holidays off planning. Now we’re choosing the menu this month, my dress next month… I think we will have enough time to get everything done by October this year.

Post # 17
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016


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SundayKat:  Congrats! My fiance was the same way. He said he wanted to enjoy being engaged first. Then a few weeks later all he wanted to do was plan!

Post # 18
1942 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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SundayKat:  I also got engaged on NYE but last year. We had a venue booked a week later. We only had a 10 month engagement and we knew it had to be fast from the moment we got engaged because October was my vacation month. So we booked everything super fast. 

But everyone is different…… Wait a month and bring it up again. In the mid time start researching venues in your area or the area you want to get married at. 

Post # 19
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It depends on when you want to get married and how fast venues fill up where you live.  I got engaged in June and was relaxed about it until I went to a bridal show with my mom the next month and saw the line of brides wrapped around the building to get in.  We had thought about fall 2015 so I called my church that Monday and all they had left in October were two Saturdays one being Halloween. (Don’t want to get married on Halloween so I snagged the other date) after securing the church I found my number one choice for reception venue was booked and this was well over a year in advance.  But again depends on where you live and how long you want your engagement.

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Post # 20
20 posts
  • Wedding: November 2016

I got engaged on the day after Thanksgiving! I took the month of December to research and start reaching out to different venues. I set up several different tours and open houses for this month and next, and then my Fiance and I just went to our first bridal show yesterday! We’ll spend January and February touring venues but may be moving in March, so we likely won’t book anything until after that happens.

Post # 21
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I was engaged on NYE last year and we had our venue booked about 2 weeks later. Venues in our area filled up very quickly so we had to act fast, plus I am a planner lol. Whatever works for you!

Post # 22
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I got engaged on Halloween and started seriously planning about a month later! My Fiance thinks I’m crazy since we aren’t getting married until December but I say it’s never too early, especially when you are as busy as we are!!!

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