(Closed) How long before its too late to get married.

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I’d say if he proposes by the end of June, a September wedding is possible. End of July for an October wedding.

I don’t buy into the whole “needing a year to plan” thing, but I do think you need 2-3 months, especially if you’re hiring a caterer, florist, photog, etc.

ETA: But I think you’ll need to be open to waiting til next year as well. Many venues may be completely booked already for this fall, and not to mention that your SO might want to wait til next year as well.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@ruby13: If he’s cool with this fall then that’s great! Are you opposed to looking at venues before the proposal? If you’re going to rent a hall or whatever you should really get looking as soon as possible. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I think it depends on what you are expecting to do for your wedding? Large small? More traditional church and reception or court house and restaurant? 30 people or 130?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I you have time to focus on the wedding, I’d say you need 3 months, and really thats to give your guests time to plan to be there and to make sure the vendors you are aren’t booked. I could have planned this wedding in 3 months for sure, I’ve just been pacing myself.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

He may just not understand that he needs to get a move on if he really does want to get married this year!  I’ve seen a lot of ladies with that same problem here, they’re SO just doesn’t think about all that needs to happen.  If you sit down with him and work backwards from when you both want to get married he’ll quickly get the idea that he needs to get his a** into gear.

If you’re going for a garden wedding, I think you can tooootally do it last minute and have it look superb!  I have a friend who actually wants to have a 3 month engagement, I gave her the idea of the theme “Shotgun wedding without the baby” and she loved it!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were engaged 5 months from our wedding date. Two months into planning we ended up changing the wedding location (to a different state) and the type of venue. If you are going with a small garden wedding, I think three months is totally doable. However, I also had incredible luck with my dress which fit perfectfly with no alterations.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Like @CapeBoundBride: mentioned, you may want to take ordering a dress into consideration also.  The dress that I’m 99.9% sure I’m ordering tomorrow (yay!!) is going to take 8mo.  I have the time though since I still have over a year left before my wedding.  If you’re looking to buy a dress off the rack, this won’t be an issue.  And since you’re planning on using his parent’s garden, you won’t have any venue probs.  I’d say 3-4mo could possibly work for you.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

keep in mind that being engaged IS really fun… I love talking to people I haven’t seen in awhile and telling them I’m getting married… And I’ve been engaged almost 2 months! I would be actually kinda sad if I only had one more month of this “engagement period” of my life. Hey, it only happens once! 🙂

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