Post # 1
So long story short, my Fiance and I will basically be separated from end of April 2013 until our wedding date next August 2014. We will be seeing each other briefly within that time span, but not nearly enough to my liking 🙁 However, we could technically get married anytime after April 2014, and now I am seriously considering bumping up our original August date to sometime in May or June. I originally had it in August because I wanted to give us a bit more time to make money, but some circumstances have changed (not going to buy a house was a big one, Future In-Laws are contributing a very fair amount to our wedding). So my question is, May/June brides, what have you done already? What sort of timeline have you given yourself? I have already planned out the majority of what I want, I just would need to start thinking about making some deposits.
Post # 3
The only thing I’ve put money down for is the venue. But I’ve been searching for a bunch of stuff too. =]
Post # 4
@Coopsie: I have the church booked, but not paid for yet. The reception hall we are using won’t let us book until exactly one year out, so I have a few months before that can happen. Because of that, I am a little worried about putting deposits down on anything else because my date is not set in stone yet. Other than that, just researching photographers and stalking weddingbee 🙂
Post # 5
@Coopsie: I’ve toured exactly one venue. Lol. And googled a lot 🙂 We’ll hopefully be putting down our deposit for the venue in the next few weeks.
Post # 6
I have my all inclusive venue booked.
my side of the bridal party is all notified- FH is lazy! Lol
Std’s bookmarked for a later date. We are planning on starting everything else up when we are a year out.
Post # 7
Venue booked for reception/ceremony, officiant booked, photographer booked, dj booked, centerpeices (DIYs) items purchased, bridal party chosen, ordered my dress, STDs are here to be sent in July/August.. moving right along 🙂
Post # 8
I’m at a standstill until I can officially book the church. We aren’t allowed to book until a year before the wedding, so i have to wait until June to go talk to the church. I have the general idea of what I want, but being in school full time, and planning long distance makes it difficult.
Post # 9
@Coopsie: A couple of months ago (early March), my Fiance and I decided to have our wedding in June 2014. Since then, we haven’t done anything official, just a lot of googling, talking about our wedding vision, and floating some ideas by friends.
I think if you want to change your wedding from August to May/June, you still have plenty of time to get everything done, but I’m a fan of a relaxed wedding-planning approach. Some brides might tell you it will be a tight squeeze. Personally, I say it’s more than doable. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 10
I’ve booked the venue, the church, bought the dress, booked my caterer, met with the florist and Fiance is taking care of the dj and the pastor.
I had all this done within a month of being engaged. Lol.
Post # 11
I know that around here, planning a June wedding with a year’s notice is difficult, especially if you want a Saturday. It’s definitely possible, but you’ll have to be flexible.
We already have: photog, ceremony site, reception location (includes catering/bar/blah blah blah), DJ, DOC, my dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, and we’ll be booking a florist within the next couple of weeks.