(Closed) Hello! and a question

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Welcome!  Since you are getting married in less than a year, it isn’t too early to really start planning.  You just don’t want to start much earlier because you tastes might change.

Post # 4
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016


Hello fellow bride from wisconsin!

I purchased a wedding book and looked at the timeline in it…. i have many things checked off already

  • Booked Ceremony Venue


  • Booked Reception Venue
  • Booked DJ & Singer (for during dinner)
  • Booked a Photographer
  • Spoken to the Caterer, just gotta send back the food list and a deposit
  • Spoken to a couple florists
  • Spoken to the hair salon (I was surprised, they told me I should book a hair salon soon because they are already booking appointments for next year!)
  • Started Designing my invites (A graphic design background is lovely to have!)
  • Chosen the colors for the wedding
  • Bought my dress (I just went looking not expecting to buy a dress, but the dress found me and I couldnt walk away!)
  • Started collected mason jars and vintage vases for the centerpieces

So I say start getting whatever you can done. I’ve done a few other things like designed my invites too. Ya never know what will come up and take away time for getting things done. Especially if you are a DIY bride like myself.

Where in wisconsin are you, if you dont mind me asking? Im in Eau Claire!
We also are doing a barn wedding! 🙂


Post # 5
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It really depends on your area. If you are in a city, earlier the better. If you are in a more rural area, you have some time. Ask around and see what the norm is.

Post # 7
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am definitely of the mindeset of “the earlier the better.”  Since you are about a year out, I think it is the perfect time to start planning!  I started planning about 1.5 years in advance and don’t regret anything about it. 

Post # 8
2050 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@RMBsbride:  Oh for goodness sake, get started, Bee! Clearly you are itching to do so and by all means you should go for it! 🙂 Since you want a BBQ style wedding May 2013, I am betting lots of beautiful spring/summer items are already on sale, too. Enjoy!

Post # 9
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would book the venue, caterer, DJ/band if you’re having one, and possibly the host hotel (most won’t do bookings this far out).  I would hold off a bit on the dress, as fashions change, your body weight may change, and most importantly your vision of your dress may change. I would also hold off on any invites to be in the bridal party, even for your BFF or sister or anyone.  There are so many “dress regret” threads on these boards, and even more “bridesmaid/groomsman regret” threads, many of which stem from changes of style or changes of relationship that can easily happen when there are so many months before the actual event.

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