(Poll) If you book everything 6-12 months early, what do you do until wedding?

posted 1 year ago in Logistics
  • poll: How long before your wedding did you finish booking all wedding vendors?
    < 2 weeks : (0 votes)
    2 weeks - 1 month : (0 votes)
    1-2 months : (1 votes)
    2 %
    2-3 months : (4 votes)
    7 %
    3-4 months : (5 votes)
    8 %
    4-6 months : (20 votes)
    33 %
    6-9 months : (17 votes)
    28 %
    9-12 months : (9 votes)
    15 %
    > a year : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 16
    5872 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

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    chillbee29 :  I would say 2-4 years is uncommon, 1 – 1.5 is probably more typical. If you are planning a wedding I would just look into which venue you would prefer, pick a preferred month/day eg a sunny Saturday and see when the next date is.   I would definitely do things like venue, photographer, caterer first and leave things like your veil and wedding rings until everything service wise has been booked. 

    Post # 17
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2020

    My wedding is next May (2020), I got engaged in December, and I basically just zoomed through and booked all of my vendors, so I’m pretty much done now. We were together for a really long time before he proposed (5 years) and we were already living together and buying a home together, so I already had a good idea of everything I wanted even before he proposed. We also happened to be on the same page about most things (except the photographer, who he can’t believe is charging that much but I showed him prices of other photogs and now he just accepts it), so I just had to go book them. My coordinator (who is also my friend) told me I’m banned from any wedding-related planning in the month of Feb. I’ll see how that goes…


    I ordered my dress already from Bhldn but I haven’t tried it on yet.

    Post # 19
    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

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    wolfeyes :  Silly question maybe, but can’t you pick your songs in advance, or is there a reason to wait? And maybe have the invitations prepared?

    Post # 21
    212 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted 4-6 months, we were originally going to have a 13 month engagement, but everything was booked and planned 6 months before that so we moved the wedding up and ended up having a 10 month engagement, we didn’t want to wait any longer. 

    Post # 22
    9369 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    chillbee29 :  120 people

    and to add, what did i do?  same as i normally would.  my wedding was in 2013 and the government was shutdown the 3 weeks leading up to my wedding.  it opened the thursday before.  i wished i had procrastinated and had weddings things to do.  but i went to the gym and relaxed every day.


    Post # 25
    41 posts
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I pretty much had everything booked 8 months out. You’d be surprised how much there is to do in the interim. I have recently found there has been a lull of planning (4 months out) but I’m still very busy with the little things like hair and makeup trials, shoe shopping etc and general organisation of the logistics of the day.

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