(Closed) Planning before the ring?!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We knew what we wanted before we got engaged. Guest list, venue, colours, centrepieces etc, but we didnt start planning ( ie. paying deposits) until after.



Post # 4
2334 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m planning my wedding from 12 hours away.  Here was my order:





Florist/DJ/Makeup/Hair/Rentals/Stationary/Hotel blocks/DOC (order is not important with these)



All I can say is look everyone up on Yelp/FB/Weddingbee for reviews and email, email, email those vendors.  Once you narrow it down to 2, set up a phone or skype chat and pick your favorite.  Don’t worry about people saying “oh wow, that’s really far away.”  Its not- a lot of people don’t realize that by the time you’d be able to meet in person, it would be too late to book them.  Then, when you’re able to go back to visit, schedule a whirlwind tour of vendor meetings.

I have done this and now have nothing left to book, and it feels good to have it all taken care of.  Granted, I was engaged when I started planning, but Fiance has given you the green light so start looking at reviews online!

Post # 5
11736 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Seems like you have step 1 budget out of the way. Now you really need the venue, so you can know exactly what date your wedding will be.  I booked my venue and all major vendors 13 months out and still missed out on 1 or 2 of my top vendors since they were already booked – and this is for a March wedding (off-season), so you may have to be flexible with who your vendors are since it’s already less than a year out.

It can be done, though! Good luck!

Post # 7
228 posts
Helper bee

@MsJess204:  We haven’t really planned but did discuss a few things that I thought could be contentious but it turns out we agreed! But I wouldn’t set a date without making sure close family could make it, and we can’t set a budget without talking to our parents (he is a double degree grad student; I was a grad student too but now I am disabled and unable to work, so we aren’t financially independent for 3 more years.) I think we will have to have a longish engagement logistically so it’s good that I have to sit on my hands even though the ring box is sitting on the desk torturing me (he put it there after showing it to my

friend who just visited. We are also planning to get engaged in October too so we don’t have too long to wait! In your case, planning totally makes sense. 

Post # 8
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We started planning pre-ring but we were engaged I guess you could say.  We just decided to get married and waited to get me a ring I loved in our budget, which I got months after we started planning btw LOL.

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