(Closed) Sooner or Later?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Plan a ceramony sooner or later?
    Sooner the better! Why Wait?! : (0 votes)
    Give it time. A year to plan. : (24 votes)
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  • Post # 3
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @Ms_Purple:  Why rush?  Being engaged is fun!


    Plus it sounds like in 4-5 months you’ll have a lot more to plan than a wedding — like living together and your SO’s new job.

    Post # 4
    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I say wait for a bit, let your SO get his new job and settle in. Also, he may not be able to take time off right away for a honeymoon. 

    Ultimately, it comes down to will you have enough money saved in just a few short months, and will you be able to plan the wedding you want, with everything else in your lives going on.

    Post # 5
    20 posts
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Ms_Purple:  I would wait! Being engaged is SUPER fun! Plus, you want to have time to find your perfect dress etc. You’ll be married forever, so enjoy  your engagement

    Post # 6
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I say wait! We ended up with a 7ish month engagement and, while I always thought I wanted a short engagment and I KNEW for at least 6 months that the engagement was coming, I have found myself feeling a little rushed. Just yesterday, I found myself wishing that we had gotten engaged sooner and had more time to deal with all of the planning. We are also dealing with planning an out-of-state move and looking for jobs in the new state at the same time. Sounds like you will also have more on your plate than a wedding. I would definitely wait until next summer!!

    Post # 7
    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011


    Get engaged first.

    Plan your wedding the way you’ve always dreamed.

    Moreover, use the time to plan your marriage.

    Give FH time to settle into his job. Just r-e-l-a-x and you and FH go at your own pace.

    Mom is just excited, and that is nice, but you have your own timeline.

    Post # 8
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Ms_Purple:  Definately wait! It is stressful enough to plan a wedding (depending on what type of wedding you want) and giving yourself a year gives you plenty of time to think about things. If you do it in 3-4 months you will probably rush to plan everything and won’t be able to enjoy planning as much and you might be pushed into things you may have had time to think about more if you had more time. Also, many venue’s/vendors might already be booked and you might have to settle for 2nd or 3rd best.

    Post # 9
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Cornflakegirl:  This.

    Unless you’re loaded or going to the courthouse, weddings take time and money to plan. Most places and vendors book a year+ in advance. You’ll also need that time to get used to the idea of getting married and what your plan will be after that.

    We got engaged last February. My great aunt told me that I couldn’t get married in June because she was getting married in June (for the 4th time!!!), and I was like, “You seriously think I’m going to plan and pay for a wedding in 4 months? No.” I couldn’t believe that she even thought that would happen.

    Post # 10
    2376 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    So I found this out during the planning process – if you’re wanting one of the more popular Madison venues or photographers in the summer, they book up a year or more in advance (assuming you’re wanting a Saturday).  We booked our venue a year and a half early, and they already had June 21, 2014 taken.  We had been going back and forth between the 14th and 21st.  That made the decision easier.  We booked our photographer last month, and I know she’s got dates in June 2014 already taken as well.  Our 2nd choice photographer had the date booked before we could even get an appointment to discuss portfolios.  I know several of my friends that got married in ‘off months’ (September/October) had to book a year out too.  So take your time and get what you really want instead of having to call around like a crazy woman to find out what’s left over.

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