(Closed) Is 1 year enough time to plan a wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I think it’s heaps of time. I guess it depends what you’re planning on doing, but I know alot of people who were engaged for less than a year. It might also depend on when venues/photographers book up in your area.

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I heard somewhere the average length is 10 months, so a year is above average and definitely plenty of time to plan a wedding.

The real question is do you have your heart set on certain vendors or venues that might have already booked up? If that’s the case it may be harder.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

That’s more than enough time. I planned mine in 9 months and had plenty of time.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Loads of time, I am planning mine in 9 months, and there are so many things I can’t even solidify until the new year (6 months ahead) 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I had about 11 months, and I found myself ignoring my wedding for about 6 months

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - hallockville museum farm

We got engaged on our 5 year anniversary but 3 months later we found out he was getting a job 2 states away. We were engaged for 6 months when we got married. So we only had 3 months to plan but we got it done and had the wedding of our dreams. So 1 year is deff more than enough time!! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

pink8190:  It depends on where you live, how high end your wedding will be, and if  you are willing to be flexible on certain vendors. My gown took a solid 10 months to come in from when it was ordered, then alterations took another 2-3 months. We booked our photo/video 18 months in advance along with most of our other vendors since we had specific vendors we wanted. If you are willing to compromise on things and don’t care for certain designers/brands/companies then you should be fine.

Anyone I know who had a one year engagement were crazy stressed for the entire year and raced to book every single vendor as soon as they got engaged, which also meant shelling out tons of $$$ within a month of engagement (venue deposit 5k, photo/video deposit $1,500, limo $500, DJ $1,800, etc)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

pink8190:  we began planning 13 months before our wedding date. It’s plenty of time if you have the money to pay for everything! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

We did ours in 13-14 months and i felt like i had a big gap between starting planning and the actual day so a year should be more than enough, depending on what venue you want and how quickly they get booked up

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

WhatMaeBee:  This.  We are having an October 2016 wedding and have been engaged since May.  We already have most of our big vendors booked, and I imagine if all of our vendors were still available, I could’ve planned the whole thing in 3 or 4 months.  However, there were already a lot of places that had some weekends booked up for next fall when we booked in May and, obviously, we booked early too.  I would contact some of the venues you might like and see what their availability looks like.  A year to me is ideal, but we wanted a fall wedding and spring 2016 was already completely booked when we got engaged.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

We originally wanted a one year engagement, but once we started looking, most vendors and venues were already getting booked out into 2017. So, saying that, we pushed to two years and now we have all of the elements and vendors we wanted without feeling rushed. Now, just under a year out, we are in a lull where we just have a few finishing touches. But, saying that, every area is different. New England in early fall is popular where as other areas of the country, it’s possible to plan in far under a year. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A year is more then enough time.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

I’ll jump in and sound off with the others: if you want first pick of vendors, and time to save money, then no, it’s not enough time. I’m just under 2 years to go on my engagement, and we’ve got our photographer, venue, stationary, and caterer picked out. I’m trying to decide how soon I want to start talking to florists. . .my area is very popular for a summer destination wedding.

on the other hand, I have a friend who planned her wedding in 8 months. she THRIVES under high stress, though. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I am 3.5 months into a 7 month engagement. Started getting restless a while ago….just happen already!!!

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