(Closed) How long to plan a wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House

I completely agree with TallBride. I got engaged in August, and we’re planning a wedding for October 2010. Reasons: My fiance is in his last year at law school and he’ll be taking the Bar in summer 2009, we’d like to be a bit sturdier on our feet financially, my parents need some time (especially in this economy) to save some money for the wedding, AND it’s proving to be a really good thing- vendors are not shocked that we’re planning so far out. Most places I’ve looked at are already booked for October 2009 anyway! And you may need 6-9 months if you’re ordering a dress… and finally, I want ot DIY a LOT and I’m planning a Bucks County PA wedding from New York City.  I’m much less stressed knowing I have time… lots of time 🙂  I encourage you to finish school first, get your ducks in a row, and then you can have more free time to allocate to wedding related stuff.  Congratulations!!

Post # 18
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31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I did it in 9 months while in grad school and working, and my husband is in optometry school!  We got engaged at the beginning of December 2007, married October 2008.  It’s is totally do able, you just have to be organized and on top of thing.  The first thing I would do is call some possible vendors to see what their availability is like in the fall or on the weekends you are considering. If you choose next fall, use you holiday weekends to do big things like dress shopping (MLK weekend maybe) so you have an extra day off that weekend to re-coup.  Also, we planned our wedding in a different city then where we live. Just don’t be afraid to occasionally ask for some help from your fiance, family, and friends!

Post # 19
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127 posts
Blushing bee

It also depends on how early vendors in your town book up! I live in an area where people were booking up 12+ months in advance. Most quality vendors are gone 10-12 months in advance. So keep that in mind!

Post # 20
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7 posts
Newbee

I agree with alissa07, we had picked a date and then realized that we were going to have trouble finding vendors, so we had to switch out date. Maybe look into vendor availability first.

Post # 21
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

9 months will be a piece of cake!  I’m doing it in 7, and I’m a teacher, and I’m getting my National Board Certification (500 hours of work) and I’m taking 75 kids away to camp.  My fiancee works from 8am-6pm every day, has a 1 hour commute each way, we’re planning a 200 person formal affair, and we both still have multiple nights a week where there is no wedding talk/planning.  Trust me, it’s MORE than doable.  Plus, do you really want to go that long without being married?  Putting off the wedding means putting off the marriage, and I would have been so sad if I had to do that.

Post # 22
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think its just enough time! I just got engaged last month, and we’re looking at a June 2009 wedding. (Yay for deployments lol) But we’re getting started now and I am really relying heavily on my parents. Its totally doable, don’t stress. Just make sure you ask for help when you need it and don’t try to take on more than you can.

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