Post # 1
How long did you take to plan your wedding? Mine is the end of September, next year… I want to get excited about everything but then I wonder if I’m moving too quickly. What if my style ideas now are different a year from now? Even color scheme evades me… I don’t want to send out Save the Dates or anything because it seems so far down the road at this point.
Post # 3
It took me 11 months but I honestly could’ve done it in 9 months. Actually around the 9 month mark I was finished with pretty much everything. I think a year is the perfect amount of time to plan your wedding! I would start looking for a dress in December or January. And don’t worry so much about dress styles, they aren’t going to change drastically from one year to the next. Also don’t worry about color scheme or save the dates or anything yet. You still have a little ways for that! You send your Save-The-Date Cards about 6-8 months before the wedding and by that time you might have a better idea about color or style. All of the other color choices and style choices really come later but can be based off the STD or don’t even need to match it!
Post # 4
10 months for us. It probably could have taken a month or two less, but we had plenty of lulls in planning. At one point, it felt like it would take forever to get to October. I still look forward to October in general.
Post # 5
Less than 5 months, but everything was really done in about 4
Post # 6
13 months. He had about 4 months of busy season at his work followed by 4-6 months of busy season at mine. We realistically did most of our planning in about 4 months.
Post # 7
6 months. Totally enough time.
Post # 8
We were engaged for nine months and it’s totally enough time if you don’t have your heart set on the most popular venue/photographer in town.
Post # 9
We were engaged for about 9 months and didn’t really start to do anything until we found our venue which was about 7 months before the wedding. The only thing I would make sure you have done is your venue since September is a very popular time to get married. I got married in December so it wasn’t an issue.
Post # 10
I took a year but I wish I would have taken more time just researching and figuring out what I wanted. Right away I felt like I had to do everything, especially b/c I did a lot of DIY, and then after I did it I found something else I liked better.
Post # 11
17 months, but that was mostly because I was set on April or May and didn’t want to plan in 5 months. I reserved our venue 13 months out and it was already booking up. I liked having my pick of vendors and being able to focus on making one choice at a time but I also was not worried about changing my mind at all. I bought my dress over a year out and never had dress regret. I would start planning the big stuff now if I were you (venue, caterer, photog).
Post # 12
We had about 11 months, and I finished most of the major vendor booking/planning with 9 months to go. It was good to be prepared, but having a lot of time can make you question your decisions a bit! With a year to go, it’s good to book your major vendors (like the venue, photographer, etc) that can book up fast, but you have plenty of time to work on the smaller details.
Post # 13
We had 13 months and now that it’s about a month out I’m DYING to just be married already, damn it! There were 2 or 3 months in the middle where I literally did not think about the wedding at all, not even a little bit, and I’ve still had plenty of time to finish everything.
Post # 14
We were engaged for 10 months and started planning immeadiately (all planning was completed long-distance too). But we had a couple few months in the middle where there was literally nothing wedding related to do.
Post # 15
I had 11 months from engagement to marriage. And it honestly took me every single bit. BUT if I had to I could have done 6-9…I just took my time! 🙂 lol
Post # 16
It took more than a year. That was really only because I was excited and then lazy 🙂 I really took my time with a lot of stuff. I really think I could have planned this wedding in less than a year, but I really like that I got to relax when I started getting overwhelmed.