(Closed) Newly Engaged!When did you start planning?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee

@MissHCC:  Congratulationssss!! Thats amazing can we see ring pics?!!


Honestly, id start yesterday! LOLL. Even if you get together a scrapbook or save photos on your computer of what you’d like. Given by how many stressed bride to be’s i know who are just loosing it months before the wedding, be prepaired!

Do a folder for dresses, bridesmaid dresses, hairstyles, makeup looks, venues in your area etc. This will help you budget too, so you don’t end up pictring this glamorous wedding when you may not be aware of how much things cost in your area.

Have fun while planning! And YAY for your engagement!

Post # 4
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I started before I go engaged.. so much stuff has already not gone to plan too… I’m sooooo over wedding planning Yell

Post # 5
23599 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissHCC:  Congratulations on getting engaged! I started slowly looking at venues literally the week after we got engaged, but planning didn’t get fully kicked into gear until a few months later.  But he also proposed the week after I graduated with my doctorate degree, so I needed the time to breathe and relax for a few! πŸ˜€  If you’re super excited, I say go for it and start browsing stuff! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Darling Husband & I started looking at venues, without telling anyone, the week after we got engaged.  We wanted to get a feel for prices and timelines.  We’re glad we did because it allowed us to have lots of options for our wedding month with vendors.  On the down side our planning was then really drawn out so we were a little “over it” by the end.  However, we never felt overly stressed because we had spread the planning out so much.  I don’t think it’s ever start!

Post # 8
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MissHCC:  We started planning within 2-3 months but we never booked anything until 13 months before.  Our engagment was 2 years long!  Things book up fast. 

Post # 9
49 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Start a Pinterest board at least! It’s never too early to start getting ideas. Also, booking your venue as soon as possible is a good plan. We booked ours more than a year before our wedding, and I thought it was too early, but we ended up getting a $300 discount for being early birds! 

Post # 10
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

@MissHCC:  I’ve got a three year engagement, there’s no harm in looking at things though? Right? πŸ˜‰

Post # 11
2501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I took advice from others and enjoyed being engaged for a full month before even thinking about anything wedding.  I agree it does help to be early (we will have an 18 month engagement, so we were still early at 17 months), but engagement is a big deal and should be celebrated and enjoyed.  Wedding planning is fun, but can be overwhelming too, and you’ll have time to enjoy that, but enjoy the engagement too!!!  Once you are ready to start planning, I’d definitely start with a venue (they book up fast!).

Post # 12
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congrats!  We got the stuff that was really important to us done right away (church,music, photography).  We wanted specific things and booked them right away to save the date.  The other stuff will come as it will!

Post # 13
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI


We got engaged May of this year and knew we wanted to be married in about a year. We started planning immediatly! I think two weeks after getting engaged we had booked our venues and photographer.

Future Brother-In-Law also just got engaged a week ago and they just set their date too. They booked their venue and are starting in on everything else now. They’re set on Aug 2014, so just three months after Fiance and I get married.

I feel like we both planned very quickly in part because we knew the venues we wanted to look at would book up quickly. For Future Brother-In-Law his Fiance also had to take into account her grad school schedule and they also took into account our wedding being next year as well.

So far it’s all working out. It never hurts to start looking at ideas. πŸ™‚

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