Post # 1
I want to plan my wedding so badly!!!!!! I keep looking up venues, dresses, shoes, caterers and such but I can’t do anything for at least a year and half 🙁 I know I can do small things but its so hard not planning the big things now. Ugh any long engagement brides out there wanting to plan but know it’s to far out? I’m really trying to just enjoy my engagement but people obviously keep asking about the wedding and I have nothing say other then the colors.
Post # 3
@alyssaC: we were engaged for over 2 years before we even started to plan. it’s nice just to get a lot of ideas but don’t settle on anything too soon. new trends come in and you may change your mind. there’s no harm in working on budgets and preliminary guest lists. you have all of this time to save now.
Post # 4
I had a long engagement…..
As hard as it may be.. relax, and enjoy just being engaged, the wedding planning will come soon enough.
When people ask, just reply by saying, you don’t have anything planned, as you are looking at having a 2015 wedding. As soon as people hear this, they’ll back off from asking… as it would be insane if you had everything planned now… 3 years ahead of time.
In a year and a half to two years, pick a venue, and then start planning.. until then… Just enjoy life. Wedding planning is fun…. sometimes… but most of the time its most stress and more work than fun.
Soooooo much will change in three years, likely, anything you plan now will change by the time actual planning rolls around. Just smile, and enjoy your ring!
Post # 5
I had a long engagement too. I really tried to wait to plan until the end. I ended up buying too many things that I never used because we changed the ideas of our wedding.
Post # 6
@alyssaC: i know how you feel, it is really hard not to be able to book or plan anything!
ETA: But it is less than three years away now 🙂
Post # 7
That is a long engagement…. just enjoy it and don’t do any hard core planning right now. You can still search sites for ideas, get a planning notebook to write down ideas and have a wedding website (maybe pintrest) where you put all your ideas so when you start planning you have a start off point. Planning too much now will either:
A: be futile as you might change your mind in 3 years time, heck 1 year time.
b: burn you out quicker… planning one event for that long, you may get super tired. Just wait until you are at least a year and half out.