(Closed) How soon is too soon to start planning?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I believe that you need to look into booking your venues soon.  I have noticed that things tend to book up fast and alot of the times a year in advance so that is something that I think you should get started on.  IMO, you are not going to fast.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

NOW!!! Don’t wait too much longer cause many vendors will book up soon & you don’t want to have to compromise. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The earlier the better.  (I think I book my venue within a week or two of being engaged…) Have you purchased or looked at a wedding planner?  This can tell you what you should be doing and help you prioritize your planning.  But if you were planning a September wedding I would not listen to those people and start booking now! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think its too soon at all. Maybe it seems like it because you haven’t been engaged long, but the date is 9 months away!

My wedding is Sept 22 and I’ve had everything booked since April 2011…but that’s because we’re getting married in Ireland and wanted to be able to tell people way in advanced

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are planning for a year after you and we are starting to run in to things ALREADY being booked. September is a really popular time in the midwest for weddings because it’s more ideal weather than the summer. We’ve already been turned away from one vendor because their only availability was in NOVEMBER 2013! 

As for the dress, you can explain that a dress is supposed to be ordered between 6-8 months in advance if it had to be ordered and altered. Or you can argue that wedding things are cheaper in the off-season than in the summer. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s definitelny never too soon! We booked our wedding venue 13 months before our wedding! Especially if you expect to be busy the next few month, I would try to get a lot done now. Planning can get overwhelming quickly. Also, go to weddingwire.com- they have a very helpful checklist that you can follow month by month so you know you’re on the right track.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t want to freak you out, but my wedding is the same date as yours and I have all but 1 vendor booked. You still have time and you can do this, but you need to act soon. My advice: find your venue ASAP. Everything else was not that difficult to nail down, but really there were very few decent venues availible for a saturday in peak season when I looked 3 months ago. Good luck

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My wedding is in november and i have almost all of my vendors. You are not moving fast it will make it less stressful when you have all the big stuff booked and taken care of. Alot of things book up fast. I had a really hard finding a weekend open from sep to dec. So book now. Good luck and happy planing

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Hey if you are going to be busy (like my Fiance and I are..he is a resident and I work and am a full-time student) and you can get a head start..good for you! You got the important thing done..the dress. I suggest you get the venue down too because I booked mine with ten months to go and was so thankful because you never know what can happen.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It is definitely NOT too early. If you’re getting married this year, you need to get on it! 🙂 Venues book FAST and FAR IN ADVANCE.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@missbumblebee: I do not think its too soon…. We are getting married July 2013 and I have already bought alot of stuff and booked everything.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not too soon! I got engaged Christmas and have booked photographer, DJ, venue, DOC and am in talks with catering and the officient. I have already been told I am getting really late to order a gown and have been told by LOTS of people that they are booked up for every Friday/Saturday in July.

I had this same problem with my Fiance and I am glad I listened to the advice on here and booked. My venue told me today that they had over 15 emails since New Years looking for a venue and she had maybe 6 in December. Book now while you can get what you want 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

definitely not too soon!! we started planning 19 months out cause a lot of vendors here book up at least a year in advance!! i bought my dress with over a year to go still cause i fell in love with it!!!

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