(Closed) How long did you wait after getting engaged to start planning?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was engaged in September 2008 and shortly after started some light planning, but nothing serious…like looking online at dresses and potential locations.  We didn’t book our venue until June this year, so no serious planning really happened until then.

Post # 4
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well we got engaged at the end of October and decided to have the wedding in July. So we had to start planning pretty quick. The biggest thing was finding a venue and getting it booked. Once that was done, I felt a lot better. Next we booked the DJ, then the photographer. Now it’s just little things like booking an officiant, finding someone to make the cake, etc… But we started right away because we only had 9 months to plan.

If you’re waiting until 2011, I’d say you have lots of time. But I would get on looking for a venue at least. Then the biggest part is done.

Post # 5
1565 posts
Bumble bee

We were on vacation at the time, so we had some general discussions just for fun (big or small, what elements are most important to you, etc). Afterwards, he was spending a couple of weeks with his family and I with mine, and then we moved into our new apartment together and started new jobs. So not too much time to talk weddings. Once we were settled in (a couple of months after the engagement), we started planning for real. 

Post # 6
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We got engaged in April, and just found our venue this past weekend.  However, Fiance works out of state over the summer, so we just started looking in September.

Post # 7
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think we waited a week. at first we wanted time to just be happy and engaged, but all those questions of “when’s the date?!” got so annoying so fast, and i really wanted to get the big things taken care of (i’m very type a), so after a week i was ready to start.

Post # 8
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It will be exactly 2.4 seconds after we get engaged that we’ll start planning. 5 month engagement = GO GO GO!!! I wish we had more time, but we definintely don’t.

Post # 9
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@KMSull – that’s exactly how it was for us.  Although we’re having a longer engagement.  I figure I waited 36 years to find him as soon as he asked I was planning…at least in my head!

Post # 10
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ummm a few hours? Haha. Within 2 weeks we had a date, a venue, and a photographer!! And what makes that even more insane is that we were 22 months out at that point.

Post # 11
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We started planning before the official proposal – we had the dat, the venue and the photog booked and so after the official proposal we took a break from planning to enjoy the engagement – I think we went 2 weeks before starting planning again.

Post # 12
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We got engaged on NYE 2007/2008, and didn’t even pick a date until 5 months later.  Then, we started actual planning in… September, I think… so we didn’t do any planning until 9 months after the engagement (7 months before the wedding).  🙂  We took a long time to enjoy the engagement before we started any wedding planning.

Post # 13
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I waited a year. We were broke so the idea of picking out 60/head catering packages when we were eating rice a roni was unsavory. Our financial situation improved drastically after about six months into the engagement and from there we started to set a date.

Post # 14
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We waited until we were about a year out.  We found that it was hard to book vendors before that time.

Post # 15
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I got engaged and got my dress two weeks later! I know crazy! We picked a venue and I was my own wedding planner. I had everything done within months! We got married 9 months later. People say I should change careers and be a wedding planner. haha

Post # 16
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We jumped right in.  We got engaged in January and had the venue booked by the end of February.  We figured out budget and colors and date within the first week.

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