Post # 1
So here’s the story. My boyfriend and I are talking about getting engaged within the next few months and we want to have a wedding somewhere around October. We aren’t engaged yet because he hasn’t bought a ring yet but we want everything to go as quickly as possible. So I’m just wondering how viable is it to plan a wedding in 7-ish months. We are both from very traditional families so we are waiting to say anything to our parents until we are officially engaged. So that would end up being around February or March. Neither of us really like winter or spring and we don’t want to wait over a year to be married so this fall would be preferable.
Post # 2
You will have to accept that less venues/options/vendors may be avaliable and some dresses may not be able to be ordered in time.Also some of your guests might already have plans for next fall, so you will have to accept that they may not be able to come to your wedding.
However it is do-able in that time frame, you just might need to make careful choices and have to look a bit harder for opportunities.
Even if you don’t tell the families before you are offically engaged, do a bit of hunting yourself and see what you can do before then..
Post # 3
thanks for the reply. It makes me feel a bit better. We want the wedding to be decently small anyways so the guest list won’t be an issue.
Post # 4
Totally doable. I got married this past fall and our engagement was four months. You just need to be organized and more flexible about your “vision”.
Post # 5
I got engaged in September, my wedding is in May. That’s 8 months. Totally doable. I have over half my stuff done and I’m DIYing everything. Just start thinking about what you want now and maybe start yourself a pintrest board so you have a head start on it when it comes time to start making solid plans.
Post # 6
lol jinx, we posted “totally doable” pretty much at the same time.
Post # 7
I planned in just around 6 months. Totally fine!
Post # 8
I planned mine in a little under 8 months. Once you’re able to get your vendors locked down, there’s a lot of time in between then and your wedding where not much is happening. Things for me didn’t start picking up again until about a month before the wedding.
Post # 9
Planning a wedding in 7 months is very doable. I’ve seen people plan weddings within 4 months. The only thing is now would be the time to call around and book venues and go dress shopping. Many fall 2017 wedding venues have already been booked last year. Also, depending on what type of dress you’re wanting, if you plan to get your dress made to order, it can take some shops 6-8 months to have your dress ready. There are tons of wedding checklists on Pinterest for couples that are planning a wedding in less than year and/or also download free apps such as The Knot or WeddingWire.
Post # 10
It’s doable, but could be extra difficult depending on where you are geographically. I’m in South Carolina, and October books up a year or so out down here. Your small guest list will definitely help though!
ETA: Another poster mentioned the timing for your dress…if your dress is custom you need 6-8 months to get the dress in and do the alterations, so a short engagement might limit some of your dress options.
Post # 11
My fiance proposed in October and we are getting married this month. So that’s a 3 month engagement. We are getting married in Las Vegas at one of the nicer hotels on the strip, but we invited 109 people we are only having approximately 25 guests. It is totally doable!
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Its definitely possible but like a pp stated accept that you may have limited options. One of the four cake places I’d narrowed down is already booked for the entire month of September. 😕 Kind of a bummer since this was one of my top two but I didn’t realize cake artists would be booked solid 9 months out.
Post # 13
I think it’s doable too, as long as you start the planing ASAP and not be too picky.