(Closed) is it too soon??? help..need advice

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s never too early to have fun shopping and planning….just know that what you like will probably change a few times between now and May 2012.  Lesson #1, if you wanna do something, go do it and don’t worry TOO much what other people think…it’s YOUR timeline not theirs πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Agreed. My only advice is that it’s important that you do lots and lots of research and don’t book the first thing you like. Planning a wedding is like a journey, you’ll discover lots of new things you want, new ways of doing the reception and ceremony and decor etc, and you WILL change your mind a gazillion times. But once you have spent hours/days/weeks researching and comparing your options and you know what you want, then go for it! It doesn’t matter if it’s a year in advance or not.

Besides, what lots of people don’t realize is that in the world of weddings everything happens sooner. It’s pretty common for venues to be booked up 1 year – 18 months in advance. For your dress, the latest you should really order it is probably 7 months before the wedding (if you believe the bridal boutiques). 

So I say get started with the planning and the researching but just think twice before you sign a contract or put down a hefty deposit.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

You should definitely start looking, but if you’re as indecisive as me, I wouldn’t book anything but the venue and maybe the photog at this point.  I got engaged a year ago and can’t believe how much I have changed my mind about things.  I’e grown so weary of things I thought I loved and would absolutely incorporate into my wedding.  I tried on so many dresses that they all began to look the same and I had to search out a skilled seamstress because at this point the only way to please me is going the custom route.  The only thing that we haven’t changed our minds on is the venue.  And I have a very, very strongly developed personal aesthetic…it’s just that there is SO MUCH in the wedding world to see.

So have fun…but be careful!!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@veganglam: thank you so much 4 answering my question. im just going to look around a bit more and see what Im a go with.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Okole Maluna: you are so right…im a go and try on my dress in 3days im excited. i havent weared a dress since age 7 lol. So all this is new to me. sigh. we’ll see how that goes. but thank u for answering.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@The Unsuspecting Bride: thank you so much. thats what i was planning to do im just pricing stuff and trying to stay within our budget. but every1 sayin its too soon. but i understand what you saying cuz i keep yo-yoing about the reception site.thought all this be easy but i see its not.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have been looking at wedding stuff forever now. Its never too early to start looking. The best thing is seeing what you like and how many times you will change your mind so don’t commit to anything this early. I have made a million Power Point presentations, it helps me destress from a long day of school and work. I have driven my future hubby crazy, but he still wants to get married so that’s a plus πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MsRMTiffany: aww congrats…and I know I am married all ready just never had the actual “wedding.” just went thru court. now he want it to be the traditional way. i been looking at stuff here and there but cant find too much i like. going to be a fun journey

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

One of the benefits of booking early (as long as you’re sure you love it) is that you can lock in cheaper rates. I’ve locked in catering rates, the hall rate, and the photog and music rates from 2010 for our 2012 wedding. I also fell in love with a gown, decided to think on it, and when I found out it was discontinued I was able to buy the sample from the bridal shop for half off! If you know you’re not one to change your mind, you can really score some deals after doing solid research on the big things. Good luck, and have a blast planning!!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@indibee: aww thats awesome!!! i know u were happy.im a look into things more since im a have some free time.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

a little early, but never hurts to look around!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

its never too soon to start planning! i only had 7 months and though its coming along well sometimes i wish i had more time! as far as dress shopping i say it cant hurt to go look around but i would wait on buying….you will be surprised by all the different dresses you will fall in love with over the course of wedding planning. I bought my dress 5 months out because i was worried about the timeframe and though i love my dress i wish i would have done a little more searching πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think that it is too early to start planning.  My wedding is in August 2012 and I’ve already made appointments to start looking at my top 4 reception venues.  I’m from the Cleveland area, but I’m looking for all inclusive packages, so I can’t help ya there.   Good luck and have fun! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Newbee

It’s never too early to start looking… I think once you have budget and an idea of guest count, you might as well.  If you book the “big” things now (ceremony & reception location, photographer, etc)…. Then you have a ton of time to relax and enjoy planning the little details!

Nice to see a fellow Clevelander πŸ™‚

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