(Closed) Should we move up the wedding or stick to our plan?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Is he actually in bad health? Or just making jokes and using that as sort of the punchline?

Personally, a two-year engagement would kill me! But if you’re happy with it and there isn’t any REAL risk of someone not being around that long (of course, could happen to anyone at any time), I’d stick with the plan that you like.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

I don’t think you should change your plan just because FI’s dad is going to be 2 years older.  Everyone will be 2 years older.  We did a 14 month engagement and, sadly, one of our 42 year old guests passed away in that time.  72 is not all that old (even though it may feel that way, since he’s turning a big age this year).  Plus, a lot of that generation isn’t pro long engagements, so I can understand why they want you to get the show on the road.

Re: pricing – I noticed vendors did increase pricing – sometimes annually.  If you book early (now) they will honor the price when you booked, since you’ll have a signed contract.  I booked my photog more than year before my wedding and by the wedding date, her prices were several hundred dollars more.  Obviously, that didn’t affect me, other than had I booked her later.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

@wifeyoneill21:  we signed contracts (which you definitely need to do!!).  The agreed price (their current pricing) will be what you agree to!  You won’t have to worry about prices going up, as long as you book earlier than later (not all vendors had a price increase!)

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Yes, I have to agree with PP and say that a lot of vendors change their prices anually. Best to lock in current pricing if you can!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I think that increased money you will save in the extra months planning is more than the amount the vendors raise their prices you should continue with the long engagement. 

 

The exception to that rule is if FI’s dad was ill, which you seem to indicate he is not, so, no. I think you’re good. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My Fiance and I were considering delaying our wedding date by 2 years, the advantages being that we’d have FIRST pick of everything and have more on hand money saved (although we’re financially stable at the moment). But when he told his co-workers they laughed and said we may as well do it this year rather than the next because it was going to be expensive regardless. Waiting wasn’t especially going to SAVE us any money. Especially since I want to wait to have children until after the marriage, and we want to start having kids by 30 (which is a couple years away now).

A 1 year engagment is turning out to be plenty of time for me. But I don’t think you should move up the date, you’ll start bum rushing all over the place and it won’t be fun. Plus you’ll be competing against the early bird brides that have a lot of the best dates booked up for your chosen date already. Changing plans when you were already set on something else will mess you up.

ALSO you need to look at your contracts CAREFULLY. Many vendors include an escalation clause, what this means is that if they have a price increase that they’re allowed to raise your cost as well. Despite the conttract already being signed. BEWARE.

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