Post # 1
I have a question re. wedding planning. We’re getting married in Sept 2011 and so far we only have the venue & catering secured. We’re dealing with family issues (which are so tiring and overwhelming), and they insist for us to hold on the wedding planning.
I’m just afraid that i won’t be able to secure the best vendor since our date is getting closer. So, how late can we plan a wedding with 100 guests? So far, we know which photographer that we like, but again…dealing with family issue is just horrible (even though they don’t involve financially on our wedding).
When should we start looking (or worry) for wedding dress, florist, order invitations, etc? We don’t plan of hiring wedding planner because we know the stye we like and we have the on-site organizer (ceremony and reception will be in 1 place).
Is there a place where we can get good deals for wedding stuff?
What are the most important to look for in a wedding? Some might say pictures, flowers (decoration), food, etc. – how about you?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I push this website a lot but it has really helped me out immensly. weddingwire.com will give you the outline of what needs to be planned and when. It will also give you local vendors and catering companies, etc.
Post # 4
I was only engaged for 9 months, so we did it and managed. Unless you have your heart set on the most popular photographer/florist/baker in town, it shouldn’t be a problem to wait a couple more months to book these things. I ordered my dress 6 months in advance, and it made it on time (although close, and we had to do rush alterations).
Post # 5
I was engaged in Sept 2009, but due to immigration we were unable to set a date until March of 2010. We didn’t get back to the US until April 2010. So really the actual planning/booking of all our vendors happened within 6 months of our October 2010 wedding. The only things I had booked prior to that were my dress/veil and wedding planner. I’d done A LOT of research so that I was ready to start making appointments to meet vendors when I got home and I powered through those appointments within about a month. After that all I had left was the details and DIY! 🙂