Post # 1
Hi i am new to this whole wedding planning but who isnt on their first marriage. Anyways my fiancee and i are having a two year engagement. Our wedding date is set for 11-13-16.. I want to start planning next year like mid febuary and he thinks that its still to far away to be planning anything.
I am in need for thoughts or comments on it.
Anything would help!!
Post # 2
You could start getting ideas but usually a year out works well. There is enough to do to fill your time but not so rushed that you feel overwhelmed. You may want to contact the venue early next year just to see if they have your date available. If its a popular venue, they may book up really fast. I got engaged March 2013 and we are getting married October 2015, and while I looked at wedding stuff to get an idea of theme and over all feel, I had to change most of it because we moved cross country a year ago which changed our whole location. So since we are a year out this month, I’m actually starting to look at dresses seriously and we are deciding on all our big things now.
So I definitely say start getting ideas of what you like (Pinterest, pinterest, pinterest! lol) and then maybe middle of next year start nailing things down. HTH!
Post # 3
Hannahdnea: Are you asking for theme ideas, where to start your planning or comfort that you aren’t crazy to be start Feb 2015 for a 2016 wedding?
Where are you located? If its a big city or a popular place to get married then it’s smart to lock in a venue as early as Feb 2015 for a 2016 wedding.
Post # 4
- Wedding: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
I’m also having a two year engagement and I started planning since day one. After picking out the date, I started looking at theme colors, decoration, centerpieces, flower bouquet, and looking at the average prices of venues and rentals. My main thing was discussing the budget with my fiancé. I made a portfolio with all my ideas because I had so many things that I started to forget everything. But my fiancé was okay with me starting to plan that early. But if you want to start doing things then I think that’s a good start.
Post # 5
We live in the Dallas Tx area so there are TON of venues… But im only looking at certian ones that i have already fallen in love with. Our theme in peacock but more focusing on the colbalt blues and emerald greens! I just dont want to get to overwhelmed.. I wouldnt say im a control freak but i want it to be the way i have it in my head.. Im just worried that im going to wake up and tomorrow is going to be my wedding day!
OH and mine and pintrest relationship has grown over the past three months lol! I love PINTREST!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
Hannahdnea: I agree that a year is totally fine as far as a wedding planning timeline goes. Honestly, I was glad that Darling Husband and I didn’t have a longer engagement. I was SO SICK of wedding talk by the end. I would say book the venue now or maybe in a few months to get that out or the way. On the flip side…most men have NO IDEA what all goes into wedding planning! So, I’m not surprised that he doesn’t think you need to start lol.
Post # 7
LOL!! My Maid/Matron of Honor lives like 30 min away from me right now but we are about to move… I cant wait to see him when we acutally start talking. I am already tired of it. SO much goes into a wedding.. I never knew it lol
Post # 8
Hannahdnea: We got engaged on 21st December 2013 and our wedding day is 19th September 2015. In April 2014 I had booked the reception venue (caterer, cake and flower decorations included) and the photographer. In September 2014 I booked the church for the ceremony (you can’t book more than one year in advance in Sweden) and I bought my dress on 2nd August 2014 (though I hadn’t planned on it!).
I think that providing you have the money or don’t have to pay a massive deposit, go for it and start booking the big things. The things that run out fast are things like venues and caterers, and I’ve always found that being early is better than being late.
We’re just now looking at the invites we want and will be sending them out by the end of January or early February. That’s because we’re getting married in Sweden and half the guests will need to make travel plans though 🙂
Post # 9
Hannahdnea: Get an idea of who you are thinking of inviting, so that you know approximately how many people your venue needs to hold. And an idea of your budget range. It looks like you’ve already chosen your photographer and have some ideas regarding venue ideas and theme.