- 1 year ago
- Wedding: July 2018
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.
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.
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.
I cannot believe it has just been 3 weeks since I posted this! The 2-3 weeks following this post was a little crazy but I managed to get all my vendors booked and I now understand why everyone books vendors so far out! Many of the vendors I reached out to were already fully booked for the month of my wedding.
Time for the non-time sensitive fun stuff now!
Thank you to all the bees who made me realize I needed to start booking my vendors ASAP!
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.