Post # 32
Dude…I’ve been engaged since 2008. But started researching stuff in January. Which probably was too early, but still. I hate to wait on things til the last minute and not get the vendors I really want, you know? Anyway, I’m 11 mo out now and people STILL act like I’m way ahead of time. So I always just laugh and say “Yep, gotta stay on top of things!”.
Post # 33
I actually got the “you’ve got plenty of time” speel from my Fiance. Here in the NL, you can’t really start booking some things until you’re a year out from your date due to how the marriage system works. Our ceremony venue was one of those…I forced Fiance to call the moment the stadhuis opened to reserve our time slot on Sept 10th of last year.
He got someone to pick up at 8:06…4 slots (including the one we wanted) were already booked in 6 flippin minutes! Luckly they created one more for us.
The same week we went to our reception venue to book the room we wanted. Guess what? A wedding had already been booked for the same day (luckly they didn’t take the room we wanted).
Oh yes, and the photographer we wanted had been booked for almost a year and a half already when I called him in October 2009. Plenty of time, eh??
So yea, for some things if you’re 100% sure you want it…book it when you can.
Post # 34
im with you – most of my frustrations are from family “oooh we have time” NO WE DO NOT!!!! i refuse to rush around the month before my wedding like a bridezilla.
like my invitations that were supposed to be done and MAILED last WEEK. they arent even done yet. i had to practically have a nervous breakdown on the phone for my mom to understand i needed those yesterday (semi destination wedding and i have a b list!!!) shes like oh theres 2 months left! NOOOOO not really i have to get them out and get responses back within 2 weeks now to be able to send out a b list! we have to have solid numbers in by the middle of august! *screaming*
so…. yeah i feel your pain. at least its a vendor not your family.
Post # 35
That’s the thing….there is no family help….I’m all on my own on this one. I’m the only female in my immediate family, so I’m even more inclined to do things at my own pace which is ASAP. I have some really great friends, not alot of help, but plenty of support.
Post # 36
Thought I would update at a month out. I was right all along…Right now, I am finished!! All my DIY stuff is completed, and I am chillaxing with my Honey! I have time to get everything organized down to the little details. I’m so glad that I gave myself the time that I needed and started on this before everyone else thought was appropriate. I knew that I wanted to do alot and I did!