(Closed) Is two years too far away to plan a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Is two years too far away to plan a wedding?
    Yes, take a break and relax! : (18 votes)
    28 %
    No, get on that wedding sh*t sister! : (28 votes)
    44 %
    Not if you're planning something big. : (9 votes)
    14 %
    Yes if you're planning something intimate and small. : (9 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You have more than enough time. You could probably get it planned in 5-7 months. I took 1.5 years but I took my sweet time and I used venues. 

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’m taking my time. Fiance and I will have to spend a year apart because his job is in another state than my college, but its nice to know we dont have to rush anything. We are doing an city hall wedding, preferrably in chicago but may do another city for fun, with a restaurant reception. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I didn’t vote because I’m in between choices for you. It seems like you don’t have much to do because you’re planning a relatively small wedding, so I suppose I would wait another year, but I planned my wedding in two years and it was a life saver. I have less than 2 months now and I am so glad I did the early planning when I did. Use your time to think about basics and start saving money!! Go ahead and book your vendors so you don’t have to worry about it later. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We got engaged in Dec and will be married in May 2014 and I’m finding it nice to have time to do a lot of research and think about decisions. But it does feel SOOO far away…

    Post # 8
    Member
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You have a lot of time to plan a wedding of that size.  I took a year and half to plan my wedding and I found it long.  We are expecting about 200 people.  So take your time, get ideas, and relax and enjoy it!

    Post # 9
    Member
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @akirasan:  We started planning the wedding 1.5 years before the wedding…Im glad its almost here but its never too early!!  All of the family thought we were crazy to start so far in advance but I am glad we did.  I am a full time studen tho and am working so that has made it harder to. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @akirasan:  In your case then I would def recommend getting a head start…  It was so nice for me to start getting things checked off the list and not having to worry about them!

    Post # 13
    Member
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I was engaged for 22 months and in the beginning we discussed ideas we both had in mind for our wedding. We were on full wedding planning mode about the 1.5 year mark of our engagement. Having a good amount of time allowed us to research our vendors carefully and not just rush into things or settling for something.

    Post # 14
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree that starting early and spreading it out makes the checklist look a lot better than trying to squeeze it in a shorted period of time.

    We actually changed our wedding from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 because I wanted a spring wedding but I knew May 2014 would be too soon for the kind of slow planning I wanted to have. Plus, by starting early, I was able to lock in this year’s prices for vendors. Laughing

    Post # 15
    Member
    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The more time you have the better.  Less chance of something going wrong! We had about the same size wedding as you (35 people) and it took me about 7 months to plan!

    Post # 16
    Member
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Absolutely not, I think do plenty of research look around at venues on their open house days, plan out a budget. I would start booking a year and half out.

     

    Although be warned, I was treated rudely by  a florist right after I got engaged, I knew my wedding was in April but hadn’t found a venue yet. I just wanted to see a book of their previous work, and the wouldn’t show it to me and told me to come back when I set a date and perhaps a year out. Clearly I never went back.

     

    My other tip is make choices about decor and what not closer to the date. It’s been an evolution and change, so some early diy stuff fmil did for us had to be scraped or thrown out, because our colors ended up changing.

     

     

     

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