(Closed) Not waiting bee, but still waiting

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Should I start planning now? Even if I have to give the FH a push? (1 year away)
    Start, you should start planning to avoid stress and ensure you book the vendors you want. : (8 votes)
    100 %
    Wait, until the fall. A year is longer than necessary to start planning. No need to rush. : (0 votes)
    Wait until the FH is ready and let him bring it up when he's ready to start. Don't want to be pushy : (0 votes)
    Start, other reason : (0 votes)
    Wait, other reason : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I wouldn’t be worried about planning just yet.  It’s hard to really decide on details until you are closer to the wedding.

    Post # 4
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

     if its definitely going to be july/august then i would say definitely start looking into things. there are somethings u can do early without him, like look online for a dress, decide on bridesmaids dresses n stuff like that.. but seriously u dnt wanna leave it too late b4 u start planning

    Post # 5
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    oh gosh, I started early and am SO glad I did. A few reasons:

    1. I got burnt out quickly, and the early start allowed me to take wedding breaks, and not think about it for a few weeks at a time, periodically as I needed them.

    2. I changed my mind a lot, and the first few stages of planning, after we booked our venue, were mostly ideas, so brainstorming tons of ideas early helped me narrow down what we really wanted (because there were some ideas I just kept coming back to).

    Post # 7
    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’d say start. We’re getting married Aug 20, 2011. I started looking at venues this past May, and by the end of June, two had already booked for our date. I’d say if you have anything specific in mind that you want, get them now. I think its easier to get things taken care of when you have time, then take a break from wedding stuff to concentrate on other things. I think it’d be easier for you in the long run, since school get stressful. My friend explained it well the other day. She said wedding planning is a lot like moving into a new house. You need to get one room unpacked and put together for your own sanity, just so that when everything else is chaos, you can go sit in that room and be excited about your new house. Congrats, by the way. 🙂

    Post # 8
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    You need to pick a date before you can really plan anything. Your dream venue or photographer may not be available. However I don’t think it’s too early. I booked my photographer and venue last week and my wedding isn’t until Nov. 2011 (11-11-11). We have also been engaged since May 2009.

    Post # 9
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i’m a natural procrastinator so i know that by starting earlier i can take a few breaks when i need to be lazy!

    Post # 10
    493 posts
    Helper bee

    @MissShork: Start Planning! Trust me it helps. I”m not engaged yet but planning is like therapy. It helps. That way you will have something to present to him. Tenative dates, colors, etc. That way he can pick out of what you have chosen versus having to research himself. (Which men don’t like to do).

    I have started planning since the day we went ring shopping two months ago. I have so much in mind. I’ve narrowed it down to 2 venues, I’m set on the date (I don’t think he cares about that), I have an idea for colors but will get his opinion to finalize.

    Planning is so fun. I have a binder made up of print outs. It is therapeutic and eases your mind. Nothing is booked or set in stone but I strongly advise starting.

    Post # 11
    493 posts
    Helper bee

    I have witnessed 2 weddings and will be 3 next weekend at my job. Each person was stuck doing little stuff and making changes at the last minute. Those who planned thoroughly and others who did not. Either way you will never be fully prepared. So better to get a head start to eliminate some of the stress closer to the day.

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