(Closed) People who planned their wedding in a year?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 46
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Our engagement is about 11 months (engaged 10/30/14; will be married 10/10/15). I had plenty of time to plan and plenty of time to decompress as well. A year is DEFINITELY fine.

Post # 47
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

7 months. Most of it was booked in a one week period. After 3 months, there is very little to do. I’m 4 months out and taking a break these days. I dabble in whenever I like, but there is really nothing to do. Yes, set the budget first. My venue would be considered all-inclusive and I opted not to have a bridal party so that helps. Biggest shock was having to order my dress right away! Mom has been a very helpful sounding board on all details, and reaching out to family, so I give her huge credit too.

Post # 48
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

chrissybee:  Our wedding planning was less than a year. We got engaged in February, then picked a date based on venue availability for October. It was a 8 month engagement, and it was no problem getting everything planned out.

Mainly, you do a lot of stuff right away (book venues, vendors, etc) and then sit for awhile. Then, do more stuff once it gets closer. A timeline was great to follow, and I was anal in making sure things were done when they were needed.

The main thing would be your dress, as some places take awhile to get them in. I ordered mine early April and it arrived in the beginning of July. The Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were the same, as they were quicker to get than estimated. One thing was the guys’ suits. We kinda delayed looking for them, and almost missed the deadling that the place we went could order… but it all worked out. I was still doing flowers the week before (DIY, fake).

But in the end… things were good and I’m glad I didn’t have more time.

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

chrissybee:  Was engaged september 7th of last year we just had our wedding september 5th. First thing is BUDGET very important. we initially had a different venue (which we were settled on due to budget) but my fiance hated it so much h agreed for us to pitch in the difference for us to get our dream wedding (we were planning our wedding with the money my parents gave us) once we had the venue booked we were good but then we had issues with the church we wanted so went with a different. Both the venue and church were all finalized April the rest came easier to book. I went to bridal shows got a bunch of deals for my pthography, video, photobooth and lighting. By July i was done planning it was all about paying off everyone and the day of the wedding everything went perfectly.

So yeah 1 year is plenty of time. Gives you time to find alternative if there is a problem etc 🙂 good luck planing

Post # 50
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

We’re getting married 11 months after we got engaged and we’re about 6 months out now. I’ve actually been bored for about 3 months because we booked all our major vendors and I found my dress right away, but it’s not time for a shower or dress fittings or hair/makeup/flower trials yet. 

So yes, definitely doable, and we’re having a somewhat fancy wedding. We picked the date because it’s when our venue was available. 

Post # 51
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Got engaged in late March of this year and will be married in late October…so about seven months. No problems planning our wedding for 80 people, except our tendency to procrastinate on details. I know the last few weeks will be stressful, but I think that’s due more to my lack of organization than the length of our engagement. 

Post # 52
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303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Do it! We did it in roughly 8 months.  The less time you have to plan, the less time you have to stress about things.  Frankly, I think you’re forced to be more focused on what is really important to you, and less so on all the amazing things you’ll find on pinterest.  Remember, it’s just one day of your life! Good Luck 🙂

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

chrissybee:  I would suggest calling the ideal place you want your wedding and reception to be and see if they have dates available. As far as planning goes, yes, a year is plenty of time. I have been engaged for a year and I have had lots of time to get all the things I need to do done.

Post # 54
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Our wedding is in July next year. We have the venue, caterer ( with menu set) DJ, photographer and a minister. Fiancée has his wardrobe set, and I’ll be getting my dress in March. So 10 months out, I feel we are ahead of the curve.

Post # 55
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714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Darling Husband and I planned ours in a year and it wasn’t really too hectic. I did a lot of stuff myself and my mom helped. I just did a little at a time. We got engaged in August 2014 and got married September 12, 2015. Once you have your major things set it’ll be less stressful. Go ahead and get your venue, photographer, videographer, DJ and caterer as soon as you can. Its unreal how fast they book. My DJ just told us at the wedding he’s booked til December of next year. The most stress we had was planning with 4 kids and buying a house in June. lol 

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

chrissybee:  We planned ours in 10 months. Full blown middle eastern, 550 invitations….. Over the top madness. 

It was very easy. 

First thing, book venue, and church like yesterday. Set a date, set a date, set a date!! Start working on the guest list right away and once you have a good idea of the number, order invitations. This way you have time to put them all together.

If your venue doesn’t provide catering, that should be another top priority. Everything else you can do slowly over the next few months.

Main thing, don’t stress. You have plenty of time!!!!! Enjoy the moment 🙂

Post # 57
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A year is plenty of time.  People only “plan” earlier than that for popular venues that get booked up for prime weekend days.  I got engaged in May, started looking at venues in July, booked a venue in Aug for the following July.  Then didnt’ do anything until the following March or April (Photog, DJs, flowers).  Oh I did get a dress in July too cause Running of the Brides came through.  So yeah, a year is plenty of time as long as you don’t have your heart set on a popular venue that books up fast.  There really isn’t much to do imo unless you’re DIYing everything… just book stuff and buy stuff.

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