(Closed) Officially booked my venue today!

posted 9 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
10972 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Tphan:  Congratulations on booking your venue! Are there are any photos of your venue you can show us? 🙂  We booked our venue abouta year in advance, but when people are considering the same days, you should just sign it! 😀

Post # 4
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Tphan:  Congrats!! Such a big step. Our venue is also both our ceremony and reception location. I think that will work our perfectly for us, so our guests won’t have to drive anywhere in between the two. We booked our venue in July of 2012, so 15 months in advance. We took a giant break after booking our venue and booking anything else, and I have to be honest, I wish we didn’t.

My advice to you is to start looking for other vendors now, too. Photographer, caterer, music (DJ or band, whatever you’re going with), florist, etc. The way I see it, once you book the venue, there’s no reason to wait to do anything else. We didn’t really start looking for anything else until November 2012, so 11 months to go and we missed out on a great photographer (the one we booked is great, but I really am disappointed we didn’t get the original one that was already booked). November-January were really stressful months for us. (Who wants extra stress during the holidays?!?)

Good luck planning! Such an exciting time. 

Post # 5
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Tphan:  We booked Janaury 2013 for our May 2014 wedding (we actually toured the place on 12/30/12).  We took her last available day in May 2014 (and she was already 90% booked for June – September).  We had a two week grace period between when we toured and when we had to put down a deposit.  During that two week time period she wouldn’t book it to another couple.  She notified me 3 times during those 2 weeks that she had inquiries for that date.  I’m so glad we did it early (and we are guaranteed 2013 pricing!).  Never too early to secure your first choice venues/vendors.

Post # 6
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Tphan:  We booked ours a year before, but I found it very scary as that was it then, commitment made. Agree with 

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@pengoala: pics? And go for it when other people are considering the same day

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