(Closed) Too soon? 6 month engagement or less….

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Nah, I got engaged in October and getting married in May, just over 6 months.  Short, but if your date is open at the venue you want to use, it’s fine.

I have run into booked photographers and planners, but really I’m just doing everything myself and found a friend with a photography business that ends up costing less money in the first place. 

Just be ready to make some decisions!

Post # 4
Member
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you think you can do it, go for it. I would just be prepared that some of your first choices may already be taken.

Post # 5
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1864 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We got engaged on April 19 and were married August 11. We didn’t even pick a date until May 8 and then just started running!  It was crazy and I really wish that I had had more time to do some more DIY projects, but I’d do the same timeline again if I had to. 

Post # 6
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839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think the things that need to be done way ahead of time are the venue booking and maybe the dress. As long as the venue you want is available, then you should be fine. Also, dresses can take 9 months to be completely wedding-ready. If you’re planning on buying a dress off the rack, you will be fine, just give yourself enough time to do alterations. If you are going to a dress shop and trying on samples and having one made, you definitely want to start doing that ASAP.  Everything else can easily be done 6 months out, you just might not get your first choice of a photographer, DJ, etc. because they might be booked.

Post # 7
Bee
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

Yay congrats on your engagement!!!

I think it’s totally doable. We had pretty much our whole wedding planned in ~4 months. Pick a  venue, photographer, and dress early on, and a lot of the vendors (like DJ, florist, cake baker, etc.) – if you choose to hire them – you should be able to hire within a month or two.

If it helps, here’s the order we did things: 1) discuss what kind of wedding we wanted (outdoor wedding, ceremony and reception at the same place, with a Protestant ceremony). 2) came up with a rough draft of our guest list (we estimated 150 guests) – so we’d have a number to give prospective venues, since some venues are too small for large groups. 3) Picked out a venue. 4) Booked a photographer who was available that day and who we liked when we met with them in person. 5) I signed up for The Knot so I could use their guest list tool to organize our list of guests, their addresses, and the dates we mailed our invitations. 6) Put together our invitations and mailed them out. 7) Booked everything else- DJ, florist, etc. PM me if you want any more advice!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I personally don’t think that would be enough time for me. But I also don’t deal with stress very well and I would like to leave more time for DIY projects to cut costs for my wedding. If you’re the kind of person that deals well with a deadline then I’m sure you’ll be fine!

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