(Closed) How long is enough time to plan a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

First, congrats!!

I think 9 months is enough time IF you can get a venue locked down ASAP and you are organized throughout the entire process.

I had almost a year to plan our wedding but definitely could have done it in 9 months if I needed to.

Good luck!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m planning mine in nine and it is plenty of time. If I’m behind it’s because I’m not so organized haha.. but definitely enough time. I had a friend who got married in 4 months and although she called it her “shotgun wedding” it still turned out beautifully. Fall 2012 is plenty of time!

ETA: Congrats!!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

Congrats! I got engaged last December and married this September, so it is totally doable to plan a wedding in nine months. We didn’t set a date and book our venue until late March, and we were totally fine (and we got married in the California Bay Area, a very popular place for weddings). Aside from buying my dress around the same time, we didn’t get a start on the rest of the planning until mid-May, and we did pretty much everything ourselves (flowers, invites, decorations, music, etc.). Planning a wedding can be as long or as short as you want it to, and I think nine months is plenty of time. My husband and I were still able to spend time enjoying being engaged and gathering ideas before getting all the planning done, and our wedding was amazing. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did mine in 8. I however, have planned weddings in 3 months or less. It depends on what type of wedding you want to have.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I did one in under 3 months, so nine is plenty of time!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had five months and it worked great. I got my reception venue 2 months before the wedding, but depending on your area it could be more difficult.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I planned a wedding in 6 months and didn’t feel like I was pressed for time at all!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

A little opposite from what others have said, but we actually decided purposely to have a year and a half engagement. Ideally, we’re only going to be engaged one time in our lifetime and we both agreed that we wanted to enjoy it for a while before we jumped into planning. The bonus with that is that we have more time to save up, too.

That’s just us though — 9 months is totally fine for planning your wedding!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Our engagement is 5 months, and I felt like it was too long! Realistically, it was just enough time to get everything done. I don’t feel rushed or behind at all.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It is definitely enough time, but you are going to have to start right away and don’t let things start to slide, if you keep working steadily you’ll be right on track

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

You can do it!  I had 17 months, but didn’t need most of it.  Start calling/e-Mailing venues ASAP (like tomorrow).  Once the venue is reserved, anything else can be done in nine months, easy.  It’s normally just venue issues.  Like, if you’re eyeing a really popular one for a Saturday wedding, it might not be available anymore.  But, don’t hesitate to check!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you’re flexible, you can plan a wedding in a matter of weeks (probably at least 6, but less can be done if you’re going small). Nine months is more than plenty.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hubby and I planned our wedding in 4.5 months. It was more than enough time and in fact we (OK, I) found myself sitting around with nothing weeks before the wedding.

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