(Closed) Once Engaged when do you begin planning – Time is ticckkking…..

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Nooo you still have plenty of time!  Enjoy your engagement moments, and “dive in” when you are ready to start planning! 🙂

Post # 4
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Enjoy your newly acquired status for a while, there’s nothing wrong with that. Fiance and I got engaged before Thanksgiving and that’s been my answer to questions “We’re just enjoying ourselves right now, we’ll start worrying about the details after the new year”

Post # 5
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can definitely take those 2 weeks off. But remember, this is PEAK time for engagements, so everyone is going to start booking stuff at the same time you are. I’d at least get an idea of what vendors you want to use. Maybe set up appointments now for after the new year. Other than that, you absolutely have time 🙂

Post # 6
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Start when you are ready!!  The only thing you may have to be flexible with is that date being booked by venues and vendors (because of the 10-10-10 popularity) – but, there should be plenty of options available (and I don’t think a few weeks is really going to hurt you at this point)!

Post # 8
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh yeah, EAQ brings up a good point… you are picking a very popular date!  After your two weeks I would also recommend calling your major vendors to reserve your date. 

Post # 9
350 posts
Helper bee


And tell people to BACK OFF!!!

I was SO taken aback by how many detailed questions we got literally the second we announced our engagement.  What were our dates (hello we can’t pick a date until we find an available VENUE) our colors (wtf? we need colors?) guest list (ummm I’ll get back to you) photographer (no seriously we JUST got engaged) bridesmaids dresses, etc etc. etc.

We didn’t get ANY chance to enjoy engaged bliss because we jumped into wedding planning right away.  And, well, wedding planning led to quite a few fights and… well… there went the engagement bliss Frown

Post # 11
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I feel like I could have written this post!  I feel the same way 🙂  I got engaged a couple weeks ago and the first question I was asked with every phone call was “when is it??”  I don’t know yet!  Glad to know I’m not the only one trying to figure out how soon I have to do things… Though as others have pointed out, with lots of people getting engaged around now, it’s probably a good idea to start the planning soon.

Post # 12
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We got engaged at Christmas and I knew we had to get our venue first so that we could officially pick a date.  Plus, I also knew that tons of peeps would be doing the same thing shortly after the holidays.    After we booked our venue, I did NOTHING else wedding related for a solid 6 months.  Keep in mind I was engaged for 23 months though…

Take your time.  Work out what is important to you on your own schedule and remember this is YOUR engagement.  Make it your own…it doesn’t matter what anyone else does or expects of you

Congrats! and Happy Planning!

Post # 13
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I say enjoy engaged bliss…you’re REALLY preparing for marriage, not just a wedding.  And there’s nothing like wedding planning that can put pressure on a relationship!  Take your time, enjoy each other – that’s the most important part. 

Like @Frugalista, @oracle & @MrsKtobe said, YOU dictate your own schedule.  When you’re ready, discuss what kind of wedding you both want, what “feeling/style” you want, & plan from there. 

Congrats on your engagement! (no questions attached!)

Post # 14
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that you will be fine since you are getting married after the wedding season.  You should start looking for venues and photographers first thing next year though.  Those are the things that book up pretty far out and the most important things too!

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