Post # 1
We finally set the date and booked our venue for July 4th 2015 (squee!) a whole 19 months away! (Boo!)
Question is, what, if anything, can I start doing now??
It’s too early to send save the dates, book florist, shop for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses etc etc… but the organised side of me says surely there must be SOMETHING I can start doing now to make it easier in the long run??
Wedding planning is of course known sometimes to be aside from the most exciting, also the most stressful time in a brides life…I don’t want to get stressed out and feel mounds of pressure, is there anything I can do now rather than later?
Post # 3
You could start looking for a wedding planning timeline that works for you. That way planning the wedding will be easier; you’ll have a good idea of what to do and when.
Post # 4
We had 17 months when we booked and started by just looking out for bargains and DIY, and got some great deals. We also got a photographer a few months after. Photographers can only do one wedding a day, so once they are booked, they’re booked, whereas florists can do more than one. DJs are the same way, but it wasn’t super important to us
Post # 5
I started researching my major vendors very early (photographer, caterer) and started looking more seriously at dresses/ Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, accomodations, transportation, music. So when we came closer to a year and a bit I was very confident I had made good selections on vendors (and go the ones we wanted).
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
@Emily_Louise_C: We booked our venue back in March for our October wedding next year. Our next steps were music, researching caterers and bar service, dress shopping. We aren’t sending save the dates until about 8 months prior, but no reason you can’t start designing them…definitely start envisioning what you’d like!
Post # 7
caterer, photographer, doc or planner, florist, music, basically any vendor who can only do one wedding a day, you should book.
Post # 8
Start working on your budget.