Post # 1
we just got engaged! We’re so excited and have been brainstorming non-stop about the wedding!
we’ve got our heart set on December next year for a Christmas wedding, preferably Saturday 14th December. We want to get married in a Catholic Church and then want our reception in a heated marquee.
theres only one thing I’m worrying about… We will have the money to book EVERYTHING in around February this year but not until then. I’m not sure, but I imagine the date we want will be in high demand – will February be too late to book everything. We really don’t want to wait until 2014 for our Christmas wedding but I’m scared this year just won’t be an option if we can’t book anything until February. What do you all think? Does anyone have any experience of how booked up things get for Christmas weddings?
p.s. it will be in Surrey, UK if that makes any difference to peak seasons etc
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I think that’s plenty of time.. I booked everything 9 months or less before my wedding this coming June. 🙂
Post # 4
I think that it should be enough time! I am not sure, being as I don’t know when the most popular times for weddings are were you are from but here it would hard to plan a spring/summer wedding, winter is the off season. Good luck!
Post # 5
Here winter is considered the off-season so I don’t see why you would have any problem booking something in February– which is 10 months out. Sounds like plenty of time to me. Mine is in September and I still was sending in deposits in November (10 months out) and some I haven’t even done yet. I’m sure some of it depends on your area, but there are plenty of caterers, DJs, etc around here so that 10 months is plenty of time. The only thing I’d really be concerned with was the venue or photographer (if you have your heart set on a specific one)
Post # 6
I would talk to your venues and see if they can hold the date for you or at least call you if others show interest before Feb. Also have some backup plans just in case.
Post # 7
Yes. I planned my November wedding in 5 months. Call venues now so you can confirm availability, since you’ll be competing with holiday parties as well.