(Closed) too early to plan?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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584 posts
Busy bee

It’s your wedding, you get to make the rules! And some people spend years planning, so I don’t think 9 months is a long time. Depending on how picky you are about vendors, you may want to go ahead and book photographer and DJ at least, to make sure the ones you want are available!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

The sooner you start planning, the better. That is when you can get the best vendors at the best prices before they book up. We started planning just over a year ago. We just have one vendor left to book, and that is only because it is the bar help and they don’t need to be booked ahead. I also have most of my DIYs done. My goal is to be done by the end of the year, so I can spend that last few months relaxing.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Start while you’re excited! You never know when you might run out of steam. Also, sometimes DIY takes longer than planned. And even if it doesn’t, who wouldn’t want to be the relaxed bride who doesn’t have a bunch of stuff left to do right before the wedding?

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree to start while your excited. We got engaged and planned our date for 10 months later and I still plan all the time and have 4 months to go! I think of different things I need everyday!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

The typical “timeline” given by magazines, etc, is 1 year. So no, 9 months is not too soon to plan. He may think that you can get it done in less (and you can!) but if you want to handle it more slowly, I’d start ASAP. Men may not “get” all that goes into a wedding. Not saying he is necessarily one of those men, but…he could be.

When does he think you should start planning?

To give you an idea, I’ll have 1 year and 6 months between engagement and wedding day.

Post # 11
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@cyndistar3: My Fiance was like that too in the beginning. He has since changed his outlook, and is very happy that I started early, because he has seen all that I have had to do.

Post # 13
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Definitely a guy thing!  Get started now!  If you are DIY-ing anything, try to get that done (especially paper products since those don’t go bad).  Soooo much less stress later on!

Post # 14
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6351 posts
Bee Keeper

Haha we’ll have spent 18 months planning. My only concern with not getting started soon is where are you going to get married? You would need to book that and a photog asap.

What you have said of your wedding ideas so far sound awesome. I’m DIYing a lot of my wedding too because I’m so picky. I would definitely check out the DIY boards here and do a lot of googling your ideas so you have firm ideas and pictures before you start shopping. Moneywise, it’s actually better for you to start early so you can pay it off a bit at a time. 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Post # 15
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7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@cyndistar3: Def a guy thing. There are venues around here booked 2 years in advanced! 

Post # 16
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758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i started planning our wedding 15 months out. by the time 11 months to go rolled around, I had everything planned. I say get started early but dont jump to decisions!

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