(Closed) How far in advanced?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Depends on your area. I booked mine 7 months in advance, but I know in larger cities, some venues book up to two years in advance for highly sought after venues. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

a lot of venues in my area were booked solid for 2016 in august of 2015. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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hssweethearts2013 :  Booked my venue in May of 2012 for June of 2013 and had to change our date as they only had one weekend open in June.

This is really going to depend on your location and time of year.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

As soon as you have an idea of when you want to get married and have picked a venue honestly. I got engaged in October and wanted to get married fall 2017. A lot of venues I looked at already had every single Saturday booked for 2017. Same with photographers. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

As soon as you can. Seriously, figure out the guest list and budget then immediately get a venue. I booked mine 10 months in advance. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Also, if a date is very important to you, you may need to book sooner versus finding a season/month that works and finding the perfect venue who has a day available. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I will say it was a lot harder for me as I am getting married in a church and am having the reception at another location. So I had to find a date both venues had available which was hard even a year in advance. I actually wanted September, but nothing was available so I picked the only Saturday in October that was open.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Depends on the area. We booked 1 year out and had to go with a Friday because pretty much all the Saturdays were full for the next summer. Being flexible will help a lot but I would start looking sooner rather.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

We booked 14 months in advance and while we did have our pick of dates, that was a lot to do with the fact that it was late autumn and well out of peak season.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I got my second date choice in April 2016 for my May 2017 wedding.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

We booked our venue 14 months in advance as soon as we had a date from our priest. Our ceremony is really important to us.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I booked my venue 10 months out.  It was one of the few weekends left in the summer, late August.  In my area, spring and fall books up quicly and nothing was available until November if I didn’t book the late August date.  But as with anything, it depends on the venue. 

 

IMO, (and you know about that say about opinons) if it somewhere you absolutely love and you will not settle for less, book it as soon as you can, why wait and miss out? This goes for vendors too, if there is a photographer you absolutely must have, book as soon as you know a date or someone else will get them (of course this is under the assumption you have the funds for the deposits).

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I would book ASAP. We booked ours about a year in advance. When we were looking, only one of them was already booked for our date. Fortunately, it wasn’t our top pick, but it would suck to miss out on your dream venue because someone got it first. Knowing the venue helps guide how you pick your other vendors. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think it depends on the location. Personally, I would say at least a year in advance. That way it gives you plenty of time to pay it off if necessary. Depending on the popularity, area, and/or type of venue, some may prefer to book 16 months in advance while some don’t want booking unless it’s less than a year to your wedding.

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