Post # 1
Anyone else newly engaged and planning for a wedding next summer? I have lots of friends/family that planned weddings in less than a year but on these boards I feel WAY behind and its kind of stressing me out – well really is stressing me out! I think we’re going to go with a Friday this next August because there is a lot more availability with venues and I assume vendors too. We have plans to look at a venues in two weeks. I don’t really plan to dress shop for another month. Plan to either do engagement pics or have someone get a couple of good shots of us in November or December and send save the dates in January or February.
Anyone else on a similar planning timeline??
Post # 2
You’ve got tons of time! I planned my wedding in 5 months, and most of my social circle has done it in less than a year.
Look up some wedding to-do lists for your time frame and give yourself the freedom to not think too far ahead.
Post # 3
Plenty, probably most actually, plan weddings in under a year. The biggest thing is that some venues and vendors get booked up a year + in advance, but if you’re flexible , you’ll be fine.
Post # 4
Thanks for the encouragement. I feel like if I get a venue and with that date nailed down then I will be able to relax a little but I’m nervous my mind will just jump to the next thing and I don’t want to be stressed for ten months :/ I will look into the wedding to do lists. Maybe that will help.
Post # 5
You’re fine bee...I was engaged in late August and our wedding is May 27, 2016. The only thing we have “officially” booked is the church….but we just need to to sign the wedding planner, photographer, venue/reception contracts and I’ll buy my dress next week (I’ve been shopping to a few places, finally went back to first place & am waiting for my paycheck next week).
Think of this way: The more time you have, the more stress and choices/decision you have because you have more time.
Some people plan weddings in 3 months(certain relgisions)…I know my gf planned hers in 2 months but you’d thought it’d have been planned for 1 year..another friend planned his in 2 months and it was absolutely incredible and perfect.