(Closed) Is it too early to plan my wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: When is a good time to start wedding planning?

    The sooner the better

    Wait a little bit

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    that depends on when your wedding is going to be. In 5 years? Probably don’t need to worry just yet, this time next year? Probably need to get started. We really can’t answer you till we know that. 

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    If your profile date is accurate and you aren’t getting married until 2022, I think it’s too early to start. So many things could change in that period of time including pricing, venues opening or closing, dress styles, etc. What you like today you may not like by 2020, let alone 2022. Certainly doesn’t hurt to get a general idea (what size wedding you want, what type of venue, what type of food), but I’d leave detailed planning until at least two years away from your wedding date.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: County courthouse

    I would wait until a year out from your wedding date. It’s too early to book anything and you may change your mind between now and then

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    If you’re getting married in 2022, you can look around and think a bit about what you might want to do for your wedding but styles change a lot and you may find that your taste evolves quite a bit over the next four years. Better to save the actual planning for the year before your wedding.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Depending on the size and type of wedding you have, 1-2 years out from the date. 

    If you’re having a big wedding, especially if you live in a major metropolitan area, closer to the 1.5-2 year mark. You’ll need to book the venue well in advance, and they tend to fill up quickly.

    Small, backyard wedding; destination wedding; or elopement – closer to a year. Elopements or tiny weddings with only a handful of people can be planned in 6 months or less. You’d just probably want to dress shop at about 9 months out if you plan on going through a major designer for your dress.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    Congratulations on your engagement! What an exciting time for you both, I would just relax and enjoy being engaged 🙂 my fiancé and I will have been engaged for exactly 13 months before the wedding and that was a perfect amount of time to plan and save up for us! The only thing I can suggest is that it is never too early to start saving up for your Big Day! 

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper

    You two are very young. I wouldn’t even start thinking about a wedding for a few more years. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee

    It depends. I woudln’t start with dresses for a long time like many have said.

    But, if you don’t already have a set venue in mind, I’d start researching and going to look at places. Some places can be hard to get into, have waiting list and most places don’t look anything in person like they do on the wed sites. It can be hard to make appointments to see places on a day that works for the coordinator and for you.

    I’d start surfing the net for venues if you don’t have one already. Other than that, No harm in making scrapbooks of things you like. I wouldn’t go make deposits on anything just yet.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee

    If your wedding is in June 2022, I wouldn’t even begin planning until June 2020 at the earliest. And that would just be budget, venue, etc. I wouldn’t start looking at dresses until maybe December 2020 at the earliest. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    View original reply
    jordanelaine1123 :  that’s so exciting! Like I said earlier, I would start saving up money for the wedding and your new lives together anytime. But I agree with 
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    BMoreBecc that you should wait until 2020 to start planning your wedding in detail. I know it must be so difficult to wait, I wanted to start planning the week after we got engaged! However, we only had 13 months to wait and some ceremony and reception venues book up to a year and a half in advance, start checking those out first 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    For a June 2022 wedding, start saving for it now. I wouldn’t start booking things until 2020 or 2021 because your tastes may change. Just build up those pinterest boards and start getting an idea of what you like, have a board for everything from centerpieces to guest book table, etc 

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee

    I would start 12-16 months before your wedding date, lots of things can change if you start planning right now. It doesn’t hurt to look on pinterest to see what you like and stuff and when the time comes you can book the venue and photographer you like early before they’re booked but i wouldn’t book over a year out.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    While you can certainly begin discussing what type of wedding you would like and begin saving accordingly, you shouldn’t begin committing to things until eighteen months to a year before your wedding. Don’t ask wedding party members until nine or ten months before your wedding.

    So much can change over the next few years–don’t tie yourself down to things you can’t easily change.

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