Post # 1
I’m totally a pre-planner and like to get everything done as soon as possible. I would really like to get our menu established and everything done and planned with the caterer but my FMIL says I’m doing everything way to early. We are going down to our wedding location at the end of August for a wedding trip. The whole point was to meet with the vendors, get our engagement session done and decide on things like tables, chairs, linens, menu, etc. I don’t want to wait until the last second for these things and realistically with our jobs this is the only time until next summer we can go down for longer than a weekend. But am I doing everything too early? When did ya’ll do your planning?
Post # 3
My wedding planner made out a timeline schedule thats very detailed and spans pretty much the length of our engagement, I was not a fan of spreading it out. I’m more of a go go go kind of person so I wanted a lot done at the beginning. I think whatever you want to get done that the vendors allow is fine.
Post # 4
We had signed with almost all of our vendors once we had a location and date (about a year in advance). Our caterer said that we would discuss menu 3 months out (but we had a tasting 9 months out) I think mainly because they update their menu (and prices) twice a year. So if that’s not an issue, I say pre-plan your heart out and enjoy a lazy final months leading up to your wedding! (I sure am!)