(Closed) How long after your engagement did you start wedding planning?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How long after your engagement did you start wedding planning planning?
    Immediately!! I was planning within the week : (20 votes)
    44 %
    I thought about things but waited a month before really planning : (8 votes)
    18 %
    After 2-3 months. I just wanted to enjoy engagement for a while! : (4 votes)
    9 %
    4-6 months : (2 votes)
    4 %
    7-11 months. I like taking my time! : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Over a year. Why rush? : (4 votes)
    9 %
    I had half my wedding planned even before the engagement! : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    969 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    Within a week the deposit was paid on our reception and ceremony venue. Everything else was just ideas on paper at that point. 

    Post # 4
    847 posts
    Busy bee

    We booked our venue within a week or two, so I started setting up venue visits almost immediately. It worked out because we booked the last available Saturday wedding for May OR June 2015 and this was in September 2013. 

    Post # 5
    3266 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We were engaged November 10th, had our venue picked out before Christmas. We weren’t able to book it until after Christmas since we’re out of state, though. I’m sure if we had a more desirable (wedding season) date then we would have started immediately.

    Post # 6
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We knew we wanted to get married quickly so we jumped on the planning right away. I bought my dress within 2 weeks of getting engaged as I knew that would be the longest item to come in.

    Post # 7
    215 posts
    Helper bee

    No option for before??  Like, the minute he officially asks, I’m ready to start putting down some deposits.  I have spreadsheets upon spreadsheets dedicated to guests and the money and timelines and the ceremony.  The invitations are designed, I just need to order the components.

    Planning stuff is my hobby.  Like, full detail planning things out.  I promise I’m not creepy lol 

    Post # 8
    8586 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Right away.

    Post # 10
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    He proposed on a dream trip to New York… He made me promise not to plan anything while on the trip but could start talking about it on the plane ride home…. So 5 days….. I waited 8 years for my proposal! 

    Post # 11
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Absolutely no rush. After 2 years, we decided we had to do something about it and actually plan a party. We got married 3.5 years after the engagement.



    Post # 12
    10456 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Nothing big (like venue) was decided for 4 months. But we were engaged for 2 years so there was no rush!

    Post # 13
    2773 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I waited a few months. I wanted to savor & enjoy the moment of just simply being engaged. 

    Post # 14
    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Got engaged in May.   Didn’t start really thinking about it until July 2nd and by July 8th the venue, dress, DJ and photographer was picked out.   We took our time but when we decided to work, we worked FAST!

    Post # 15
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    We started early- engaged Jan 13 and were married July 13, so we started talking venues/guest list/budgets the next week.

    Post # 16
    9567 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Well started idea forming before we got engaged, got engaged January ’12, and started serious planning right away, writing guest list, picking theme, colour scheme, bridal party, etc. Can’t book anything for a while yet though!

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